| Feb 12, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Itâs only February, but bestirred by rain and gathering days, California lilacs are blooming, manzanitas are bedecked with bells and irises are pent up for a March explosion. It doesnât just feel like spring, it is spring in Southern California....
| Mar 4, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Finding a whimsical vintage lamp at a flea market can be great, but what if it doesn't have a shade? You might top off your find with something off-the-rack. (Yawn.) You could have one made. (But how much does that cost?) Or you could go the DIY route and...
| Mar 16, 2010
| 4:35 PM
At the Toy Factory Lofts in downtown Los Angeles, residents have taken essentially the same canvas and each made it his or her own, from one resident's floor-to-ceiling makeover that's transformed the industrial space into a little piece of Paris to...
| Jan 6, 2008
An old Chinese proverb sums up the three months I spent studying Mandarin in Beijing: To suffer and learn, one pays a high price, but a fool can't learn any other way.
The famously difficult Chinese language could make a fool out of...
| Aug 2, 2008
In this new occasional feature, Home challenges Southern California artists and designers to have some fun tranforming inexpensive, mass-market pieces.
MOST shoppers look at IKEA's Värde shelf and see a $39.99 wall-mounted unit made of wood. Rebecca...
| May 26, 2008
I don't know that Baudelaire meant music in his poem "Invitation to the Voyage," when he thought of a world far away -- exotic, unobtainable, a land lost in love's gaze. "All is order there, and elegance," he wrote, "pleasure, peace and opulence." But I...
| Jun 8, 2008
PERHAPS IT is the polymorphic exuberance of Los Angeles sculptor Jorge Pardo that made him seem such a natural to reinvent L.A. County Museum of Art's display of pre-Columbian art.
FOR THE RECORD:
Jorge Pardo: An article in today'...
| Nov 8, 2008
Since reestablishing residence in his native Southern California in 2006, novelist and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis hasn't exactly gone hungry for dinner invitations. Yet on many a weekend night, the 44-year-old creator of such provocative bestsellers...
| Oct 25, 2008
There are certain roles in Hollywood that, once cast, simply stick like glue.
Sean Connery will always be James Bond. Anthony Hopkins will always be Hannibal Lecter. And Melissa Joan Hart will always be Sabrina the Teenage Witch, no matter how many...
| Oct 21, 2008
FOR THE RECORD:
Eagle Rock: A photo caption in Tuesday's Calendar section with an article on the Eagle Rock neighborhood described Occidental College students as taking a break along Colorado Boulevard. The photo showed students on...
| Sep 13, 2008
AS ANGELO SURMELIS knows all too well, no matter how splendidly you've decorated the rest of your house, guests always end up in the kitchen.
That was a problem for Surmelis (pronounced sir-meh-LEASE), host of Home and Garden Television's "Rate My Space"...