Books have been a staple of decorating for so long that it's hardly surprising that some enterprising designer kept the form and did away with all of those pages. In 2004, the New York porcelain studio Klein Reid created handsome...
Books have been a staple of decorating for so long that it's hardly surprising that some enterprising designer kept the form and did away with all of those pages. In 2004, the New York porcelain studio Klein Reid created handsome ...
Philippe Starck's Mademoiselle chair was designed in 2003 but got a fashion makeover four years later, when its manufacturer, Kartell, teamed with Italian fashion houses to upholster the minimalist piece. Moschino and Dolce & Gabbana contributed fabrics for th
Every Monday, we post a recently built, remodeled or redecorated home with commentary from the designer. This week, we focus on the remodel of a century-old cottage. Goal: Modern renovation with an emphasis on indoor-outdoor living. Location: Echo Park. Archit
In the last 10 years, Bob Ramirez estimates that he has poured about $500,000 into the construction of his home and grounds. Decorating it, however, was far less costly. Here are some of the clever ideas and affordable resources used to create a...
As a sculptor and industrial designer working with found objects and castoffs, Aaron Kramer has a simple credo: "Trash is the failure of imagination." The artist, subject of "Salvaged: Aaron Kramer and the Secret Life of Objects" at...
While the kids go door to door for sweets, some adults might be celebrating Halloween with something a little stronger. For those who are planning to whip up a batch of Bloody Marys, zombies or vampire juice, these bar supplies might do the trick. Target's Bon
It wasn't the demon. It was the decor. With apologies to the cult building around the midnight shocker 'Paranormal Activity,' the most terrifying thing about the film was its claustrophobic, stultifying suburban set. The spooky goings-on unfold inside a San Di
Draping some packaged cobwebs over a chandelier might lend a certain Dickensian darkness, but is that really spooky enough? For those haven't invested in one of those black crystal numbers that Philippe Starck designed for Baccarat, here are some Halloween lig
Can you imagine this in the dead of night? For those who like Halloween and hot rods, the Devil Girl Baptismal Font and Patio Fire Bowl by Len and Bryan Von Speedcult (you can't make this up) is mighty tempting. It looks cool with dry ice, too. More than 3 fee
Z Gallerie, a privately-held retailer of home furnishings and decorative accessories, has emerged from Chapter 11 six months after filing for bankruptcy protection. The Gardena company said in its April filing that the economic recession, plus widespread markd
Still shopping for ghoulish delights to grace mantels and tabletops? These should fit the bill without racking up too big a bill. At 8.5 inches tall, the glittery black skull is almost life-size and certainly passable as a shrunken head. It's at Z Gallerie sto
With so many stores closing and retail spaces going empty, the concept of a so-called pop-up shop â a temporary boutique in an otherwise unoccupied storefront â has found fertile ground wherever âvacantâ signs abound. Fashion boutiq
Dutch designer Rody Graumans created the design called 85 Lamps, left, for firm Droog in 1993, and since then the piece has become an iconic contemporary chandelier. Part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Internationa
All-weather synthetic wicker makes it possible to leave patio furniture out all year long, at least in California. But what if your garden party grows from a small group to a bigger crowd, and those lounge sets are taking up too much valuable space? Dutch desi
When they married, Bob Ramirez and Lorri Kline made a modest proposal for their dream home: "We wanted a small farm that was Santa Monica-adjacent," Ramirez says, "a place where we could start our family, grow our own food and raise chickens." Ten years ago, t
Created to promote designers and products, burnish the tastemaker reputation of magazines and raise money for charities, decorator show houses are rarely exercises in restraint. Giving designers carte blanche may result in some dazzling, if not particularly li
Eek, we’re losing an hour! Don’t forget to shift the clock forward 60 minutes come Sunday at 2 a.m. And you can blame it all on Benjamin Franklin — he’s the guy responsible for the creation of daylight saving time ... .