| Feb 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Balthazar Korab, an architect-turned-photographer with a wide-ranging eye whose moody, polished images captured the spirit of midcentury modern architecture and celebrated its masters, including Eero Saarinen and Mies van der Rohe, died Jan. 15 in Royal...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 8:50 PM
Oscar Niemeyer, the architect whose soaring buildings form the heart of Brasilia, the instant modernist capital built in the wilds of Brazil in the late 1950s, has died. He was 104.
Niemeyer, who had outlived his contemporaries to become the world's...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Style, spirit and taste—and premier designer Jane Hallworth—define the late Laura Ziskin’s Santa Monica home...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 10:51 AM
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. And if that glass house has two 12-sided, almost circular, mostly door-less structures with precious few straight interior walls? Then hanging art, relying on conventional right-angled furniture...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 8:30 AM
At a Van Nuys auction house earlier this month, bidding on a seemingly simple 1940s aluminum and brass floor lamp by Greta Grossman rose to $10,000, then with the crowd buzzing, climbed past $15,000. Then $20,000. And $25,000. By the time the gavel fell...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 3:38 PM
More years ago than I'd like to say, I moved into a charmless cinder block dormitory on the campus of a land-grant university about eight hours away from my suburban Chicago home. To assuage homesickness and spruce the place up a bit, I hung a print of...
| Mar 2, 2013
Peter Mullin cracks open the door of a 1935 Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne at the back of the auto museum bearing his name. He points out the intricate details of a vibrant Art Deco interior, restored to its original luster.
A small ashtray hangs on the inside...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 1:58 PM
There are a few ramshackle stretches of Coast Highway in Laguna Beach cluttered with tired buildings and bad imagination.
You become immune, driving by in a daze because there's nothing much to look at.
But then you notice the curve. It's an organic,...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 8:40 AM
When did we become "modern"?
Two tantalizing exhibitions at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library raise this important though probably unanswerable question. They are Architecture in Dialogue: The Peter Eisenman Collection at Yale and...
| Dec 27, 2011
Sori Yanagi, whose designs for stools and kitchen pots brought the simplicity and purity of Japanese decor into the everyday, has died. He was 96.
The pioneer of Japan's industrial design died Sunday of pneumonia in a Tokyo hospital, Koichi Fujita of...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Conceived 70 years ago, Park La Brea has managed to remain relevant in a city that seems to grow ever-young....
| Mar 8, 2012
| 4:36 PM
LC1 sling chair for outdoors: Design Within Reach has begun selling the iconic 1928 chair by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand in an outdoor version with materials better suited to withstand rain and sun....