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  • Old city revels in a new spirit of innovation

    Old city revels in a new spirit of innovation
    It's difficult to nail down the last time this antique city was considered cutting edge. Was it the 1850s, when a coffeehouse owner created the Sazerac cocktail? Or perhaps the 1940s, when a teenager named J.M. Lapeyre invented the automatic shrimp...
  • A Laguna Beach shopkeeper applies decorating strategies borrowed from his boutique

    A Laguna Beach shopkeeper applies decorating strategies borrowed from his boutique
    >>> For Trey Russell, "less is more" is not just a modernist creed but a way of life. In his Laguna Beach boutique, Aris, and his second-story garden apartment behind the shop, there is a pared-down yet luxurious aesthetic on display. Art books in both...
  • Datebook

    MAY 2 Garden show: The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden's annual L.A. Garden Show will focus on edible gardening. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 2 and 3. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-3243; www.arboretum.org. Bauer sale: Bauer...
  • Salvaged in style

    Salvaged in style
    CARRIE CARR knows a good piece of trash when she sees it. Take the kitchen cabinet that she salvaged from an apartment building under renovation and turned into a glass-fronted display case. Or the living room piece — "my gangsta coffee table,"...
  • Home and garden events in Southern California

    TODAY Design walk: Elle Decor presents the Legends of La Cienega Design Walk, which includes design vignettes, seminars, book signings and tours. Schedule: www.lcdqla.com/legends. AltBuild Expo: The Alternative Building Materials and Design Expo...
  • Leather floors have luxury, recycled style

    Leather floors have luxury, recycled style
    Do you believe in reincarnation? It's possible that your discarded leather belts from a few seasons ago could find new life under your feet. Leather products of all sorts are being repurposed into sleek, exotic flooring. Both tiles and planks can be...
  • Midcentury lovers: Make room for chintz and needlepoint

    Midcentury lovers: Make room for chintz and needlepoint
    The winds of change are blowing, and if you are lucky you might get ahead of the next trend by taking your grandmother to tea and smiling sweetly. Mark my words, chintz, brown furniture and handmade pieces are back. We have been on a midcentury bender....
  • Letters to the Editor

    RIGHT OF WAY Good for Joel Engel for writing on conservatives in this town (" Hollywood's New Counterculture") and how they are attacked "like coyotes on a carcass." How sad that they can only be identified by letters. Where is our liberal "right of...
  • On African safari, in style

    The South African safari has long been popular with high-end travelers. But recently other southern African countries, including Botswana, Zambia and Namibia, have built ultra-luxe safari camps and lodges that compete with the world's best. I had...
  • Bryan Batt is a 'Mad Man' with a grounded perspective on home

    On AMC's "Mad Men," Salvatore Romano is the art director with barely suppressed homosexual longings. As played by actor Bryan Batt, the character is the epitome of the suave New York ad man, circa 1960. And in real life, Batt is indeed a New York...
  • Old World style, updated for a new era

    At its most over-the-top expression, the look is pattern-on-pattern, curvy, decidedly feminine, definitely lacy, going for Baroque. At its most restrained, it's a vintage ecru doily slung over the back cushion of a leaf-green boxy sofa with tapered...
  • Let fabrics inspire room's color, design schemes

    Which comes first: The color on the wall or the color in the fabric? Like the chicken versus the egg, the question is open to debate, but design pros tend to answer "fabric." Fall in love with a beautiful print, discover a luxurious length of linen or...