December 10, 2012 |
He's @IKEAmonkey on Twitter and fast becoming a meme star. Tweeters were having a blast Monday morning with the tiny monkey that surprised shoppers at a Toronto IKEA. "BREAKING: 53% of Toronto residents say they'll vote #ikeamonkey for mayor. " "Report: Lawyers are working to free #ikeamonkey. They're working pro bonobo. " According to the Toronto Star, the monkey, dressed in a faux shearling coat and diaper, was sighted in a parking garage of the IKEA on Sunday afternoon.
February 2, 2014 |
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August 31, 2008 |
September in L.A. is the cruelest month for a coat fiend like me. Temperatures laze in the 80s during the day, which makes buying a chic camel-hair swing coat about as daft as owning a beach towel in Anchorage. Nevermind the other East Coast sartorial staples -- fitted turtle necks and ribbed tights -- that taunt this N.Y. expat. Mostly, it's the coat I crave. Ten years in L.A. hasn't quelled my addiction to that jolt of static electricity that comes from friction with wool. Or the tickle of twill on my neck.
January 14, 1985 |
First Lady Nancy Reagan will wear an electric-blue melton coat by Adolfo when the President is sworn in a week from today because blue is "the color that lit up on television" each time her husband won a state on election night, according to an aide.
September 19, 2012 |
The 1928 icebox in my Los Feliz apartment has always been a curiosity with its insulated door and brass latch. But the real oddity lives inside. A motor is stuck with 14 tubes that once coursed with methyl chloride or perhaps sulfur dioxide. I always thought the snake-like contraption resembled a marauding insect from a 1950s science-fiction horror flick. I loved the vintage container, but always thought it deserved better than serving as a haphazard cupboard. Plus, I'm careful how I use each inch in my 550-square-foot flat.
August 23, 1998
Re: the answer given to the clue " 'Canterbury Tales' inn," 37 Down, in your Aug. 9 Puzzler: A "tabard" is a cloak, a jacket, a cape, a mantle, a coat, a gown. An inn is a tavern. OLGA McDOUGALL Pasadena