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February 12, 2012 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
He may have traded Southern California warmth for the gun-metal skies and windy damp of his native England, but this is surely David Hockney's moment in the sun. His compatriots are busy hailing him as undoubtedly Britain's greatest living painter now that his friend Lucian Freud has died. Queen Elizabeth II just appointed him to the Order of Merit, an honor restricted to 24 Britons at any one time for their contributions to the arts and sciences. In the pages of the Guardian — the left-wing paper to which Hockney regularly dashes off harrumphing letters to the editor — a fashion writer felt moved to confess that the artist, a "brilliantly intentional nerd," was "my all-time style hero.
July 4, 2009 | Debra Prinzing
"The entire underwater surface of the pool at Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Abbotts' home is covered with Mexican mosaic tile to create a jewel-like setting which intensifies the blueness of the water." Los Angeles Times, April 3, 1960 -- Lory Johansson remembers playing with her cousins during family gatherings at her Uncle Sydney's house in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.
August 8, 2012 | By Emily Young
It's hard to know where to look first when you walk into garden designer Jamie Schwentker's tiny bungalow in the Franklin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. At the catwalk over the living and dining room? The staircase resembling stacked Japanese tansu ? The chandelier shrouded in faux butterflies and year-round Christmas lights? "I call it Late Wicked Witch," Schwentker says of the 1923 cottage's style, "which is partly a nod to the whole movie thing and partly because it looks like a fairy-tale house.
June 18, 2011 | By R. Daniel Foster, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's not every home that can teach you about light. More art installation than house, really, one luminously redesigned residence on the Venice canals demands that you halt your walk and contemplate its spectral radiance. Saturated paints shift, gradate and commingle with the light. Sit and watch this home flex its wattage long enough, and you'll gain appreciation for the 2.8 million hues your eye is able to perceive. "For me, this house is the most authentic I've ever been," said owner Nely Galán of three structures she recently renovated into a single compound, largely through color.
November 20, 2011 | By Troy Wolverton
Televisions, computer monitors and smartphones display only a fraction of the colors the human eye can see. But thanks to a new technology developed by a Silicon Valley nanotechnology company, they may soon get a lot more colorful. Nanosys, which works with materials up to 100,000 times thinner than a human hair, has crafted a thin film laden with minuscule particles that can be placed inside a display to dramatically boost the color range it can show. "Around 30% of what the eye can actually perceive in the real world, your TV can reproduce faithfully," said Jason Hartlove, chief executive of the Palo Alto company.
April 7, 2012
Barbara Hartl was on an expedition to Antarctica in February when she came upon the Almirante Brown Antarctic Base, an Argentine research station on the Antarctic Peninsula. "What caught my eye was the bright red building," said Hartl. "So much of Antarctica is without much color, so this scene was in sharp contrast to the usual view. " The Orange resident, who's now been to all seven continents, used a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi. View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
March 18, 2009
November 20, 2010 | By Debra Prinzing, Special to the Los Angeles Times
As a color-packed accent to a 1905 Craftsman bungalow, the front yard of Lisa Little and Phil Brennan's Chartreuse House is an example of how much great design can occur in a tiny patch of soil. Before choosing a zesty palette of drought- and salt-tolerant plantings, designer Stephanie Bartron of SB Garden Design in Los Angeles had to address some of the less visible challenges. Prior owners had piled layers of topsoil over the sandy native soil, creating a drainage mess. "I needed to lower the grade of the front yard in order to move water away from the house," Bartron said.
May 12, 1991
Blanche the Wonder Dog is a yellow Labrador retriever, not a golden Labrador retriever, which is a long-haired dog with a red color. They are commonly confused. CHARLENE STEVENS, Canoga Park
September 28, 1986
Regarding Jack Mathews' article, I have seen these colorized video tapes because I eagerly bought them. I had a showing at my place and everyone there seemed absolutely delighted with the color process. Age group? 20s to 50s . . . they all loved it. Isn't it absolutely marvelous that those producers who begged their studios to do a film in color in the late '40s but were refused because of the cost of color can now get even and have a computer color the very film they wished to have in color?
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