HOME & GARDEN
November 20, 2010 |
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.
November 29, 2012 |
For most of "Les Misérables," things do not go well for Fantine. Abandoned by the father of her child, she goes on a long spiral down the economic ladder and winds up working in a brothel. And although she's always featured with a splash of color in the film, by the time she's selling her body there's only one color left for her to wear: red. "In 'Les Misérables,' one thing [director Tom Hooper] wanted to have was color. Fantine always had to have reds and pinks in her outfit," says costume designer Paco Delgado.
July 30, 2013 |
A low-cost plastic iPhone in different colors has been rumored for a while, and now the device may have a name: the iPhone 5C. A photo hit the Web this weekend allegedly showing a bunch of the store boxes for the plastic iPhone. On the sides of the cases you can see "iPhone 5C. " Some doubted whether the picture and the name would really be what Apple called their plastic iPhone, but Business Insider is reporting that the iPhone 5C may indeed be the moniker for the low-cost smartphone.
November 19, 2013 |
As Soccer America Daily noted when they posted this video, soccer defenders don't usually pass the ball back to their goalkeeper from midfield. So you can't blame keeper Tom Woodhead for being a bit surprised when teammate Steven Gardner launched a ball toward his own net from 40 yards away early in the second half of a Northern Premier League match in Manchester, England. Gardner, who plays for Frickley Athletic, was battling for possession just inside the midfield stripe, when he elected to clear the ball from danger.
February 16, 1995 |
Read the Instructions: Most mistakes are made because people don't, says a Clairol hot-line representative. The single most common error in home hair color is removing the color prematurely. "The chemicals stop working after a certain length of time, so there is little harm in leaving the color on too long. But you will get unsatisfactory results from too short a time."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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?
February 12, 2014 |
Narciso Rodriguez's collection doesn't so much go through a revolution each season, but more an evolution. Whereas so many designers are working with bold flashes of color and modern sportswear shapes for fall 2014, Rodriguez has always done that. And to see how he does it is a reminder of what a truly gifted designer he is. Contrasting color lapels and geometric panels on relaxed coats, jackets, sleeveless tops and pants fit together like paper cut outs in a collage, creating art on the runway.
December 12, 1998
Memo to Plaschke, et al.: Friends who have seen my letters in The Times sports section have commented that I must have too much time on my hands. But at least I'm not sitting around, wringing my hands over the color of the UCLA basketball uniforms! BOB WARNOCK Eagle Rock