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HOME & GARDEN
December 12, 2009
The $9.99 wreath at Trader Joe's may be the best deal in your neighborhood, but creative alternatives are out there for anyone willing to spend more. The Balsam Peace Wreath from Gardener's Supply Co. is made on a rural Vermont farm using fresh-cut fir hand-tied on a metal frame. It's $34.95 (18 inch) or $44.95 (24 inch) plus shipping; www.gardeners.com. Southern California's not-so-wintry climate is ideal for an elegant tillandsia wreath. Made-to-order by Cactus Jungle Nursery & Garden in Berkeley, the 14-inch design contains hundreds of tiny living air plants and costs $156 plus shipping; cactusjungle.
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April 1, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
Architectural Record has published its 2013 Record Houses, the magazine's picks of top residential designs including a concrete beach retreat on the Argentine coast, a New York country escape that's "a cross between a Modernist skyscraper and a treehouse " and a minimalist Japanese house that is the equivalent of architectural haiku . But the place that grabbed our eye first was PatrocĂ­nio House , a 2,650-square-foot design in...
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HOME & GARDEN
December 12, 2009
To update a vintage house the same way David Ritch did: Simplify surfaces A restrained materials palette, including oak for flooring and cabinet finishes, unifies the interiors. Use built-ins Closets, bookshelves and tables are incorporated into the architecture. "You don't have to buy furniture if you build it into the room," Ritch says. Capture unused spaces The designer added 120 square feet by using the ceiling volume as a loft.
HOME & GARDEN
December 26, 2009
Landscape designer Ruben Flores saved Laguna Nursery when he purchased the 50-year-old plant emporium two years ago. A fixture on South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, the 1 1/2 -acre retail operation was slated to be replaced with commercial storage units when Flores bought the business and brought back its original name. Today the nursery is part home decor gallery, filled with plants as well as antiques, chandeliers, salvaged architectural pieces, contemporary sculpture and garden fountains.
NEWS
April 1, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
Architectural Record has published its 2013 Record Houses, the magazine's picks of top residential designs including a concrete beach retreat on the Argentine coast, a New York country escape that's "a cross between a Modernist skyscraper and a treehouse " and a minimalist Japanese house that is the equivalent of architectural haiku . But the place that grabbed our eye first was PatrocĂ­nio House , a 2,650-square-foot design in...
HOME & GARDEN
October 17, 2009 | Debra Prinzing
Tim Celeski has become something of a darling among Arts & Crafts collectors. Owners of the Blacker House and the Robinson House, two Greene and Greene residences in Pasadena, have commissioned more than 100 of his pieces. "My customer base includes lovers of Arts & Crafts homes, but also garden enthusiasts who want something that's both classic and contemporary," Celeski says. Crafted from mahogany and jarra, a dark-colored, durable outdoor wood from Australia, his collection has expanded to six indoor and outdoor styles.
HOME & GARDEN
December 26, 2009
Landscape designer Ruben Flores saved Laguna Nursery when he purchased the 50-year-old plant emporium two years ago. A fixture on South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, the 1 1/2 -acre retail operation was slated to be replaced with commercial storage units when Flores bought the business and brought back its original name. Today the nursery is part home decor gallery, filled with plants as well as antiques, chandeliers, salvaged architectural pieces, contemporary sculpture and garden fountains.
HOME & GARDEN
September 26, 2009 | Debra Prinzing
One go-to resource for organic topsoil is Agromin Premium Soil Products, an Oxnard-based green materials recycler that turns much of Southern California's lawn and garden clippings into soil, mulch and compost. But for home delivery, Agromin has a 3-cubic-yard (several hundred pounds) minimum, which is why a dump truck's worth ends up filling many customers' driveways. What if you need smaller quantities? Turns out Agromin packages its organic potting soil in a 4-quart bag for 99 Cents Only Stores in Southern California.
HOME & GARDEN
September 26, 2009 | Debra Prinzing
If you're in the market for modern garden sculpture, the options can seem unattainable (think Henry Moore bronzes) or kitschy (Euro-reproductions manufactured in China). But here's a made-in-L.A. choice that's interesting and fairly affordable, as these things go: Los Angeles artist and landscape designer Jennifer Gilbert Asher was frustrated with the lack of affordable contemporary sculpture for her clients' projects, so she began to design her own. Asher teamed up with Mario Lopez, who runs a metal fabrication studio in South Los Angeles, and marketing veteran Karen Neill Tarnowski.
HOME & GARDEN
September 26, 2009 | Debra Prinzing
Perhaps you've tired of landscape lighting that resembles that of airport runways, with twin rows of bulbs along a central path. Or you're frustrated with the erstwhile energy-efficient, solar-powered numbers that shine so dimly that you forget they're there. The inventive, low-voltage outdoor lights manufactured by Malibu-based Stone Manor Lighting are meant to provide an alternative. The firm is the brainchild of artist Lance Lindsay, a former director of TV, film and commercial projects who wanted garden fixtures that wouldn't break if accidentally hit by a wayward soccer ball or poorly steered wheelbarrow.
HOME & GARDEN
December 12, 2009
The $9.99 wreath at Trader Joe's may be the best deal in your neighborhood, but creative alternatives are out there for anyone willing to spend more. The Balsam Peace Wreath from Gardener's Supply Co. is made on a rural Vermont farm using fresh-cut fir hand-tied on a metal frame. It's $34.95 (18 inch) or $44.95 (24 inch) plus shipping; www.gardeners.com. Southern California's not-so-wintry climate is ideal for an elegant tillandsia wreath. Made-to-order by Cactus Jungle Nursery & Garden in Berkeley, the 14-inch design contains hundreds of tiny living air plants and costs $156 plus shipping; cactusjungle.
HOME & GARDEN
December 12, 2009
To update a vintage house the same way David Ritch did: Simplify surfaces A restrained materials palette, including oak for flooring and cabinet finishes, unifies the interiors. Use built-ins Closets, bookshelves and tables are incorporated into the architecture. "You don't have to buy furniture if you build it into the room," Ritch says. Capture unused spaces The designer added 120 square feet by using the ceiling volume as a loft.
HOME & GARDEN
October 17, 2009 | Debra Prinzing
Tim Celeski has become something of a darling among Arts & Crafts collectors. Owners of the Blacker House and the Robinson House, two Greene and Greene residences in Pasadena, have commissioned more than 100 of his pieces. "My customer base includes lovers of Arts & Crafts homes, but also garden enthusiasts who want something that's both classic and contemporary," Celeski says. Crafted from mahogany and jarra, a dark-colored, durable outdoor wood from Australia, his collection has expanded to six indoor and outdoor styles.
HOME & GARDEN
September 26, 2009 | Debra Prinzing
One go-to resource for organic topsoil is Agromin Premium Soil Products, an Oxnard-based green materials recycler that turns much of Southern California's lawn and garden clippings into soil, mulch and compost. But for home delivery, Agromin has a 3-cubic-yard (several hundred pounds) minimum, which is why a dump truck's worth ends up filling many customers' driveways. What if you need smaller quantities? Turns out Agromin packages its organic potting soil in a 4-quart bag for 99 Cents Only Stores in Southern California.
HOME & GARDEN
September 26, 2009 | Debra Prinzing
If you're in the market for modern garden sculpture, the options can seem unattainable (think Henry Moore bronzes) or kitschy (Euro-reproductions manufactured in China). But here's a made-in-L.A. choice that's interesting and fairly affordable, as these things go: Los Angeles artist and landscape designer Jennifer Gilbert Asher was frustrated with the lack of affordable contemporary sculpture for her clients' projects, so she began to design her own. Asher teamed up with Mario Lopez, who runs a metal fabrication studio in South Los Angeles, and marketing veteran Karen Neill Tarnowski.
HOME & GARDEN
September 26, 2009 | Debra Prinzing
Perhaps you've tired of landscape lighting that resembles that of airport runways, with twin rows of bulbs along a central path. Or you're frustrated with the erstwhile energy-efficient, solar-powered numbers that shine so dimly that you forget they're there. The inventive, low-voltage outdoor lights manufactured by Malibu-based Stone Manor Lighting are meant to provide an alternative. The firm is the brainchild of artist Lance Lindsay, a former director of TV, film and commercial projects who wanted garden fixtures that wouldn't break if accidentally hit by a wayward soccer ball or poorly steered wheelbarrow.
HOME & GARDEN
December 13, 2008 | Debra Prinzing
Looking for evergreen decor -- something that can last long past Christmas? Turn tiny potted conifers into a miniature forest across a fireplace mantel, or create a tabletop landscape with dwarf pines. Tiny trees are "a cheap luxury," says Lisa Tsui, product manager at BloomRite, a wholesale grower in Half Moon Bay, Calif., that supplies potted pines and Leyland cypress to Trader Joe's. "In this economic environment, people are using them to supplement decorations they already have," she says.
HOME & GARDEN
January 19, 2006 | Nancy Yoshihara
Imagine your outdoor space as a blank canvas to express yourself artistically. The idea of designing a garden may be irresistible but it requires special considerations. "Think of it as a watercolor painted with understated washes of color rather than bold contemporary canvas with high contrast colors or shapes," advise the authors. Richly photographed and written from a design angle, the book features nine gardens in Bainbridge Island, Wash.
HOME & GARDEN
December 13, 2008 | Debra Prinzing
Looking for evergreen decor -- something that can last long past Christmas? Turn tiny potted conifers into a miniature forest across a fireplace mantel, or create a tabletop landscape with dwarf pines. Tiny trees are "a cheap luxury," says Lisa Tsui, product manager at BloomRite, a wholesale grower in Half Moon Bay, Calif., that supplies potted pines and Leyland cypress to Trader Joe's. "In this economic environment, people are using them to supplement decorations they already have," she says.
HOME & GARDEN
January 19, 2006 | Nancy Yoshihara
Imagine your outdoor space as a blank canvas to express yourself artistically. The idea of designing a garden may be irresistible but it requires special considerations. "Think of it as a watercolor painted with understated washes of color rather than bold contemporary canvas with high contrast colors or shapes," advise the authors. Richly photographed and written from a design angle, the book features nine gardens in Bainbridge Island, Wash.
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