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June 23, 2012
Here's a tool to help you decorate cakes like a pro. It's a good, sturdy cake decorating stand. Cake decorating stands, also known as revolving cake stands and turntables, are lifesavers when it comes to frosting and decorating. A wide top swivels on top of a sturdy metal base, making it easy to rotate the cake when you're smoothing out frosting or focusing on detailed decorations. The stands come in all shapes and materials. If you're serious about decorating, avoid cheap stands that are often flimsy and wobbly.
April 24, 2014 | By David Wharton
MESA, Ariz. - A buzz ran through the crowd, an accumulation of murmurs and applause that drifted across the pool to where Michael Phelps stood. It was just loud enough to make the swimmer grin as he stepped onto the block. "You heard people starting to get excited," he said. The 1,200 spectators at poolside weren't alone - an entire sport watched intently as the most-decorated athlete in Olympic history began his comeback from retirement this week. With an unprecedented 22 medals from three Games, Phelps is the Michael Jordan of swimming.
December 19, 2009
Still looking for last-minute gifts? These new books just might do the trick, whether you're shopping for children who love arts and crafts, history buffs who can get lost in White House lore or decorating addicts who crave the latest home design inspiration.
April 5, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
On a recent weekday afternoon, the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa is inhabited by an eclectic crowd - young hipsters sipping lattes at Portola Coffee Lab, professionals in business suits nibbling on carnitas de pato at Taco Maria, moms pushing strollers, and employees from nearby businesses simply enjoying the open-air courtyards. Designers can be spotted in the design showrooms too, as they stop to eye the furnishings on display in the more than 20 stores specializing in home design.
February 11, 2010
Hundreds of home improvement specialists will offer products and advice to home improvers at the 34th Annual Home Remodeling & Decorating Show . The show will feature an Eco-Expo with environmentally friendly products. Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St. $7.75. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sun. (818) 557-2950.
June 9, 1985
I want to add a great "Amen" to Kris Hodson's thoughts, which appeared in today's "Letters" section (April 28) , concerning the repeated use of home decorating ideas that are beyond the reach of the average reader. She has verbalized perfectly what I have thought for years almost every time I have opened Home magazine. Despite this, Home magazine is the first section I turn to every Sunday morning. Doris McAleer Reseda
July 14, 2005
YOUR bedroom decoration in the photo accompanying "A Little Skill, a Lot of Ideas," [June 30] is dangerous. An earth tremor would knock the knickknacks, plates and mirror onto anyone sleeping beneath them. Shirley Gomez Manhattan Beach
March 4, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Professional poker player Joe Sebok, host of "Poker2Nite" on Fox Sports, and designer Kristan Cunningham of "Design on a Dime" fame have teamed up to outfit his new apartment on the Strand in Hermosa Beach. Sebok recently signed a year lease on the two-bedroom, one-bathroom ocean-view unit at $3,150 a month. For the card player, who spends much of his time traveling and staying in hotels, it's his first place of his own. But in typical Sebok social networking fashion, this is no ordinary client-decorator working relationship.
May 12, 1985 | BARBARA MAYER, Associated Press Writer
Some decorating tips can be obtained from this year's Hexter Award-winning designers for decorating suggestions. Both suggested that most walls, floors and major upholstery be in neutral colors. Accent these with small splashes of color. The accents can be changed inexpensively and quickly. Plan for rooms to fulfill more than one function by placing some furniture on casters and selecting light, easy-to-move pieces to make rearrangement easier.
December 16, 1992 | WILLSON CUMMER
For the fourth year in a row, city employees will be driving around town early tonight looking for colored lights, reindeer and Santa ornaments, all in the line of duty. It's time for the city's decorating contest. The city will declare which business, residence, mobile home and mobile home park is the best decorated for the holidays.
March 24, 2014 | By David A. Keeps
In the old-money-obsessed 1980s, Mario Buatta was one of the go-to designers for the rich and famous. His love of English country decorating and glossy floral fabrics earned him the title “The Prince of Chintz.” Buatta's luxurious interiors, with silver-leafed ceilings, glazed walls, patterned carpets, ornate antiques, elaborate draperies and all that flowery fabric, may read as blue blood indulgences today, but his skill at mixing colors, patterns...
March 12, 2014 | Tony Perry
Like many Americans of his generation, Kurt Chew-Een Lee was eager to fight in World War II. He left college at age 18 to enlist in the Marine Corps. Beyond a deeply felt patriotism, Lee had a personal motive: "I wanted to dispel the notion about the Chinese being meek, bland and obsequious," he told The Times in 2010. Rather than a combat billet, he was assigned as a language instructor in San Diego teaching Japanese. He was deeply disappointed but decided to remain in the Marine Corps after the war. He became an officer, one of the first Asian American officers in the Marine Corps.
March 8, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
Heather Ashton has created sophisticated, tongue-in-cheek interiors for West Hollywood's Palihouse Holloway (a taxidermy mallard duck hung from the ceiling) and Caulfield's Bar and Dining Room (devil-horns-and-pitchfork graffiti) in Beverly Hills. That same playful spirit can be seen in the interior designer's Culver City apartment, which reflects her interest in travel and fashion - and her sense of whimsy. "My whole life is about creating temporary spaces," says Ashton , who recently updated the Sixty Beverly Hills.
March 4, 2014 | By Kate Mather, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Two women were arrested near a Redlands cemetery after allegedly stealing flowers, wind chimes and other decorations from grave sites over a span of several months, police said Tuesday. Esha Sumaya Khondoker, 26, of Redlands, and Kulreet Nakai, 22, of Rancho Cucamonga, were stopped Monday night in their vehicle in the 1200 block of Olive Avenue, several blocks from the Hillside Memorial Park cemetery, Redlands police said. Lt. Travis Martinez declined to provide details about the arrest, saying only that officers had received information “minutes prior” that “some property had been stolen” from the cemetery.
March 3, 2014 | By David A. Keeps
New York interior designer Celerie Kemble felt right at home at the recent opening party for Designers House at HD Buttercup in L.A.'s historic Helms Bakery building. “Here the designer gets to put together the things we've labored for years to create,” said Kemble, who selected furniture and accessories from her Henredon and Maitland Smith collections to decorate her signature space. “This is how I would put together a room for myself or one of my clients.” Designers House launched simultaneously as a Los Angeles retail space and as a website selling high-end, limited-quantity home furnishings from well-known interior designers.
March 2, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
An Oscar, whether it is for lead actress or for makeup and hair, weighs exactly the same (8.5 pounds). A win in production design represents a level of achievement in a craft on par with best director. The night for all the winners is just as golden - same stars overhead. Yet there is a different, dimmer spotlight on the below-the-line contenders. Their red carpet walk will go unnoted, their gowns and tuxedo flair overlooked and their heartfelt speeches mostly unremembered or rudely cut short.
May 28, 1989
RJW Construction Co., a Yorba Linda general contractor, is building its 21st project--a $700,000, 14,732-square-foot home decorating center--for Standard Brands Paint Co. at 9300 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera.
March 9, 2003 | Elizabeth Chin, Elizabeth Chin is associate professor of anthropology at Occidental College and author of "Purchasing Power: Black Kids and American Consumer Culture."
Just in time for February, Black History Month, I received a catalog advertising a mammy pincushion for $19.99. The catalog comes from a company I'd never heard of called the Country House. Its pages are filled with generic "country" decor items such as gingham flour-sack dishcloths, enamelware and American flag-motif tin plates, many of them reproductions of antiques. And what could be more American than a reproduction mammy item?
February 24, 2014 | By David A. Keeps
Celebrated for his more-is-more interior designs, Hollywood legend Tony Duquette (1914-99) was, fittingly, more of a Renaissance man. He not only decorated the homes of Mary Pickford, Elizabeth Arden, J. Paul Getty and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, but he also designed costumes and sets for the stage and MGM musicals, crafted jewelry and sculpture for the jet-set elite and was the first American artist to have a solo exhibition at the Louvre in...
February 21, 2014 | By Diane Haithman
BODVALENKE, Hungary - I'm not sure what I expected to bring back from an eight-day luxury tour of Budapest, Hungary, and environs. Memories, photos of Art Nouveau architecture, a few extra pastry-induced pounds and a lifetime supply of sweet paprika, maybe. I never thought I'd find myself, just a month later, Skyping at 7 a.m. about a storm that had recently hit the village of Bodvalenke, about 150 miles northeast of Budapest, not far from the Slovakian border. Hailstones the size of walnuts had caused flooding and decimated the natural vegetation and local crops, one of the village's few sources of income.
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