August 16, 2012 |
Bridget Moynahan, Orlando Bloom, Zoe Saldana, Courteney Cox, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves are all lending their names -- and personal style -- to the flash-sale site Joss & Main , which has asked the celebs to curate collections of home decor. The Celebrity Curator for a Cause program launched late Tuesday night. Actress Moynahan kicked off the first sale with mid-century modern selections from the Herman Miller Eames collection, among others. Her picks cover a range of prices.
August 7, 2012 |
The biggest surprise of the new Pasadena store De-Cor isn't its location, a few miles east of Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, Sur La Table and the rest of Home Design Central in the city's popular Old Town. Nor is it De-Cor's sheer size, which feels larger than of that of those cross-town shopping destinations. Nor is it De-Cor's pricing, which seems quite reasonable for pillows, poufs and bed covers with the detail and heart of handcrafted work. No, the biggest surprise is the space itself: smartly modern and sleek in a good way, with a polished concrete floor and sandblasted wood ceiling beams that showcase the vibrantly colored, pattern-rich designs in a thoroughly loft-like environment.
July 30, 2012 |
It may be the biggest home store you've never heard of, but Urban Home is getting harder not to notice. The company, whose first five stores are in the San Fernando Valley and points north, has opened its sixth location in the 30,000-square-foot Westside Pavilion space at the prime corner of Westwood and Pico boulevards. It's a big expansion for the Oxnard-based company, and yet the West L.A. store is not even the company's largest. That title would go to the 35,000-square-foot Urban Home at the Sherman Oaks Galleria.
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.
June 23, 2012 |
The frosting is already flowing at Duff's Cakemix on Melrose Avenue. Celebrity baker Duff Goldman's decorate-your-own cake shop is expected to open by the end of the week next door to Charm City Cakes West , the L.A. outpost of the Baltimore bakery that for 10 seasons was featured on Food Network's hit reality- gâteau show"Ace of Cakes. " The new Charm City Cakes West, which isn't open to the public, has been turning out custom cakes that included a 5-foot-tall wedding cake covered with 1,500 sugared flowers and a 100-pound replica of the USS Missouri with a built-in smoke machine and LED lights for the premiere of "Battleship" - the kinds of cakes made with buttercream, fondant and strategically placed Rice Krispies treats.
June 9, 2012 |
MAMMOTH LAKES -- Yordanos Keflezighi and her shopping cart made it just a few steps down the supermarket aisle before they were stopped by another shopper. "Oh, you're Meb's wife," the woman said, more a declaration than a question. Keflezighi politely nodded. "Yes," she said. "Yes I am. " Then, out of the woman's earshot, she added an explanation. "Process of elimination. It's very unlikely to see African Americans here," she said of Mammoth Lakes, which counts just four dozen African Americans among its nearly 7,000 year-round residents.
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May 27, 2012 |
For social historian and critic Paul Fussell, the most enduring moments of truth came as a 20-year-old platoon leader in France during World War II. German shrapnel tore up his back and thigh. The blood and guts of fellow soldiers were spewed on him. His staff sergeant died in his arms. He realized there was nothing romantic about war, only mud, cold, death, outrage and fear. "The war," Fussell told the Washington Post decades later, "is behind everything I do," beginning with his book "The Great War and Modern Memory," a classic 1975 critique of art and literature after World War I that showed how that conflict forever changed Western society and culture.
May 11, 2012 |
Record producer David Anderle has sold his home in the Hollywood Hills West area for $3.7 million. The Spanish-style villa, built in 1925, was once used as a speak-easy. Features include decorative tile work, beamed ceilings, a wine cellar and an artist's studio. The three-bedroom, 31/2-bathroom house contains 3,813 square feet of living space and sits on a third of an acre. The former A&M Records executive produced songs for Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson and the Circle Jerks, among others.
April 30, 2012 |
It's not that there haven't been other great Olympic horses. Rembrandt, ridden byGermany'sNicole Uphuff, won two individual gold medals and two team gold medals during the 1988 and 1992 Olympics in dressage. But Rembrandt wouldn't stick his nose in a trash can because curiosity trumped caution. Rembrandt wouldn't turn around and try to reenter Tampa Stadium after a major competition to return immediately to the scene of triumph. As far as great U.S. Olympic horses are concerned, Authentic is the tops.