HOME & GARDEN
January 27, 2005 |
If you're serious about collecting, consider a pilgrimage to Indiana, where 1,300 dealers line interlocking highways along Richmond's Antique Alley. Otherwise, there are more than 2,500 flea markets in the U.S., with an average of about 200 vendors per market. The beauty in flea-market finds is that they don't have to be put to their original use. A lidless teapot can become a flowerpot, an old window a mirror frame. A picnic basket can be used for storage.
November 5, 2004 |
In belle epoque Paris, Georges Feydeau, master craftsman of farces, spent night after night at the fashionable restaurant Maxim's, observing the exaggerated conviviality and ambiguous morality on display there. A lifelong member of this leisured society, Feydeau was well versed in its foibles.
HOME & GARDEN
April 1, 2004 |
After 15 years as a TV development executive, Sasha Emerson decided to change channels. Within weeks of tossing her call sheet and headset, she opened a modern-meets-vintage furniture store, landed her first project decorating a Spanish villa in Los Feliz and began the process of redecorating her life.
March 11, 2004 |
There's some serious instrumental tonnage being shifted on this Friday evening in the Silverlake Music Conservatory. A teenage girl lugs a barrel-like conga drum out of one of the eight small rooms. As she closes the door behind her, another girl wrestles with a cello.
February 18, 2004 |
A California flea-market owner is liable for copyright infringement because he failed to stop vendors from selling pirated music, a federal judge ruled. The Recording Industry Assn. of America sued Richard Sinnott, operator of the Marysville Flea Market near Sacramento, after notifying him at least four times that vendors at his market were selling thousands of illegal CDs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2004 |
The last time county investigators showed up at the Waterman Discount Mall and Indoor Swap in San Bernardino, they collected an assortment of counterfeit music CDs and warned vendors against hawking them. "After the investigators were gone, I asked my people, 'Hey, are you guys selling fake CDs?' " recalled flea market Manager Tack Choi. "They said, 'Not anymore.' I believed them." The establishment's problems were far from over.
May 8, 2003 |
Hurry, hurry, ladies and gentlemen step right up, pay only $5 and see an amazing spectacle -- the Cardoso Flea Circus at the Orange County Museum of Art. Yes. At the museum. Colombian-born artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso has taken a 19th century novelty act and turned it into an art installation. A flea circus? Blame any skepticism on the original circuses, which weren't all real. A few flim-flam men used sleight of hand to make it appear as if the teensy insects were actually performing.
April 24, 2003 |
The Pentagon is warning family members not to send troops flea and tick collars made for pets. "The fact is that flea and tick collars are not approved for humans and in fact are quite detrimental to the skin," said Army Maj. Dwight Rickard. Plagued by pesky sand fleas, some U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq have been asking family members to send them animal collars to wear over their boots. But the Pentagon said the collars don't work on humans and can be dangerous.
August 29, 2002 |
The concrete underfoot is already hot, and it's not yet 8 a.m. on a Sunday morning. That the day is shaping up to be a scorcher doesn't faze dozens of people waiting to get into Veterans Stadium in Long Beach for the monthly flea market. Mostly hard-core shoppers, they slathered on sunscreen before they left home and packed bottled water along with their cash. Before the day is over, they will all walk away with something--treasure, trash or just a good time.