January 5, 2003 |
Take a 1928 house, lift its lines into the next century, slap it with color and surround it with palms. Voila, it's South Florida in West Hollywood, Modernism in the tropics. Owner Steve Isaacman, a psychotherapist, is so enamored of palms that he drove a rare pritchardia palm all the way from San Diego in his Honda, its head poking out his window. ''I love the tropics but I like to keep things simple,'' he says. Isaacman bought the English-style cottage on a small 45-by-130-foot lot in 1993.
May 19, 2001
EVENTS Arboretum Plant Sales. Every Saturday and Sunday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road. (714) 278-3579. Spring Flower Show. Today. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. UCI Arboretum, one block south on Campus Drive from Jamboree Road, on UC Irvine's north campus. (949) 824-5833. Free to members of Friends of the UCI Arboretum and $2 per person for non-members. Laguna Antiques and Garden Show. June 9 and 10. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
April 27, 2000 |
With 1,300 exhibit booths and three stages featuring seminars and workshops, Homeworld 2000 bills itself as the "largest three-day home and garden show in California." Actually, the show, Friday through Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center, is more like a five-ring home-improvement circus. It includes a decorating and remodeling show, landscaping design showcase, gift and antiques show, a kids' show (with everything from books to custom playhouses), and a food-sampling expo.
December 16, 1999 |
* The Adamson House (Malibu Lagoon Museum and Historic Adamson House), 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, (310) 456-8432. Tiles from Malibu Potteries. Guided tours Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m, with the last tour starting at 2 p.m. $2. * Casa del Herrero, 1387 E. Valley Road, Montecito, (805) 565-5653. Antique and Tunisian-made tiles used in the house, garden and even inside the garage. Docent-led tours offered Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. $10.
March 2, 1997 |
Though it lies just five miles south of Washington, D.C., Alexandria seems a whole world--and time--away. Because it languished as a backwater across the Potomac while our nation's capital grew by leaps and bounds, much of Alexandria's past survives today. Amazingly, it is not Williamsburg that has more 18th and early l9th century buildings. It is Alexandria. Washington may have its grand monuments and big hotels, but nearby Alexandria has history reduced to a human scale.
HOME & GARDEN
June 17, 1995 |
In soft focus, Sears appliances pose like film stars on the pages of shelter, or interior, magazines--glamorous, nearly erotic, bordering on the lurid. If they were female, they'd lick their lips; if they were Mick Jagger, they'd be making kissy face to the camera. What used to be a job for Mr. Clean or cookie-cutter homemakers in aprons has become an opportunity for sensual epiphany. In the '90s, it seems, homemaking is next to godliness.
March 10, 1991 |
Mary and Fred Buksa's sprightly blue bungalow on Iroquois Avenue in Lakewood won a grand prize last year in the city's house beautiful contest. This year, instead of helping them garner a prize, the rows of insatiable impatiens, the clusters of perky pansies and that fern in the front yard might prompt the judges to check the couple's water bill. In Norwalk, Hiroshi and Mitsuye Nakamoto were among that city's winners last year.
June 3, 1989 |
Gardening and general outdoorsiness around the house demand their own accoutrement just as much as any other passion. There are just some things you must have. And then there are some things that while not required can just be fun. Homeside tilling and outdoor living is filled with gadgets and gewgaws, labor-savers and ornaments. From the distinguised teak umbrella table to the pink lawn birds (wonder what John Waters is doing today?), garden stores are packed. Here's a sampling of what you can find at various spots around the county to either plant or assist you in your lawn/garden: Store: Builder's Emporium 3309 S. Bristol St. Santa Ana (714)