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November 10, 2005 | Beth Lapides
I RECENTLY surprised myself, and everyone who knows me, by buying a house in Palm Springs. Sure, lots of people in L.A. buy homes in Palm Springs -- second homes. Not me. In a glorious celebration of backward living, we bought our second home first. Greg and I first came to the desert to celebrate our fifth anniversary at Two Bunch Palms, the famed resort where you can soak in a hot mud bath while you "soften your gaze" at Al Capone's hideaway.
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November 10, 2005 | Craig Nakano
Hi there, Poang. Hello, Cendy and Nandor and Emmabo. You chairs all look so chipper in your Scandinavian splendor. But here in Burbank, inside an IKEA store brimming with bargain hounds, what I really could use is a little peace. A smidgen of quiet. A respite from the 10,000 others plodding along the blue-arrowed aisles with me today.
HOME & GARDEN
September 29, 2005 | Adamo DiGregorio, Special to The Times
Taking a cue from the ground and the sky -- or is it from chocolate and blue-raspberry candy? -- designers are mixing earthy brown with airy blues to create a sumptuous color mix that hasn't been seen since the mid-1960s.
HOME & GARDEN
September 22, 2005 | Lisa Boone, Times Staff Writer
OUR homes are meant to be a reflection of our taste. But how do you create a cohesive environment when your favorite designs span centuries and styles? Is it really possible to have black leather Wassily chairs in the same house as your grandmother's 19th century dry sink and a Japanese tie-dye silk throw bought yesterday on Sawtelle Boulevard? "Anything goes," reassures Carol Kipling, a Los Angeles-based designer of furnishings and interiors.
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August 25, 2005 | David A. Keeps, Times Staff Writer
CALL this a rhetorical question: Why should sharp-looking back-to-school supplies be confined to the halls of academia? With the democratization of good design extending to dorm decor, one might consider a continuing education crash course in the nesting patterns of the 21st century adolescent. Research indicates that when it comes to cost-cutting, space-efficient products -- in awesome colors -- there are few options as stylish as those basics for the college-bound.
HOME & GARDEN
August 11, 2005 | Adamo DiGregorio and David A. Keeps, Special to The Times
WITH three art fairs and the Pageant of the Masters on tap this month, visitors might set aside a few extra hours to explore the decor destinations on Laguna Beach's North Coast Highway. A short distance from the bustling downtown is a half-mile stretch of eccentric antique ateliers and home boutiques offering everything from decorative gemstones to Irish pine antique and other centuries-old European furniture and accessories.
HOME & GARDEN
July 28, 2005 | Adamo DiGregorio, Special to The Times
Chill out from the heat with an old-fashioned electric fan? No way, you say, if it means some boring looking box. Good thing there's been no cooling trend in the design of fans. The look may be retro, but high-tech touches like soft rubber blades allow for a guard-less cage design. In colors as bright as Hermes orange and as subdued as Eddie Bauer green, the fans make handsome home and personal statements. They offer some stylish, costeffective options to bring your temperature down.
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