HOME & GARDEN
August 12, 2004 |
Small spaces demand design clarity. Almost nothing provides that better than furniture made from transparent materials, which exhibit a visual weightlessness that almost makes them disappear -- even in the most cluttered rooms. Though glass tables and plastic seats may seem like bachelor-pad hangovers, they long have been a part of the Modernist aesthetic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2001
With two major donations to local art museums in two months, Ford Motor Co.'s Irvine-based Lincoln is connecting with its artistic side. Lincoln has agreed to sponsor an upcoming exhibition, "American Modern, 1925-1940: Design for a New Age," opening May 26 at the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach. The car maker will underwrite $50,000 for the show.
June 18, 1987 |
Nancy Reagan slurred and stumbled over several names and words today when she read off the list of winners of the 1987 Medal of Arts award and their citations at a White House luncheon. "I seem to be having trouble with my words," said the First Lady, turning to her husband after hesitating on the word "philanthropist" at the East Room gathering. Mrs.
June 23, 1991 |
Asian antiques blend seamlessly with Mediterranean architecture in the spacious, two-story home of Santa Monica crafts dealer and collector Gail DeLoach. A horn-shaped Isamu Noguchi floor lamp and a Chinese horseshoe-arm chair echo the arch of the living room's picture window, and a mix of toffee-colored woods--the burled-elm coffee table and pine chest--tie in with the dark oak floors throughout the house.
June 5, 2007 |
After eight years and $94 million, the expansive new addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., opens to the public Saturday. The Bloch Building, designed by New York architect Steven Holl, flanks the venerable Nelson-Atkins on its east side, spilling glass and metal next to the museum's original 74-year-old main hall.
July 21, 1985
A fund-raising event to benefit Christmas charity projects in Orange County, will be sponsored Saturday by the Building Owners & Managers Assn. of Orange County in cooperation with Singapore Airlines. Designated "An Evening in Singapore," the event will be held at California Scenario, a sculpture garden designed by Isamu Noguchi at 711 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa. The garden is across from the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel.
July 20, 2000
FULLERTON 2pm Theater A bar, a battlefield and a self-help seminar are the milieus for the three winning short plays in the second annual Page to Stage contest for California writers sponsored by the Orange County Playwrights Alliance. All will receive staged readings in this one-day event.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2001 |
Tucked between glass office towers and a parking garage near South Coast Plaza, a unique landscape garden known as the California Scenario sits, an homage to the state's environment. Created by renowned Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi, the quiet, 1.6-acre retreat is at Park Center Drive and Anton Boulevard in Costa Mesa, effectively detached from the bustle of mall shoppers.
November 18, 1990 |
The art of Joseph Shuldiner proves that sometimes the best form does follow function. He created his first translucent lighting sculptures when he needed lamps himself. "I had moved into a house where there were no fixtures, so I took one of my sculptures and stuck a bulb in it." At first glance, the sculptures are reminiscent of world-renowned Isamu Noguchi's paper lights. But Shuldiner credits other inspirational sources as well, namely the 1919 silent film "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari."