HOME & GARDEN
October 16, 2003 |
Nothing in the hundreds of photographs celebrating the vaulting steel of the Walt Disney Concert Hall prepares visitors for the romanticism of its gardens. Flowers in landscaping usually are as much an anathema to modernists as rooms with flocked wallpaper. But the more Frank Gehry thought about the garden, the more he wanted flowers, continuous flowers, to bathe the building in color year-round.
January 17, 2013 |
The son of the late strongman Moammar Kadafi appeared in a Libyan court Thursday for the first time, facing charges tied to the controversial detention of his attorney last year. Seif Islam Kadafi has been accused of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court, but Libya has argued that it should be able to try him in its own courts. The debate has revolved around whether Libya can offer Kadafi a fair trial in such a politically charged case. The hearing Thursday, however, involved allegations surrounding an International Criminal Court attorney who came to see Kadafi last year.
October 3, 2004 |
For Jean Gardner, a photographers' rep, books and gardens are inextricably linked and indispensable to life. "To quote Cicero," she says, " 'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.' " Gardner, the daughter of a landscape designer and a book printer, has built much of her life around plants and books. The living room of the 1930s Streamline Moderne house she bought in Silver Lake in 1994 is lined with carefully collected volumes, from novels to art monographs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1998 |
A man who allegedly went on a stabbing spree was in critical condition Tuesday after being shot by a neighbor who was trying to come to the aid of the victims, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said. George McCollom, 29, stabbed a house guest and two of his neighbors Sunday night before he was shot once in the abdomen by Paul Barnes, 49, authorities said. The incident began about 8:30 p.m.
November 16, 2003 |
For Tony and Mona Nicholas, house, garden and children arrived in that order. In 1992, they bought a 1950s Benedict Canyon ranch-style house. Architect Michael Maltzan was hired to pare it down and lighten it up, editing out walls, adding windows and glass doors, and updating bathrooms and the kitchen. Two years later, with help from landscape designer Melinda Taylor, the Nicholases broke ground on the garden, and once plants were in their beds, Mona went into labor with daughter Oona, now 8.
HOME & GARDEN
March 31, 2005 |
E.H. Wilson, renowned plant hunter of the early 1900s, said Southern California grew a greater variety of plants than any other place in the United States, but even so, our region "possessed but one-half of one percent of the number it might have." Case in point: tabebuias, those dazzling golden and pink trumpet trees, unknown in these parts in Wilson's day but now bursting into bloom all over town.