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September 28, 2003 | Barbara Thornburg, Barbara Thornburg is senior home design editor for the magazine.
It doesn't matter if you're a serious collector like Eli Broad or Peter Norton or a casual fan of Bauer redware vases and Japanese woodblock prints when it comes to cohabiting with art. Everyone faces the same issues: Where should these cherished objects be displayed? How does one light them appropriately? What steps can be taken to safeguard them against the ravages of time and nature? The answers, like the art itself, will differ from person to person and from collection to collection.
August 17, 2006 | David A. Keeps
SET up like an exhibition space but operating as a store, Denizen Design Gallery opened last week in Los Angeles. Conceived as a West Coast showcase for limited edition domestic furnishings, Denizen mixes fine art and functionality in wood, concrete, steel and plastic. The discoveries include Johnston-Ready's sleek stools made of folded sheet aluminum and benches in solid walnut (shown above with a cast aluminum table topped in glass).
June 15, 2003 | Michael Frank, Michael Frank is a contributing writer to Book Review.
Rebecca Solnit's "River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West" is a perfect example of a subject waiting -- in this case for almost a century and a half -- for the appropriate writer to come along to unlock its concealed meaning and unexpected relevance.
February 8, 1997 | SOLOMON MOORE
A Studio City man pleaded no contest to stealing $7,000 from the sick and elderly in a telemarketing scheme and was sentenced to a year in jail or 130 days on a Caltrans work crew. Mark Phillip Sugarman, 37, was sentenced Thursday by Los Angeles Municipal Court Judge Jacob Adajian after Sugarman entered his plea on two counts of grand theft. Adajian also ordered Sugarman to pay full restitution to the victims of the scheme. Deputy City Atty.
July 1, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Turkmenistan's president awarded himself a large gold and diamond pendant and a 30% raise to celebrate his 50th birthday, an echo of the lavish personality cult built around his autocratic late predecessor. The government also issued 200 gold and 200 silver coins decorated with a portrait of the current leader, Gurbanguly Berdimukhamedov, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper said Saturday.
May 10, 2001 | ASHLEY DUNN
By the sound of Kryptolight's Web site, you'd think this glowing, battery-powered pendant was blessed by the Dalai Lama and endowed with special powers by Obi-Wan Kenobi. "Kryptolight symbolizes the power of the human spirit. When you click on a Kryptolight, you are making a statement against violence, drugs, injustices and abuses of every kind. . . . Wearing a Kryptolight is just one small way that we can express this pure message to the rest of the world." At $19.
July 11, 2009 | David A. Keeps
Aging baby boomers are feathering their empty nests with bent plywood chairs from Design Within Reach and bubble lamps fondly remembered from childhood. Their own offspring, who likely set up their first apartments with IKEA sofas and tables, are now shopping for kids' furniture inspired by midcentury design. It doesn't seem premature to say it: For some consumers, modern is quickly becoming the new traditional.
Do you take this divorce? I do. With this ring I-- SMASH! -- celebrate my freedom. With a whack of a four-pound sledgehammer and Tammy Wynette's "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" twanging in the background, Linda Howell reduced her wedding ring to an unrecognizable mess of gold, silver and cubic zirconia. Howell swigged champagne and thought about her plans. Make the mess into a pendant? Earrings? Yes, a pendant. So much for tradition.
January 13, 2013 | By Vincent Boucher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Jennifer Meyer wears her jewelry in the shower. And she's built a business on that idea. "I don't want you to take your jewelry off. I want it to become a part of you," says the designer over lunch, sweeping her hand across the subtle gold pieces on her wrists, neck and earlobes. "All of these have been in the shower with me this morning - it's 18-karat gold, it's diamonds and it's an investment, and if it turns color, then someone's ripping me off. " Meyer is holding forth on a weekday, in the less hectic garden room of L.A.'s Soho House - down a long hallway, away from the see-and-be-seen power dining center.
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