August 7, 2012 |
The biggest surprise of the new Pasadena store De-Cor isn't its location, a few miles east of Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, Sur La Table and the rest of Home Design Central in the city's popular Old Town. Nor is it De-Cor's sheer size, which feels larger than of that of those cross-town shopping destinations. Nor is it De-Cor's pricing, which seems quite reasonable for pillows, poufs and bed covers with the detail and heart of handcrafted work. No, the biggest surprise is the space itself: smartly modern and sleek in a good way, with a polished concrete floor and sandblasted wood ceiling beams that showcase the vibrantly colored, pattern-rich designs in a thoroughly loft-like environment.
HOME & GARDEN
September 18, 2010 |
Set in and around Berkeley, "Parenthood" unfolds principally in three family residences that vary in architectural style. The first is the house of Zeek and Camille Braverman (Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia). "They have lived there 30 years, filled it with heirlooms and haven't redecorated much," set decorator Julieann Getman says. "It's well worn and comfortable. " Despite clutter and "visible scouring pads," Getman says, the Bravermans' woodsy kitchen has an old-fashioned, welcoming feel.
February 17, 2010 |
Simon Property Group Inc., the nation's largest mall operator, offered to buy General Growth Properties Inc. out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for more than $10 billion in a deal that would give shareholders -- typically left empty-handed in bankruptcy reorganization -- $9 a share. The Indianapolis company said it sent an offer letter to acquire Chicago's General Growth on Monday but hadn't received a response. General Growth is the No. 2 U.S. mall operator and counts among its Southern California properties the Glendale Galleria, Northridge Fashion Center and Burbank Town Center.
HOME & GARDEN
October 3, 2009 |
Not all Halloween decorations need to be ghoulish or garish, especially when these economic times are frightening enough. Simple and witty alternatives can add a dash of goth or glamour. While not quite Edgar Allan Poe's fabled raven, these black crow candles have an eerie presence (especially as the wax melts); they also could fit the bill as part of a fall harvest tablescape. They're $10 each at Pottery Barn. The birds can be paired with CB2 Noir vases, $21.95 each, which have a matte black iron finish and a polished nickel interior.
August 27, 2009 |
Six companies are recalling millions of window coverings after the strangulation deaths of three children on product cords, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday. Two deaths were attributed to products from Lewis Hyman Inc. of Carson. The company recalled 4.2 million roll-up blinds with plastic slats, sold nationwide from 1999 through 2003 for $6 to $20, and 600,000 Woolrich Roman shades, which sold at Target from 2006 through 2008 for $25 to $43. One death was attributed to a product by Vertical Land Inc. of Panama City Beach, Fla., which recalled thousands of blinds and shades that sold at its Florida stores from 1992 to 2006 for $60 to $200.
January 22, 2009 |
In a dramatic cost-cutting move, home furnishings retailer Williams-Sonoma Inc. said Wednesday that it would cut 18% of its workforce, reduce its inventory and close a call center and distribution facility. The San Francisco-based company, which is also parent of the Pottery Barn chain, said the series of actions would reduce costs by about $75 million in fiscal 2009. The announcement came on yet another day of bad news for the retail industry. Women's retailer Charlotte Russe Holding Inc.