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HOME & GARDEN
March 23, 2006 | Janet Eastman, Times Staff Writer
ROB FORBES stands in his large dining room, a room best described by what isn't there. No table, no artwork, no window treatments, nothing to clutter the space or block the 180-degree view of his swimming pool or his rural property. Almost lost against a fluorescent-white wall is a midcentury rosewood desk designed by Osvaldo Borsani. A black floor lamp and a plywood chair are next to it.
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HOME & GARDEN
October 4, 2007 | Janet Eastman, Times Staff Writer
ROB FORBES was not only the founder of Design Within Reach, but also the writer of the home furnishings store's e-mailed newsletter, Design Notes, which started offering a personal -- and, some might say, more insightful -- take on developments in the design world long before home décor blogs began littering the Internet. Now the 56-year-old entrepreneur has announced his next venture: Studio Forbes ( www.studioforbes.
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HOME & GARDEN
October 4, 2007 | Janet Eastman, Times Staff Writer
ROB FORBES was not only the founder of Design Within Reach, but also the writer of the home furnishings store's e-mailed newsletter, Design Notes, which started offering a personal -- and, some might say, more insightful -- take on developments in the design world long before home décor blogs began littering the Internet. Now the 56-year-old entrepreneur has announced his next venture: Studio Forbes ( www.studioforbes.
HOME & GARDEN
March 23, 2006 | Janet Eastman, Times Staff Writer
ROB FORBES stands in his large dining room, a room best described by what isn't there. No table, no artwork, no window treatments, nothing to clutter the space or block the 180-degree view of his swimming pool or his rural property. Almost lost against a fluorescent-white wall is a midcentury rosewood desk designed by Osvaldo Borsani. A black floor lamp and a plywood chair are next to it.
NEWS
November 27, 2000 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rob Forbes is a modern-day furniture sleuth. He spends his time searching for contemporary furniture designers in Europe--Spain, Italy, Scandinavia, Germany and Belgium. Last year, Forbes, who started the Design Within Reach furniture catalog in July 1999, was intrigued by a chair he found in a San Francisco restaurant-equipment warehouse. "I saw the elegance and simplicity of the product, and I said: 'This is great--exactly the kind of stuff that we want to sell that people haven't discovered.'
NEWS
August 15, 2002 | JANET EASTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Don't be fooled by the furnishings inside Design Within Reach's first Southern California studio, which opens next week in Santa Monica. Yes, you can see the mail-order company's collection of Arco floor lamps, feel the smooth leather on a Le Corbusier chaise longue and get a price quote on the Eileen Gray adjustable table, but you can't take anything home.
REAL ESTATE
October 18, 1992 | CHRISTINA DUFF, WALL STREET JOURNAL
When Chicago ad executive Walter Radloff built a house not long ago, he made sure the lot was on the west side of the street. He wanted his new garden to catch the late afternoon sun. Like the French doors and cottage-like garage, a garden was a top priority for the Radloffs, who spend more time at home now that they have a 10-month-old son. Gardening is a new undertaking for Radloff. Aside from a "little watering and sweeping," he had never tended a garden.
HOME & GARDEN
October 28, 2004 | Barbara King, Barbara King can be reached at barbara.king@latimes.com.
My limbs felt impossibly heavy and my head had tightened dangerously against my brain. I was feverish to flee this aesthetic assault. To rip, not run, as fast and as far as my leaden legs would take me, past the hurly-burly of hundreds, no thousands, no, tens of thousands of retail buyers and sales reps navigating the 11.5 million square feet of showrooms in High Point, N.C.
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