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June 15, 1998 | BARBARA MARSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's glamour enough for everybody these days--even designers of medical devices. Five Southern California companies were winners in the first nationwide contest earlier this month to award designs that enhance health care and save costs. Morphix Design in Newport Beach and Hartwell Medical Corp. in Carlsbad were co-winners for a device used to safely transplant patients in an emergency from the scene of trauma to the hospital.
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REAL ESTATE
September 21, 1986
Santa Fe in Valencia, Marlborough Seaside Village in Port Hueneme and Del Rey Colony in Marina del Rey were grand award winners at the fourth annual Elan Awards ceremonies at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City. The awards are presented each year by the Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara chapter of the Sales & Marketing Council, an affiliate of the Building Industry Assn. of Southern California. More than 1,100 people attended the Sept.
NEWS
July 20, 2000 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although Stuart Karten has designed eye-catching signage for such diverse clients as the Sony Music Campus in Santa Monica and Gold Ranch Casino in Reno, his office is a study in understatement. A tiny plaque marks the galvanized door of the Stuart Karten Design Studio, which is tucked into an industrial lot in Marina del Rey, a mile from Venice Beach. The modest identity is appropriate.
HOME & GARDEN
October 18, 2007 | Janet Eastman, Times Staff Writer
STUART KARTEN racks his brain dreaming up products to make life easier. Want to snooze in your car for a few minutes in between appointments? Karten conceived an automobile tricked out with dimming windows, an air purifier that pumps out relaxing scents and a footrest that pops over the pedals. Karten, you see, is an industrial designer hired to rethink the form and function of electronics, lifesaving medical equipment and other gadgets.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2009 | David A. Keeps
Coffee tables made from barrels. Lamps crafted from brooms. Chairs swathed in burlap and sackcloth. Look at the some of the newest furniture on the market, and the recession appears to have really hit home. But irony alert: This new brand of shabby chic doesn't come cheap. At the Dan Marty showroom in the Pacific Design Center, the heart of West Hollywood's design scene and the place where top decorators shop for their wealthy clients, light fixtures made from old French apple baskets carry $1,600 price tags and canopy chairs upholstered in burlap sell for $3,600 a pair.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2008 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
Concerned that Art Center College of Design is putting too much money and energy into expanding its campus and promoting itself to outsiders -- and not enough into scholarships and instruction -- hundreds of students and alumni of the elite private college in Pasadena are petitioning its trustees to suspend plans for a $50-million building by Frank Gehry.
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