June 11, 2013 |
SAN ANTONIO - Spurs guard Patty Mills has heard all the jokes. The Internet makes it almost impossible to avoid them. He's aware some call him M.L. Carr, Mark Madsen or other NBA players known for their antics on the bench instead of production on the court. And Mills has no problem being the towel-waving 12th man during the NBA Finals. Actually, he is enjoying the experience. "They're great guys and I've gotten to know them on a personal basis," Mills said.
April 30, 2013 |
Sisters of Los Angeles , the line of haute-modern gifts and souvenirs celebrating local pride, has unveiled some new products for the summer season that are too good to pass up. Following on the heels of SOLA's popular Los Angeles and Malibu drink glasses, friendship bracelets, T-shirts and key chains, the company is now offering beach towels ($39.95) just in time for the warm weather. Also new are glass candles ($14.95*) inspired by traditional Mexican seven-day candles, which I will be buying by the armload for festive outdoor entertaining.
April 25, 2013 |
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - I've put my life on the line to be here in this rathole with our Clippers. And so I expect more than what I got from them Thursday in a rather flat 12-point loss to Memphis in Game 3. The Clippers played a step slow, as if hesitant to go on the attack, even though that's just a way of life here if you want to survive. True story, and I shouldn't be trashed for reporting the facts: They just put up billboards at the Memphis city limits that read: "Danger: Enter at Your Own Risk.
December 1, 2012 |
It's tricky, deciding to give someone a present to improve them in some way, but here are some for accomplished or budding yogis, serious exercisers or for those who just need a little emotional or physical pampering. CHIEF JOSEPH TERRY JACQUARD BATHROBE Relaxing is an important part of keeping healthy, so here's a comfy, thick, unisex cotton terry robe in a classic pattern honoring the Nez Perce chief, from Pendleton Woolen Mills in a pattern designed in the 1920s. $178, (800)
November 26, 2012 |
Black Sheep Heap is a small design house focusing on projects that promote sustainability. As a member of Green Business Network, the company aims to encourage social and environmental change through their products. In addition to custom graphic design and screen-printing, the Brooklyn-based company produces their own line of hand-printed, organic apparel and recycled bags using water-based, nontoxic inks. The brand's line of unisex t-shirts, onesies and bags sport victory garden-like graphics with catchy taglines that read “Beet the System,” “Avant Gardener” and “Yes We Can.” The t-shirts and bags make great gifts for the avid gardener, food preserver or food activist in your life.
November 22, 2012 |
I once received a Fog Linen work apron as a gift. I love its simple construction and the hand of the beautifully soft natural linen. Yumiko Sekine, the Japanese designer behind the 10-year-old line makes a wealth of other linen items, too. You used to have to go to Japan to find most of them. Now they're available online at Shop Fog Linen . The blog automatism clued me in to that fact. I'm especially taken with the generously-sized linen dish towels (actually they call them kitchen cloths)