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November 2, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
Hear the name “Scalamandré,” and those in the know think Italian luxury. Others picture the company's famed chinoiserie and think high French style. But one of the surprises in Steven Stolman's new book about the legendary fabric and wallpaper company is the extent to which Scalamandré is actually a very American story - founded in 1929 by an Italian immigrant on Long Island. “Like so many other businesses born out of the Depression,” Stolman said during an L.A. stop on his book tour, “I think that has a lot to do with the grit of immigrants, who fled some kind of depression at home and came to America with such drive.” As president of the company, Stolman has been leading his own drive, reviving the Scalamandré brand by putting its signature patterns on Lenox china , launching a Scalamandré lighting collection this fall and unleashing the company's beloved zebra pattern on sheets and pillows sold through Neiman Marcus , Gracious Home and Horchow . Those zebras also prance across the front on Stolman's book, “Scalamandré: Haute Décor” (Gibbs Smith, $75)
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HOME & GARDEN
April 3, 2008
Mark Mothersbaugh, screen composer and lead singer of Devo, has evolved into an accomplished visual artist. Tonight, he debuts as a rug and wallpaper designer in collaboration with L.A. porcelain firm Walteria Living ( www.walterialiving.com). "Home is where the mutants reside," Mothersbaugh says, explaining his take on decor. From a distance, his patterns might pass for William Morris prints.
HOME & GARDEN
July 6, 1991 | JOHN MORELL
Question: I would like to wallpaper a portion of our den and I've already bought the paper. I bought it for the pattern, but when I got home I found that it's the kind that you need to paste first. Never having done this before, I was wondering if it's easier to apply the paste to the paper or to the wall. It seems as though putting it on the wall would be better. T.J., Placentia Answer: "You should always apply the paste to the paper," says Bob Kalem of Pacific Decorating Center in Anaheim.
HOME & GARDEN
October 3, 1998 | From Associated Press
Wild animals and their habitats are favorite subjects for oil paintings and fine prints. Now, in a rising use of outdoorsy decorations for interiors, some artists have added another medium to their repertoire--wallpaper. "Wallpaper gives people in the urban world an opportunity to see wild animals the only way they can," wildlife artist Glen Loates of Maple, Ontario, said. "Wallpaper is also a way for me to get the word out to remind people that we have a very enjoyable planet."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 1995 | PHILIP BRANDES
A remarkable solo performance by Jill Remez vividly evokes the historical tragedy of creative women stifled by social convention in "The Yellow Wallpaper" at the Rose Theatre. Adapted by Remez and director Kerry Noonan from feminist author Charlotte Perkins Gilman's semi-autobiographical 1890 short story, this increasingly intense monologue presents snapshots at various stages of a nameless woman's mental odyssey of self-definition.
HOME & GARDEN
August 30, 1997 | From Associated Press
Selecting the right wallpaper is easier than actually hanging it. But the job shouldn't cause undue anxiety if you understand the basic techniques. Wall preparation and layout are critical to a good-looking job and are just as important as the installation or hanging process. The first step in hanging wallpaper should be sizing the walls. This makes it easier to slide the paper around without tearing while you align the pattern.
HOME & GARDEN
February 9, 2006 | David A. Keeps, Times Staff Writer
THE 12-foot triptych gracing the front window of furniture gallery Emmerson Troop might look like loopy pen-and-ink doodles, but "Untitled" by 2001 San Francisco Art Institute grad Ryan Kewie Donegan is actually an innovative wall covering. Unlike traditional wallpaper -- 3 feet wide, with a pattern that repeats every 2 to 3 feet -- Donegan's design comes in 4- by 12-foot rolls and a choice of three distinctive but coordinated laser-printed patterns based on the artist's drawings.
TRAVEL
October 21, 1990 | PETER MIKELBANK, Mikelbank is a free-lance writer based in Paris
The Seine rarely dances in Paris. Surrounded by city, unconnected to nature, it's a sullen, dark river, industrially trafficked and plowed to an incessant tourist highway. A green river; sometimes, a gray-blue shade like steel, along a high corridor of stone. Only as the Seine approaches suburban precincts does the river's lively brasher color, the silver of sunlight played on water, return.
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