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June 25, 1989 | From the Baltimore Sun: Distributed by the Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service
Is a long, blank wall staring you in the face? One that doesn't seem to lend itself to pictures or shelves? One design solution is faux panels. These seldom-used, somewhat formal, decorative notes are actually not so complicated that they can't be done by amateurs, with some help from do-it-yourself manuals. Anyone who can measure and miter-cut wood molding and put up quickie wallpaper or wall fabrics can transform dull-looking stretches of conventional flat paneling, dry wall or plaster.
June 11, 1989 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is pop music critic for The Times.
THREE DAYS AFTER HER former father-in-law, Vernon Presley, died in June of 1979, Priscilla Beaulieu Presley sat in a downtown Memphis office and tried to comprehend the sobering news she had just heard: Without drastic action, everything that Elvis Presley had left their daughter, Lisa Marie, could be lost. Even his beloved home, Graceland. Joseph A. Hanks, the Presley family accountant since 1969, is a conservative, soft-spoken man not given to dramatics. But the facts he had just outlined for Priscilla spoke for themselves: Income was dropping while expenses were rising, and at some point the lines would cross.
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 ( "Home is where the mutants reside," Mothersbaugh says, explaining his take on decor. From a distance, his patterns might pass for William Morris prints.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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