We were talking with a few people at our holiday party last week about House and Home and how they don't feature good designers and architects as much as they used to. Whoops! Returning to form, H&H did a big spread on architect Charles Rose last week and the section picked up steam.
•Glossy Skin, Vinyl-Clad Heart: Architect Charles Rose remodeled his three story, 1940's colonial in Belmont, MA, by making sweet, modern love to it. This is one hell of a remodel and the house looks NOTHING like it used to. Link: Charles Rose Architects Inc.
•And Broker Makes Five:
Yes, it's true, this family moved in with their real estate broker while they waited for their apartment reno to be completed....
•When the War Room Is the Family Room:
Meanwhile, Michael Sessions - 18 & the countries yougest mayor - still lives with his parents.
•Q. I have a small entrance hall that I want to make seem larger. Would mirrors help?
Mitchell Owens provides good advice.
•In the Snowy Season, the Promise of Sunshine:
Anne Raver rolls out an excellent gardening gift guide to get our hopes up.
•Personal Shopper: Holiday Menorah Collection
This is an excellent resource and one that a reader asked about a few weeks back.
•Newly redone, the Sunset Tower Hotel is set to open with interiors by Paul Fortune
•Ceramic vases and a hand-turned white birch bowl at Rose in Venice
•Michael Smith's Jasper line of hand-printed hemp fabrics based on antique textiles
•Paul Smith's new pink Los Angeles retail space in a 5,000-square-foot concrete box
•Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority introduces "sexy, flexy" buses