As a transplanted born and bred New Yorker, our valentine to what we've come to love about design in Los Angeles would include: a fascination with midcentury, a concern for the environment, flea market kitsch, and indoor-outdoor living. The Los Angeles Times Home & Garden section examines some of those elements this week: a look at an update of a midcentury home, a pop-art-on-steriods condo makeover, the future of the indoor and outdoor fireplace in Los Angeles and the rooftop garden of a popular restaurant. More, pix and links, after the jump...
Shulamit Nazarian brings a modern touch to a 1973 A. Quincy Jones home: In updating her 1973 Holmby Hills home, designed by architect A. Quincy Jones, former dean of USC's School of Architecture, widely regarded as one of Southern California's midcentury greats, the goal was to preserve the architecture without making it a museum to midcentury. Check out the results.
Highlights from the World Market Center Las Vegas: Highlights from the winter show, which shuttered February 13, and included offerings from more that 1500 manufacturers.
Remodeling fireplace habits in Southern California: WIth new regulations governing wood-burning fireplaces, what's the future of the hearth in southern California?
Joan Currie's condo makeover: Joan Currie wanted a home that vibrant, colourful and a little chaotic. We'd add imaginative and fun to the list.
At Blue on Blue at the Avalon Hotel, a rooftop garden is born: Five Earthboxes grow some of the garnishes that decorate the plates of food coming out of Blue on Blue, the restaurant at the Avalon Hotel. It's the start of an experiment that the restaurant's manager Ryan Hoffman and executive chef, Scott Garrett, would like to expand.
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