LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 08.30.08

LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 08.30.08

Abby Stone
Aug 30, 2008

atla-083008-lat01.jpgSynchronistically, given that we've been blogging escapes all month, one of the feature stories in this week's Los Angeles Times Home and Garden Section spotlights the renovation of LA's see-and-be-seen Mondrian Hotel by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz. Its fanciful and playful decor gives a slight tip of the hat to the 80s, updated in curvaceous sensual plush white upholstery, cartoon-esque mirrors that double as TVs and a pale Creamsicle colour scheme. Other articles include: Masters of Craft, an occasional column, that looks at master woodworker John Nyquist, who turns out sensual, one-of-a-kind midcentury designs that continue to appreciate in value; we take a peek inside the home of artist and art-collector-turned-documentary-filmmaker Aaron Rose's home where the interiors are more installation than decoration; and, gardening expert Robert Smaus shares his month by month timetable of what to do when to keep your outdoor space in tip top condition. Links and more, after the jump...

The Modrian, Remodeled

John Nyquist Carves a Reputation for Midcentury Classics

At Home with Beautiful Losers Director Aaron Rose

[images: Mel Melcon for LA Times; Nancy Pastor for LA Times; Stefano Paltera for LA Times]

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