•The master of delight:
"For the Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass, shape, texture, volume and color are languages as direct as the spoken word."
•Full speed ahead:
A do-it-yourself restoration of a Streamline Moderne house is one man's journey back to the glamorous '30s. (The home's builder William Kesling has a great story with a checkered past!)
•A place to romp, and retreat:
A modern garden for a modern house... with special attention paid to the kids' delight.
•All the home's a stage: Designer Erinn Valencich of Los Angeles-based Omniarte Design gives tips the help whether you're revving up day-to-day décor or preparing for a party.
•Ralph Pucci opens up his new showroom.
•Tim Clarke, who splashes rich, unexpected colors onto a mix of European classicism and beach house bohemian, is having his first sale at his new Santa Monica studio.