LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 08.30.08

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…

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

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