LA Times Home Round-up

LA Times Home Round-up

Sep 8, 2005

  • A California Essential - Talk about your Ode to an Oak, here's an interesting piece about LA's love affair with the stealthy heartbreaker.

  • Walk-in? More like live-in - Are we crazy?! people are spening more than ever on re-doing their closets.

  • The surfing decorator - Andrew Virtue is the ultimate LA contradiction in terms. one part Fancy antique collector and designer, one part surfer-dude.

  • A city that awakened her senses - Barbara King reflects on her memories of New Orleans - observations that make the devastation that much more real and tragic.

  • Whimsy finds a place to nest - Decorative products that showcase birds and fish are back in style.

  • Let jumping dogs lie - This week's "Man of the House" deals with the power a bladder of a little pup can have over the house.

  • THE SCOUT - The scout finds a few goodies:

  • - A retail showroom in Pasadena focusing on groovy treatments for floors and walls called Space Bank Design. (346 S. Pasadena Ave., 626.396.6993)

  • - An auction of architectural sculptor Oscar Bach's work (708.383.5234

  • - Opening Friday, Fine-art photographer Grant Rusk turns construction sites into a thing of beauty. Michael Dawson Gallery in Larchmont Village.(323.469.2186, //

  • - "Nest. Plant. Cook. Go," commands the premiere issue of Living 101, which is loaded with easy-to-follow recipes and tips on decorating and gardening for California's cute and clueless...the under 30 set.

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