By: Jennifer RobinWith the last days of summer drawing near, it’s time to gather friends and family and soak up the last rays of sunshine while we still can.

Theadora Van Runckle, the late Oscar-nominated costume designer and creator of some of cinema’s most evocative looks, made this whitewashed Laurel Canyon compound her home. It’s on the market for $1.9M.

1. What is Creativity Explored’s mission?Believing that all people have the ability to create, and that visual artistic expression is a viable means to enhance personal identity and growth, Florence Ludins-Katz and Elias Katz started Creativity Explored in 1983.

On Thursday, August 4th, 2015 at 6pm, the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford will be boasting a huge milestone previewing new expanded common areas designed through a partnership with noneother than the San Francisco Design Center.

This piece originally appeared on My Domaine.The Marlton HotelPhoto courtesy of The Marlton HotelBooking a room at The Marlton in Greenwich Village, just off Washington Square Park, was key. The petite boutique hotel is now one of my all-time favorites and truly made the trip.

Originally a mechanic's shop, Henrybuilt white washed everything to create this clean and airy space in Mill Valley.

MusicBuena Vista Social ClubThe legendary jazz band is making one of the final stops for its Adios Tour in Sonoma County before returning to Cuba. Now's your chance to experience Sonoma State's new music center designed by Boston architect William Rawn.

An elegant composition of steel, exposed concrete, and glass takes this house one step beyond the usual Venice modern. Plus, it’s wrapped in a mural. Open Sunday, August 2nd from 2:00pm-5:00pm.

This piece originally appeared on Forbes. Fast-growing retailer Pirch leverages in-store showers, gourmet chefs and secret entrances to sell high-end appliances.At the Westfield Garden State Plaza mall in northern New Jersey only one storefront features a bathtub.

1. Who is your biggest role model?Growing up, my mother’s parents were super eclectic and major role models for me. They lived in the California desert and made all these wonderful additions and structures to their simple, single-level, ranch home.


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