In this week's top 5 stories from around the web: unique umbrella stands to get you through the rainy months, fabulous winter white designer rooms; glass pendant lights for the design obsessed; a colorful, fun bar cabinet; and a DYI terrarium tutorial for the non-gardener.

As of last night, there is a new gallery populating West Hollywood's crowded gallery row near the Pacific Design Center. Designed by local architect Peter Zellner, the 3,500 square foot white cube is the Matthew Marks Gallery, another New York expansion, joining Perry Rubenstein and L&M Gallery, both recent transplants to L.A.'s art scene.

Jonathan Adler's latest collaboration with WallPops was unveiled this week at the California Gift Show (the show started this week and goes through Tuesday, Jan. 24). Jonathan Adler for WallPops combines the designer's signature motifs with the brand's signature peel-and-stick wall art.

Just when you thought the San Francisco design scene couldn't get any cooler — wait, did you really think that? — a new showroom opens its doors. Located in the city's historic and style-centric Jackson Square district, Varian Designs' 1,100-square-foot showroom features nine designs from its Timber, Broen and brand-new Home collections, as well as original art by the company's founder, Forest Dickey. What a perfect first name for a man who crafts stunning furniture from solid wood.

Antiques dealer Selma Cisic has an eye for beautiful things and a penchant for purchasing them on the spot for her aptly named store, Adesso (it means "right now" in Italian).

For the past six months, L.A. has been inundated with great art as it celebrates its place in American art history with the multi-institution, months-long Pacific Standard Time.

In the majority of the interiors we feature, the furnishings and fixtures are exquisitely crafted, limited-edition or one-of-a-kind items--but not always. There are at least two reasons to use off-the-shelf items from mass-market retailers: They are readily available and they don't bust the budget. We asked some of our favorite designers to share their own little big-box secrets.

The official Entra Lounge designed by award-winning interior design firm FORM will be unveiled at the 2012 Los Angeles Art Show today. Incorporating their sleek designs and keen attention to detail, FORM teamed up with Entra to design the space.

If there is one look I plan to make a part of my wardrobe this spring it's brightly hued denim paired with clean black-and-white stripes in classic shapes.

Week after week, there's no shortage of art openings in San Francisco. But since it's cold and blustery and we need a little pick-me-up, this week we're turning our heads to a three-letter word: FUN. Art can evoke numerous emotions but right now we're craving that which makes us laugh, smile, and maybe even blush. Amuse yourself at one of these three hot openings this week.


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