State of Style Blog

Design Datebook: July 3–4

What events not to miss this weekend, from sales to exhibitions to open houses.  Read More...

Sea-Inspired Finds

Who's ready for a clambake? True this is hardly the Hamptons, but summer sun and holiday weekends make me nostalgic for that classic East Coast tradition, regardless of the fact that I've never actually been to one.  Read More...

South Pasadena Gets Sweeter with House of Honey

Back in my college years, a day in nearby Pasadena was usually spent exclusively in Old Town, perusing the sales racks at Urban Outfitters and stopping off for a bite at the Cheesecake Factory before heading home. My, how times–and my taste–have changed.  Read More...

Table for Two

Nearly 20 years ago, Mary Robinson and Tim Flato and their three young children moved into a 1904 Craftsman on a tree-lined street in Piedmont. It had a gigantic kitchen with an island perfect for serving hurried breakfasts and a grassy, fenced-in backyard where the kids could run wild.  Read More...

Portnoy's Restraint

Like many natives of the East Coast, Sharon Portnoy had fantasies about California living based on images of postwar homes by the likes of Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler and Gregory Ain.  Read More...

One To Grow On

For nearly six years, Helena and Bill Wheeler lived in architectural denial.  Read More...

The Fairest of Them All

New York’s annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair never fails to delight, with furnishings from California designers that stood out among the world’s best. By Lydia Lee   SHAPE SHIFTING  Read More...

Vita-Nova Studios makes a very big impact with a lot of tiny tile

I remember, very vividly, being completely blown away by my courses in Western Civilization.   Read More...

Graphic Goodness from Emilia Ceramics

Chevron, zigzag, whatever you call the pattern, it's been quite the decorating trend over the past year. But while the high-contrast, high impact style is the best kind of graphic good, you've got to use it somewhat sparingly to avoid causing a seizure.  Read More...

Gulf Coast Fundraisers Around the Web

It's been over two months since an explosion occurred on oil rig Deepwater Horizon, and still gushes of crude continue to leak into the Gulf of Mexico as a result.  Read More...

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