Posts by Marissa Gluck

If news stories about pepper spraying shoppers have got you down, these cheery DIY Christmas trees are the perfect antidote to holiday blues. Looking around the Web, there's no shortage of ingenuity when it comes to creative holiday decor.

One of the most enjoyable shows for design aficionados in the year-long art extravanga Pacific Standard Time is LACMA's California Design exhibition.

Will Moshe Safdie and Sir Norman Foster be joining Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe? Let's hope. Lego is once again asking the public to vote on the next model in its architectural series.

This may still be a couple of years off, but it's looking more and more likely thata hotel will finally rise on the corner of Selma and Cahuenga Boulevards.

Brooklyn-based artists KAWS, who began as a graffiti artist and moved into toys, sculpture and clothing, can now add product designer to his resume.

A few months ago we took a look at a series of coffee tables inspired by the state of California. Taking local to a new level, we're looking at the best products inspired by the complex, confusing and often beautiful map of L.A.

Strip malls in South L.A. may not be the first place you think of when it comes to art, but for artist Ana Serrano, they're the inspiration for her nearly life-sized cardboard models on display in Houston. Her current installation, Salon of Beauty, at the Rice Gallery is a recreation of elements of South Los Angeles she photographed to build her models.

After the happy ending for Neutra's Kronish House in Beverly Hills, which was threatened with a teardown and is now (hopefully) on the road towards restoration, it seems the market is flooded with a few Neutras for sale. Neutra's 1955 Staller House in Bel Air, owned by producer Gary Levinsohn remains on the market since the summer, despite a price reduction in October.

Now open for just about three weeks, Maximiliano in Highland Park brings old school Italian and new school design to the slowly gentrifying nabe.

Just our luck – as soon as we go the new iPhone one of our speakers blew. So we're on the prowl for a new wireless speaker. Something that doesn't just sound good but also looks beautiful.