Posts by Marissa Gluck

Los Angeles is sometimes unjustly accused of being a city with no memory, a virtual tabula rasa with no respect for its history.

Architecture firm Escher GuneWardena, best known for mid-century restoration projects like the Eames House and Chemosphere, and their own contemporary design, has taken on the task of restoring Lincoln Height's Church of the Epiphany.

It feels like it happened overnight. The final building in the Pacific Design Center complex, simply called the "Red Building" is nearing completion after three years of construction.

If you believe what you see on TV, Orange County is known more for its McMansions, fake boobs, and tanorexic housewives than for its high-end home design. But if this collection of real estate developers, interior designers and tastemakers have anything to say about it, that might change.

Designer Tracy Wilkinson has spent two decades in the fashion industry, after studying at the Royal College of Art in London. While she still designs clothes, we've fallen for her pottery.

Hey, remember back in July when Ball Nogues announced they planned to build Yucca Crater, an experimental earthwork, at High Desert Test Site? Well, they did it. Last weekend, the Los Angeles-based design and architecture firm completed their monumental desert oasis near Joshua Tree.

Designer Donna Karan is perhaps best known for her minimalist, chic clothing line but did you know she also has a line of sleek, pared down furniture? Her Urban Zen home store opened this week in West Hollywood, hidden from the street behind a stone facade.

One of our favorite Los Angeles locals, Brendan Ravenhill, has designed everything from bottle openers to entire bars. Now he's taking on one of the most prosaic household items, putting his signature stamp of industrial and rustic design onto the lowly trashcan.

Lighting and hardware store Rejuvenation is beloved by Pacific Northwesterners in Portland and Seattle. Now the retailer is opening its third store, and its first in Southern California. The company was founded in 1977 as a one-man architectural salvage shop.

The Pacific Standard Time related fun continues! This weekend, two iconic mid-century homes that are rarely (if ever) open to the public are letting in the hoi polloi as part of their annual fundraisers.