Archive for the 'Magazines' Category

Famous Folks at Home: Gerry and Imaging Spence in Montecito, Calif.

When Santa Barbara Magazine asked me to write an article about the massive remodel done by Imaging Spence (yes, that’s her given name), I kind of dreaded it. You may recall that her husband Gerry Spence is a famous attorney and author, and I feared that the couple might be snotty and ostentatious and arrogant. [...]

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A sleek, modern mortuary — the ideal final resting place for readers of Dwell

Tired of all the ornate cemeteries in our world? Have a hard time seeing your modernist remains resting comfortable in one of them? For those deposed in Munich, a very modern alternative exists. See the photo gallery here. On the flip side, the burial grounds themselves are lush and natural, like meadows. So it’s not [...]

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What’s wrong with this picture?

When I was a child, the only joy in going to the dentist was picking up a copy of Highlights magazine and turning to the Hidden Pictures feature where odd little items — an iron, a fork — were tucked unexpectedly into an illustration. I also like puzzles that show two seemingly identical illustrations and [...]

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New online magazine from a rock star of carpentry

Gary M. Katz, right, travels the country teaching enthralled carpenters how to do perfect their craft. Typically, the workshops and clinics are crowded or standing room only. Gary has become like a rock star in the world of carpenters. Gary's new online magazine, This Is Carpentry I hope I'm not insulting any earnest do-it-yourselfers, but [...]

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Me and Architectural Digest, together at last

Are you a fan of Architectural Digest? I haven’t been. In fact, until a couple of weeks ago, I avoided it like the plague. And using a cliché word like “plague” is not just lazy writing. It really describes the plague I want to avoid, the plague I’ll call “craving.” In the past, I thought [...]

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3 SoCal contractors named to Remodeling magazine’s Big 50

Three SoCal contractors — in El Cajon, Fullerton and San Diego — have been included in the 2008 Big 50 list compiled by Washington, D.C.-based Remodeling magazine. According to the website for the respected magazine, which has named 50 top contractors each year since 1986, this is an "elite group of remodeling professionals . . [...]

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