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Food For Thought

Food For Thought

Steve Rudicel grew up at the historic Zane Grey Estate, a rambling 18,000 square foot Mediterranean-style mansion in Altadena, the former home of the famed Western novelist. When his father died in 2004, Rudicel, a... Read More
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At Home With Joachim Splichal

At Home With Joachim Splichal

Joachim Splichal’s home is decorated with sleek furniture and modern art by the likes of Robert Rauschenberg and Pasadena local Steve Roden, but walk through the kitchen, out the back door and past the azure... Read More
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It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

“I think part of the purpose of museums is to serve friction,” said the artist Doug Aitken. “Things that make you wake up, that make you think.” Museum fund-raising galas, however, are better known for... Read More
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Fruit Force

Fruit Force

On a breezy Sunday afternoon, families, artists and gardeners roam the grounds at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where a different sort of art has cropped up altogether: A potato field grows between... Read More
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The Om Factor

The Om Factor

There may be 2,500 square feet of Ray Kappe-designed sleekness in Steve Glenn’s Santa Monica home, but just before festivities started on a fall evening, the chief executive of eco-friendly developer LivingHomes was still worrying... Read More
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Blast Off!

Blast Off!

“Where should I put the test tubes?” asked one confused chef’s assistant. It’s not a question normally heard at a dinner party, but then again, Materials & Applications—the landscape/architecture research center in Silver Lake where... Read More
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A Home Unlike All Others

A Home Unlike All Others

Earlier this summer, almost 100 psychedelic music fans, subculture aficionados, students of the occult and local literati climbed the flower-petal-strewn steps of publisher couple Jodi Wille and Adam Parfrey’s Silver Lake home for a salon... Read More
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Audrey Bernstein's Kooky Brand of Chic

Audrey Bernstein’s Kooky Brand of Chic

You could smell the onions from the driveway. Audrey Bernstein, standing in the kitchen of her cozy 1920s house in Silver Lake, was preparing for a French-themed soiree, and the menu included onion tarts, French... Read More
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