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As seen on Curbed LA: This Baldwin Hills Post and Beam Has a Built-In Fish Tank and '80s Flair

From the outside, this 1958 house in Baldwin Hills looks like it could be a full-on time capsule. It is, but not one from the 1950s. That teal carpet, the matching blue-green upholstery on the sofa, those fantastic chairs that look like a Barbie dress in furniture form, and the built-in aquarium...

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Cup o’ caterpillars, anyone?

Not just any caterpillars — the kind that turn into Painted Lady butterflies. During Caterpillar Days at Kidspace Museum in Pasadena this month, you can buy one of them for $4 or a cup of five for $18, complete with food and care instructions. The whole event leads to a Grand Butterfly Release at...

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Show of Power

April is the last month to be dazzled by Woven Gold: The Tapestries of Louis XIV at the Getty. From a time when tapestries were the ultimate power symbol, these fifteen immense, colorful works, hand-woven in wool, silk and glittering thread inspire true awe. Most are on loan from Paris, and the...

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World-renowned corporate architect’s private retreat

What happens when an internationally famed workplace designer sets out to create his first personal residence ever: his own? For Clive Wilkinson, the visionary behind groundbreaking corporate spaces for Google, Nokia and others worldwide, it meant thinking outside the modernist box and distilling...

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Newly bloomed: 1920 treasure in Madison Heights

Last summer, a visionary team launched a sensitive eight-month restoration of the four bedroom, 3.5 bathroom Marston & Van Pelt home at 883 South Oakland in Pasadena. Their goal: to thoughtfully showcase its nearly 4,000 square feet of classic beauty. The breathtaking result has just been...

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In Place: West Hollywood

Style, vibrant social life and social activism define WeHo, a community dedicated to an inclusive lifestyle. Incorporated in 1984, the city embraces a sense of social responsibility that extends across the civic spectrum.West Hollywood passed one of the nation’s first green building ordinances,...

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Clive Wilkinson: social engineer

Clive Wilkinson is an architect, designer, writer and strategist with special expertise in applying urban design thinking to interior design, especially in creative workplace communities.His firm, Clive Wilkinson Architects, has completed over four million square feet of creative workplace,...

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You Had Us at Inflatable Screen

It may not start until May, but tickets are already on sale for Eat|See|Hear, the annual music, food and film series unfolding at venues across L.A. all summer long. How often do you get to watch films on a 52-foot wide inflatable screen (said to be the largest west of the Mississippi) preceded...

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At the intersection of science and fiction

Jurassic paleontology. Space travel. Crypto insects. Zombie killer viruses. Come on, how much science is really in science fiction movies? You might be surprised. Get the answers from a panel of experts at the Natural History Museum’s next First Friday, April 1, then stay for live music, the DJ...

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