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Editor’s Picks

Editor’s Picks

This season’s fresh and juicy selections, from throw pillows and barware to delightfully scented candles, help you prep for spring parties.
Our Editor's picks for spring party prep.
Why Landscape Architecture Matters

Why Landscape Architecture Matters

Simple designs that use sustainable desert plants are landscape architect Randy Purnel’s favorite tool for fashioning gardens to soothe the soul.
With the subconscious power to promote peace and tranquility, plants are the designer tool that landscape architect Randy Purnel uses with skill, simplicity, and restraint.
Only by Design

Only by Design

As an architect, interior designer, and proprietor of vintage furniture and antiques showroom Porter & Plunk, John Gilmer gets around.
With a firm in Palm Springs and an office in New York, John Gilmer’s work spans many styles, and his clients’ preferences run the gamut.
Unveiling the First 21st-Century Eichler

Unveiling the First 21st-Century Eichler

When Feb. 18 was dubbed “Eichler Day” during Modernism Week, even Troy Kudlac, president of KUD Development, could not have anticipated the reawakened buzz around midcentury developer Joseph Eichler that would ensue.
The Artistry of Sculptured Walls

The Artistry of Sculptured Walls

Shapely patterns raise interest with movement, texture, and an affinity for the spotlight.
When a room begs to be reimagined or a listless wall yearns for extra attention, it can be a natural first instinct to chase after a fresh paint color or flamboyant new wallpaper. Visual excitement comes in more of a whisper, however, when walls become a sculptural piece of art.
Hollywood Comes Home

Hollywood Comes Home

A midcentury home devoid of chic bones and mod sensibility comes into its own when two L.A. designers relocate their business and make it their first Palm Springs project.
A 1953 home is reborn with midcentury birthrights (from new clerestory windows and a tongue-and-groove ceiling to a party-sized pool), care of two freshly replanted L.A. designers.
Adorning the Casbah

Adorning the Casbah

An exclusive interview with the homeowner and interior designer of Bighorn Golf Club’s most exotic residence casts a warm glow on the design decisions that make it so alluring.
Given the choice to spend one night in any Southern California five-star resort or a night in this exotic Bighorn Golf Club residence, most who have seen photos or had the rare opportunity to step through its sliding brass-on-steel entry doors would find the choice an easy one.
Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond

Out-of-the-box ideas have long led design trends, from sand on the floor to pink houses on the green.
An unexpected metal makes its way to kitchen and bath; a gallery filled with sand; and a John Elgin Woolf home up for grabs.
Ride Like the Wind

Ride Like the Wind

Take to the open road in retro style
Picture a winding road with more curves than Marilyn Monroe as it rises and falls beneath your feet. The 50cc motor scooter you’re commandeering hums and purrs as it hugs each turn. Find your ride at one of these rental locations.
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