What do pillows and drapes have in common with grab bars and roll-in showers? In the world of interior design, plenty: They all help make a home more comfortable, even safer. As more people age at home, designers are starting to respond -- and, though they might not see themselves this way, they are becoming important contributors to public health and safety.
And why Baby Boomers are the ones to thank for these hot styles.
Who would have guessed that reading materials warms up a room.
And how she figured it out the hard way.
This designer had a trick up his sleeve when he created this pop-up shop.
Traveling the world is great, but bringing your experience into your home may not be.
Because Jurassic Park was designed for accessibility, its door handles were long levers of the type recommended by design experts and people like me. Those doors had long, lovely user-friendly handles... easily manipulated by, in this case, hungry Velociraptors.
When I attended the opening of Sculpture, Pleasing Curves, Charlie Kaplan's exhibit at PYO Gallery in Los Angeles, I realized the full intensity of my collaboration as an architect with this talented artist.
There's no sign and it's not on any map or in any GPS. After driving in circles and, finally, asking a shopkeeper, we found the little dirt lane with grass growing down the middle that led to Ballinderry Park.
Whether it's a giant print of van Gogh's "Starry Night" or a limited-edition map of Manhattan circa 1802, some of your most treasured wall decorations may not fit into a standard frame. No longer, we say! It's high time to proudly display your misfit art.
Last week, I attended the third annual Design Bloggers Conference (DBC) in L.A. The lure of a star-studded speaker line up, networking with fellow bloggers and L.A. design showrooms brought almost 400 bloggers to Universal City for an action-packed few days.
While most of the press lately about horses regards their meat ending up in IKEA's meatballs, horses have also recently been discovered in other, more pleasant places.
In 1902, a letter was delivered to Monsieur le Baron de Thénard, at Place Saint-Sulpice in Paris. It was from a mechanic, demanding payment for the work he had done on the baron's yacht. In 2012, the letter was found in a wall.
I always felt that I lacked the vision to pluck some hidden treasure from a thrift store, Craigslist, or flea market and turn it into something amazing. Well, recently an opportunity arose that challenged me to do just that.
For homebodies that hate to leave the house, but still want to hit the club.
While most young professionals barely have time to be at home, let alone decorate their space, there is a value to creating a cozy and comfortable casa that is all your own even if you're renting yours.