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AnnaMaria Stephens | April 12, 2012

When it comes to J. Craig Venter, among the world’s most boldface scientific names, a simple motto may be the most apt: Work hard, play hard. The proof? Venter’s striking contemporary home in La Jolla, which serves as everything from an...

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Estate of Grace
Alexandria Abramian-Mott | April 12, 2012

Jane Buckingham is paid to know where hemlines are currently hitting, where they hit last year and where they’re going to land next season; she’s intimately acquainted with what kind of microbrews the 35-to-44...

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Open-Door Policy
By Alexandria Abramian-Mott | April 7, 2011

Not every architect is willing to admit complete strangers into their home. But when Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson of Santa Monica-based design firm Minarc got a call from future clients Bruce Horwitz and...

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Lab Fab
By Alexandria Abramian-Mott | April 7, 2011

When designer Jamie Bush purchased a West Hollywood bungalow in 2007 with the goal of creating calling-card design offices, he saw each flaw, big and small, as an opportunity to execute an architecturally appropriate makeover that would pack...

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Noir-Raising
By Audrey Davidow | April 7, 2011

We all have our share of outrageous design fantasies—a show-stopping geometric print on the sofa, a garishly flocked fuchsia wallpaper, maybe even a glowing Lucite deer head over the mantel. But such over-the-top, high-design flourishes...

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