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A&D: Palm Springs – Modern Architecture’s Magnificent Mecca
A&D: Palm Springs – Modern Architecture’s Magnificent Mecca
Since the 1920s, Palm Springs has been Hollywood’s desert playground for celebrities to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of showbiz. The legendary “Two-Hour Rule” of Hollywood studios put Palm Springs on the map as an ideal getaway locale. Actors under contract had to be available within two hours from the studio in case
A&D: The Ancient Art of Feng Shui
A&D: The Ancient Art of Feng Shui
What do The Grove, The Americana at Brand, and 2,000 California homes have in common? Katherine Anne Lewis, a 20+ year master practitioner of Feng Shui (pronounced “Fung Shway”). The 4,000-year-old Chinese art of placement creates harmony and balance in one’s home, office, or other structures. The system identifies nine life areas: wealth, fame, love and marriage, family, health, creativity and children, knowledge,
Fifty Under Fifty: Innovators of the 21st Century
Fifty Under Fifty: Innovators of the 21st Century
Southern California houses (no pun intended) an extraordinary array of contemporary architects. In the new book, “Fifty Under Fifty: Innovators of the 21st Century,” nine of the 50 international architecture firms profiled are located right here in Los Angeles. These unparalleled firms include: Ball Nogues; Baumgarten-Urlu; Freehand Buck; John Friedman Alice Kimm; Minarc; Johnston Marklee;
The Future of Sustainable Design
The Future of Sustainable Design

When it comes to sustainable design, Kansas City, MO may not be the first city that comes to mind on Earth Day, or any other day, for that matter. But it's here that design collective Hufft Projects has established itself as an industry leader, with several high-profile green design projects realized by a design studio brimming with LEED certifications.

The firm applies smart green techniques to every home, but projects like