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Robert ‘Bungalow Bob’ Winter of Pasadena Enjoyed Rare Possessions Which Are Emerging into the Public View

Dr. Robert Winter Courtesy-copy Precious property of historian Robert “Bungalow Bob” Winter will be going back on the auction block in March 29, following two significant sales this week at Bonhams’ Modern Design | Art Sale in Los Angeles. Winter, known for his research of and love for the Arts and Crafts Movement, passed away Feb. 9, 2019. But some of his most beloved treasures…

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts Announces the 2020 Showcase House of Design

Pasadena Showcase for the Arts announced it has selected a magnificent Arcadia home for the 2020 Pasadena Showcase House of Design, now in its 56th year. Known as the Locke House, the 1937 Federal-country estate…

Corvette Caravan Roars Through Pasadena Bound for Bowling Green Party

Corvettes Limited Los Angeles was not going to be left out of the anniversary party and so on the morning of Aug. 22, some 220 “Vettes” took off from the Pasadena Elks Lodge for Bowling…

When is a Podcast, Art? Installation-Broadcast Series Aspires to Artful Communication With Inaugural Performance

Pulitzer Prize winning biographer and professor Jeffrey Stewart will conduct the Keynote Conversation at the Armory Center [Updated] Podcasts have found their place in society but will be regarded as works of art when a…

Pasadena Showcase House Designer: Top Tips to Making Your Living Room a Room Well Lived In

For the upcoming Pasadena Showcase House of Design, Interior Designer Louise O’Malley was tasked with designing the Living Room, Bar and Main Hallway. This year’s Showcase takes place at the Boddy House, a 22-room Hollywood…

The Huntington Library Goes Hollywood with Rodarte Runway

This past Tuesday, Hollywood and fashion’s finest arrived at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, Botanical Gardens to witness Rodarte debut their fall-winter collection. High-profile guests…

2019 Pasadena Showcase Season Kicks-Off with Empty House Party

It’s Showcase season! Nearly 250 design enthusiasts and patrons of the arts attended the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts’ (PSHA) annual Empty House Party…

Rare Fireplace Created by Famous Pasadena Arts and Crafts Ceramicist Faces Uncertain Future

Ernest Batchelder, a famous Pasadena tile maker and designer, shown inspecting one of his works, a frame holding tiles. Circa 1930. From the Security Pacific…

Graphic Designer, Photographer, Artist and Innovation Leader Honored by ArtCenter College of Design

ArtCenter College of Design will honor four distinguished alumni at the 2018 Alumni Awards Dinner on Saturday evening, October 27 at the Chevy Chase Country…

Sprawling Altadena Mediterranean Estate Built for Widowed Sisters Revealed as This Year’s Pasadena Showcase House

Nestled near the Altadena foothills mostly unseen to street traffic lies a nearly 12,000 square foot estate that was revealed to be this year’s Pasadena Showcase House of Design site where nearly two dozen designers have completely taken over and made over an historic estate. This year’s Showcase House, called “The Overlook,” is a majestic Mediterranean masterpiece designed by distinguished architect Reginald Davis Johnson and constructed in 1915 at a cost of $14,000 for widowed sisters Ruth Hargrove and Mary Emma Baker. Fast forward to over one hundred years later, and you’ll find the sprawling estate undergoing last minute final…

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