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Erika Bruder: Designing the Designs

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | 10:13 am

(Editor’s note: This is a continuing series of profiles of the designers involved in the 2014 Pasadena Showcase House of Design, one of the most successful Showcase Houses in the country. Each year a major estate in the Pasadena area is selected. The propert... More »

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Showcase House Designer Spotlight: Ederra Design Studio

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | 9:57 am

(Editor’s note: This is a continuing series of profiles of the designers involved in the 2014 Pasadena Showcase House of Design, one of the most successful Showcase Houses in the country. Each year a magnificent estate in the Pasadena area is selected. The p... More »

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Building Smarter Homes

Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 4:20 pm

Are you smarter than your house? Okay, trick question. These days, though, the modern home is programmed to think of everything at the touch of a smartphone or tablet. Set the lights and music for company to arrive while you’re at work? Done. Turn off everythi... More »

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Les Jardins USA Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Monday, August 12, 2013 | 7:07 am

Pasadena-based Les Jardins USA, the American subsidiary of the award-winning, high-end France-based outdoor furniture manufacturer Les Jardins, is turning 10 years old in 2013. To celebrate, the company is unveiling a new logo, a revamped website at www.lesjar... More »

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Why Go The Hardwood Route?

Friday, July 5, 2013 | 11:46 am

If you were to choose between two, say, tables, which would you choose? The plastic one or the wooden one? If you’re like most Americans, you’d most likely choose the wooden table. There’s something about wood that exudes class and elegance. When it comes to f... More »

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Bob the Expert Bungalow Beautifier

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | 3:37 pm

A man’s home is his castle, and whatever happens, a man should ensure his castle is kept in perfect order and well-maintained. Especially homes of the historic variety such as Craftsman Bungalows. Pasadena holds a very special place in its heart for bungalows,... More »

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Choosing Carpets is A Rugged Experience

Monday, June 17, 2013 | 2:27 pm

When choosing a carpet, don’t let the rug get pulled out from under you. A visit to Sav-On Carpet & Drapery can spare you a most rugged experience. Located at 3740 E. Foothill Blvd., Sav-On Carpet & Drapery has been serving the Pasadena area since 1958 and is ... More »

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Bob the Builder (Yes He Can!)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | 2:07 pm

When DIY improvements don’t go your way, there’s one man who can make it all right. Bob Hatch, of Bob Hatch Builds, is someone who can do it all when it comes to construction. And then some. A general building, engineering and demolition contractor, Hatch has ... More »

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Something New From Something Old

Thursday, May 30, 2013 | 5:07 pm

When talking about antiques, most think about expensive pieces from bygone eras that are bought as an investment and for something to display. What most don’t know though, is that some antiques are affordable and can be used other than display purposes. Repurp... More »

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Bustamante Shows Knows Tiffany Glass

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 | 1:11 pm

One of the more endearing qualities of antiques is its history. The more interesting and historical the story is, the more it is sought after. Tiffany glass is all that and then some. Being beautiful works of art only adds to its allure. We had a chat with Ric... More »

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Investing In History

Monday, May 20, 2013 | 3:59 pm

In this time of recession, many are wondering how to safely invest their money. Banks are not as stable as they once were, stocks are unpredictable, and gold is not as reliable. The answer lies in Bustamante Antique Shows and Book Fairs. Invest in history. His... More »