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M O N T H LY

14 CULTURE “Living in the Future”: Art Center College of Design presents an international exhibition of “Architecture and Technology for Intelligent Living.” — By Brenda Rees

18 CHARITY “Clearly connected”: The Arroyo Seco Foundation tries to teach how environmental responsibility ties everyone together. — By Carl Kozlowski

48 PERSONALITY “Heaven & Earth”: Power couple Jean-Lou Chameau, Caltech’s new president, and environmentalist Carol Carmichael combine the best of all worlds. — By Julie Riggott

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62 NESTING Cathryn Williams and Ted Baumgart’s solar lifestyle Cover Photo: The natural beauty of the Arroyo Seco

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THE FRONTRUNNER CLUB WAS FILLED TO CAPACITY AS ST. FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL presented Casablanca Knights at its Feb. 24 POSH (Preserving Our Scholastic Heritage) fund-raiser at Santa Anita Park. More than 700 items were on display in silent and live auctions. Highlighting the evening was the drawing of the Grand Raffle, where winner Frank Ponnet of Alhambra had the choice between a 2007 Mazda 3, a 2007 Toyota Yaris, or $10,000 cash. All of the proceeds will support capital improvements for the all-boys college preparatory school in La Cañada. “POSH has grown dramatically over the years in terms of attendance, auction items and funds,” commented Father Matt Elshoff, president of St. Francis and class of ’73 graduate. “This growth has allowed our school to accomplish numerous projects on campus.” For more information, please contact Maureen Heintz at (818) 790-0325, ext. 513.

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Living in the future

Art Center College of Design presents an international exhibition of ‘Architecture and Technology for Intelligent Living.’

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IwamotoScott Jellyfish House, 2006 Illustration: IwamotoScott

BY BRENDA REES OR CENTURIES, THE DREAMERS OF THE world have pondered what the future may hold. How will work be different? What will we wear? How will we eat? And probably the most fundamental of all: Where and how will we live? Indeed, prototypes of “smart houses” have been on many a modern-day artist and architect’s drawing boards since the 1920s, when mankind realized how — especially with the dawn of electricity — technology could transform our daily lives. Today, with a growing population living in increasingly complex urban societies, envisioning the homes of the future is not just for science fiction writers, it’s also a major topic for thoughtful designers who are imagining a brighter reality for the global community. This month, Art Center College of Design is unveiling an exhibit revealing how a number of well-respected architects and designers from around the world envision

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the nature of personal dwelling spaces in the not-so-distant future. “Open House: Architecture and Technology for Intelligent Living” opens April 14 and will present a series of 10 research projects submitted by emerging architects and designers from the United States, Europe, Australia, Asia and Mexico. In addition, the exhibition will feature a historical retrospective of past “houses of the future” — such as the 1957 Monsanto House of the Future at Disneyland — as well as previous concepts of future living. Jointly organized by Art Center and the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, the main body of the show offers diverse and captivating glimpses into possible homes of the future. Using cutting-edge technologies and materials, the projects explore spatial experiences, sensory enhancement and sustainability — a particularly hot topic in these days of dwindling resources and global warming. Project ideas are presented through room

su11 architecture + design dunehouse, 2006 Illustration: su11 architecture + design

installations, models, photos, a show catalogue and films. But the exhibition does more than just showcase lofty ideas and Jetsonlike environments that seem economically unattainable to ordinary humans here in 2007. Through public workshops, lectures and the exhibition itself, organizers pose a question to viewers: “Here is an example of how we can live in the future. Do we want to do this?” “These research projects will be presented to the public to gauge response,” says Art Center President Richard Koshalek. “These are projects in progress and exposing them to the public contributes immensely to the overall and continued discussion.” Koshalek points to one particular design project, Thinking Ahead, from Rojkind Arquitectos of Mexico, that focuses on how medical advances in technology could change an important room. “The bathroom of the future could be the place where we get a complete physical every day,” he says. “Mirrors can read our eyes and diagnose up to 150 different diseases. Urine samples can be taken daily and the results delivered directly to your doctor.” Indeed, setting up those kinds of infrastructures —including floors that adjust to changing postures and medicine chests that monitor prescription use — would give many people the option of living in their own homes longer, says Gloria Gerace, the exhibition’s curator. Still, Gerace contends the goal of the designers was not to create autonomous buildings that isolate humans, but rather to invite connectedness —Continued on page 16 as well as create a place of refuge. She points to ARROYO ~ APRIL 2007 ~ 15


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Living in the future

Art Center College of Design presents an international exhibition of ‘Architecture and Technology for Intelligent Living.’

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IwamotoScott Jellyfish House, 2006 Illustration: IwamotoScott

BY BRENDA REES OR CENTURIES, THE DREAMERS OF THE world have pondered what the future may hold. How will work be different? What will we wear? How will we eat? And probably the most fundamental of all: Where and how will we live? Indeed, prototypes of “smart houses” have been on many a modern-day artist and architect’s drawing boards since the 1920s, when mankind realized how — especially with the dawn of electricity — technology could transform our daily lives. Today, with a growing population living in increasingly complex urban societies, envisioning the homes of the future is not just for science fiction writers, it’s also a major topic for thoughtful designers who are imagining a brighter reality for the global community. This month, Art Center College of Design is unveiling an exhibit revealing how a number of well-respected architects and designers from around the world envision

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the nature of personal dwelling spaces in the not-so-distant future. “Open House: Architecture and Technology for Intelligent Living” opens April 14 and will present a series of 10 research projects submitted by emerging architects and designers from the United States, Europe, Australia, Asia and Mexico. In addition, the exhibition will feature a historical retrospective of past “houses of the future” — such as the 1957 Monsanto House of the Future at Disneyland — as well as previous concepts of future living. Jointly organized by Art Center and the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, the main body of the show offers diverse and captivating glimpses into possible homes of the future. Using cutting-edge technologies and materials, the projects explore spatial experiences, sensory enhancement and sustainability — a particularly hot topic in these days of dwindling resources and global warming. Project ideas are presented through room

su11 architecture + design dunehouse, 2006 Illustration: su11 architecture + design

installations, models, photos, a show catalogue and films. But the exhibition does more than just showcase lofty ideas and Jetsonlike environments that seem economically unattainable to ordinary humans here in 2007. Through public workshops, lectures and the exhibition itself, organizers pose a question to viewers: “Here is an example of how we can live in the future. Do we want to do this?” “These research projects will be presented to the public to gauge response,” says Art Center President Richard Koshalek. “These are projects in progress and exposing them to the public contributes immensely to the overall and continued discussion.” Koshalek points to one particular design project, Thinking Ahead, from Rojkind Arquitectos of Mexico, that focuses on how medical advances in technology could change an important room. “The bathroom of the future could be the place where we get a complete physical every day,” he says. “Mirrors can read our eyes and diagnose up to 150 different diseases. Urine samples can be taken daily and the results delivered directly to your doctor.” Indeed, setting up those kinds of infrastructures —including floors that adjust to changing postures and medicine chests that monitor prescription use — would give many people the option of living in their own homes longer, says Gloria Gerace, the exhibition’s curator. Still, Gerace contends the goal of the designers was not to create autonomous buildings that isolate humans, but rather to invite connectedness —Continued on page 16 as well as create a place of refuge. She points to ARROYO ~ APRIL 2007 ~ 15


Mass Studies Seoul Commune 2026: “Rethinking Towers in the Park” Illustration: Mass Studies

LIVING IN THE FUTURE —Continued from page 15

the Seoul Commune 2026 project, “Rethinking Towers in the Park,” from South Korea’s Mass Studies team. “They have taken the 1960s modern idea of tall towers and offer a greater sense of community with a high level of sustainability,” she says, describing the pineapple-shaped honeycomb structures created in a green-space park. Residents of such environments would have private rooms as well as many shared spaces — all within the framework of lush foliage. In contrast, the Jellyfish House is designed to be situated on a formerly polluted area (specifically Treasure Island in the Bay Area), and uses a clever water-filtration system built into the skin of the building. Lisa Iwamoto, part of San Francisco–based IwamotoScott Architecture, which worked with Proces2 on this project, says this concept reflects a growing trend of having “ambient technology” or “ubiquitous computing” integrated into finished products. “We’re seeing technology not as interactive as we normally think of it, like computers, cell phones or PDAs,” she says. “[This kind of technology] would be in the peripheral view, yet part of our lives — much like electricity.” 16 ~ APRIL 2007 ~ ARROYO

A video of Jellyfish House shows the walls alternating between opaque and clear —as if the house were actually breathing. “We have the outer environments being pulled into the interior of the house so that that interior space is transformed,” explains Craig Scott, Iwamoto’s team partner. Likewise, filtering in or out the natural world is the central focus of Mix House, submitted by Ben Rubin, Joel Sanders and Karen van Lengen, a New York–based team. This example explores soundscaping and how technology can filter out unwanted noises such as airplanes and traffic, while bringing more pleasing sounds to the forefront. In fact, the team envisions mixing recorded sound with actual sound so that, for example, parents could listen to the voices of children playing outside mixed with Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Some of the projects don’t really involve buildings, but are technological structures that can transform people’s lives. Presented by Escher GuneWardena Architecture of Los Angeles, Living Kit is a Web-based information system that is geared to provide ideas and services to the economically disenfranchised of the world. At its heart is a Web site giving access to many simple techniques that people, especially those living in rural areas, can use to satisfy basic needs such as sanitation, energy, communication and shelter. “It took months of research to find these specific solutions,” says Ravi GuneWardena, who

notes the simplicity and sustainability of these ingenious methods used around the world. For example, a workable water-filtration system could be as easy as filling up clear plastic bottles with water and setting them in the sun. Many of these ideas are being practiced in other parts of the world, and, according to team member Frank Escher, the goal of the project is to “share these solutions with all developing countries. A large part of our population has no access to certain technologies, but they still need to satisfy their basic needs. This is a way for technology — like the Internet, which is becoming more accessible in even remote areas — to really make a difference in all people’s lives.” AM “Open House: Architecture and Technology for Intelligent Living” runs from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays April 14 through July 1 at Art Center College of Design, South Campus Wind Tunnel, 550 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. For more information about this exhibit and related events, call (626) 3962319, or visit www.artcenter.edu. BRENDA REES has written for various publications including the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Parent and Westways magazine. She lives in Eagle Rock with her husband and daughter as well as assorted cats, fish, tortoises and other critters.


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F THERE’S ONE BIG LESSON THE WORLD IS LEARNING while facing the global warming crisis, it’s that every part of the planet is interconnected. A melting glacier in the Arctic Circle will raise the water levels of the oceans, eventually flooding the coastlines of every continent. There are plenty of examples of environmental connections all around us in the San Gabriel Valley that offer valuable insights. The Arroyo Seco Foundation is working to raise awareness of them, and thereby helping preserve water quality for everyone in the region. “When you have runoff from storms in the Valley, some goes directly into the ground and the rest goes into the ocean. So you have a semi-arid area that’s becoming more arid. And some communities have more pesticides and chemicals in their gardening, and that creates a problem for the ocean,” says Paula Sirola, ASF’s watershed coordinator. “There’s a connection between the mountains and the ocean. We’re all connected in this. Pasadena people know about it because of the Central Arroyo and the Rose Bowl area with all its hiking trails, but in parts of northeast Los Angeles the public doesn’t recognize that they’re part of this watershed and contribute to the problem.” The centerpiece of the watershed Sirola is referring to is today’s Arroyo Seco, reconstructed in the 1930s as a

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concrete channel to better handle flood management, sending water from rainstorms to the ocean. However, this system also results in depletion of the aquifers, which supply water to the five major communities of the region: Altadena, Pasadena, South Pasadena, northeast Los Angeles and La Cañada Flintridge. It’s just one of the many challenges faced by Sirola, who came to ASF last November after a career spent working with sustained development issues in rural Latin America. She is also charged with providing environmental education to schools and community organizations. “I work with organizations that have common interests in the Arroyo to preserve and enhance its environment and cultural legacy, and we have a specific focus on the watershed because we’re trying to improve the water quality and conservation,” says Sirola. “The ultimate goal is to reduce the region’s dependence on imported water and improve the natural habitat, restoring the ecosystems in the Arroyo.” ASF’s efforts to preserve the Arroyo stretch back more than a century, when its founder, Charles Lummis, sought to promote what he regarded as one of Southern California’s most important natural treasures. There was a multidecade lapse in activity along the way, but the Arroyo —Continued on page 20 Seco Foundation was revived in


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concrete channel to better handle flood management, sending water from rainstorms to the ocean. However, this system also results in depletion of the aquifers, which supply water to the five major communities of the region: Altadena, Pasadena, South Pasadena, northeast Los Angeles and La Cañada Flintridge. It’s just one of the many challenges faced by Sirola, who came to ASF last November after a career spent working with sustained development issues in rural Latin America. She is also charged with providing environmental education to schools and community organizations. “I work with organizations that have common interests in the Arroyo to preserve and enhance its environment and cultural legacy, and we have a specific focus on the watershed because we’re trying to improve the water quality and conservation,” says Sirola. “The ultimate goal is to reduce the region’s dependence on imported water and improve the natural habitat, restoring the ecosystems in the Arroyo.” ASF’s efforts to preserve the Arroyo stretch back more than a century, when its founder, Charles Lummis, sought to promote what he regarded as one of Southern California’s most important natural treasures. There was a multidecade lapse in activity along the way, but the Arroyo —Continued on page 20 Seco Foundation was revived in


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earnest beginning in 1989, actively seeking to protect the beautiful natural terrain stretching from the San Gabriel Mountains all the way to downtown Los Angeles. “We do a wide variety of things, from a water-quality monitoring program, in which we test water samples to determine the level of various elements of concern, to cleanups in the Arroyo and a lot of special outdoor events,” explains Managing Director Tim Brick. “One of the biggest issues we’re concerned with is water quality and how people influence it. People walking their dogs need to properly dispose of animal wastes because even that can get back into the water supply.” Brick has been involved in nonprofit environmental groups for more than 30 years; in addition to his work with ASF, he currently serves as the chairman of the board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The San Gabriel Valley native has also given back to the community through his work with the Business Technology Center of Los Angeles County and a wide variety of health education campaigns. One of ASF’s major goals in coming years is to figure out how to remove some of the concrete from the watercourse and restore a more natural bed to the Arroyo. Active tree planting and stream restoration programs, including some experimental efforts, are key to the group’s efforts. But its biggest project is creating the Arroyo Center for Art and the Environment. ASF is working with the California Art Club as well as Habitat for Humanity because Pasadena city officials want a “housing component” on the site. The aim is to take control of the property at the Desiderio Army Reserve Center, which the U.S. Army is giving up in 2011, and either renovate existing buildings — which Brick favors — or knock those down and start over, a move other organizations are espousing. “We believe the environmentally responsible thing to do is renovate because the buildings are good for our educational purposes and it’s a lot less expensive,” says Brick. “We want to be another gem of the Arroyo Seco, honor the way artists have portrayed the Arroyo Seco, teach new generations how to preserve it and teach them the value of the Arroyo. Being an area of such natural beauty located under a man-made beauty like the Colorado Street Bridge is a huge advantage.” AM CARL KOZLOWSKI writes regularly for Pasadena Weekly, the national business magazine Motto and the Web magazine www.arrivistepress.com. He also has had articles published in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and The Progressive. 20 ~ APRIL 2007 ~ ARROYO

- Saving the Arroyo Seco The Arroyo Seco Foundation offers plenty of ways to save the world locally. Like any charitable organization, the Arroyo Seco Foundation has plenty of innovative ways for people to help as volunteers. One major way to keep abreast of the organization’s news and activities is to receive and read the Arroyo Seco News Online’s daily updates. The emails offer information on numerous subgroups, such as the Arroyo Seco Stream Team, which handles the organization’s waterquality monitoring and cleanup programs. For more information, please visit www.arroyoseco.org/JoinASN.htm. You can count on marking your calendar for the second Saturday of each month — this time, it’s April 14 — for ASF’s monthly cleanup day in the Arroyo’s natural environs. ASF also tries to hook up interested outdoors buffs with the cleanup days and times of other community groups, with all such events easily found at www.arroyoseco.org. Managing Director Tim Brick points out additional opportunities for “greening” parts of the Arroyo. For instance, on April 28, the group, along with the Audubon Nature Center, is launching a citizen survey program called Watershed Watchers, in which citizens are invited to take part in a search for four specific types of birds in the Arroyo to determine their numbers and see if there is a need for action to preserve or increase their populations. ASF will also invite all the organizations that host walks in various parts of the watershed to its Annual Membership Meeting on April 15 to share ideas. If you’re concerned about the state of community health, then you can also speak to ASF about helping to monitor the water quality of 11 different sites along the watershed. And mark your calendars for May 19, when ASF hosts the Watershed Festival in Hahamongna Watershed Park. For more information on these activities and all other information about the Arroyo Seco Foundation, visit www.arroyoseco.org.


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It’s the environment, stupid Focusing on the single most important determinant of our behavior BY HANK SCHLINGER, Ph.D. LEADING UP TO THE 1992 PRESIDENTIAL election, George H. W. Bush was ahead in the polls when challenger Bill Clinton began to utter the phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid.” This one phrase focused attention on the most important problem facing the nation. When talking about human behavior, a similar phrase is apropos: “It’s the environment, stupid.” Decades of experimental research by behavioral psychologists have shown that aspects of the present environment are responsible for much of our behavior and, moreover, that altering those aspects can produce dramatic changes in behavior regardless of our genetic or neurological makeup or past histories. The term “environment” is commonly used to refer to the general setting or conditions in which behavior occurs. So, for example, the environment of a student includes the other students, the teacher and the physical features of the classroom. Behavior analysts use the term “environment” differently. For them, the environment is all stimuli (internal and external), but especially consequences, that affect behavior at any given time. It’s no exaggeration to say that consequences are the single most important determinant of our behavior. An analysis of environmental events not only helps us understand why behavior occurs, it also represents an optimistic approach to solving human behavioral problems that genetics and physiological science cannot offer. Consider as an example Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which is said to have strong genetic and physiological components that require stimulant medication as treatment. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that 4.4 million young people aged 4 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, and as of 2003 as many as 2.5 million of them were receiving medication for treatment of the disorder. With a problem of this apparent magnitude and with very young children taking powerful stimulant medications, it would behoove us as a 22 ~ APRIL 2007 ~ ARROYO

society to determine whether and to what extent the environment contributes to the behaviors involved. Most children are diagnosed with ADHD when they are inattentive or impulsive in classroom settings — despite the fact that a diagnosis of ADHD should only be made if these behaviors occur in more than one setting and for a lengthy period of time. (Recall that children don’t behave impulsively or inattentively because they “have” ADHD — that would be circular reasoning; ADHD is simply the label for those behaviors.) It’s not surprising that children are diagnosed with ADHD in school settings. Children by their very nature are active, inattentive and impulsive. Then at around the age of 6 we usher them off to a place where they must sit still, be quiet and listen to an adult talk for relatively long periods of time. As Michael E. Ruff, M.D., recently wrote in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, “Distractibility, inattentiveness, and impulsiveness are essentially symptoms of boredom with the pace of the conventional classroom.” This is especially true for kids who have been raised on a diet of fast-paced movies, television shows and video games. The best clue to the envi-

ronmental influences on behaviors labeled as ADHD is to follow children from school to home and observe as they watch TV, play video games or play with their friends. If they aren’t easily distracted or inattentive during those activities, it’s a good bet there is no ADHD. Other environmental factors worsen the behaviors that emerge in slow-paced classrooms. For example, teachers often don’t pay much individual attention to a child until he acts impulsively or inattentively. Suppose a child looks out the window or gets out of his chair and the teacher immediately reprimands him, at which point he looks back at the teacher or sits back down. What has happened here? Well, it’s very likely that the teacher has unknowingly rewarded the behaviors by immediately paying attention to them. And the child has unknowingly rewarded the teacher’s reprimand by immediately looking back at her or sitting down. We can tell if these behaviors have been rewarded if they continue to recur in the same setting — and they usually do. It’s also possible that the child’s behavior may be rewarded by escaping the boredom of the classroom or by the immediate sensory stimulation he gets when looking out the window or getting out of his chair. Understanding the role of the moment-tomoment interactions between behavior and its causal environmental events can help us prevent inattentive, impulsive or hyperactive behavior in the classroom. For example, teachers can adopt more challenging curricula, such as Direct Instruction (see http://www.nifdi.org/), in which students are constantly interacting with a teacher in small groups in a fast-paced give-and-take with a high rate of social rewards. Moreover, the children actually master the skills being taught. So, the next time you find yourself wondering why some behavior occurs, remember, “It’s the environment, stupid.” AM Dr. Schlinger, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), is a faculty member in the psychology department at California State University, Los Angeles. Contact him at hschlin@calstatela.edu.


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tion meets history in an eclectic mix of mystery and beauty. Relax in the Moorish, Turkish and Victorian salons. Dance in the Palm terrace ballroom or take a stroll in the lush, private gardens. Come join us for a memorable event. Experience the Castle Green! Call today for a tour at (626) 793-0359. Firefly Bistro — Whether you have a Wedding of 10 or 110, Monique and Paul will create a menu to suit any occasion or creative idea. Browse through the Menus and Catering sections of our website and get some ideas. Then call or email Monique. She'll walk you through the party planning process with a grace that will make it all seem so easy. Every event at Firefly Bistro is unique and made to order. Firefly Bistro is a great place to party. Firefly Bistro can accommodate up to 120 patrons, and is wheelchair accessible. For more information on Wedding

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Princess, 1357 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Call (818) 952-4157.

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his shopping hotspot is about to get even hotter! After months of planning, construction, planting and furnishing by a team of acclaimed designers, the Boddy House will be re-opened April 22 to May 20 for the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, an annual fundraising attraction sponsored by the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA). The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts invites you to join the Marketplace 2007 festivities, April 22 to May 20, at Descanso Garden’s main lawn. Nestled among camellias and cherry trees, the Marketplace promises a festival-like atmosphere with a special restaurant, and boutiques offering gourmet foods, clothing, jewelry, beautiful home accessories and unique children’s items—something to delight everyone.The Showcase House of Design will be open to ticket

holders 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays, and 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. It is closed Mondays. Showcase visitors can park at Descanso on weekdays and at the Rose Bowl on weekends. —Charlie 6) Eiji’s— Enter the garden doors of Eiji’s and you will discover why they have been so successful for more than 50 years in the heart of La Cañada. The makers of countless customdesigned masterpieces, Eiji’s is the one stop you must make for memory making perfection. Eiji's delivers throughout the Foothills as well as Los Angeles and San Marino. Custom flower baskets, roses, bouquets, gifts, whatever is in your heart that you want to express — Eiji’s is your best bet.

5) With its sophisticated approach to dressing, this must-visit boutique has it all! Offering the ultimate refined selection, this boutique is filled with the latest in classic designer lines from Europe that will add style to your collection, while offering the most up-to-date styles. For the finer approach to cutting-edge fashion, Wynn’s brings us Longchamp handbags and the cutest new line of luggage to the ever popular Yansi Fugel interchangeable pieces. Customers rely on the dedication of the staff and are surprised when they reference pieces purchased seasons ago! Luxury, loyalty and an overall stunning collection—what more could you ask for?

Botanicals, 1341 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues. through Sat.

Look what's on our radar! It's Springtime in Pasadena and that means it's time to break out the cupcakes , dust off the mantle and make some room for the cutest little bunnies you've ever seen! Tell 'em that Charlie and Rebecca sent you. 3) Frockx—April Showers? Frockx has all your “shower” needs, with plenty of special items to choose from, including the gifts to bring to a baby or bridal shower. Create your own gift bag filled with candles, lotion and add a personalized bracelet. They will gift wrap it for you so you are ready to go! Stop in for that perfect gift and you may find the perfect outfit too! They have a great selection of dresses, suits and casual outfits to choose from. The inventory is constantly changing and every week brings new arrivals. The shoe department received an exciting new addition, like the new and super hot Nanette Lepore Wedge Sandles. They are stunning and all of the fashion magazines are raving about these must haves for spring! During April they will be receiving tons of new spring merchandise, including Single, Rose & Lula, Hudson, Nandini, Yoana, Pierce jeans, Michael Stars and, of course, Ella Moss. The list continues with too many to mention. Come by on Friday nights for their “Frocktail” celebration. They have wine and munchies and they will take 15 percent off your entire purchase.

You won't leave disappointed (...or empty-handed!)

Spring has sprung at Simply Fresh! The cottage is full of delightful Easter goodies adorable bunnies & chicks, hand-decorated eggs, sparkly butterfly and bird garlands, cute hand painted buckets and parasols to make your Easter more festive than ever! Special new finds like gorgeous blooming flowers teas, simply chic hostess aprons, hot new jewerly, great new CDS, magical fairy wall art and so much more! As usual, Simply Fresh has it ALL! , don't miss out on all the new spring finds. Simply Fresh 2628 Mission St, San Marino (626) 441-7250

Frockx, 111B Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Call (818) 949-4429.

Wynn’s, 637 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Call (818) 790-6033.

2) Spring is here and Botanicals is blooming with all that spring has to offer. Ranunculus, sweetpeas and lilacs, oh my! Unique stone garden statuary has arrived, perfect for any spring garden. Lovely jewelry, gifts and plush bunnies for filling very special Easter baskets. This year, the Showcase House is just around the corner from Botanicals. Be sure to visit us for home inspiration! For a look into Botanicals, visit www.Shopbotanicals.com.

what’shot hotnow!

4) I promise you once you go see Kathy at her beautiful boutique, you will never shop for your lingerie and undergarments at those department and chain outlets again. After your first visit, you’ll be hooked and wonder how you ever shopped in those impersonal places, this is the kind of shop that doesn’t usually exist outside of Europe, featuring designers from the Paris runways to the trendy flannel P. J. sets. This hotspot is the best kept secret in town and don’t be surprised when you recognize your neighbor, teacher, cheerleader or famous Hollywood celebrity — they all shop here! Stop in and Kathy will make you feel as special as her selection, which includes Cosabella, Vera Wang and Betsy Johnson to name a few. Brides flock from the Westside to consult with Kathy on the perfect pieces for their special night and teens stop in for their first bra fitting.

Intimo, 637A Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Call (818) 790-2479.

7) The grand opening was fantastic and the girls raised money for the Desi Geestman Foundation. What could be nicer than fashion frontrunners giving back? I Love it! Posh Accessories and Baby Chique have joined forces to bring us a wonderland of accessories from women to babies and everything in between. This super hotspot has the must haves from the top designers. A pure party for your shopping senses, this boutique is filled with lines from Isabella Fiore, Betsy Johnson, Trina Turk, Dolce & Gabbana just to name a few. Handbags, sunglasses, jewelry and gifts to die for, Anie’s selection rivals that of any store on Rodeo Drive so forget about driving west. Casual to Black tie, Anie has the perfect accessory for every occasion. Michelle Roy jewelry is the rage of the fashion mags and Posh has the biggest selection. Baby Chique has the most unbelievable baby products including, clothes and accessories for babies and children sizes 0-12 years of age. The collection includes designer diaper bags, hats, shoes, blankets and more! Stop in and check out the super trendy lines from Iceberg, Alphabet, Kanz and Naturino, the hot Italian designer of shoes. Stop in and meet the girls, you are sure to leave with a smile and bags of goodies! Posh Accessories and Baby Chique,

Posh Accessories and Baby Chique, 838 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Call (818) 952-1600 or (818) 952-0133.

Simply Fresh, 2628 Mission St. San Marino (626) 441-7250

There is a reason why PW readers voted this bakery No. 1 in Pasadena. I personally know people who drive from the San Fernando Valley to grab a couple of her world famous cupcakes and beautiful custom cakes for every occasion! All of a sudden every occasion became perfect for cupcakes — office birthdays, hostess gifts, weddings, showers. We crave them in our sleep! Denise Weber and her entire family can be seen making the treats in this open, super-tidy kitchen. Denise describes the cupcakes as “a little bite of heaven.” Choose from 40 different types of customized cakes and fillings.

Violet’s Cakes, 21 E. Holly Street Pasadena (626) 395-9821


1) April is an exciting month for Cowgirl Princess. On the 22nd, Pasadena Showcase begins at Descanso Gardens, and that is where Krissy's mom will have a booth at the Marketplace, Tara Lyn on Lake. If you make it to Showcase, be sure to visit Krissy, who is right up the street! Also, on April 28th, Krissy will be closed to set up a booth of her own at Oakmont Country Club for St. Bede's "Spring Shopping Spree". With all the fun events this month, let’s not forget about the "must-haves" for spring! The Pure wrap that will compliment any outfit, the pointelle top by Pete that she just got in, and is already flying off the shelves and the new monogram and heart flip-flops from Jamie Kreitman. Now that we all have a little "spring" in our step, make sure you head over to Cowgirl

Princess, 1357 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Call (818) 952-4157.

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his shopping hotspot is about to get even hotter! After months of planning, construction, planting and furnishing by a team of acclaimed designers, the Boddy House will be re-opened April 22 to May 20 for the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, an annual fundraising attraction sponsored by the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA). The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts invites you to join the Marketplace 2007 festivities, April 22 to May 20, at Descanso Garden’s main lawn. Nestled among camellias and cherry trees, the Marketplace promises a festival-like atmosphere with a special restaurant, and boutiques offering gourmet foods, clothing, jewelry, beautiful home accessories and unique children’s items—something to delight everyone.The Showcase House of Design will be open to ticket

holders 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays, and 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. It is closed Mondays. Showcase visitors can park at Descanso on weekdays and at the Rose Bowl on weekends. —Charlie 6) Eiji’s— Enter the garden doors of Eiji’s and you will discover why they have been so successful for more than 50 years in the heart of La Cañada. The makers of countless customdesigned masterpieces, Eiji’s is the one stop you must make for memory making perfection. Eiji's delivers throughout the Foothills as well as Los Angeles and San Marino. Custom flower baskets, roses, bouquets, gifts, whatever is in your heart that you want to express — Eiji’s is your best bet.

5) With its sophisticated approach to dressing, this must-visit boutique has it all! Offering the ultimate refined selection, this boutique is filled with the latest in classic designer lines from Europe that will add style to your collection, while offering the most up-to-date styles. For the finer approach to cutting-edge fashion, Wynn’s brings us Longchamp handbags and the cutest new line of luggage to the ever popular Yansi Fugel interchangeable pieces. Customers rely on the dedication of the staff and are surprised when they reference pieces purchased seasons ago! Luxury, loyalty and an overall stunning collection—what more could you ask for?

Botanicals, 1341 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues. through Sat.

Look what's on our radar! It's Springtime in Pasadena and that means it's time to break out the cupcakes , dust off the mantle and make some room for the cutest little bunnies you've ever seen! Tell 'em that Charlie and Rebecca sent you. 3) Frockx—April Showers? Frockx has all your “shower” needs, with plenty of special items to choose from, including the gifts to bring to a baby or bridal shower. Create your own gift bag filled with candles, lotion and add a personalized bracelet. They will gift wrap it for you so you are ready to go! Stop in for that perfect gift and you may find the perfect outfit too! They have a great selection of dresses, suits and casual outfits to choose from. The inventory is constantly changing and every week brings new arrivals. The shoe department received an exciting new addition, like the new and super hot Nanette Lepore Wedge Sandles. They are stunning and all of the fashion magazines are raving about these must haves for spring! During April they will be receiving tons of new spring merchandise, including Single, Rose & Lula, Hudson, Nandini, Yoana, Pierce jeans, Michael Stars and, of course, Ella Moss. The list continues with too many to mention. Come by on Friday nights for their “Frocktail” celebration. They have wine and munchies and they will take 15 percent off your entire purchase.

You won't leave disappointed (...or empty-handed!)

Spring has sprung at Simply Fresh! The cottage is full of delightful Easter goodies adorable bunnies & chicks, hand-decorated eggs, sparkly butterfly and bird garlands, cute hand painted buckets and parasols to make your Easter more festive than ever! Special new finds like gorgeous blooming flowers teas, simply chic hostess aprons, hot new jewerly, great new CDS, magical fairy wall art and so much more! As usual, Simply Fresh has it ALL! , don't miss out on all the new spring finds. Simply Fresh 2628 Mission St, San Marino (626) 441-7250

Frockx, 111B Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Call (818) 949-4429.

Wynn’s, 637 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Call (818) 790-6033.

2) Spring is here and Botanicals is blooming with all that spring has to offer. Ranunculus, sweetpeas and lilacs, oh my! Unique stone garden statuary has arrived, perfect for any spring garden. Lovely jewelry, gifts and plush bunnies for filling very special Easter baskets. This year, the Showcase House is just around the corner from Botanicals. Be sure to visit us for home inspiration! For a look into Botanicals, visit www.Shopbotanicals.com.

what’shot hotnow!

4) I promise you once you go see Kathy at her beautiful boutique, you will never shop for your lingerie and undergarments at those department and chain outlets again. After your first visit, you’ll be hooked and wonder how you ever shopped in those impersonal places, this is the kind of shop that doesn’t usually exist outside of Europe, featuring designers from the Paris runways to the trendy flannel P. J. sets. This hotspot is the best kept secret in town and don’t be surprised when you recognize your neighbor, teacher, cheerleader or famous Hollywood celebrity — they all shop here! Stop in and Kathy will make you feel as special as her selection, which includes Cosabella, Vera Wang and Betsy Johnson to name a few. Brides flock from the Westside to consult with Kathy on the perfect pieces for their special night and teens stop in for their first bra fitting.

Intimo, 637A Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Call (818) 790-2479.

7) The grand opening was fantastic and the girls raised money for the Desi Geestman Foundation. What could be nicer than fashion frontrunners giving back? I Love it! Posh Accessories and Baby Chique have joined forces to bring us a wonderland of accessories from women to babies and everything in between. This super hotspot has the must haves from the top designers. A pure party for your shopping senses, this boutique is filled with lines from Isabella Fiore, Betsy Johnson, Trina Turk, Dolce & Gabbana just to name a few. Handbags, sunglasses, jewelry and gifts to die for, Anie’s selection rivals that of any store on Rodeo Drive so forget about driving west. Casual to Black tie, Anie has the perfect accessory for every occasion. Michelle Roy jewelry is the rage of the fashion mags and Posh has the biggest selection. Baby Chique has the most unbelievable baby products including, clothes and accessories for babies and children sizes 0-12 years of age. The collection includes designer diaper bags, hats, shoes, blankets and more! Stop in and check out the super trendy lines from Iceberg, Alphabet, Kanz and Naturino, the hot Italian designer of shoes. Stop in and meet the girls, you are sure to leave with a smile and bags of goodies! Posh Accessories and Baby Chique,

Posh Accessories and Baby Chique, 838 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Call (818) 952-1600 or (818) 952-0133.

Simply Fresh, 2628 Mission St. San Marino (626) 441-7250

There is a reason why PW readers voted this bakery No. 1 in Pasadena. I personally know people who drive from the San Fernando Valley to grab a couple of her world famous cupcakes and beautiful custom cakes for every occasion! All of a sudden every occasion became perfect for cupcakes — office birthdays, hostess gifts, weddings, showers. We crave them in our sleep! Denise Weber and her entire family can be seen making the treats in this open, super-tidy kitchen. Denise describes the cupcakes as “a little bite of heaven.” Choose from 40 different types of customized cakes and fillings.

Violet’s Cakes, 21 E. Holly Street Pasadena (626) 395-9821


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Whites Art Framing & Restorations — Serving the community since 1944, Whites offers the most complete and comprehensive fine art framing and restoration services in the San Gabriel Valley. Nestled in the charming town of Montrose, Whites specializes in archival conservation and custom framing, sophisticated matting, shadow boxing and other creative display solutions for unique and unusual works of fine art. Additionally, Whites offers custom finishing and the gilding of frames, elaborate frame design, stretching and mounting of fabric art (canvas, needlepoint, etc.), along with the restoration of fine art and antiques. You can also experience an exquisite collection of fine art on display. 2414 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Call (818) 957-4071. Wayne Jason Jewelry Designs — With a strong background in design, Wayne Jason opened his store in 1987 and realized he could give his customers magnificent jewelry at better prices by manufacturing on the premises. As an expert at his own designs, Wayne takes great pride in his ability to transform your old jewelry into new pieces to enjoy! He carves wax molds to alter them before casting, guaranteeing your complete satisfaction. From $30 sterling silver earrings to an $8,000 diamond and tanzanite pendant, Wayne Jason Jewelry Designs is your onestop shop for all occasion gifts. 105 W. California Blvd. (tucked away in the Orangewood Shopping Center). Call (626) 795-9215, or visit www.wjasondesigns.com. Aarnun Gallery Fine Picture Framing — Located in a charming “Boston Row House,” Ed and Marcia Nunnery have provided expert design solutions (for over 30 years) in a

“ROSECLIFF”(detail) 25” x 35” Monoprint with handpainted embellishments

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FINE PICTURE FRAMING

Our Spring Exhibit features Carolyn Farris, Printmaker Open Wednesday - Saturday 10 a - 5 p 626.793.4805 603 East Green Street, Pasadena · In the Playhouse District · aarnungallery.com

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professional, creative environment. Every imaginable frame is available from hand-carved wood, handcrafted leather, “Craftsman,” 22KT gold and traditional French to clean contemporary. There’s also art restoration, a selection of desk frames, decorative stands and lighting accessories. Designers and their clients welcome. 603 E. Green St. Open Wed-Sat 10-5. Call (626) 793-4805. Thomas R. Field — The most beautiful room settings of American antiques and folk art are found here. Field’s national clientele knows this furniture complements many styles — English, French and more — giving an eclectic feel to traditional as well as the most modern of homes. The company’s philosophy is “objects of art fit anywhere.” Celebrate the American Heritage with grandfather clocks, paintings, sculptures and weathervanes. Certified appraisal services and estate dispositions. 1127 Mission St., South Pasadena. Call (626) 799-8546. John Moran Auctioneers — Expertly serving clients since 1969, John Moran Auctioneers is a full-service auction house offering quality objects and complete personalized dedication. Monthly estate and fine furniture auctions are where collectors, dealers, decorators and others gather to buy the finest antiques, silver, American Indian, oil and watercolor paintings, jewelry, unusual accessories and much more! They also hold an auction (three times per year) for exceptional California and American paintings. Consignment and the purchasing of estates. 735 W. Woodbury Road, Altadena. Call (626) 793-1833, or visit www.johnmoran.com.

THOMAS R. FIELD American Antiques

www.thomasrfieldantiques.com The only shop in Southern California offering a full range of 18th and 19th century American antiques and folk art. Certified appraisal services...estate dispositions Purchasing and brokering fine examples of American antiques and folk art. 1127 Mission St. South Pasadena 91030 (626) 799-8546


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Whites Art Framing & Restorations — Serving the community since 1944, Whites offers the most complete and comprehensive fine art framing and restoration services in the San Gabriel Valley. Nestled in the charming town of Montrose, Whites specializes in archival conservation and custom framing, sophisticated matting, shadow boxing and other creative display solutions for unique and unusual works of fine art. Additionally, Whites offers custom finishing and the gilding of frames, elaborate frame design, stretching and mounting of fabric art (canvas, needlepoint, etc.), along with the restoration of fine art and antiques. You can also experience an exquisite collection of fine art on display. 2414 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Call (818) 957-4071. Wayne Jason Jewelry Designs — With a strong background in design, Wayne Jason opened his store in 1987 and realized he could give his customers magnificent jewelry at better prices by manufacturing on the premises. As an expert at his own designs, Wayne takes great pride in his ability to transform your old jewelry into new pieces to enjoy! He carves wax molds to alter them before casting, guaranteeing your complete satisfaction. From $30 sterling silver earrings to an $8,000 diamond and tanzanite pendant, Wayne Jason Jewelry Designs is your onestop shop for all occasion gifts. 105 W. California Blvd. (tucked away in the Orangewood Shopping Center). Call (626) 795-9215, or visit www.wjasondesigns.com. Aarnun Gallery Fine Picture Framing — Located in a charming “Boston Row House,” Ed and Marcia Nunnery have provided expert design solutions (for over 30 years) in a

“ROSECLIFF”(detail) 25” x 35” Monoprint with handpainted embellishments

A A R N U N G A L L E RY

FINE PICTURE FRAMING

Our Spring Exhibit features Carolyn Farris, Printmaker Open Wednesday - Saturday 10 a - 5 p 626.793.4805 603 East Green Street, Pasadena · In the Playhouse District · aarnungallery.com

&

J E W E L RY

professional, creative environment. Every imaginable frame is available from hand-carved wood, handcrafted leather, “Craftsman,” 22KT gold and traditional French to clean contemporary. There’s also art restoration, a selection of desk frames, decorative stands and lighting accessories. Designers and their clients welcome. 603 E. Green St. Open Wed-Sat 10-5. Call (626) 793-4805. Thomas R. Field — The most beautiful room settings of American antiques and folk art are found here. Field’s national clientele knows this furniture complements many styles — English, French and more — giving an eclectic feel to traditional as well as the most modern of homes. The company’s philosophy is “objects of art fit anywhere.” Celebrate the American Heritage with grandfather clocks, paintings, sculptures and weathervanes. Certified appraisal services and estate dispositions. 1127 Mission St., South Pasadena. Call (626) 799-8546. John Moran Auctioneers — Expertly serving clients since 1969, John Moran Auctioneers is a full-service auction house offering quality objects and complete personalized dedication. Monthly estate and fine furniture auctions are where collectors, dealers, decorators and others gather to buy the finest antiques, silver, American Indian, oil and watercolor paintings, jewelry, unusual accessories and much more! They also hold an auction (three times per year) for exceptional California and American paintings. Consignment and the purchasing of estates. 735 W. Woodbury Road, Altadena. Call (626) 793-1833, or visit www.johnmoran.com.

THOMAS R. FIELD American Antiques

www.thomasrfieldantiques.com The only shop in Southern California offering a full range of 18th and 19th century American antiques and folk art. Certified appraisal services...estate dispositions Purchasing and brokering fine examples of American antiques and folk art. 1127 Mission St. South Pasadena 91030 (626) 799-8546


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Gerald Sowell INTERIOR DESIGN 2250 Bronson Hill Drive • Los Angeles

(323) 461-2271 • www.designsbygerald.com

Your home...

Y O U R C A S T L E Gerald Sowell Interior Design — The goal of Gerald Sowell Interior Design is to develop a design that suits each individual client in a very personal way. In consideration of that goal, there is a watchword at GSID and it’s communication. Beginning with the extensive client interview, Gerald Sowell Interior Design determines the scope of the project, arranges contractor meetings, coordinates the delivery of materials, furnishings and accessories and sees to all the finishing touches, even to the hanging of your artwork. Gerald Sowell Interior Design is there for the client with the skill of planning, design, function and artistic value. With his Project Manager/Designer Emory Story, Gerald Sowell Interior Design is a vital force in establishing a sense of security and comfort in the home. Call (310) 880-3042, or visit www.designsbygerald.com.

Emerald Landscape — “Everything we do begins with a client’s vision, and ends with their peace of mind.” For more than 20 years, with this all encompassing, yet simple, philosophy, Emerald Landscape has created, built and maintained environments their clients have fallen in love with. Owner Patrick Gelwicks is superbly proficient in design, exterior construction, softscape and maintenance, having provided services to hundreds of residential and commercial properties. Whether it’s for your home or business, now’s the time to make those landscaping dreams a reality. Call (626) 7949532, or visit www.emeraldls.com Expression in Wood — Since 1977, this exceptional manufacturing company has specialized in magnificent traditional cabinetry, priding itself on customer service, attention to detail and quality that exceeds

the expectations of its clients. Kitchen cabinetry is a specialty. It also designs and builds bathrooms, libraries, entertainment centers and every type of cabinetry for your home or office. The finished product is an “expression in wood.” 248 Kruse Ave., Monrovia. Call (626) 303-8000, or visit www.expressioninwood.com. Michele Hughes Hayes is best known for her light-filled, highly personalized spaces that are relaxed but sophisticated, comfortable yet refined. This award-winning designer’s work is thoughtfully articulated through clean lines and her belief that the finer things in life don't have to be experienced in an overly formal environment. Her interiors are uplifting, authentic representations of her clients, that balance timeless surroundings with artful furnishings. Hayes’ work has been featured at the Long Beach Museum of

Your ultimate source for fine home products

Art, Avenues of Art and Design in West Hollywood and on HGTV. Visit www.michelehughesdesign.com, or call (626) 578-9700. Plaza Kitchen & Bath — Finally, a large, gracious showroom of semi-custom to custom cabinets, plumbing fixtures, lighting, counter tops and hardware is here! Experts Nick Eden and Peter Bedros with 18 years experience a piece cater to a wide variety of tastes, from very contemporary to elegant traditional. The manufacturers on display include cabinets from Dynasty, Omega and Durasupreme; plumbing fixtures by Mico Designs and Jado; bath tubs by Water Dance, Finishing Touch and Aquatic Industries; as well as counter tops of granite, limestone and travertine. Designers welcome. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 —Continued on page 36

I wonder how many contractors Jim hired to pull this off?

One.

FAUCETS AVAILABLE FROM MICO, HANSGROHE AND MORE

626.794.9532 | emeraldls.com © 2007 PPG Builders, Inc. License No. 534386

Colorado Green

Lake

El Molino

210 Fwy

We provide everything from the ground up and adhere to one simple rule: create, build and maintain an environment our clients will fall in love with. Design, exterior construction, softscape, and maintenance are beginning to end services we have provided hundreds of residential and commercial properties during our 20 years in business. Everything we do begins with a client’s vision. And for more than fifteen years, it has ended with their peace of mind. For a free consultation call us or visit our website for more information.

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• COUNTER TOPS • LIGHTING • PLUMBING FIXTURES • APPLIANCES • HARDWARE

KITCHEN CABINETS

CABINETS AVAILABLE FROM RON BOW (VANITY CABINETS), ROBERN (MEDICINE CABINETS), OMEGA, DURASUPREME AND MORE

676 East Green Street. Pasadena, CA 91101 (corner of El Molino and Green)

Phone: (626) 396-1772 Fax: (626) 396-0963 www.plazakitchenandbath.com

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Gerald Sowell INTERIOR DESIGN 2250 Bronson Hill Drive • Los Angeles

(323) 461-2271 • www.designsbygerald.com

Your home...

Y O U R C A S T L E Gerald Sowell Interior Design — The goal of Gerald Sowell Interior Design is to develop a design that suits each individual client in a very personal way. In consideration of that goal, there is a watchword at GSID and it’s communication. Beginning with the extensive client interview, Gerald Sowell Interior Design determines the scope of the project, arranges contractor meetings, coordinates the delivery of materials, furnishings and accessories and sees to all the finishing touches, even to the hanging of your artwork. Gerald Sowell Interior Design is there for the client with the skill of planning, design, function and artistic value. With his Project Manager/Designer Emory Story, Gerald Sowell Interior Design is a vital force in establishing a sense of security and comfort in the home. Call (310) 880-3042, or visit www.designsbygerald.com.

Emerald Landscape — “Everything we do begins with a client’s vision, and ends with their peace of mind.” For more than 20 years, with this all encompassing, yet simple, philosophy, Emerald Landscape has created, built and maintained environments their clients have fallen in love with. Owner Patrick Gelwicks is superbly proficient in design, exterior construction, softscape and maintenance, having provided services to hundreds of residential and commercial properties. Whether it’s for your home or business, now’s the time to make those landscaping dreams a reality. Call (626) 7949532, or visit www.emeraldls.com Expression in Wood — Since 1977, this exceptional manufacturing company has specialized in magnificent traditional cabinetry, priding itself on customer service, attention to detail and quality that exceeds

the expectations of its clients. Kitchen cabinetry is a specialty. It also designs and builds bathrooms, libraries, entertainment centers and every type of cabinetry for your home or office. The finished product is an “expression in wood.” 248 Kruse Ave., Monrovia. Call (626) 303-8000, or visit www.expressioninwood.com. Michele Hughes Hayes is best known for her light-filled, highly personalized spaces that are relaxed but sophisticated, comfortable yet refined. This award-winning designer’s work is thoughtfully articulated through clean lines and her belief that the finer things in life don't have to be experienced in an overly formal environment. Her interiors are uplifting, authentic representations of her clients, that balance timeless surroundings with artful furnishings. Hayes’ work has been featured at the Long Beach Museum of

Your ultimate source for fine home products

Art, Avenues of Art and Design in West Hollywood and on HGTV. Visit www.michelehughesdesign.com, or call (626) 578-9700. Plaza Kitchen & Bath — Finally, a large, gracious showroom of semi-custom to custom cabinets, plumbing fixtures, lighting, counter tops and hardware is here! Experts Nick Eden and Peter Bedros with 18 years experience a piece cater to a wide variety of tastes, from very contemporary to elegant traditional. The manufacturers on display include cabinets from Dynasty, Omega and Durasupreme; plumbing fixtures by Mico Designs and Jado; bath tubs by Water Dance, Finishing Touch and Aquatic Industries; as well as counter tops of granite, limestone and travertine. Designers welcome. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 —Continued on page 36

I wonder how many contractors Jim hired to pull this off?

One.

FAUCETS AVAILABLE FROM MICO, HANSGROHE AND MORE

626.794.9532 | emeraldls.com © 2007 PPG Builders, Inc. License No. 534386

Colorado Green

Lake

El Molino

210 Fwy

We provide everything from the ground up and adhere to one simple rule: create, build and maintain an environment our clients will fall in love with. Design, exterior construction, softscape, and maintenance are beginning to end services we have provided hundreds of residential and commercial properties during our 20 years in business. Everything we do begins with a client’s vision. And for more than fifteen years, it has ended with their peace of mind. For a free consultation call us or visit our website for more information.

SEASON SALE

• COUNTER TOPS • LIGHTING • PLUMBING FIXTURES • APPLIANCES • HARDWARE

KITCHEN CABINETS

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676 East Green Street. Pasadena, CA 91101 (corner of El Molino and Green)

Phone: (626) 396-1772 Fax: (626) 396-0963 www.plazakitchenandbath.com

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a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. 676 Green St. Call (626) 396-1772, or visit www.plazakitchenandbath.com.

COLLECTION Featuring Every Stickley Collection, Mission 21st Century Metropolitan Pasadena Bungalow Craftsman Leather Traditional Edinburgh Stickly Rugs Antiquities In the tradition of Pasadena's own Greene & Greene, this new collection is designed with timeless classic craftsman style & quality craftsmaship. Save now on all Pasadena Bungalow.

Fedde Furniture — Fedde Furniture has been selling quality home furnishings at exceptional values for more than three generations in Pasadena. Since 1937, Fedde’s has featured some of the best names in classic traditional, transitional and Arts & Crafts style furniture and custom upholstery. Fedde Furniture features a large selection of home office, casual dining, entertainment systems, leather seating and children’s furniture for your home. Fedde’s complimentary Interior Design service and experienced staff will help you find exactly what you need for your home and office. Free local delivery and fullservice delivery staff will assure your furniture delivery. Come in today and visit their two

showrooms in Pasadena, located at 2350 E. Colorado Blvd., (626) 796-7103, and 32 N. Sierra Madre Blvd., (626) 844-1160. You’ll be surprised just how much money you will save on new furniture for your home. Lee Mink & Associates brings an experienced design team to your home to help your dreams become a reality. Their signature style is good taste — interpreted with your lifestyle in mind. Whether the project encompasses an entire property or one room, the designers seek out inspiring and varied design concepts. Clients also enjoy beautiful custom designed furniture, bedding and window treatments, as well as an offering of furniture from Europe, the United States and around the world. For your home remodel, office interior, vacation property or refurbishing, call Lee Mink & Associates at (626) 796-3900.

Carousel Floors — This family-owned, 36year-old company provides a superb selection along with remarkable service. For hardwood, select from all the top names, including Appalachian Hardwood Floors, pre-finished or finished by expert craftsman. For linoleum, Marmoleum is a natural, ecofriendly, stylish flooring with multiple patterns. Carousel is a Mohawk Color Center, carrying Fabrica, Karastan, Masland and Schumacher to name a few. For area rugs, the store’s motto is: “If you can think it, we can make it.” Free consultations; designers welcome. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; or by appointment. 676 E. Green St., Pasadena. Call (626) 795-8085.

goal is to enrich, inspire and instill feelings of comfort. With an extensive career since 1988, her disciplined usage of the basic elements of space, color, texture, light and nature succeeds in reflecting the unique style and purpose of each client. Carol’s work has been published in Designers West, Better Homes and Gardens, Window and Wall Ideas and F. Schumacher’s Classic Directions. She has participated in several showcase houses, the Los Angeles Assistance League Design House, the Venice Family Clinic Design House and Little Company of Mary Design House in Palos Verdes. Carol is also the winner of the coveted First Place Award of the L.A. Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. Call (626) 441-6052.

Carol Cobabe Design — With a philosophy of “good design resulting in the creation of harmony in one’s environment,” Carol’s

RSolutions is a professional organizing service for making your life easier! Being organized is critical in —Continued on page 38

Our large selection and experienced design staff will save you time and money. We have the largest display of Stickley furniture and custom upholstery in California.

IN TODAY'S HECTIC WORLD, BEING ORGANIZED IS NOT A LUXURY- IT IS A NECESSITY!

Visit Our Website at

www.Fedde.com

fine homefurnishings since 1937 • interior design 2350 EAST COLORADO BLVD. PASADENA • 626-796-7103 Open Daily 10:00-6:00 Sunday 12:00-5:00

32 NORTH SIERRA MADRE BLVD. PASADENA • 626-844-1160 Open Daily 10:00-6:00 Sunday 12:00-5:00

Carpet • Rugs • Wood • Vinyl • Linoleum *Designer’s Resource In the Playhouse District (626) 795-8085 676 E. Green Street • Pasadena M-F 10-5 • SAT 10-4 OR BY APPT. CONTRACT LIC: 283612

• Organizing • Clutter Control • Moving Preparation • Closet Systems • Storage/Garages Randy Sandiforth Organization Consultant ph 626.403.9052 | fax 626.403.9072 |rsandi4th@aol.com Member: National Association of Professional Organizers


Your home...

Y O U R C A S T L E

PRESENTS

—Continued from page 35

a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. 676 Green St. Call (626) 396-1772, or visit www.plazakitchenandbath.com.

COLLECTION Featuring Every Stickley Collection, Mission 21st Century Metropolitan Pasadena Bungalow Craftsman Leather Traditional Edinburgh Stickly Rugs Antiquities In the tradition of Pasadena's own Greene & Greene, this new collection is designed with timeless classic craftsman style & quality craftsmaship. Save now on all Pasadena Bungalow.

Fedde Furniture — Fedde Furniture has been selling quality home furnishings at exceptional values for more than three generations in Pasadena. Since 1937, Fedde’s has featured some of the best names in classic traditional, transitional and Arts & Crafts style furniture and custom upholstery. Fedde Furniture features a large selection of home office, casual dining, entertainment systems, leather seating and children’s furniture for your home. Fedde’s complimentary Interior Design service and experienced staff will help you find exactly what you need for your home and office. Free local delivery and fullservice delivery staff will assure your furniture delivery. Come in today and visit their two

showrooms in Pasadena, located at 2350 E. Colorado Blvd., (626) 796-7103, and 32 N. Sierra Madre Blvd., (626) 844-1160. You’ll be surprised just how much money you will save on new furniture for your home. Lee Mink & Associates brings an experienced design team to your home to help your dreams become a reality. Their signature style is good taste — interpreted with your lifestyle in mind. Whether the project encompasses an entire property or one room, the designers seek out inspiring and varied design concepts. Clients also enjoy beautiful custom designed furniture, bedding and window treatments, as well as an offering of furniture from Europe, the United States and around the world. For your home remodel, office interior, vacation property or refurbishing, call Lee Mink & Associates at (626) 796-3900.

Carousel Floors — This family-owned, 36year-old company provides a superb selection along with remarkable service. For hardwood, select from all the top names, including Appalachian Hardwood Floors, pre-finished or finished by expert craftsman. For linoleum, Marmoleum is a natural, ecofriendly, stylish flooring with multiple patterns. Carousel is a Mohawk Color Center, carrying Fabrica, Karastan, Masland and Schumacher to name a few. For area rugs, the store’s motto is: “If you can think it, we can make it.” Free consultations; designers welcome. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; or by appointment. 676 E. Green St., Pasadena. Call (626) 795-8085.

goal is to enrich, inspire and instill feelings of comfort. With an extensive career since 1988, her disciplined usage of the basic elements of space, color, texture, light and nature succeeds in reflecting the unique style and purpose of each client. Carol’s work has been published in Designers West, Better Homes and Gardens, Window and Wall Ideas and F. Schumacher’s Classic Directions. She has participated in several showcase houses, the Los Angeles Assistance League Design House, the Venice Family Clinic Design House and Little Company of Mary Design House in Palos Verdes. Carol is also the winner of the coveted First Place Award of the L.A. Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. Call (626) 441-6052.

Carol Cobabe Design — With a philosophy of “good design resulting in the creation of harmony in one’s environment,” Carol’s

RSolutions is a professional organizing service for making your life easier! Being organized is critical in —Continued on page 38

Our large selection and experienced design staff will save you time and money. We have the largest display of Stickley furniture and custom upholstery in California.

IN TODAY'S HECTIC WORLD, BEING ORGANIZED IS NOT A LUXURY- IT IS A NECESSITY!

Visit Our Website at

www.Fedde.com

fine homefurnishings since 1937 • interior design 2350 EAST COLORADO BLVD. PASADENA • 626-796-7103 Open Daily 10:00-6:00 Sunday 12:00-5:00

32 NORTH SIERRA MADRE BLVD. PASADENA • 626-844-1160 Open Daily 10:00-6:00 Sunday 12:00-5:00

Carpet • Rugs • Wood • Vinyl • Linoleum *Designer’s Resource In the Playhouse District (626) 795-8085 676 E. Green Street • Pasadena M-F 10-5 • SAT 10-4 OR BY APPT. CONTRACT LIC: 283612

• Organizing • Clutter Control • Moving Preparation • Closet Systems • Storage/Garages Randy Sandiforth Organization Consultant ph 626.403.9052 | fax 626.403.9072 |rsandi4th@aol.com Member: National Association of Professional Organizers


“Look for us in the 2007 Pasadena Showcase House at Descanso Gardens”

Judy Taylor, ASID Angela Reed, Allied ASID Complete Interior Design Including Kitchens, Baths, Media Rooms and Corporate Interiors to Fit Your Personal Lifestyle

2005 Pasadena Showcase House

Judy Taylor

Interior Design, Inc.

Phone 626.577.4457 E-mail: judytaylorid@aol.com Website: judytaylorinteriordesign.com

Your home...

Y O U R C A S T L E —Continued from page 37

our fast-paced world. RSolutions is ideal if your areas of concern are lack of closet space, a home office that needs efficiency or a garage so cluttered that it has never seen a car! By applying strategies and systems that find a logical “home” for everything, you’ll be able to accomplish more, save time and enjoy life! Call Randy Sandiforth at (626) 403-9052, or email rsandi4th@aol.com. Member: National Association of Professional Organizers Judy Taylor Interior Design, Inc. — With more than 20 years experience in both design and construction, Judy Taylor, ASID, a Certified Interior Designer and Licensed Contractor, is uniquely qualified to interpret her client’s personal lifestyle and professional spaces. Specializing in everything from large-scale homes to corporate offices, this design firm can make each space flow and

work more efficiently. Judy Taylor’s creativity is legendary, in space planning and coordination of design materials and color, with participation in 13 Pasadena Showcase Houses of Design. Call (626) 577-4457. Carson-Magness Landscaping — From the overall exterior vision to the implementation and construction, this magnificent team makes a name for itself with its handcrafted, hands-on detailed approach. Complete exterior design services include horticulture to structures, such as pergolas, loggias, outdoor kitchens, pool house, bar and bath and even outdoor furnishings! In the spirit of being commissioned to create a piece of artwork, Melissa Carson, Barry Magness and their team bring their rich and varied backgrounds in painting, sculpture, water design and lighting to each one-of-a-kind project. Barry specializes in the lusty organic with walkways,

walls and original water features of metal, glass, wood and fire. The clean, understated elegance of Melissa’s artistic studies reflect her brilliantly placed foliage, flowers and trees for the deepest and most subtle impact. Together they create the most extraordinary masterpieces of mystery and romance. Barry Magness and Melissa Carson were selected as designer advisers at the 2006 Pasadena Showcase House of the Arts. Call (818) 2412128, or visit www.carson-magness.com. Day of Design With Terri Julio — “My mission is to offer more people an opportunity to consult with a professional designer and afford them a service that fits into their budget.” Those words capture Terri Julio’s practical and thoughtful approach to her profession. A full day of design consultation (six hours for one flat fee) is a great way to begin any project. The job will run smooth-

ly, and, most importantly, Terri will help you avoid costly mistakes. Terri’s philosophy also extends to “putting the client’s wants first.” She simply guides those desires to a beautiful conclusion. Call (626) 447-5370. Chelsea Construction — All the tradition and solid expertise of European craftsmen (each with a City and Guild of London certificate), come to life for the clients of Chelsea Construction. For the past 12 years, owner Mark Snashall, has brought his unique knowledge of fine carpentry, the “heart” of any project, as well as his astute design acumen, to the San Gabriel Valley. With this team’s background in the old and classic elements of Britain, of course, one of their specialties would be to restore old buildings. To quote just one of his many delighted clients, “He was always attentive and readily accessible. —Continued on page 40

• Kitchen Design • Bath Design

“Our home is a testament to the outstanding quality of Mark’s work. The dedication and pride he takes in his work is reflected in everyone he employs.” Deborah & Daniel Settlemayer Pasadena, CA

European Craftsman • Kitchens Bathrooms • Remodels

• Space Planning • Accessorizing • Color Selection • Material & Fabric Selection

C A R S O N - M AG N E S S LANDSCAPING

Your project. Your needs. Six hours of design.

Refined Exterior Designs

.

Artisanal Craftsmanship

321 Magellan Road Arcadia, CA 91007 ph 626.447.5370 fax 626.446.0066 tajdesigns@aol.com Allied Member ASID

Owners, Mark & Kathleen Snashall


“Look for us in the 2007 Pasadena Showcase House at Descanso Gardens”

Judy Taylor, ASID Angela Reed, Allied ASID Complete Interior Design Including Kitchens, Baths, Media Rooms and Corporate Interiors to Fit Your Personal Lifestyle

2005 Pasadena Showcase House

Judy Taylor

Interior Design, Inc.

Phone 626.577.4457 E-mail: judytaylorid@aol.com Website: judytaylorinteriordesign.com

Your home...

Y O U R C A S T L E —Continued from page 37

our fast-paced world. RSolutions is ideal if your areas of concern are lack of closet space, a home office that needs efficiency or a garage so cluttered that it has never seen a car! By applying strategies and systems that find a logical “home” for everything, you’ll be able to accomplish more, save time and enjoy life! Call Randy Sandiforth at (626) 403-9052, or email rsandi4th@aol.com. Member: National Association of Professional Organizers Judy Taylor Interior Design, Inc. — With more than 20 years experience in both design and construction, Judy Taylor, ASID, a Certified Interior Designer and Licensed Contractor, is uniquely qualified to interpret her client’s personal lifestyle and professional spaces. Specializing in everything from large-scale homes to corporate offices, this design firm can make each space flow and

work more efficiently. Judy Taylor’s creativity is legendary, in space planning and coordination of design materials and color, with participation in 13 Pasadena Showcase Houses of Design. Call (626) 577-4457. Carson-Magness Landscaping — From the overall exterior vision to the implementation and construction, this magnificent team makes a name for itself with its handcrafted, hands-on detailed approach. Complete exterior design services include horticulture to structures, such as pergolas, loggias, outdoor kitchens, pool house, bar and bath and even outdoor furnishings! In the spirit of being commissioned to create a piece of artwork, Melissa Carson, Barry Magness and their team bring their rich and varied backgrounds in painting, sculpture, water design and lighting to each one-of-a-kind project. Barry specializes in the lusty organic with walkways,

walls and original water features of metal, glass, wood and fire. The clean, understated elegance of Melissa’s artistic studies reflect her brilliantly placed foliage, flowers and trees for the deepest and most subtle impact. Together they create the most extraordinary masterpieces of mystery and romance. Barry Magness and Melissa Carson were selected as designer advisers at the 2006 Pasadena Showcase House of the Arts. Call (818) 2412128, or visit www.carson-magness.com. Day of Design With Terri Julio — “My mission is to offer more people an opportunity to consult with a professional designer and afford them a service that fits into their budget.” Those words capture Terri Julio’s practical and thoughtful approach to her profession. A full day of design consultation (six hours for one flat fee) is a great way to begin any project. The job will run smooth-

ly, and, most importantly, Terri will help you avoid costly mistakes. Terri’s philosophy also extends to “putting the client’s wants first.” She simply guides those desires to a beautiful conclusion. Call (626) 447-5370. Chelsea Construction — All the tradition and solid expertise of European craftsmen (each with a City and Guild of London certificate), come to life for the clients of Chelsea Construction. For the past 12 years, owner Mark Snashall, has brought his unique knowledge of fine carpentry, the “heart” of any project, as well as his astute design acumen, to the San Gabriel Valley. With this team’s background in the old and classic elements of Britain, of course, one of their specialties would be to restore old buildings. To quote just one of his many delighted clients, “He was always attentive and readily accessible. —Continued on page 40

• Kitchen Design • Bath Design

“Our home is a testament to the outstanding quality of Mark’s work. The dedication and pride he takes in his work is reflected in everyone he employs.” Deborah & Daniel Settlemayer Pasadena, CA

European Craftsman • Kitchens Bathrooms • Remodels

• Space Planning • Accessorizing • Color Selection • Material & Fabric Selection

C A R S O N - M AG N E S S LANDSCAPING

Your project. Your needs. Six hours of design.

Refined Exterior Designs

.

Artisanal Craftsmanship

321 Magellan Road Arcadia, CA 91007 ph 626.447.5370 fax 626.446.0066 tajdesigns@aol.com Allied Member ASID

Owners, Mark & Kathleen Snashall


Your home...

Y O U R C A S T L E —Continued from page 39

His crew was extremely hard working and conscientious….paying close attention to the detail of their work.” Need we say more? 4529 Angeles Crest Hwy., #103 La Canada. Call (818) 949-4595, or visit www.chelseaconstructioncorp.com

2005 Pasadena Showcase House of Design

residential remodeling and additions

Cynthia Bennett & Associates — This celebrated designer and general contractor, along with her staff of 11 designers, architects and project managers, brings both innovation and practicality to all your building, remodeling, restoration and renovation projects. They can take any project from concept, plans, construction and completion through interior design. The design and build focus of Cynthia Bennett’s team is the Southern California lifestyle of light, open spaces, accessible patios and garden areas and kitchen great rooms. With an emphasis on

kitchen, bath, room additions and space planning, this 25-year-old design firm is one of the most sought after in the San Gabriel Valley. 501 S. Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena. Call (626) 799-9701. World Caravan — Enter this magnificent store and discover another world. World Caravan offers eclectic furniture and accessories from every corner of the globe. The choices are endless! Hand-knotted rugs and unique accent pieces are arranged in artful vignettes that make it easier to visualize. Reasonable prices. 170 S. Lake Ave. Call (626) 578-1137. C & K Landscape Design is a full service, custom design/build landscape and maintenance company, providing high-end services since 1997. Their specialty is eco-friendly, magnificent outdoor living spaces strongly

connected with the unique design of your home. They integrate drought tolerant, California Native plants and well planned, water-conserving irrigation systems, ensuring the success of your new outdoor space. C & K’s coveted projects, awards and grants have been two gardens on this year’s California Natïve Garden Tour, grants for sustainable landscape projects, association with Metropolitan Water Districts “California Friendly” landscaping and being featured in Sunset Magazine. C & K runs your project from the beginning design, construction and maintenance to preserve and bolster it’s development. Call (818) 353-7030, or visit www.candklandscapedesign.com. Pashgian Brothers — To enter the gracious, two-story showroom of Pashgian Brothers is to enter the complete world of efficient contemporary resources, with the tradition of a

“customer comes first” business. Pashgian Brothers was established in the United States in 1889, thus making it, legitimately, the oldest Oriental Rug Company West of the Mississippi River. Their luxurious wares come from such countries as Iran, Pakistan, India, China and Afghanistan, to name a few. Also, because Pashgian Brothers own several factories around the world, they can custom order rugs, to your specifications, from traditional to contemporary designs. Cleaning and repair of your treasures are also available. Designers and their clients welcome. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.Fri.; 11 a.m. to 5p.m. Sat.; and by appt. Sun. 993 E. Colorado Blvd. Call (626) 7967888 or (323) 681-9253. Glendale Tile and Tops — Clients who expect the best possible customer service will not be disappointed —Continued on page 42

new construction innovative kitchen and bath design 2005 Pasadena Showcase House of Design

interior design

we take your project from concept through construction to complete interior design 501 fair oaks avenue south pasadena, ca 91030 626 799-9701 gen. contractor lic. #676471 - cid #801

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993 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91106 626.796.7888

323.681.9253


Your home...

Y O U R C A S T L E —Continued from page 39

His crew was extremely hard working and conscientious….paying close attention to the detail of their work.” Need we say more? 4529 Angeles Crest Hwy., #103 La Canada. Call (818) 949-4595, or visit www.chelseaconstructioncorp.com

2005 Pasadena Showcase House of Design

residential remodeling and additions

Cynthia Bennett & Associates — This celebrated designer and general contractor, along with her staff of 11 designers, architects and project managers, brings both innovation and practicality to all your building, remodeling, restoration and renovation projects. They can take any project from concept, plans, construction and completion through interior design. The design and build focus of Cynthia Bennett’s team is the Southern California lifestyle of light, open spaces, accessible patios and garden areas and kitchen great rooms. With an emphasis on

kitchen, bath, room additions and space planning, this 25-year-old design firm is one of the most sought after in the San Gabriel Valley. 501 S. Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena. Call (626) 799-9701. World Caravan — Enter this magnificent store and discover another world. World Caravan offers eclectic furniture and accessories from every corner of the globe. The choices are endless! Hand-knotted rugs and unique accent pieces are arranged in artful vignettes that make it easier to visualize. Reasonable prices. 170 S. Lake Ave. Call (626) 578-1137. C & K Landscape Design is a full service, custom design/build landscape and maintenance company, providing high-end services since 1997. Their specialty is eco-friendly, magnificent outdoor living spaces strongly

connected with the unique design of your home. They integrate drought tolerant, California Native plants and well planned, water-conserving irrigation systems, ensuring the success of your new outdoor space. C & K’s coveted projects, awards and grants have been two gardens on this year’s California Natïve Garden Tour, grants for sustainable landscape projects, association with Metropolitan Water Districts “California Friendly” landscaping and being featured in Sunset Magazine. C & K runs your project from the beginning design, construction and maintenance to preserve and bolster it’s development. Call (818) 353-7030, or visit www.candklandscapedesign.com. Pashgian Brothers — To enter the gracious, two-story showroom of Pashgian Brothers is to enter the complete world of efficient contemporary resources, with the tradition of a

“customer comes first” business. Pashgian Brothers was established in the United States in 1889, thus making it, legitimately, the oldest Oriental Rug Company West of the Mississippi River. Their luxurious wares come from such countries as Iran, Pakistan, India, China and Afghanistan, to name a few. Also, because Pashgian Brothers own several factories around the world, they can custom order rugs, to your specifications, from traditional to contemporary designs. Cleaning and repair of your treasures are also available. Designers and their clients welcome. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.Fri.; 11 a.m. to 5p.m. Sat.; and by appt. Sun. 993 E. Colorado Blvd. Call (626) 7967888 or (323) 681-9253. Glendale Tile and Tops — Clients who expect the best possible customer service will not be disappointed —Continued on page 42

new construction innovative kitchen and bath design 2005 Pasadena Showcase House of Design

interior design

we take your project from concept through construction to complete interior design 501 fair oaks avenue south pasadena, ca 91030 626 799-9701 gen. contractor lic. #676471 - cid #801

Antique, Oriental & Contemporary Rugs

993 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91106 626.796.7888

323.681.9253


GLENDALE TILE & Tops

Your home...

Y O U R C A S T L E —Continued from page 41

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Visit our Showroom

when they consult the experts at Glendale Tile and Tops, who listen to the needs of their customers and provide just the right blend of services, products and customer guidance. They specialize in prefabricated granite kitchen and vanity tops, as well as custom flooring including travertine, granite, marble and porcelain and custom cabinetry, and they happily offer free estimates. Stop by the showroom and let the experts at Glendale Tile and Tops walk you through the steps of choosing just the right product for you. Call (818) 242-2988. Pacific Pavingstone — For more than nine years Pacific Pavingstone has been adding beauty and value to its customers’ homes with the use of paving stones. Its commitment to customer satisfaction is evident in more than 1,000 customer referrals. This

family-owned company’s professionalism and customer dedication have been recognized in the Inc. 500 as one of the fastestgrowing companies in America two years in a row. Pacific Pavingstone uses only highly trained and experienced crews — no subcontracting. What this means to customers is the absence of the ordinary nightmares that can occur when dealing with home i m p r o v e m e n t c o n t r a c t o r s . Pa c i f i c Pavingstone’s artistry has been featured on Home and Garden TV and at the House Beautiful’s Celebrity Showcase Design House and the Pasadena Showcase House of Design six years in a row! Call (818) 2444000, or visit www.pacificpavingstone.com.

Named "Best of LA 2005" by Los Angeles Magazine, Boston Brick & Stone specializes in chimney repair and chimney inspection and offers complete construction and restoration of chimneys and fireplaces, as well as the unique design and execution of impressive landscaping projects, driveways, block walls and custom stone, concrete and brick work. Boston Brick & Stone is a member of Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, the Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors, the Arcadia Association of Realtors, the Burbank Association of Realtors and the Southland Regional Association of Realtors. 2005 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 296-7700, or visit www.bostonbrick.com.

Boston Brick — Over the past 13 years, Boston Brick & Stone has grown to be the most reliable chimney inspection and repair contractor in the greater Los Angeles area.

Bridge Design Studio — Owner and senior designer Diane Bennett Bedford brings her extensive knowledge of the design industry to all her projects from commercial to high-end

B R I design

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GLENDALE TILE & Tops

Your home...

Y O U R C A S T L E —Continued from page 41

PRE-FABRICATED GRANITE KITCHEN & VANITY TOPS • Custom Cabinets

Available Flooring • Travertine • Ceramic • Granite • Porcelain Glendale Tile and Tops 113 West Los Feliz Road Glendale 91204 818-242-2988

Visit our Showroom

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it's a really fun place to be.” The couple, who have been married since 2000, live on campus in the house reserved for Caltech's president and have been enjoying Caltech's extracurricular activities beyond academics and administration. The athletic pair (she enjoys hiking, while he likes running and skiing) took an immediate interest in Caltech sports, particularly the basketball team, which finally broke its 11-year losing streak on Jan. 6. Though they had just returned from Singapore two hours before tip-off, Chameau and Carmichael were at the winning game against New York's Bard College. And Coach Roy Dow said they were the first to walk over and congratulate the Beavers on their historic win. With all the meetings, dinners and receptions they've been attending, Chameau and Carmichael have had little time for their cooking hobby, but they did enjoy a chamber music concert recently given by the talented musicians at Caltech. They also admit to having eclectic taste in music. “I can love chamber music one day and then rock ‘n' roll the next day,” Chameau said. “Actually, I really love the Grateful Dead.” Once he confessed his admiration of the popular psychedelia-influenced band, Carmichael did too. “It's a really free form of music; it's really appealing.”

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BY JULIE RIGGOTT ~ PHOTOS BY MICHAEL GERMANA COUPLE AS INFLUENTIAL AS JEAN-LOU CHAMEAU AND Carol Carmichael could be intimidating. In September, Chameau became the eighth president of Caltech and professor of civil engineering and environmental science and engineering. Carmichael became a faculty associate in engineering and applied science as well as senior counselor for external relations. Their titles sound technical, esoteric — maybe even unintelligible to those outside the scientific establishment. Their positions at one of the world's finest research institutions — home to 31 Nobel Laureates over the years — put them in a singularly prestigious and powerful place in not only the local community but also the international field of science. Not surprisingly, Chameau and Carmichael are intelligent, articulate, hardworking and self-assured. But their down-to-earth, sociable and humble personalities — as well as their mutual enjoyment of sports and a certain countercultural music group — might be somewhat unexpected. Those qualities are a perfect fit for their work, which focuses on positive change for people and the environment.

Small-town feel Chameau and Carmichael came to Pasadena from Georgia Tech. Chameau had also been on the faculty at Purdue University. Though their positions at Caltech are certainly a career pinnacle, Chameau, 53, and Carmichael, 45, count their influence on students and faculty throughout their 48 ~ APRIL 2007 ~ ARROYO

academic careers as their proudest accomplishments. “I feel I have had some positive influence on a large number of students … and faculty members, researchers, who themselves are accomplishing a lot,” Chameau said. “My biggest contribution today, I believe — I hope — is a positive impact on their lives and careers.” Carmichael recalled students in whom she sparked an interest in science and engineering and even graduate study. Some of them had been the first in their families to go to college. “I probably can name the undergraduate students I've worked with over the years, and many of them I still remember very vividly,” Carmichael said. “I'm most proud of the students that worked with me as undergraduates who have gone on to get Ph.D.s or other graduate degrees and now are really giving back to the community and helping other young people come along.” That concern for helping students — and the entire campus community — to thrive was part of the appeal both had in the nationwide search for a new Caltech president after Nobel Laureate David Baltimore stepped down from the position last year. George Van Osdol Professor of Planetary Science David Stevenson, who headed the search, said the committee was impressed not only with Chameau's accomplishments, his administrative style and his fund-raising success at Georgia Tech, but also with his sociability.

‘Something meaningful’

“He likes students, gets along well with students, and he's also a charming person,” Stevenson said, laughing. “It is important that he engages well with people, that he has a passion for the job. “We think that he can do an excellent job through his commitment to students and education in general. Also diversity issues, he has a record on that. These are things that are important to Caltech.” Carmichael's strong interest in students' wellbeing was also apparent to Stevenson, who commented that her professional experience in the area of sustainability could prove to be an additional

benefit to Caltech. Before suggesting any major plans for change on campus, Chameau and Carmichael have spent the past six months getting to know everyone from facilities managers to students and learning more about Caltech's unique challenges and opportunities. Caltech's “small community” feel, which sets it apart from a large university like Georgia Tech, has made that process easy. “It feels like we're living in a small town,” Carmichael said. “Caltech's scale allows us to have the quality interactions that you need to have. So

At Georgia Tech, Chameau was a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and Hightower Professor. During his terms as dean of the College of Engineering — the largest in the nation — and then provost and vice president of academic affairs, Chameau was credited with increasing Georgia Tech's international reputation by encouraging interdisciplinary education and research. He also promoted diversity in the student body and was honored with an award from the Society of Women Engineers for his commitment to the recruitment of female faculty. Carmichael, who was the senior research scientist for an interdisciplinary research program in environmentally conscious design and manufacturing at Georgia Tech, became director of the Institute for Sustainable Technology and Development in 1995. That program was initi- —Continued on page 50 ARROYO ~ APRIL 2007 ~ 49


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it's a really fun place to be.” The couple, who have been married since 2000, live on campus in the house reserved for Caltech's president and have been enjoying Caltech's extracurricular activities beyond academics and administration. The athletic pair (she enjoys hiking, while he likes running and skiing) took an immediate interest in Caltech sports, particularly the basketball team, which finally broke its 11-year losing streak on Jan. 6. Though they had just returned from Singapore two hours before tip-off, Chameau and Carmichael were at the winning game against New York's Bard College. And Coach Roy Dow said they were the first to walk over and congratulate the Beavers on their historic win. With all the meetings, dinners and receptions they've been attending, Chameau and Carmichael have had little time for their cooking hobby, but they did enjoy a chamber music concert recently given by the talented musicians at Caltech. They also admit to having eclectic taste in music. “I can love chamber music one day and then rock ‘n' roll the next day,” Chameau said. “Actually, I really love the Grateful Dead.” Once he confessed his admiration of the popular psychedelia-influenced band, Carmichael did too. “It's a really free form of music; it's really appealing.”

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Power couple Jean-Lou Chameau, Caltech’s new president, and environmentalist Carol Carmichael combine the best of all worlds.

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BY JULIE RIGGOTT ~ PHOTOS BY MICHAEL GERMANA COUPLE AS INFLUENTIAL AS JEAN-LOU CHAMEAU AND Carol Carmichael could be intimidating. In September, Chameau became the eighth president of Caltech and professor of civil engineering and environmental science and engineering. Carmichael became a faculty associate in engineering and applied science as well as senior counselor for external relations. Their titles sound technical, esoteric — maybe even unintelligible to those outside the scientific establishment. Their positions at one of the world's finest research institutions — home to 31 Nobel Laureates over the years — put them in a singularly prestigious and powerful place in not only the local community but also the international field of science. Not surprisingly, Chameau and Carmichael are intelligent, articulate, hardworking and self-assured. But their down-to-earth, sociable and humble personalities — as well as their mutual enjoyment of sports and a certain countercultural music group — might be somewhat unexpected. Those qualities are a perfect fit for their work, which focuses on positive change for people and the environment.

Small-town feel Chameau and Carmichael came to Pasadena from Georgia Tech. Chameau had also been on the faculty at Purdue University. Though their positions at Caltech are certainly a career pinnacle, Chameau, 53, and Carmichael, 45, count their influence on students and faculty throughout their 48 ~ APRIL 2007 ~ ARROYO

academic careers as their proudest accomplishments. “I feel I have had some positive influence on a large number of students … and faculty members, researchers, who themselves are accomplishing a lot,” Chameau said. “My biggest contribution today, I believe — I hope — is a positive impact on their lives and careers.” Carmichael recalled students in whom she sparked an interest in science and engineering and even graduate study. Some of them had been the first in their families to go to college. “I probably can name the undergraduate students I've worked with over the years, and many of them I still remember very vividly,” Carmichael said. “I'm most proud of the students that worked with me as undergraduates who have gone on to get Ph.D.s or other graduate degrees and now are really giving back to the community and helping other young people come along.” That concern for helping students — and the entire campus community — to thrive was part of the appeal both had in the nationwide search for a new Caltech president after Nobel Laureate David Baltimore stepped down from the position last year. George Van Osdol Professor of Planetary Science David Stevenson, who headed the search, said the committee was impressed not only with Chameau's accomplishments, his administrative style and his fund-raising success at Georgia Tech, but also with his sociability.

‘Something meaningful’

“He likes students, gets along well with students, and he's also a charming person,” Stevenson said, laughing. “It is important that he engages well with people, that he has a passion for the job. “We think that he can do an excellent job through his commitment to students and education in general. Also diversity issues, he has a record on that. These are things that are important to Caltech.” Carmichael's strong interest in students' wellbeing was also apparent to Stevenson, who commented that her professional experience in the area of sustainability could prove to be an additional

benefit to Caltech. Before suggesting any major plans for change on campus, Chameau and Carmichael have spent the past six months getting to know everyone from facilities managers to students and learning more about Caltech's unique challenges and opportunities. Caltech's “small community” feel, which sets it apart from a large university like Georgia Tech, has made that process easy. “It feels like we're living in a small town,” Carmichael said. “Caltech's scale allows us to have the quality interactions that you need to have. So

At Georgia Tech, Chameau was a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and Hightower Professor. During his terms as dean of the College of Engineering — the largest in the nation — and then provost and vice president of academic affairs, Chameau was credited with increasing Georgia Tech's international reputation by encouraging interdisciplinary education and research. He also promoted diversity in the student body and was honored with an award from the Society of Women Engineers for his commitment to the recruitment of female faculty. Carmichael, who was the senior research scientist for an interdisciplinary research program in environmentally conscious design and manufacturing at Georgia Tech, became director of the Institute for Sustainable Technology and Development in 1995. That program was initi- —Continued on page 50 ARROYO ~ APRIL 2007 ~ 49


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ated by Chameau in 1992. He and Carmichael “joined forces” three years later when they discovered that they both had been working independently on sustainability projects on campus. Though principally designed for education and research into sustainable options for urban design, transportation and other areas, the Institute soon took on a more practical focus with Carmichael at the helm. “You have to try to practice what you are preaching,” Chameau said, “so she worked on a number of programs to really help the campus and the local community to move into more sustainable ways.” One of those programs involved encouraging the use of public transportation and reducing parking on campus over the course of 10 years. When Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard read about her accomplishments, he contacted Caltech to assess her interest in the city's planned Environmental Advisory Commission. “To reduce parking spaces in the United States of America is sort of like attacking the most fundamental values of our country,” Bogaard said. “And she accomplished it. … She has something meaningful to offer this community.” In January, Carmichael was appointed the first member of the commission, created to help the city stay in line with the United Nations Green Cities Declaration and Urban Environmental Accords, which it adopted in September. Bogaard feels she is uniquely qualified to help Pasadena “strengthen its role as a leader in sustainable municipal operations.” Carmichael emphasized that environmental solutions are always long-term propositions, but she is decidedly optimistic about the city's progressive vision. “I think what they're proposing is actually quite exciting,” she said. “Creating a commission that has a slightly broader scope that would bring together several departments' activities more systemically is one of the reasons why, when I was approached, I was excited to do it. I think the approach they are taking is exactly right.”

Profound implications Carmichael's interest in sustainability started during her undergraduate studies in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She became interested in environmental policy and decided to pursue graduate studies in technology and science policy at Georgia Tech and doctoral studies in higher education at the University of Georgia. “A lot of people don't know that a senator 50 ~ APRIL 2007 ~ ARROYO

from Wisconsin [Gaylord Nelson] was the founder of Earth Day [April 22] nationally,” she said. “So where I grew up it was a fairly significant holiday, so to speak.” Chameau grew up in France and attended college there before heading to Stanford University to study civil engineering, a field that had to tackle environmental problems head-on decades ago. “In the '70s and '80s, you had significant civil engineers who got involved in radiation issues and environmental waste and so on,” he said, “and at some stage I felt we were addressing the wrong problems. We were trying to solve problems after they occurred instead of trying to avoid the problems in the first place. And that led to this idea of sustainability and environmental-based design.” Of course, sustainability has been gradually gaining popularity but still faces obstacles, not the least of which is the lack of scientific literacy in the general populace that begins with young students' declining interest in science and mathematics. “There is less interest in science and technology at a time when society and the world and the economies are being driven more and more by science and technology,” Chameau said. This problem has profound implications, Carmichael explained: “A lack of scientific literacy or a significant level of literacy really makes it more difficult for policymakers to make informed decisions and be able to communicate to their constituencies that face those decisions. So as a result, you find yourselves mired in nontechnical and technical

debates without having the people who really understand what the issues are.” Carmichael emphasized that this, again, is a problem that requires a longterm strategy. She mentioned Jared Diamond's most recent book, “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed,” wherein the Pulitzer Prize–winning UCLA professor provides examples of societies that have succeeded or failed as a result of their abilities to respond to the environment and plan for the future. Befitting Chameau's first year in office, Diamond will be the commencement speaker at Caltech's 113th annual graduation ceremony on June 8. Despite the challenges facing environmental policy, Chameau and Carmichael expressed excitement about the changes they have seen during the last couple of years with respect to climate change, especially here. “It's not unusual that California as a state is taking the lead in sort of influencing national policy,” said Carmichael. “California often does that — or one of the northeast states usually does — so once that train leaves the station, it's hard to really stop. For me, it gives me a lot of hope that we now have politicians speaking seriously about the issue — and not just talking about it, but proposing serious and important legislation that will make those changes happen.” Meanwhile, at Caltech, a place as progressive in its embrace of sustainability as Pasadena and California, Chameau and Carmichael have already put their beliefs into practice in at least one small way: Instead of printing and sending holiday cards, they donated those funds to the math and science tutoring program Caltech runs in the Pasadena Unified School District. They look forward to the opportunities ahead, indicating that they couldn't refuse the offer to come to Caltech. “The people here are phenomenal,” Chameau said. “Caltech is an unusual place in the world. It's unusual in Pasadena, unusual in the country and in the world. It's a jewel. “In addition to that, by the way, it's in Pasadena, it's in Southern California —” “A beautiful place,” Carmichael interrupted with a laugh. “We have what we joke about as ‘our farm' on campus,” she added later. “We have a lot of olive trees, and it's always been somewhat of a dream of Jean-Lou's to have a farm or land with olive trees, so how funny to be at Caltech and do that?” AM This article originally appeared in the Pasadena Weekly.


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WAKE-UP CALL “An Inconvenient Truth” is the Academy Award-winning documentary that warns the world of the devastating effects global warming may have on humanity a mere 10 years from now: extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics. Now available on DVD ($19.99), the film follows former Vice President Al Gore’s hopeful crusade to save the planet with his “traveling global warming show.” With wit, honesty and thorough research, Gore stresses that global warming is far more than a political issue — it’s a moral crisis. Proceeds from “An Inconvenient Truth” DVD sales benefit the Alliance for Climate Protection, and its packaging is made from 100-percent post-consumer-waste recycled paper with no plastics. To purchase “An Inconvenient Truth” and to learn more about global warming, visit www.climatecrisis.net.

BETTER BAKERY With its rustic ambiance and shelves adorned with loaves of bread and pastries, Le Pain Quotidien exudes the quintessential charm of a European cafe. Since its first location opened its doors in 1990 in the heart of Brussels, the eatery has used the most natural and organic ingredients, flavors and baking methods in all of its products. All flours used in Le Pain Quotidien’s sourdough breads come from certified-organic farms, and its chocolate, coffee, tea, honey, granola, nougat and jam are made exclusively from fairly traded and organic ingredients. Breakfast pastries, specials and sides range from $1.95 to $6.75; soups and salads, served with organic bread, from $4.95 to $14.50; tartines from $7.75 to $10.95; and individual desserts from $2.25 to $5.50. Catering services are also available. Le Pain Quotidien, 88 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 3960956, or visit www.lepainquotidien.com.

ANIMAL PLANET To help protect endangered species across the globe, World Wildlife Fund paired with Build-A-Bear Workshop for the WWF Collectibear series. Choose from stuffed animals like a 20-inch giraffe, a 15-inch snow leopard or this 15-inch giant panda ($25 each), which come with a collector’s medallion and certificate of authenticity. Build-A-Bear has donated more than $1 million to World Wildlife Fund thanks to each WWF Collectibear purchase. Call (877) 789-2327, or visit www.buildabear.com/wwf. To learn more about World Wildlife Fund, call (800) CALL-WWF, or visit www.worldwildlife.org.

ENVIRONMENTAL ELIXIR Proving she’s more than just a music visionary’s offspring, Sir Paul McCartney’s daughter Stella has made a name for herself in the fashion world as a top-notch British designer who refuses to use fur or leather in her creations. She takes her passion for “no animal testing” and commitment to protect the environment one step further with the new Care by Stella McCartney. This 100-percent organic skin-care line contains no petrochemicals or silicones, and is officially approved by Ecocert, an internationally recognized inspection and certification organization. The Calming+Soothing Elixir ($64) cushions the skin with chamomile, arnica, licorice, polyphenols and compound lipids. Sephora at Paseo Colorado, 308 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-8590, or visit www.sephora.com.

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ENVIRONMENTAL ELIXIR Proving she’s more than just a music visionary’s offspring, Sir Paul McCartney’s daughter Stella has made a name for herself in the fashion world as a top-notch British designer who refuses to use fur or leather in her creations. She takes her passion for “no animal testing” and commitment to protect the environment one step further with the new Care by Stella McCartney. This 100-percent organic skin-care line contains no petrochemicals or silicones, and is officially approved by Ecocert, an internationally recognized inspection and certification organization. The Calming+Soothing Elixir ($64) cushions the skin with chamomile, arnica, licorice, polyphenols and compound lipids. Sephora at Paseo Colorado, 308 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-8590, or visit www.sephora.com.

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GOLD MEDAL ART April 29 through May 20 — The California Art Club, established in 1909 by early plein air painters, presents the 96th annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition of contemporary-traditional fine art at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The exhibition will feature 250 works, including sculpture and paintings featuring California landscapes and seascapes as well as figures and still lifes — and all the art is for sale. The group of 170 artists includes internationally acclaimed names such as Meredith Brooks Abbott, Peter Adams, Béla Bácsi, George Carlson, Calvin Liang, Jeremy Lipking, Kevin Macpherson, Daniel W. Pinkham, Gayle Garner Roski and Mian Situ. An artists’ gala reception will be held April 28. Tickets are $75; call the California Art Club at (626) 583-9009, or visit www.californiaartclub.org. Museum hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 E. Union St., Pasadena. Contact the museum at (626) 583-9009, or visit www.pmcaonline.org.

EARTH DAY April 21 — The city, along with the Armory Center for the Arts, hosts the fifth annual Greening the Earth Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, which stretches from Memorial Park (at the corner of Raymond Avenue and Holly Street) to the Armory, also includes a street festival on Raymond Avenue, between Walnut and Holly streets. The free celebration includes live entertainment, organic food, community gardens, art exhibits and activities, sustainable design, green transportation, solar exhibits and more. The Armory Center for the Arts Family Arts Festival and Greening the Earth celebration includes music, performances and art workshops for families and guests of all ages at 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Contact the Armory at (626) 744-7175, or visit www.armoryarts.org. For more information about the festival, call (626) 744-4721, or email recycle@cityofpasadena.net.

“Small Talk” by Mian Situ Artwork courtesy of the California Art Club Photo courtesy of Armory Center for the Arts

A DIFFERENT KIND OF CLASSICAL MUSIC April 1 — Sarod master Aditya Verma comes to Caltech’s Dabney Lounge for a special afternoon of chamber and classical Indian music, accompanied by the tabla. Verma studied under his father, Dr. Narendra Verma, and Ustad Zakir Hussain in his native Montreal before moving to India to study with the legendary Pandit Ravi Shankar and sarod master Ustad Aashish Khan. The free concert starts at 3:30 p.m. at Caltech’s Dabney Lounge, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena. Call (888) 2CALTECH (222-5832) or (626) 395-4652, or visit www.caltech.edu.

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ART FOR EASTER April 6 — The Foothill Creative Arts Group invites kids ages 6 to 9 to hop on down to the store to gather construction materials for Peter Rabbit’s Cookie Cottage. They will need graham crackers, frosting and springtime holiday candies to build a cottage for Peter. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. The event runs from 4 to 5:15 p.m. at Foothill Creative Arts Group, 108 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre. Call (626) 355-8350, or visit www.creativeartsgroup.org.

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April 5 & 6 — “Greening Your House, Part II: the Bigger Picture” teaches residents about design techniques and products to reduce energy and water needs, focusing on major remodeling projects. Topics include window replacement, upgrading insulation, the value of shade trees, solar energy techniques for the home, “gray” water systems that reuse water and rainwater-catching systems. The workshop runs from 7 to 9 p.m. April 5. The next day, developers can attend a workshop on “Green Tenant Improvements, Maintenance and Operation,” discussing the environmental and economic benefits of using green building materials and techniques in commercial interiors and operations to maintain environmental quality. The workshop runs from 8 to 10 a.m. April 6. Both events will be held at Art Center College of Design’s South

April 7 & 8 — Easter weekend means Easter egg hunts for the kids, beginning every 45 minutes, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $4, which includes a basket. Family brunches start both days at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. at the Rose Pavilion. Make advance brunch reservations by calling Patina at (818) 790-3663. April 13 through 15 — Celebrate the earth at the Green Faire, as students and faculty of Mt.San Antonio College’s Horticulture Department host their annual plant sale. They’ll not only help you select plants, they’ll also take them to your car. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Call (818) 949-4200, or visit www.descansogardens.org.

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MUSIC IS KID’S STUFF April 14 — The Pasadena Symphony’s series of free Musical

Circus children’s concerts concludes its season with a performance by Prelude Strings, an ensemble of middle-school string musicians from around Southern California.The 9 a.m. event, at the Pasadena Civic’s Gold Room, lets kids ages 3 to 10 experience music by their peers firsthand as the ensemble, under the direction of co-conductors Anna Lim and Ria Kubota, performs orchestral arrangements. Prior to the performance, at 8:30 a.m., children can enjoy the instrumental “petting zoo.” Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Call (626) 793-7172, or visit www.pasadenasymphony.org.

JAZZ REALLY IS ROCKET SCIENCE April 21 — The Caltech Jazz Festival promises to be a firstclass musical event, and it’s free to the public. The afternoon celebration includes the Caltech Jazz Bands, under the direction of Bill Bing, featuring graduate and undergrad performers, alumni, Caltech and JPL staff and community members. Other scheduled acts are the LA Mambo Combo and the Bruce Lofgren Big Band. Performances run from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Gates Patio & Gardens at Caltech, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 395-3295, or visit www.caltech.edu.

CONSCIOUS LIVING, HEALTHY LIVES April 21 & 22 — Learn how to improve your life the natural way at the Conscious Living Fair as 180 exhibitors show the way to healthy living, personal growth, natural healing, spiri-

tual awareness and living in harmony with nature. Explore the latest products and services or attend lectures and workshops. Join a drum circle, walk the healing length of a 34-foot labyrinth and much more. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Call (805) 462-9700, or visit www.consciouslivingfair.com.

CHERISHING CHILDREN THROUGH MUSIC April 22 — Pacific Serenades continues its 21st anniversary season with a concert titled “We All Cherish Our Children’s Future.” The concert includes Debussy’s sonata for flute, viola and harp; Beethoven’s String Trio in G major, Op.9, No. 1; Vaughan Williams’ “Six Studies in English Folk Song for Cello and Harp”; and Adrienne Albert’s new work, “Between the Dark and Daylight,” for flute, harp, violin, viola and cello. Admission is $32; $5 for full-time students with ID. The concert starts at 4 p.m. at the Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. Call (213) 534-3434, or visit www.pacser.org.

BEAUTY IN THE DETAILS April 27 — Edward Wilkinson, an expert on Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian art and a member of the International Society of Appraisers, presents a lecture titled “The Beauty Is in the Details: An Aesthetic Appreciation of the Norton Simon Museum’s Collection of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art” at 7 p.m. Wilkinson pro-

vides a perspective on the sometimes overwhelmingly diverse and complex cultural region, with a focus on oftenoverlooked details that combine to create the art. Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-6840, or visit www.nortonsimon.org.

ANGELS AND SINNERS April 27 through June 9 — The Sierra Madre Playhouse presents Patrick Hamilton’s “Angel Street.” The play is a Victorian thriller set in London’s affluent Pimlico District in the 1880s. The Manninghams live in quiet desperation in a house on Angel Street. As Bella Manningham tries to maintain her sanity, a mysterious police inspector comes to her telling a tale of murder, mayhem and missing jewels — all centered on her husband. Stan Kelly directs. Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Call (626) 355-4318, or visit www.sierramadreplayhouse.org.

SWINGIN’ SOUNDS April 29 — Johnny Vana’s Big Band Alumni end the 2007 San Marino Celebrity Series with a bang at 5 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Avenue Church. The “Memories of Days Gone By” concert will feature vocalists Bill A. Jones and Bonnie Bowden singing toe-tapping tunes that’ll have you dancing in the aisles. Sponsored by the San Marino Guild of Huntington Hospital, this charity event will raise funds to purchase ECMO technology replacement equipment to treat newborns with respiratory failure. Tickets are $25 each. Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Ave.,

Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 799-9440 or (626) 792-4963.

GOING GREEN April 29 — Mothers’ Club will host a dinner honoring Jaylene Moseley and Professional Business Bank for their contributions to the family learning center’s new location, which will be the first green-certified preschool in California when it opens this September. The invitation-only event will take place at 6 p.m. at Twin Palms Restaurant, 101 W. Green St., Pasadena. To request an invitation, please call (626) 6835677. To learn more about Mothers’ Club, visit www.mothersclub.org.

CLASSIC PLAYS The classical repertory company A Noise Within celebrates its 15th anniversary with some classic plays: Through May 25 — Michael Murray directs Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Through May 27 — The musical “Man of La Mancha,” written by Dale Wasserman, tells the tale of Don Quixote, with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. Julia Rodriguez-Elliott directs. April 28 through June 3 — Joe Orton’s delightful romp “Loot” features youthful skeletons in the closet, a nurse’s hidden past and a dead wife to bury. Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott direct. Previews begin on April 21. A Noise Within, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 2400910, ext. 1, for reservations, or visit www.anoisewithin.org. ARROYO ~ APRIL 2007 ~ 59


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GOLD MEDAL ART April 29 through May 20 — The California Art Club, established in 1909 by early plein air painters, presents the 96th annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition of contemporary-traditional fine art at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The exhibition will feature 250 works, including sculpture and paintings featuring California landscapes and seascapes as well as figures and still lifes — and all the art is for sale. The group of 170 artists includes internationally acclaimed names such as Meredith Brooks Abbott, Peter Adams, Béla Bácsi, George Carlson, Calvin Liang, Jeremy Lipking, Kevin Macpherson, Daniel W. Pinkham, Gayle Garner Roski and Mian Situ. An artists’ gala reception will be held April 28. Tickets are $75; call the California Art Club at (626) 583-9009, or visit www.californiaartclub.org. Museum hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 E. Union St., Pasadena. Contact the museum at (626) 583-9009, or visit www.pmcaonline.org.

EARTH DAY April 21 — The city, along with the Armory Center for the Arts, hosts the fifth annual Greening the Earth Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, which stretches from Memorial Park (at the corner of Raymond Avenue and Holly Street) to the Armory, also includes a street festival on Raymond Avenue, between Walnut and Holly streets. The free celebration includes live entertainment, organic food, community gardens, art exhibits and activities, sustainable design, green transportation, solar exhibits and more. The Armory Center for the Arts Family Arts Festival and Greening the Earth celebration includes music, performances and art workshops for families and guests of all ages at 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Contact the Armory at (626) 744-7175, or visit www.armoryarts.org. For more information about the festival, call (626) 744-4721, or email recycle@cityofpasadena.net.

“Small Talk” by Mian Situ Artwork courtesy of the California Art Club Photo courtesy of Armory Center for the Arts

A DIFFERENT KIND OF CLASSICAL MUSIC April 1 — Sarod master Aditya Verma comes to Caltech’s Dabney Lounge for a special afternoon of chamber and classical Indian music, accompanied by the tabla. Verma studied under his father, Dr. Narendra Verma, and Ustad Zakir Hussain in his native Montreal before moving to India to study with the legendary Pandit Ravi Shankar and sarod master Ustad Aashish Khan. The free concert starts at 3:30 p.m. at Caltech’s Dabney Lounge, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena. Call (888) 2CALTECH (222-5832) or (626) 395-4652, or visit www.caltech.edu.

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ART FOR EASTER April 6 — The Foothill Creative Arts Group invites kids ages 6 to 9 to hop on down to the store to gather construction materials for Peter Rabbit’s Cookie Cottage. They will need graham crackers, frosting and springtime holiday candies to build a cottage for Peter. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. The event runs from 4 to 5:15 p.m. at Foothill Creative Arts Group, 108 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre. Call (626) 355-8350, or visit www.creativeartsgroup.org.

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April 5 & 6 — “Greening Your House, Part II: the Bigger Picture” teaches residents about design techniques and products to reduce energy and water needs, focusing on major remodeling projects. Topics include window replacement, upgrading insulation, the value of shade trees, solar energy techniques for the home, “gray” water systems that reuse water and rainwater-catching systems. The workshop runs from 7 to 9 p.m. April 5. The next day, developers can attend a workshop on “Green Tenant Improvements, Maintenance and Operation,” discussing the environmental and economic benefits of using green building materials and techniques in commercial interiors and operations to maintain environmental quality. The workshop runs from 8 to 10 a.m. April 6. Both events will be held at Art Center College of Design’s South

April 7 & 8 — Easter weekend means Easter egg hunts for the kids, beginning every 45 minutes, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $4, which includes a basket. Family brunches start both days at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. at the Rose Pavilion. Make advance brunch reservations by calling Patina at (818) 790-3663. April 13 through 15 — Celebrate the earth at the Green Faire, as students and faculty of Mt.San Antonio College’s Horticulture Department host their annual plant sale. They’ll not only help you select plants, they’ll also take them to your car. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Call (818) 949-4200, or visit www.descansogardens.org.

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MUSIC IS KID’S STUFF April 14 — The Pasadena Symphony’s series of free Musical

Circus children’s concerts concludes its season with a performance by Prelude Strings, an ensemble of middle-school string musicians from around Southern California.The 9 a.m. event, at the Pasadena Civic’s Gold Room, lets kids ages 3 to 10 experience music by their peers firsthand as the ensemble, under the direction of co-conductors Anna Lim and Ria Kubota, performs orchestral arrangements. Prior to the performance, at 8:30 a.m., children can enjoy the instrumental “petting zoo.” Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Call (626) 793-7172, or visit www.pasadenasymphony.org.

JAZZ REALLY IS ROCKET SCIENCE April 21 — The Caltech Jazz Festival promises to be a firstclass musical event, and it’s free to the public. The afternoon celebration includes the Caltech Jazz Bands, under the direction of Bill Bing, featuring graduate and undergrad performers, alumni, Caltech and JPL staff and community members. Other scheduled acts are the LA Mambo Combo and the Bruce Lofgren Big Band. Performances run from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Gates Patio & Gardens at Caltech, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 395-3295, or visit www.caltech.edu.

CONSCIOUS LIVING, HEALTHY LIVES April 21 & 22 — Learn how to improve your life the natural way at the Conscious Living Fair as 180 exhibitors show the way to healthy living, personal growth, natural healing, spiri-

tual awareness and living in harmony with nature. Explore the latest products and services or attend lectures and workshops. Join a drum circle, walk the healing length of a 34-foot labyrinth and much more. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Call (805) 462-9700, or visit www.consciouslivingfair.com.

CHERISHING CHILDREN THROUGH MUSIC April 22 — Pacific Serenades continues its 21st anniversary season with a concert titled “We All Cherish Our Children’s Future.” The concert includes Debussy’s sonata for flute, viola and harp; Beethoven’s String Trio in G major, Op.9, No. 1; Vaughan Williams’ “Six Studies in English Folk Song for Cello and Harp”; and Adrienne Albert’s new work, “Between the Dark and Daylight,” for flute, harp, violin, viola and cello. Admission is $32; $5 for full-time students with ID. The concert starts at 4 p.m. at the Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. Call (213) 534-3434, or visit www.pacser.org.

BEAUTY IN THE DETAILS April 27 — Edward Wilkinson, an expert on Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian art and a member of the International Society of Appraisers, presents a lecture titled “The Beauty Is in the Details: An Aesthetic Appreciation of the Norton Simon Museum’s Collection of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art” at 7 p.m. Wilkinson pro-

vides a perspective on the sometimes overwhelmingly diverse and complex cultural region, with a focus on oftenoverlooked details that combine to create the art. Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-6840, or visit www.nortonsimon.org.

ANGELS AND SINNERS April 27 through June 9 — The Sierra Madre Playhouse presents Patrick Hamilton’s “Angel Street.” The play is a Victorian thriller set in London’s affluent Pimlico District in the 1880s. The Manninghams live in quiet desperation in a house on Angel Street. As Bella Manningham tries to maintain her sanity, a mysterious police inspector comes to her telling a tale of murder, mayhem and missing jewels — all centered on her husband. Stan Kelly directs. Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Call (626) 355-4318, or visit www.sierramadreplayhouse.org.

SWINGIN’ SOUNDS April 29 — Johnny Vana’s Big Band Alumni end the 2007 San Marino Celebrity Series with a bang at 5 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Avenue Church. The “Memories of Days Gone By” concert will feature vocalists Bill A. Jones and Bonnie Bowden singing toe-tapping tunes that’ll have you dancing in the aisles. Sponsored by the San Marino Guild of Huntington Hospital, this charity event will raise funds to purchase ECMO technology replacement equipment to treat newborns with respiratory failure. Tickets are $25 each. Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Ave.,

Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 799-9440 or (626) 792-4963.

GOING GREEN April 29 — Mothers’ Club will host a dinner honoring Jaylene Moseley and Professional Business Bank for their contributions to the family learning center’s new location, which will be the first green-certified preschool in California when it opens this September. The invitation-only event will take place at 6 p.m. at Twin Palms Restaurant, 101 W. Green St., Pasadena. To request an invitation, please call (626) 6835677. To learn more about Mothers’ Club, visit www.mothersclub.org.

CLASSIC PLAYS The classical repertory company A Noise Within celebrates its 15th anniversary with some classic plays: Through May 25 — Michael Murray directs Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Through May 27 — The musical “Man of La Mancha,” written by Dale Wasserman, tells the tale of Don Quixote, with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. Julia Rodriguez-Elliott directs. April 28 through June 3 — Joe Orton’s delightful romp “Loot” features youthful skeletons in the closet, a nurse’s hidden past and a dead wife to bury. Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott direct. Previews begin on April 21. A Noise Within, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 2400910, ext. 1, for reservations, or visit www.anoisewithin.org. ARROYO ~ APRIL 2007 ~ 59


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Give me shelter! The many tax savings advantages of real estate BY TIM AND BARBARA CONROY THE TAX MAN COMETH, BUT MAY NOT TAKETH AWAY! WITH THE April 15 tax return filing deadline just around the corner, a review of some of the tax-relief benefits that come from owning real estate is timely. Besides offering a foundation for wealth building, home and investment property ownership offers individuals and their families potentially fantastic tax savings. Homeowners Get Tax Shelter From Their Shelter For most homeowners, interest payments on home loans and home equity lines of credit may be tax deductible and, depending upon your income tax bracket, can significantly reduce the personal income tax you owe. If you are selling a home and are worried about capital gains taxes, there is a federal capital gains tax exclusion for persons filing individually that allows up to $250,000 in gain to be taken tax-free. If you are married, filing jointly, the amount doubles to $500,000. Astute homeowners have the opportunity to contribute to their wealth-building programs by utilizing a timed selling and buying strategy. For most homeowners, this allowance may be used every two years — or earlier if the homeowner qualifies for one of several exceptions, such as relocation more than 60 miles from the home being sold due to a job change, or allergies that necessitate a move for medical reasons. You should consult with your professional tax advisor to see how this capital gains tax exclusion might apply to your situation. For more information, visit www.irs.gov. In many counties in California, a state tax provision commonly referred to as Proposition 60 offers homeowners 55 years and older the opportunity to keep their property tax base from their current home when buying a new home if certain conditions are met. For example, the home being purchased must be of lesser value than the one being sold. Homeowners over 55 years of age may wish to live in a home smaller than the one they presently own but have concerns about the higher property taxes a new home purchase may create. This provision gives them a chance to downsize without increasing their tax liability. For more information, visit www.boe.ca.gov/index.htm.

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Investors Build Wealth With Tax Techniques One of the benefits of owning investment property is the opportunity to secure a tax savings by reducing the amount of tax paid on income from rent (as well as from other sources of income such as wages from employment) through the depreciation of the property. This is a paper write-off: generally, real properties grow in value even though, for tax purposes, they can be treated as a physical asset declining in value. Also, IRS Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges offer investors the opportunity to trade equity up from a property with a smaller value into a property with a larger value without incurring capital gains tax consequences. When building a real estate investment portfolio, this provision of the tax code is a powerful component in a wealth-building strategy. AM Tim and Barbara Conroy, the Conroy Team, MacGregor Realty Inc. Realtors, with more than 30 years of entrepreneurial and real estate marketing experience, can be reached at (818) 952-1496. ARROYO ~ APRIL 2007 ~ 61


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‘Cathedral’ of sunlight Environmental enthusiasts Cathryn Williams and Ted Baumgart shine a light on adopting a solar lifestyle — with flair! BY JENINE BAINES ~ PHOTOS BY CHRISTOPHER RAINONE

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NLY A SAINT OR BILLIONAIRE WOULD fail to turn green with envy after visiting Cathryn Williams and Ted Baumgart’s environmentally dazzling, 3,000-square-foot, selfdescribed “solar chalet” in La Crescenta — even if there weren’t a 20-foot sunspace waterfall in the living room or a spectacular rockbedecked pool outside. Last summer, the couple’s average electric bill was — brace yourself — $20. Even those who tend to throw cold water on reports of global warming will find themselves awestruck as they discover just how thoroughly the couple have put their environmental principles into practice. Here are folks who take “walking the talk” to truly hallowed levels — preaching by inventive example the salvation not only of Mother Earth but, ulti-

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mately, the rest of us. “The house reflects what we’ve learned over the years,” Baumgart concedes. “But it’s also our plaything: a cathedral where sunlight, trees and the elements dance in celebration through the days and seasons.” Baumgart, an illustrator and designer, crafted much of his “cathedral” himself, though he is quick to give credit to friends, family and contractors too. He tackled the exterior of the house in the 1980s. More than 13,000 rocks were used in landscaping and in constructing the pool, outdoor kitchen and exterior walls of the house. “We made trips with buckets and a wheelbarrow to Big Tujunga Canyon weekly for five years,” Baumgart recalls. (He emphasizes that he scarcely dared pocket so much as a pebble

before receiving the necessary permits from the U.S. Forest Service.) Meandering through the drought-tolerant landscaping are solar-powered model trains. The train project began one holiday season when Baumgart, who admits he gets teary at the sight of a running steam locomotive, bought a train set for the kids — Heather and Dan (who have since left the nest) — and, in short order, took over the living room. Not surprisingly, the “freight yard” décor didn’t exactly delight Williams. Since solving design problems is Baumgart’s “lifeblood,” he devised a solution: moving the trains outdoors. “It’s a brilliant demonstration of how a clean-power transportation system can create a positive future —Continued on page 64


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for all of us,” he says. The modernism of the trains coexists with the medieval spirit invoked by gargoyles. Yes, gargoyles, representing creatures from the forest. Baumgart molded them from an intriguing medium: plastic juice bottles. The Gothic-style chimney atop the outdoor kitchen, nestled against a “plant-able” roof of bougainvillea and aloe vera, is constructed from fast-food tray forms and brass toilet floats. “I wanted to see if I could do it,” Baumgart confesses. The interior’s equally unique design treatments include a solar water heater and refrigerator, a thermal mass cooling system, a truly gorgeous banister of stone drill bits, brilliantly colored rock tiles lining the stairways and windows handmade from recycled metals. Work began on the interior in 1994, but it is still an “experiment” in progress. “The house is a handcrafted original,” says Baumgart, who will soon tackle a European wall treatment of lime mixed with straw. “I’ve put Cathryn and my children through the wringer at times with my passions.” “Sometimes I’ve felt like I’m living in a parallel universe,” Williams adds. “But look what I gain: beautiful views of the trees from the windows, the coolness of the interior rocks in summer, the play of light on the walls.” Do Williams and Baumgart have advice for those wishing to follow their path? “Get serious counseling,” Baumgart says with a laugh. “Do the small and cheap first. Insulate, get thermal-rated window coverings, change the lighting to the new kind. Use the sun.” Yet solar appliances alone can only go so far, the couple warns. “Every aspect of our home, from the practical to the esthetic, is in harmony with the environment,” Baumgart explains. “It’s an expression of our love of life, our attitude and character.” Adds Williams, “It’s a wonderful home to wake up in, to come home to after work, to relax in and to share with others.” AM You’ll have a chance to see Cathryn Williams and Ted Baumgart’s home for yourself on Oct. 6, when the American Solar Energy Society holds its National Solar Home Tour. For more information, visit www.ases.org/tour.

The Shepherds Home Children’s Sanctuary in Nairobi Kenya provides education, food, housing and love to children whose parents have died in the HIV/AIDS crisis. www.theshepherdshome.org

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Please send your tax deductible donations to: Discover The World, Inc., Shepherd's Home, 3255 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107

JENINE BAINES is a freelance writer and public relations consultant. She and her husband Kevin are the proud owners of a Prius and are now — after meeting Ted and Cath and keenly coveting their electric bills — investigating solar panels for their own home in La Cañada.


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The power of art—to shape the way we see, use, and protect Western lands—is the focus of the exhibition Yosemite: Art of an American Icon and its accompanying publication of the same title. Explore Yosemite's changing image and discover how artists turned a physical place into a cultural ideal. Enjoy works by Thomas Struth, David Hockney, Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Misrach, John Divola, Mark Klett, Galen Rowell, and their contemporaries.

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pring is here and our Montrose retailers have new shipments of spring merchandise arriving daily for all of your fashion needs. The town is buzzing with all the new stores opening and the local’s favorite restaurants that you will keep coming back to Montrose time and time again. On Sundays, visit the Montrose Harvest Market, which features 45 food and produce booths that offer a variety of antiques, toys and arts and crafts. Montrose has everything that you are looking for so come up and see us! —Charlie

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An Occasion To Celebrate, 2409 Honolulu Ave. Ste. 4, Montrose. Call (818) 2489991, or visit www.invitations.la.

6) Tender Treasures — This store for women and children is celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2007! Technology has brought Tender Treasures to homes near and far with their comprehensive Web site www.tendertreasures.com. Of course, you can still shop at the store, conveniently located in

3) Chateau - Are you looking to change or enhance your look? At Chateau salon you will discover a team of experts that will Take your look to the next level. Call today to schedule a complimentary consultation from one of Chateau's Redken stylist. Also for limited time receive 50% off of any Redken Shampoo with purchase of Conditioner. 3815 Ocean View Blvd., Montrose. Call (818) 957-8127, or visit www.chateausalon.com. Skin care services are also available. For spring, experience the healthy glow of microdermabrasion. This is a non-surgical method to repair and restore your skin to a more youthful appearance. It is great for uneven skin tone, large pores and fine lines. Special introductory offer is $45.00. Call Jill at (818) 759-5007.

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1) An Occasion to Celebrate-- Teresa Woolsen creates memorable stationery, announcements and invitations with exquisite handmade fabrics and materials. She and her staff whip up unforgettable cards to announce the arrival of a new baby, an upcoming wedding, shower or a fabulous charity event. Best of all, they make their creations within your budget! The selection is huge and well worth the trip! Brides put Teresa on the top of their list and rely on Teresa to make their big day perfectly presented. An Occasion to Celebrate also offers a wonderful selection of invitation lines from around the country. Event planners have come to depend on An Occasion to Celebrate for faster, easier and more cost-effective services, and now you can too!

2) Merle Norman - You are about to enjoy one of the most exciting times of your life. Let Merle Norman help you get a picture perfect look for your special day. The girls at Merle Norman will help you establish a skin care and makeup plan for radiant results for your big day and beyond. Call for a pre-wedding appointment today. Kim Kelly and Kris Kline in Montrose and Olga West in Monrovia have all your beauty needs covered; it’s like having a personal makeup artist, skin consultant and beauty magazine editor all under one roof! Sharing information on the latest skin care and the newest trends in makeup, you will not find a more beautiful, fun place to relax. You should never be too busy to be beautiful, and now Kim, Kris and Olga make it convenient and affordable. Merle Norman, 2341 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Call (818) 2491743. Merle Norman, 407 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia. Call (626) 357-2299.

Montrose for the latest in clothing and accessories for babies, toddlers, moms and grandmothers. They feature brands, such as Le Top, Zutano, Tea Collection, Rabbit Moon, Kushies, Shilav and more for kids, plus the largest selection of FLAX clothing for women you can find in California.

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4) Trust me when I say once you shop at Kimmel-Meehan, you won’t go back to department stores! The men in your life can sport all the hottest labels from an amazing selection of casual and corporate styles. Reyn Spooner’s hot line of shirts keeps the regulars coming back and Bryan’s selection is the biggest. Easygoing pieces from Tommy Bahama and Tori Richards are the must-haves for serious fashion fans. There’s Ryan Michael’s hip Western styles and sleek striped shirts from Tailor Byrd that are sure to make a fashionable impression at any occasion. Kimmel-Meehan offers oneof-a-kind personal service, and gets to know each client by name and style preference. So spruce up your man’s wardrobe by hitting the hottest men’s fashion mecca in town! Kimmel-Meehan, 2227

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5) Got real skin problems? Get real results. Tuscany Spa offers a wide range of individually customized skin and body care services in a relaxing, peaceful environment. Luxuriate in their Old World Tuscan ambiance while enjoying state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation, hair reduction, makeup, body therapy and specialized treatment packages. They offer the Epicuren non-surgical facelift, and Chromolite IPL laser treatment, which reduces hair permanently. You can also enjoy Tuscany Spa’s signature apothecary facial, which incorporates organic herbs, clays and teas infused with exfoliating enzymes for deep pore cleansing. All facials are one and a half hours, which is a rarity in this industry. Or, indulge yourself with the Old World salt glow by Epicuren. First, your specific skin condition is determined and a custom blend of natural exfoliants and essential oils are applied from head to toe. After removing the salt glow with hot towels infused with phyto-aromatherapy, a body rejuvenating lotion is applied. You can choose to continue your experience with a full-hour body massage. At the end of each service, enjoy complimentary tea and biscuits to continue your relaxation experience. Gift certificates are available for all services.

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pring is here and our Montrose retailers have new shipments of spring merchandise arriving daily for all of your fashion needs. The town is buzzing with all the new stores opening and the local’s favorite restaurants that you will keep coming back to Montrose time and time again. On Sundays, visit the Montrose Harvest Market, which features 45 food and produce booths that offer a variety of antiques, toys and arts and crafts. Montrose has everything that you are looking for so come up and see us! —Charlie

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An Occasion To Celebrate, 2409 Honolulu Ave. Ste. 4, Montrose. Call (818) 2489991, or visit www.invitations.la.

6) Tender Treasures — This store for women and children is celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2007! Technology has brought Tender Treasures to homes near and far with their comprehensive Web site www.tendertreasures.com. Of course, you can still shop at the store, conveniently located in

3) Chateau - Are you looking to change or enhance your look? At Chateau salon you will discover a team of experts that will Take your look to the next level. Call today to schedule a complimentary consultation from one of Chateau's Redken stylist. Also for limited time receive 50% off of any Redken Shampoo with purchase of Conditioner. 3815 Ocean View Blvd., Montrose. Call (818) 957-8127, or visit www.chateausalon.com. Skin care services are also available. For spring, experience the healthy glow of microdermabrasion. This is a non-surgical method to repair and restore your skin to a more youthful appearance. It is great for uneven skin tone, large pores and fine lines. Special introductory offer is $45.00. Call Jill at (818) 759-5007.

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Ocean View Blvd

1) An Occasion to Celebrate-- Teresa Woolsen creates memorable stationery, announcements and invitations with exquisite handmade fabrics and materials. She and her staff whip up unforgettable cards to announce the arrival of a new baby, an upcoming wedding, shower or a fabulous charity event. Best of all, they make their creations within your budget! The selection is huge and well worth the trip! Brides put Teresa on the top of their list and rely on Teresa to make their big day perfectly presented. An Occasion to Celebrate also offers a wonderful selection of invitation lines from around the country. Event planners have come to depend on An Occasion to Celebrate for faster, easier and more cost-effective services, and now you can too!

2) Merle Norman - You are about to enjoy one of the most exciting times of your life. Let Merle Norman help you get a picture perfect look for your special day. The girls at Merle Norman will help you establish a skin care and makeup plan for radiant results for your big day and beyond. Call for a pre-wedding appointment today. Kim Kelly and Kris Kline in Montrose and Olga West in Monrovia have all your beauty needs covered; it’s like having a personal makeup artist, skin consultant and beauty magazine editor all under one roof! Sharing information on the latest skin care and the newest trends in makeup, you will not find a more beautiful, fun place to relax. You should never be too busy to be beautiful, and now Kim, Kris and Olga make it convenient and affordable. Merle Norman, 2341 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Call (818) 2491743. Merle Norman, 407 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia. Call (626) 357-2299.

Montrose for the latest in clothing and accessories for babies, toddlers, moms and grandmothers. They feature brands, such as Le Top, Zutano, Tea Collection, Rabbit Moon, Kushies, Shilav and more for kids, plus the largest selection of FLAX clothing for women you can find in California.

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4) Trust me when I say once you shop at Kimmel-Meehan, you won’t go back to department stores! The men in your life can sport all the hottest labels from an amazing selection of casual and corporate styles. Reyn Spooner’s hot line of shirts keeps the regulars coming back and Bryan’s selection is the biggest. Easygoing pieces from Tommy Bahama and Tori Richards are the must-haves for serious fashion fans. There’s Ryan Michael’s hip Western styles and sleek striped shirts from Tailor Byrd that are sure to make a fashionable impression at any occasion. Kimmel-Meehan offers oneof-a-kind personal service, and gets to know each client by name and style preference. So spruce up your man’s wardrobe by hitting the hottest men’s fashion mecca in town! Kimmel-Meehan, 2227

Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Call (818) 249-5085.

Introductory Price - $75 For color, hair cut and blow dry Intro to microdermabrasion-just $45.00

Color | Highlight | Extensions Japanese Straightening | Bridal Packages | Make-up | Waxing | Threading | Skin Care 3815 Ocean View Blvd., Montrose 818-957-8127 www.chateausalon.com

5) Got real skin problems? Get real results. Tuscany Spa offers a wide range of individually customized skin and body care services in a relaxing, peaceful environment. Luxuriate in their Old World Tuscan ambiance while enjoying state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation, hair reduction, makeup, body therapy and specialized treatment packages. They offer the Epicuren non-surgical facelift, and Chromolite IPL laser treatment, which reduces hair permanently. You can also enjoy Tuscany Spa’s signature apothecary facial, which incorporates organic herbs, clays and teas infused with exfoliating enzymes for deep pore cleansing. All facials are one and a half hours, which is a rarity in this industry. Or, indulge yourself with the Old World salt glow by Epicuren. First, your specific skin condition is determined and a custom blend of natural exfoliants and essential oils are applied from head to toe. After removing the salt glow with hot towels infused with phyto-aromatherapy, a body rejuvenating lotion is applied. You can choose to continue your experience with a full-hour body massage. At the end of each service, enjoy complimentary tea and biscuits to continue your relaxation experience. Gift certificates are available for all services.

Tuscany Spa Skin and Body Clinic, 2210 Forencita Ave., Montrose. Call (818) 248-5500, or visit www.tuscanyskinspa.com.

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A Store for Women & Children Featuringg Speciall Occasionn Dressess byy Biscotti Tenderr Treasures 2280 Honolulu Ave. Montrose, CA 91020 818-248-2260 Exp. 4/30/07

www.tendertreasures.com


Arroyo Monthly April 2007  

The Anniversary Issue

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