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Beautifully sited to take in the views, an outstanding synthesis of stone, wood, and water.

Bid online for choice pieces and iconic design at their summer auction,

  Sure, Van Nuys, as the capital of Porn Valley, may be better known for its breasts than its Bertoia, but deep in the warehouse district lies a hidden gem - Hotel Surplus Outlet.

Oakland textile designer Maja Brugo's influences include Scandinavian design, California, graphic design, art, and music.  Oh, and Japanese design and mid-century modern design.  Whew, that's quite a mouthful.  Luckily, the result is Tikoli's cotton tea towels—colorful, modern, and made to mix and match.  

Classic garden style gets a modern update by Andrea Cochran.