Photographer Stuart Townsley uses a trained eye and high-tech equipment to capture memories into frameworthy prints and digital art, using 10 of LA's most attractive landmarks as backdrops. The famed local sites where he sets up camp—such as the roaring Pacific Ocean under Santa Monica Pier or the 1930s architecture and picturesque fountain of Union Station—elegantly complement subjects' smiling visages. His shutter snaps hundreds of times during each photo shoot, immortalizing the faces, poses, and secret handshakes of families and well-behaved pets. Well-versed in state-of-the-art retouching gear, Stuart unfurls his astutely edited creations onto glossy prints, canvases, and online albums.
Stuart's advice on what to wear and bring to shoots, garnered through 12 years of professional experience, conveniently resides online to aid in the selection of appropriate outfits for every mother, father, child, or hamster.
Silk Trading Co.'s 9,000-square-foot showroom bustles with shining bolts of silk fabric and imported décor items. Damsels in wardrobe distress can fashion Gabriella sheer silk into a cape that will complement Day-Glo pantsuits ($40/yard), and 18"x18" Como silk pillows can cushion tired tushes during Dallas marathons ($44 each). Or use today's Groupon to ship a prison pen pal enough Emerson silk fabric to sew a prison uniform with more colorful stripes ($55/yard), which can be eventually traded for cigarettes or much-coveted canned tuna. Shoppers can also load up with a bucketful of art and design books to add ballast to shopping bags should they have to ford any turbulent rivers on the way back to the car ($18.95+ each).
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To lend their mattresses the highest degree of customizable comfort, the sleep scientists at Cellupedic have combined some of the best elements of nearly every mattress type. The mattress tops are outfitted with a layer of latex or memory foam, which rests upon a foundation of 144 air pockets called "zone cells" that, like coil springs, provide localized support while also offering the adjustable firmness of an air mattress. Mattress comfort is further customized during in-store assessments, in which a Cellupedic sleep expert tailors zone-cell configurations to suit individual sleep habits and body types.
At Tara Design it is our mission to travel the world in search of the most beautiful and unique furniture and home decor to fill your life with inspiration and serenity. We work closely with craftsmen, textile merchants, and antique hunters, and only choose produces that we ourselves would put in our homes. We
Sit 'n Sleep stuffs its showroom with brand-name mattresses such as Sealy, Sherwood, and Simmons in a variety of sizes and firmness, from twin to California king and Euro tops to ultra plush. Sleepers slumber effortlessly atop the plush Sherwood Fremont pillow top, designed exclusively with sustainable, organic fibers and powers of clairvoyance ($399.99 for queen). Avoid tossing and turning on the Sealy Balboa Island's firm layers, replete with patented posturepedic technology stoutly supporting finicky spines throughout the night ($859.99 for full). The half-bed, half-machine Simmons Kings Cove, imbued with hybrid spring technology, struggles with its identity while its BeautySleep memory foam cuddles bodies for maximum sheep-counting.