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Muji's stores are hard to come by in the US - fortunately, you can shop the Japanese retailer's home goods on Amazon

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon Muji is a Japanese retailer that sells affordable, quality household and lifestyle products. In addition to its stores and website, you can now find its well-designed products on Amazon. From skincare to dinnerware and stationery, many items cost less than $20. In my fantasy, I'd live in a mid-century John Lautner home filled with high-end, minimalist furnishings, but my limited budget preve...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Cleaning, US, Trends, Home Office, Bathroom, Kitchen Tools, Muji, John Lautner, Kitchen Accessories, Amazon From, Insider Picks, Les Shu, Product Card

Billionaire Ron Burkle buys Michael Jackson’s Neverland estate

Ron Burkle, seen here riding along the victory parade route for the Pittsburgh Penguins on June 15, 2016, has paid $22 million for the late pop star Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. (File photo by The Associated Press/Keith Srakocic) This Dec. 2004 photo shows the entrance to pop star Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in Santa Ynez, Calif. (File photo by AP/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The train station at Neverland Ranch, re-named Sycamore Valley...
Tags: Business, News, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Normandy, Paul Mccartney, Bob, Santa Barbara County, Jackson, Peter Pan, Michael Jackson, Wall Street Journal, National Hockey League, Palm Springs, Frank Lloyd Wright

For Sale: the Only John Lautner-Designed House in Alaska

This 6,165-square-foot structure has all of the features you’d expect from a house designed by renowned midcentury architect John Lautner: profuse amounts of wood, unusual forms and angles, dramatic design —  except, of course, for the fact that it’s located more than 3,000 miles north of his usual Californian haunts, in the blustery Alaskan city […]
Tags: Design, Alaska, John Lautner, More Dirt, Real Estate Listings, John Lautner Designed House

Bob Hope’s former Palm Springs home seeks $1.5 million

A plaque identifies the home’s former owners as Bob and Dolores Hope. (Photo by Chris Miller) The living room. (Photo by Chris Miller) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The kitchen. (Photo by Chris Miller) The dining room. (Photo by Chris Miller) Walls of glass offer a view of the covered patio and pool. (Photo by Chris Miller) A poolside view of the house. (Photo by Chris Miller) Show Caption of Expand A Palm Springs home once owned by legendary...
Tags: Business, Hope, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Bob, Chris Miller, Palm Springs, Dolores, Bob Hope, Schumacher, Ron Burkle, Bing Crosby

Snazzy Lautner-Designed Beachwood Canyon Home Lists for Sale

For the first time since it was constructed in 1952, famed architect John Lautner’s so-called Harry and Pauline Williams Residence has officially hit the market with a $1.895 million price tag. Sited just below the iconic Hollywood sign in one of Tinseltown’s most celeb-popular neighborhoods, the modestly sized 1,600-square-foot villa has three bedrooms and two full […]
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Harry, Compass, Tinseltown, Beachwood Canyon, John Lautner, More Dirt, Real Estate Listings, Pauline Williams Residence

Lautner’s Silver Lake Home Comes For Sale

When legendary architect John Lautner moved to Los Angeles in 1939 and completed his first building, architectural critic Henry-Russell Hitchcock hailed it as “the best house in the United States by an architect under 30.” Incredibly, you now have a chance to live in that house. Located in Silver Lake, the 1,244-square-foot residence has three […]
Tags: Los Angeles, United States, Silver Lake, John Lautner, Lautner, More Dirt, Crosby Doe Associates, Silver Lake Home, Henry Russell Hitchcock

The secrets of supervillain hideouts will be revealed when ‘Lair’ author speaks at Petersen Museum

Chad Oppenheim was about seven when he first saw “The Man With the Golden Gun.” What impressed him most about that 1974 James Bond flick was the island lair inhabited by Christopher Lee’s villain, Scaramanga. At around the same time, Oppenheim got his first peek into the world of architecture when his parents were building a new home. “At that point, I was like, do I want to be a supervillain or an architect?” he says by phone. “I chose architect.” The Miami-based architect, whose high-profile p...
Tags: Michael Bay, Christopher Lee, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, James Bond, Death Star, Miami, Northwest, Frank Lloyd Wright, Brian De Palma, Wright, Adam, Strangelove, Petersen Automotive Museum

Joachim Rønning and Amanda Hearst Buy L.A.’s World-Famous Wolff Residence

Maverick architect John Lautner’s Wolff Residence, a world-famous architectural tour-de-force dramatically cleaved to an almost vertical hillside above L.A.’s Sunset Strip, was sold last week for $5.9 million. Someone in a position to know first whispered and tax records confirm the new owners are recently wed Norwegian film director Joachim Rønning — he helmed the […]
Tags: Los Angeles, Directors, Sunset Strip, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Showbiz, John Lautner, Joachim Rønning, Hilton & Hyland, Amanda Hearst, Wolff Residence

Sherman Oaks home of ‘Steamboat Willie’ animator sells for $2 million

The house has four bedrooms, an open floor plan and a downstairs office that was added on as part of a 1999 remodel. (Photo by Shawn Cordon) The driveway. (Photo by Shawn Cordon) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Glass walls frame hillside views.(Photo by Shawn Cordon) (Photo by Shawn Cordon) A view of the open-floor plan. (Photo by Shawn Cordon) Show Caption of Expand The Sherman Oaks home designed for “Steamboat Willie” animator Ub Iwerks has sol...
Tags: Business, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Barbie, Palm Springs, Mickey Mouse, Tom Petty, Sherman Oaks, Agoura Hills, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, John Lautner, Encino, Top Stories LADN, Hot Homes

Supreme’s James Jebbia Pays All Cash for John Lautner’s Schwimmer House

There are “architectural” homes, and then there are architectural homes like the John Lautner-designed Schwimmer Residence. Commissioned and built in the early 1980s for Dr. Alden Schwimmer and his interior designer wife Nina, the rainbow-shaped hilltop house pushes the boundaries of design with its gently curvaceous and turret-ringed architecture, clinging precipitously to a rugged cliff […]
Tags: Fashion, Los Angeles, Moguls, Beverly Hills Post Office, Nina, John Lautner, James Jebbia, Benedict Canyon, Schwimmer House, Alden Schwimmer

Most expensive listing in Westlake Village is a mansion owned by onetime Guitar Center owner

The country French manor-style home of Ray Scherr, the former owner of the Guitar Center chain of music stores, is Westlake Village’s most expensive listing. Set on 4.5 acres in guard-gated Country Club Estates, the house is on the market at $11.9 million. Records show that Scherr and his wife, Janet, bought the 16,200-square-foot house, which was completed in 1995, for $9.4 million in December 2002. The house opens to a rotunda foyer and contains six bedroom suites, a movie theater and a wine c...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Jamie Foxx, Kirsten Dunst, Guitar Center, Tarzana, Janet, Tom Petty, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Steamboat Willie, Scherr, Westlake Village

Visionary architect, curator, and big wave surfer Francois Perrin

Architect, curator, surfer, knight of the French government, partner, father, son, brother, and dear friend to many, Francois Perrin died on Monday in Ventura County, close to a favorite wave. He was from Paris but had been in Los Angeles for decades so was simultaneously both French and Californian. I really have no words sufficient for this so will let Alissa Walker’s tribute on Curbed LA stand. It deserves a full read but I’ve included some excerpts and quotes below. ‘He was a center of gr...
Tags: La, Los Angeles, Paris, Ventura County, Malibu, Alissa Walker, Perrin, John Lautner, Lautner, Sheats Goldstein Residence, Nicolas Godin, Benedict Canyon, Xavier Veilhan, François Perrin, Chrysanthe Tenentes, Frank Escher

Ed Norton Buys John Lautner Designed Stevens House in Malibu’s Colony Enclave

BUYERS: Ed Norton and Shauna Robertson LOCATION: Malibu, CA PRICE: $11,800,000 SIZE: 3,366 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: “Fight Club” actor Ed Norton shelled out $11.8 million for the so-called Stevens House, an iconic, ocean-front architectural behind the guarded gates of Malibu’s Hollywood-hallowed Colony enclave. The three-time Oscar nominee, most recently... Read more »
Tags: Hollywood, Dirt, Real Estalker, Malibu, Ed Norton, John Lautner, Michael LaFetra, Shauna Robertson, Stevens House, Colony Enclave

Harpel House by John Lautner

High up in the Hollywood Hills sits the Lautner Harpel House, an unrivalled example of signature Californian architecture. Since it was built in 1956, the design of architect John Lautner, an apprentice of the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright, the building saw dramatic changes, including a second storey addition and other features deemed ill-fitting to its style. After acquiring the house in 2006, design restorer and Resurrection Vintage co-founder Mark Haddawy took on the mammoth task of rest...
Tags: Icons, Design, Architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright, Hollywood Hills, John Lautner, Architecture Icons, Harpel House, Lautner Harpel House, Mark Haddawy, Haddawy, Victoria Hely Hutchinson

Bob Hope’s UFO Home Sells for $13 Million

Bob Hope’s house sold for $13 million. Having gone through a couple of price cuts over the last three years, the most recent cut lowered the ask to $25 million. But with no comps available, how does one actually price a concrete spaceship? Seems that when $25 million was thrown at the wall, $13 million stuck. The Palm Springs spaceship/volcano house, designed for Bob and Dolores Hope by John Lautner in 1973, needed a buyer with deep pockets who would appreciate its futuristic leanings, have appr...
Tags: News, Radio, Luxury, Bob, Palm Springs, Latest News, Bob Hope, John Lautner, Dolores Hope

Bob Hope's Spaceship Home Fetches $13M

Bob Hope’s volcano-inspired spaceship on a hill in Palm Springs just sold for $13 million. The 23,000-square-foot home was designed by visionary architect John Lautner for the entertainment legend and his wife, Dolores, whose parties there were the toast of the California desert. Guests over the years included Jimmy Stewart, George Burns and Dinah Shore. Built in 1979 from steel, concrete and glass, the home features a boulder in the living room and a curving, copper roof with a massive hole in ...
Tags: California, Actors, Julia Roberts, Radio, Comedians, Jackie, Los Angeles Times, Palm Springs, Modern, Kauai, Dolores, Bob Hope, Coachella Valley, Celebrity Real Estate, John Lautner, Stewart Smith

Documentary Filmmaker and Editor Bette Jane Cohen Dies

Filmmaker Bette Jane Cohen, who made the documentary “The Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner,” died after a long illness in Los Angeles on Oct. 19. The 1990 documentary captured the only onscreen interviews with the celebrated Los Angeles architect Lautner and helped bring his work to the attention of the public, eventually leading to LACMA... Read more »
Tags: News, Film, Los Angeles, Obituaries, People News, LACMA, John Lautner, Lautner

Beyond the Eameses: Seven Things You Might Not Know About L.A.'s Rich Design History

Los Angeles owes a huge debt to Charles and Ray Eames, who helped champion the city as an exceptional home base from which to design and innovate. But there's more to L.A. design history than just the Eameses' story. Throughout the 20th century, L.A.'s delightful climate, strong manufacturing base and Hollywood-adjacent industries have helped to nurture a strong design community.  Join us September 29-30 for the Core77 Conference in Downtown Los Angeles. Buy your ticket today! Like the rest of C...
Tags: Hollywood, Design, California, America, Darkroom, Los Angeles, Architecture, Barbie, Charles, Scandinavia, Southern California, Ruth, Mattel, Consumer Product, Eames, Cecil B DeMille

Rumor Has It: Fashion Designer Jeremy Scott in Escrow For Elrod House in Palm Springs (EXCLUSIVE)

WHO: Jeremy Scott WHAT: Elrod House WHERE: Palm Springs, CA PRICE: $8,000,000 SIZE: 8,901 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Last week we heard the world-famous Elrod House in Palm Springs, CA, is in escrow and about to be sold in an all cash deal for “very, very close” to its $8... Read more »
Tags: Dirt, Real Estalker, Palm Springs, Jeremy Scott, John Lautner, Palm Springs CA

‘Diamonds are Forever’ Elrod House Finally Sells in Palm Springs (EXCLUSIVE)

The legendary Palm Springs Elrod House, prominently featured in the 1971 James Bond extravaganza “Diamonds Are Forever,” is in escrow and about to be sold, according to online listings. We hear from desert-based property snitch Jack A. Rahnduh that unconfirmed word on the Coachella Valley real-estate street is the mysterious buyer is an unidentified L.A.-based... Read more »
Tags: Real Estate, James Bond, Dirt, Real Estalker, Palm Springs, Coachella Valley, John Lautner

Current Obsessions: Legends and Visionaries

From a Lautner home in Malibu to an elevated twist on wall covering, here is what we’ve been inspired by this week. Above: We’ve been eyeing AVO’s hand-dyed leather tiles; seen here: Slanted Hill leather tile in the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. Photograph courtesy of SDK Photo & Design. Destination: Marrakech. An interior designer’s Brooklyn apartment that offers a source of happiness. 5 things minimalists always do.   Above: We recently toured Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson Ho...
Tags: Books, London, Brooklyn, New South Wales, Malibu, Sdk, Frank Lloyd Wright, Wright, Gloria, Trotter, Bentonville Arkansas, Bachman Wilson House, South Boston, Design News, Current Obsessions, John Lautner

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2016 Travel Campaign Starring Léa Seydoux

For its latest advertising campaign, Louis Vuitton is traveling to Mexico. As a follow-up to the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate by John Lautner and as a prelude to its imminent arrival at the Niteroi Museum of Contemporary Art by Oscar Niemeyer in Rio de Janeiro for the Cruise show, Louis Vuitton continues its architectural journey, setting its latest campaign at the Ranch designed by the celebrated Mexican architect Luis Barragan. At the center of this space, photographer Patrick Demarchelier has ...
Tags: Fashion, Patrick Demarchelier, Mexico, Women, Rio De Janeiro, Bob, Louis Vuitton, Oscar Niemeyer, Maison, Luis Barragan, Ad Campaign, Lea Seydoux, Capucines, John Lautner, Dolores Hope Estate, Niteroi Museum of Contemporary Art

Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017 To Be Shown At Niterói Contemporary Art Museum

Louis Vuitton will travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to mark its third Cruise collection presentation. The Cruise collection will be held on Saturday 28th May in an exclusive setting: the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (MAC). A landmark building in Brazil, designed by celebrated Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. The iconic building, shaped like a flying saucer that looks like it has landed on the side of a hill overlooking Guanabara Bay, facing Rio, was built in 1991 and inaugurated in 1996...
Tags: Women, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Bob, Rio, Louis Vuitton, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Palm Springs California, Oscar Niemeyer, Guanabara Bay, Niemeyer, Nicolas Ghesquière, Maison Louis Vuitton, John Lautner, Isaac Julien, Oiticica

Barbie Boy

Fans of the mid-century architect John Lautner have a special affection for the Sheats-Goldstein Residence, a glass-and-concrete marvel near Beverly Hills, from 1963. The house's modern interior seems to be carved into the side of a canyon, and the built-in concrete furnishings suggest that both the Flintstones and the Jetsons would be at home there.
Tags: Beverly Hills, John Lautner, Sheats Goldstein Residence, Barbie Boy

John Lautner’s Sheats Goldstein Residence is Donated to LACMA

If ever there was a house that was destined to be a movie star, John Lautner’s Sheats-Goldstein Residence qualifies. Incontestably glamorous, undeniably futuristic, Lautner’s 1961 masterpiece has all the right ingredients—dramatic angles, endless glass walls, breathtaking Los Angeles views—destined for starring roles in Hollywood films, most famously, the 1998 cult classic, The Big Lebowski. And now, more than half a century after its birth, it looks like Sheats-Goldstein Residence can look to...
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Modern Architecture, Helen, Wright, Los Angeles County, LACMA, Richard Goldstein, Architecture & Interiors, Featured Column Left, Mid-Century Modern Architecture, John Lautner, Lautner, Michael Govan, James Goldstein, Sheats Goldstein

Visit the Big Lebowski's Crib, How Sci-Fi Will Inspire VR and All You Need to Know About Workbenches

Core77's editors spend time combing through the news so you don't have to. Here's a weekly roundup of our favorite stories from the World Wide Web. The Dude Abides This week brought exciting news for architecture geeks and The Big Lebowski buffs—John Lautner's 1963 Sheats-Goldstein House has been promised to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ensuring the angular gem will remain a part of LA's cultural fabric. Although the house is famous in its own right, its star turn came in the the C...
Tags: New York, Microsoft, La, Atlantic, New Orleans, Bill, Magic Leap, Neal Stephenson, Continental, Western Europe, What We're Reading, Object Culture, Caro, Coen, Rebecca Veit, Alexandra Alexa

The glories of the Big Lebowski house – in pictures

Designed by John Lautner and immortalised in the Coen brothers film – alongside high-profile fashion shoots – the modernist masterpiece is being donated to Los Angeles County Museum of Art by NBA superfan James Goldstein Continue reading...
Tags: Film, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Nba, The Big Lebowski, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, John Lautner, James Goldstein

LACMA Acquires Masterpiece John Lautner Home in Beverly Hills

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has been given ownership of architect John Lautner’s masterpiece home above Beverly Hills.  The home’s slanted angles and glass facade is most memorable for its appearance in the 1998 film The Big Lebowski, and will be part of an expansion project including an installation by James Turrell.  “For me it ranks as one of the […]
Tags: News, Beverly Hills, Art News, Minipost, LACMA, James Turrell, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, John Lautner, LACMA Acquires Masterpiece John Lautner Home

The Porn House From The Big Lebowski Has Been Donated to a Museum

For design nerds, the Sheats-Goldstein residence is well-known as one of the most triumphant works of renowned architect John Lautner. For hard-core basketball fans, it’s the home of James Goldstein, the flamboyant courtside fixture at Laker games. And for everybody else, it’s known as Jackie Treehorn’s house.Read more...
Tags: Architecture, Preservation, LACMA, John Lautner, The Rug Really Ties The Room Together, Sheats-goldstein House, James Goldstein, Sheats Goldstein, Jackie Treehorn

Old hollywood glam wedding at Hotel Lautner

If Old Hollywood is your jam you’re going to love the vintage vibes at Jamie + Neil’s wedding. They are nuts for Mad Men and all things midcentury modern. (They’ve even hosted many a Mad Men premiere party, costumes ‘n all.) Naturally the iconic Hotel Lautner had to be the place and the whole affair looked particularly stunning with every ounce of that desert light supremely captured by Let’s Frolic Together (who these two raved about). Lotsa details in the post!   Jamie says, The wedding wa...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Etsy, Thom Browne, James Bond, Goodfellas, Glam, Don Draper, Bond, Copacabana, Jamie, Ray Liotta, Amanda, Neil, Courtney, Coachella Valley