Judy Seckler
American Bungalow, Issue #52 "Unaffected Elegance" A young Pasadena couple restores a 1911 Sylvanus Marston Craftsman home and achieves their dream kitchen when a movie company uses their home during a film shoot. READ SPREAD 1READ SPREAD 2READ SPREAD 3READ SPREAD 4READ SPREAD 5
Cottages & Bungalows, Fall 2007 "The Ancestral Home" In the process of giving their 1909 Craftsman a polish, a South Pasadena, Calif., couple becomes friends with the grandson of the home's original owners. READ SPREAD 1READ SPREAD 2READ SPREAD 3READ SPREAD 4READ SPREAD 5READ SPREAD 6READ SPREAD 7
Ceramics Monthly, May 2007 "The Ceramic Realm of Kevin Nguyen" A profile of a Vietnamese immigrant who wears two hats as a potter and an entrepreneur, opening a ceramics studio with classes, a gallery and a retail store. READ SPREAD 1READ SPREAD 2READ SPREAD 3
Ceramics Monthly, Dec. 2007 "Sam Taylor: Dog Bar Tales" Profile of Sam Taylor, founder of Dog Bar Pottery whose use of slip, stylized graphics and celebration of Asian and British ceramic traditions easily identify his functional pottery. READ SPREAD 1READ SPREAD 2
Cottages & Bungalows, Dec. 2008 "Yuletide Haven" A look at a Tustin, Calif., cottage during the holidays filled with Craftsman touches and the homeowners' custom carpentry. READ SPREAD 1READ SPREAD 2READ SPREAD 3READ SPREAD 4
American Bungalow, Issue #51 "Artist's Bungalow Makeover" An Altadena, Calif., homeowner levels her property to the ground and builds a charming Craftsman bungalow in its place. READ SPREAD 1READ SPREAD 2READ SPREAD 3READ SPREAD 4
Cottages & Bungalows, Feb./Mar. 2009 "Greene & Greene: Going Home" A Huntington Library traveling exhibition celebrates the masterwork of architects Charles and Henry Greene in the year of the Gamble House centennial. The exhibition is a symbolic trip home for the brothers who made their reputation in Pasadena, Calif. but grew up on the East Coast. READ SPREAD 1READ SPREAD 2READ SPREAD 3
Art & Living, Winter 2009 "The Art of Collecting -- Toni Alexander" Alexander's seaside, Laguna Beach home houses a handsome art collection of works from the L.A. School of artists.READ SPREAD 1
Ceramics Monthly, Jan. 2009 "Peter Shire: Architextiles" Peter Shire's stylish public commissions tout his ceramic work combined with mixed media. READ SPREAD 1
Cottages & Bungalows, Summer 2007 "Craftsmanship: Bricks and Stones" Selecting and repairing clinker bricks and river rock for a Craftsman bungalow. READ SPREAD 1READ SPREAD 2READ SPREAD 3
Art Ltd., July 2007 "Material Worlds" Two West Coast artists, winners of the 2006 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial, break new ground with glass, ceramics and textiles. READ SPREAD 1
Art Ltd., Jan. 2007 "The Man with the Golden Eye" Famed graphic designer Saul Bass's film titles and corporate logos adorn the gallery walls at Los Angeles' Skirball Cultural Center. READ SPREAD 1READ SPREAD 2
Yahoo! News "Cars": The Ultimate Road Trip for Animation Guru Lasseter" Pixar animators explain how its latest offering in animation makes Route 66 come to life. READ SPREAD 1
Motoring.co.za + Yahoo! News "Airstream: Icon of the American Road" Why the distinct trailer company Airstream still reflects American ingenuity after 75 years. READ SPREAD 1
Yahoo! News "Diversity Rules Oscar Animation" Computer generated animation takes a back seat to hand-drawn cell, stop motion and clay animation during the awards season. READ SPREAD 1
"Just wanted to say thank you for such a nice article in Cottages and Bungalows. In my 16 year career, this is the first time I was NOT misquoted." --- "The Livable Craftsman," Cottages & Bungalows, Feb./March 2010 -- Lisa Brault, homeowner and former California Deputy Attorney