Last spring we told you all about the incredible Tim Burton exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The show is a retrospective exploring Burton's work as an artist, illustrator, writer and director and includes more than 700 drawings, paintings, photographs, puppets, concept artworks, costumes, and cinematic ephemera.

"Band" vinyl wall clock ($57.) Yes, music really does sound better on vinyl. But that doesn't mean that some records wouldn't be better off transformed into something practical. I mean, are you really going to listen to that old Haircut One Hundred album again? (Okay maybe you will.) Therefore, why not save your own collection and pick up one of Estonian designer Pavel Sidorenko's vinyl wall clocks instead.

This Sunday, San Francisco’s established and up-and-coming artists will make their mark – and it’s yours for the taking. In the ultimate DIY-art-collectors journey, SF Art Commission’s Passport 2011 invites you travel around the Castro District collecting original, artist-designed stamps (from the artist themselves) in a hip little “passport” book.

This Saturday and Sunday people who enjoy the hunt should head over to the Castro for an estate sale that promises a bounty of jewelry, ceramics, paintings, and prints as well as a variety of furniture, dishes and decorative arts. The people staging the event say that items from previous sales will be discounted by 20 percent, so there are deals to be had.

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As the listing says: "Designed as a modernist Roman Villa for John Kelsey and his family, wrapping around an Impluvium (a pool open to the sky within the house). The formal entrance gallery is a grand Miesian glass box."

Lately, we've been loving warm, cozy spaces--especially this amazing bathroom designed by Erin Martin. Then, we came across this modern, clean-lined space from Joel Karr.

Looking for an idea for what to do this weekend? For those of you based in LA, look no further. This weekend, the Santa Monica Museum of Art will lead the first regional weekend of Pacific Standard Time: Art  in LA 1945-1980. The three day event is a collaboration of museums and galleries in the Santa Monica/Westside area to celebrate and showcase the neighborhood's contributions to arts in California.

Hey, remember back in July when Ball Nogues announced they planned to build Yucca Crater, an experimental earthwork, at High Desert Test Site? Well, they did it. Last weekend, the Los Angeles-based design and architecture firm completed their monumental desert oasis near Joshua Tree.

If we have anybody to thank for the recent popularity of clean-lined modern homes warmed up with rustic materials, such as reclaimed wood and stacked stone, it's William Wurster.


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