A California Home Inspired by European Design and West-Coast Sensibility

If Tai Rittichai had to pick a favorite room in her elegant 1920s Tudor home in San Marino, California, it would be the kitchen. The warm and inviting space is a busy hub for three generations of her family. Friends flock to the island when she entertains; her two young sons do their homework there; and her mother, Somsiri, a talented cook, can usually be found there preparing delicious dishes originating from her native Thailand. Style-wise, it also spans nations: There are Belgian farmhouse chairs and Swedish Hans-Agne Jakobsson sconces, and the walls are coated in Farrow & Ball paint from England. It encapsulates the distinct aesthetic that Rittichai and the interior-designer couple Cy and Genevieve Carter created together over several years, starting in 2017. And it tells the story of her life, from an extremely modest childhood in Bangkok to her soaring success as a globe-crossing business owner.

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Bringing home the bacon tops new California laws in 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It’s not often that bacon leads a roundup of new laws taking effect with the New Year in California.

But even in progressive California, that’s the headline-grabber.

It’s among a host of other legislation designed to safeguard employees, shield those seeking abortions, protect protesters from police, spare children from gender influence in store displays, and further ease criminal penalties to reduce mass incarceration.

Several of the laws mark national “firsts” — first minimum wage to reach $15 an hour, first to protect warehouse workers from quotas, first to mandate hourly wages for garment workers, first to require the gender-neutral displays.


They are among hundreds of new laws also addressing everything from stealthily removing condoms to handing out disposable packages of condiments.

But first…

WHAT ABOUT THE BACON?

The sausage-making stems from a 2018 ballot measure where California voters set the nation’s toughest living space standards for

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Home conceived by Disney imagineer lists in California

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A home designed by one of Disney’s most iconic “imagineers” has graced the real estate market in Lake View Terrace, California for $2.7 million.

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The 2,892-square-foot estate, dubbed Villa di Fontani, was designed by Fred Joerger, the man behind such famous Disneyland attractions such as Sleeping Beauty’s castle and the Matterhorn, Realtor.com reported.

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Exterior Screen grab from Realtor

And he’s not the only Disney mastermind who had a hand in bringing this beautiful home to life.

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Exterior Screen grab from Realtor

“Villa Di Fontani Estate was conceived with the same magic that brought the first Disneyland Park to life,” the listing on Realtor.com says. “Designed and built by one of the three original Disney imagineers Fred Joerger, this masterpiece also holds works of art by other Disney artists like Walt Peregoy, Tyrus Wong and Travis Johnson. This property,

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‘Flintstone House’ owner settles lawsuit, can keep cartoon statues at California home

A colorful home in Northern California — often referred to as the “Flintstone House” for it’s dinosaur replicas, unique shape and memorabilia from the ’60s cartoon — can stay caveman-themed after a lawsuit between the town and the home’s owner was settled, according to local reports.

Florence Fang, the home’s owner, will be paid $125,000 by the town of Hillsborough to cover costs associated with the lawsuit, which began in 2019, according to The Mercury News. The settlement also states that Fang must apply for permits for the home’s exterior, but that they are guaranteed to be approved once filed, The Palo Alto Daily Post reported.

The suit was settled in April, but due to a gag order, details have only recently come to light. Hillsborough is about 25 miles south of San Francisco.

“The parties have reached an amicable resolution of the case to the satisfaction of all

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