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Home tour: Aaron Kramer's handcrafted Santa Monica home

September 10, 2010 |  6:05 am


Aaron Kramer has a simple credo: "Trash is the failure of imagination." The artist, who works with found objects and castoffs, applied that philosophy to the renovation and decoration of his Santa Monica home.   Plunked between a 1930s movie-star mansion designed by Richard Neutra and a Kramer_againresidence by contemporary architect Melinda Gray, Kramer's 1936 house was, he said, "a mish-mash, a blend of Cape Cod cottage with a little Santa Fe flair and New York loft details." Working with Glynn Design Build, the Kramers blew out walls, opened up ceilings and filled their home with handmade wit.

Take a tour of this fresh and modern home suffused with Kramer's art

And to see more of Kramer's work, check out "Salvaged: Aaron Kramer and the Secret Life of Objects," running through Sept. 12 at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles.

-- David A. Keeps.

Photo credit: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times