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H home top new shops Macalistaire at 1850 Leave the garage sale and flea market rummaging to Rachiel Macalistaire, who displays her carefully edited finds at her six-month-old Laguna Beach shop. From midcentury mod glasses and lamps to Persian rugs and a turquoise velvet sofa, she has the perfect vintage touch for any home. macalistaire 1850.com. Time Antiks Costa Mesa isn’t necessarily the center of O.C.’s home design district, but now there’s Time Antiks, a treasure trove of industrial-cool tschotchkes (clocks, medicine tables) and hard-to-find accents curated by two stylish, vintage-obsessed girlfriends who stalk antique fairs relentlessly. timeantiks.com. Design Within Reach Long a fave Fashion Island go-to for locals seeking pared- down, modern furniture, Design Within Reach’s move to a more visible space in the center has us hoping the midcentury- inspired movement toward clean and classic intensifies in ’10. design withinreach.com. Shine by S.H.O. Designer Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz’s architectural upbringing, eclectic world experiences and artistic sensibilities combine for a fashion-forward line of upholstered furniture and bold accessories available at her San Juan Capistrano showroom. shineeveryday.com. The Riviera Room, designed by Anders Lasater and Peter Blake In-RoomRenewal top designers team up with action sports and surf fashion brands to reimagine a classic o.c. hotel Tat’s So ’09 nailhead-studded upholstered furniture; rococo wallpaper; tuscan- mania; houses with rooms that are never used Clark Functional Art’s Teak Tall Tree cocktail table. Dude Designs Sure, we love our exotic imports, but we can’t get enough of O.C.’s homegrown talent. Barrera Homme Unique Living’s modern and masculine aesthetic is evident in a Santa Ana-made ottoman featuring a Nova Blue limestone or Tassos marble top and a pull-out beverage tray. Clark Functional Art creates one-of-a- kind tables and lamps featuring reclaimed wood juxtaposed with steel and glass accents. And Costa Mesa’s Hart Concrete Design creates clean, cool tables and gardening planters ideal for indoor and outdoor use. January 2010 | | 77 La Casa del Camino in Laguna Beach is a 1920s-era hotel that’s been seriously hipped up in the past five years with a sizzling rooftop see-and-be- seen scene and a lobby full of beautiful people (casacamino. com). But because the hotel’s antique-filled guest rooms haven’t always measured up to the property’s evolving style, its owners joined Riviera for the Casa Surf Project. O.C.’s most design-forward brands (Billabong, Etnies, Glaceau, Lost, L*Space, Quiksilver, Rip Curl, Riviera and Roxy) teamed with top interior designers to redesign 10 rooms, each with a unique take on the modern beach/surf aesthetic. Because the project’s genesis (dare we say genius?) came from Riviera’s marketing and promotional peeps, editors stayed out of the complex process (more than 50 companies were involved in all, including dozens of interior vendors such as Lightopia, Rohl and Room & Board and artisans like Caleb Siemon, Kyle Hart and Dilesh Patel. So when we first saw the rooms, we were as blown away as everyone who toured them during two open-house events. Tey’ve been transformed into sexy, sophisticated spaces that truly reflect the comfortably cool O.C. aesthetic. And so what if the editors’ favorite is the least surf-styled of all, the art-filled Riviera Room? Macalistaire at 1850 photo by John dole; casa sUrf photos by geoff ragatz; clark fUnctional art photo by dennis owen.