In this campaign season, politics meets design. Frances Anderton explores the message behind the architecture of America's new embassies, and the fashion industry's efforts to legislate against piracy. Closer to home, as Larchmont Village mourns the passing of its favorite hardware store, we hear about LA hardware stores and why women love them.
Banner image: The new US embassy complex, still under construction, in the heavily fortified Green Zone, on the west bank of the Tigris River in Baghdad. Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images