This week on “Sunday Morning: By Design” (May 22)

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Jane Pauley hosts our annual design show, presented from Santa Barbara, a California town known as the American Riviera.

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BY DESIGN: Montecito’s El Fureidis, a Gilded Age treasure in Santa Barbara
Built in 1906 in the Montecito Hills above Santa Barbara, Calif., El Fureidis, the Mediterranean-inspired home of real estate tycoon James Waldron Gillespie, is an oasis of tranquility and class, in a lush 10-acre property. Jane Pauley shows us the inside.

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  • El Fureidis, Montecito, Calif. (Riskin Partners Estate Group)
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Your personal devices can perform an electrocardiogram and export the results to your doctor. CBS News

COVER STORY: Self-tracking your health data
Experts say devices like smartwatches that continually monitor your health data can also give you early warning about medical problems before a doctor might. Correspondent David Pogue examines how self-tracking data could one day help detect diseases like type II diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

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BY DESIGN: A history of Santa Barbara
The city on California’s southern coast would evolve dramatically over the course of four centuries, from the home of Chumash Indians to a Spanish settlement and mission, to an oceanfront jewel whose architecture and lifestyle have become the epitome of the California Dream. Jane Pauley walks through the history of “American Riviera” “

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SPORT DESIGN: The evolution of surfboards
Originally a sport of Hawaiian royalty, surfing was taken to the next level once surfboard designers started making boards shorter and lighter. Tracy Smith, Correspondent, examines how design and the perfect wave helped to propel surfing into popular culture.

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A few examples of Jon Foreman’s beach art. Sculpt The World/Instagram

ART: Land artist Jon Foreman, whose canvas is a beach
Artist Jon Foreman finds inspiration in nature and a receding tide, using rocks that he finds or raking and combing the beaches of Wales into spectacular designs that are destined to be washed away. Correspondent Seth Doane reports about the amazing art that is not timeless.

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Because cans won’t open themselves. CBS News

TRIPTYCH OF HOUSEHOLD DESIGN #1: The one tool your kitchen can’t do without
Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with Epicurious senior editor Emily Johnson about the history of the kitchen gadget that is indispensable – the can opener.

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A “living wall,” created by Plant Wall Design, at the Smith Campus Center, Harvard University, Boston. Plant Wall Design

INTERIOR DESIGN: Designing plant walls for home and office
“Green walls” are alive with plants that bring color and oxygen indoors. Kelefa Sanneh speaks with Stacy Coleman, owner and operator of Plant Wall Design, a New York-based company that creates and maintains living walls.

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AGRICULTURE: Vertical farms: A rising form of agriculture
In downtown Jackson, Wyoming, a small plot of land, 30 by 150 feet, produces 100,000 pounds of produce a year, thanks to a farm that soars in the air. Martha Teichner examines the growing market for locally-sourced vertical farms in urban areas.

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Heiress Huguette Clark never set foot in the family’s 23-acre estate in Santa Barbara after she inherited it in 1963. It will soon be open to the public. CBS News

BY DESIGN: Inside Bellosguardo, a reclusive heiress’ historic home
Built in the 1930s, high above the Santa Barbara coast, the mansion known as Bellosguardo was the summer home of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark, who instructed her staff to never change a thing – and they didn’t. Jane Pauley visits a legendary home built from a Gilded Age fortune. It will be open to the public later in the year.

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INTERIOR DESIGN: The art of wallpaper
Heidi and Christian Batteau are the husband-and-wife duo behind Assemblage, which creates bespoke, handmade wallpaper using ancient Italian techniques. Correspondent Nancy Giles looks into the history of wallpaper, and talks with interior designer Sheila Bridges about bringing more diversity to the walls – and ceilings – of a 21st century home.

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WORK FROM HOME: Martha Stewart on spring cleaning your home office space
After two-and-a-half years of working from home, your office-away-from-office can do with some refreshing. Martha Stewart, multimedia lifestyle entrepreneur, offers some organizing tips.

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Pondering a paper clip. CBS News

TRIPTYCH OF HOUSEHOLD DESIGN #2: The beauty that is the paper clip
Collector and author James Ward is obsessed about one of the most utilitarian devices we know: the humble paper clip. Ward tells Susan Spencer that paper clips are more than tiny wire sculptures that hold papers together. They are miniature pieces of art.

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Singer Kenny Loggins, whose memoir, “Still Alright,” will be released in June. CBS News

MUSIC: Kenny Loggins on savoring the moments
Even at 74, Kenny Loggins’ voice sounds as youthful as his songs, which have a habit of making us feel young, too. The singer speaks with Lee Cowan about touring, the mudslides in Montecito, Calif., and his new memoir, “Still Alright”. He also discusses his songwriting collaborations, including with Michael McDonald.

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Zack and Brie Smithey’s home was constructed from eight 40-foot shipping containers. CBS News

ARCHITECTURE: Home sweet home, made from shipping containers
In 2016 Zack and Brie Smithey built their dream home in St. Charles, Missouri: a three bedroom, two-and-a-half bath, 3,000 sq. Two-story, 900 sq. ft. structure made from eight shipping containers. They now help others build container homes. Correspondent Luke Burbank speaks with homeowners who don’t want to be bound into traditional home construction models.

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FASHION: Thrift shopping: Making fashion more sustainable
Secondhand shopping, also known as upcycling, is one of fashion’s fastest-growing trends. Correspondent Serena Altschul looks at how getting new use from unwanted clothes is becoming a $35 billion market.

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Does using a scoop make ice cream taste better? Looks like we’ll have to test that theory ourselves… CBS News

TRIPTYCH OF HOUSEHOLD DESIGN #3: The scoop on ice cream
Correspondent Susan Spencer visits the Museum of Ice Cream in New York City to find out why a perfectly-shaped ball of ice cream is the best way to enjoy the treat, thanks to the invention of the ice cream scoop, dreamed up by African-American businessman and inventor Alfred Cralle back in 1897.

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NATURE: TBD

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Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, stars of the Netflix series, “Grace and Frankie. “ CBS News

“HERE COMES THE SUN”: Actresses Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda and Crystal Bridges Museum
Actresses Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda sit down with Tracy Smith to discuss “Grace and Frankie,” getting older and the importance of female friendships. Alice Walton opened Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville. Martha Teichner also visited the museum.


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