My initial though is to hire women to fan me while wearing swim suits but, unfortunately, this is not practical from a financial point of view.
Air conditioning is cool (hilarious, right!?!) but it takes a lot of energy and energy is expensive in California.
Fans are a really good solution to managing high temperatures. I've spent hours with my nose in home furnishing magazines recently and it seems that big faced silver/ nickel colored metal fans enclosed in matching metal wire enclosures seem to be popular these days.
If you could find such a fan with working motor, you could build your own stand for it to make a fancy floor fan.
Here is an example of the type of fan I'm talking about, which happens to be done in brass instead of nickel/ silver:
Also, birdcages seem to take up a lot of background space in home furnishing publications.
This post sort of relates to an earlier post about clocks, which can be viewed online here.