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  • Scents, hues, even nests create a scene in Garden Conservancy tour stop

    Scents, hues, even nests create a scene in Garden Conservancy tour stop
    Laura Morton is captivated. While giving a tour of her Los Angeles garden, the landscape designer notices a meticulously crafted bird nest in a Tibouchina tree with two tiny hummingbirds inside. "Look at the pieces of blue in their nest," she whispers...
  • Tribeca 2014: In 'Beyond the Brick,' Lego as cultural juggernaut

    Tribeca 2014: In 'Beyond the Brick,' Lego as cultural juggernaut
    NEW YORK -- “The Lego Movie” this winter reawakened many people to the colorful plastic bricks they hadn’t thought about since childhood. But a raft of people inside and outside the Danish company have been clued in to its pleasures...
  • Property of the Week: Flanders Woods in Coventry

    Property of the Week: Flanders Woods in Coventry
    Mark Lavitt, who has a degree in landscape architecture, is a Coventry-based designer, builder and developer. He envisioned Flanders Woods to be a community of “green” homes in harmony with the landscape. Passive solar designs combine with the...
  • City, schools have differing views of tennis court repair

    City, schools have differing views of tennis court repair
    Laguna Beach Unified School District trustees are sticking with their goal of getting a bid for a more extensive tennis court repair project after hearing the city's proposal for a less-expensive solution. Trustees met with City Council members and...
  • Behind the Grand Pour: Building L.A.'s new tallest tower

    Behind the Grand Pour: Building L.A.'s new tallest tower
    Michael Marchesano gazed out the window of his third-floor office in downtown Los Angeles and didn't like what he saw. In a far corner of an excavated pit, five stories deep and the size of a city block, stood a mound of dirt as big as a small house. It...
  • Wood floors grow in popularity as options expand

    Wood floors grow in popularity as options expand
    Last fall, when Dennis and Misty Glorioso renovated the Sykesville home they bought from Misty's father, one of their immediate priorities was to add hardwood floors. The house, which was built in the early 1980s, was chopped up into several small rooms...
  • Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat

    Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat
    When I first visited Dock & Dine, a notable waterfront restaurant in Old Saybrook, I was struck by its extreme exposure to Long Island Sound, the fury of river flooding, coastal storms and shifting sands. It leans into the nor'easters coming off the Sound...
  • Flooring trends offer more than hardwood

    Flooring trends offer more than hardwood
    The single biggest visual element in a home is the floor. It sets the mood of a room and ties a space together. According to trend scouts, this year's line-up of new floor introductions could not be more warm and inviting. Here is a glimpse of what's...
  • L.A. River Rover teaches students to appreciate an urban habitat

    L.A. River Rover teaches students to appreciate an urban habitat
    The contrast between nostalgia for the Los Angeles River and the reality of it today could not be sharper than at its confluence with the Arroyo Seco, a big, desolate flood-control channel strewn with trash and hemmed by freeways, power lines and railroad...
  • About 400 Chicago concrete truck drivers go on strike

    About 400 Chicago concrete truck drivers go on strike
    About 400 concrete truck drivers walked off their jobs on Tuesday and Wednesday after rejecting a proposed labor contract with the Northern Illinois Ready Mix and Materials Association. The proposal, which would have covered suburban drivers outside...
  • Lacrosse a big hit for Doyle family of Towson

    Lacrosse a big hit for Doyle family of Towson
    In a city steeped in the lore of the game, the Doyles are greenhorns, a first-generation lacrosse family. But the Towson brood is catching up fast. Four Doyle siblings have earned college lacrosse scholarships, and two — Jack and Conor —...