| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Should I remove the new bulbs [babies] from an amaryllis when repotting? Mine has three small bulbs coming off the main one.
You will probably get more blooms if you remove the bulblets. Plant them in separate pots and, in a few years, the babies will...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:37 PM
In a corner of town more popularly known for industrial buildings and oil changes, a budding pocket of artists and businesses are combining forces to forge their own slice of "Costa Mesa cool."
They're calling their neighborhood Style on Superior....
| Dec 13, 2014
| 6:00 AM
They're charming. They're glitzy. And they're often amusing. Holiday ornaments have moved beyond simple glass balls and icicles that catch the light.
And with the current appreciation for handcrafted goods, today's ornaments include felted animals...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Christmas is so stupid. You know how in the middle of a giant sneeze, you think you might die? That's how I feel about these overindulgent holidays. Do we really love Christmas, or do we merely follow along, hoping it doesn't kill us?
The canary in...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Today's interior designers can draw from a vast palette of manufactured and synthetic materials. Yet for all the options in colors, textures, surfaces and substances these offer, natural wood and stone remain favored choices by homeowners to enhance their...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:29 PM
The Virginia Department of Forestry has published a new identification guide called "Common Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of Virginia." The 116-page book costs $3 plus shipping via dof.virginia.gov.
The shrubs and vines guide includes descriptions and...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 10:19 AM
MacKenzie-Childs Creative Director Rebecca Proctor describes herself on her Chartreuse blog as a "design fanatic, cook, baker and candlestick maker." But the whimsical woman behind one of the most sought after home decor brands in the world is that and so...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Whether you are in search of unique home decor or a Christmas present for that notoriously difficult person to shop for, consider checking out the Fleetwood Antique Mall at 14129 Kutztown Road (Route 222).
The business, which held a grand opening...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 12:00 PM
You may never have heard of Commune Design, but if you've spent time in Los Angeles there's a good chance you've shopped at, slept in, walked through or taken home some of the firm's handiwork. Since 2004, the company's take on California craftsmanship...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
What we lack in Los Angeles by way of winter wonderlands, we more than make up for in wild foliage and succulents that, in the hands of the city's more creative florists, are transformed into holiday wreaths with a distinctly Southern California flair....
| Nov 29, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Citizens of Humanity founder Jerome Dahan may be one of the kings of luxury denim, but at home in Santa Monica, he cultivates his polychromatic side that's influenced by his travels, regular flea-market visits and his love of 1960s and '70s design.