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  • Home Gardener Day workshops Jan. 19 explore power of different gardening styles

    When all is dormant and brown outdoors, moss can be very much alive and green. Look around moist spots in your yard or nearby woods and you will likely find a patch of bright green moss. Gently lift some of that pretty patch and transplant pieces into...
  • Agate objects are design rock stars

     Agate objects are design rock stars
    The allure of gemstones and minerals long has inspired designers captivated with their natural beauty. Slices of agate are particularly rocking home decor because of their mesmerizing crystal quality, swirling bands and range of subtle to brilliant hues....
  • Novogratzes roll from house flipping to TV shows to product design

    Novogratzes roll from house flipping to TV shows to product design
    Walking through the living room of their historic rental house near the Chateau Marmont, husband-and-wife designers Robert and Cortney Novogratz are excited to point out some of their latest creations. They start with a vintage-inspired black dining...
  • Where To Shop For Post-Holiday Sales

    Where To Shop For Post-Holiday Sales
    For bargain hunters, the weekend after Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Holiday decor, wrapping paper, boxed greeting cards and gifts are 50 percent off — and discounts can climb to 75 percent and more over the next two weeks. Check...
  • How couples can find common ground when decorating tastes clash

     How couples can find common ground when decorating tastes clash
    Moving in with someone means making sacrifices. Couples have to adjust to each other's schedules, surrender some privacy and come up with a fair system to decide who will take out the trash. But maybe the most unanticipated hurdle of mixing homes is...
  • Tips: Give the gift of family history

    There's no better time to begin learning about family roots, especially as you're gathered together in celebration. And doing so is easier than ever. While researching family history or exploring ethnic roots was once a task-heavy chore, filled with...
  • Tiny Laguna Beach condo feels roomier with ship-shape design concepts

    Tiny Laguna Beach condo feels roomier with ship-shape design concepts
    There are walk-in closets in Malibu larger than Steven Jones' Laguna Beach home. So when it came time for the designer to decorate his 320-square-foot pied-à-terre overlooking St. Ann's Beach, he treated the space as if he were designing a boat....
  • Grateful for snoozing and taking it Big Easy

    I asked some buddies at dinner the other night what time they get up, for I sense from early morning emails and texts that I am the last man in America to get out of bed. The first guy, Jon, said 4:30, and the second guy, Big Wave Dave, said 3:30. I...
  • Pine needles make excellent mulch

    Pine needles make excellent mulch
    Can we take the pine needles under our pine tree to mulch our shrubs? We tried to grow grass under the pine tree, but now we're trying to establish ground cover there. Pine needles make an attractive, highly sought-after mulch. They have been mulching...
  • Personal renewal starts at 5 a.m., just don't forget the coffee

    So I am in my second week of getting up too early; 5 a.m. some days. Staring back from the mirror at that hour is a bushy-browed James Whitmore, the avuncular family man from "Guns of the Magnificent Seven." Who knew personal renewal could be such a...
  • At 81, ceramic artist Dora De Larios still creates for new audiences

    At 81, ceramic artist Dora De Larios still creates for new audiences
    For almost six decades, Los Angeles ceramic artist Dora De Larios has been creating one-of-a-kind vessels, sculptures and monumental architectural installations embellished with fanciful flora, fauna and mythological characters. Now, at 81, despite a...