| Jan 10, 2015
| 12:16 PM
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...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 2:43 PM
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....
| Dec 19, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 12:48 PM
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...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:01 PM
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...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:31 PM
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...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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....
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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.
| Dec 31, 2014
| 8:28 AM
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...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:00 AM
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...