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  • Reusing broken concrete isn't too hard

    Pasadena-based landscape designer Laramee Haynes often reuses pieces of broken concrete in gardens as an alternative to pouring a slab of concrete. "Broken concrete can be reused over and over again," Haynes said. "It has a very organic quality." Haynes...
  • New Restaurant Offers Flavors Of Pakistan

     New Restaurant Offers Flavors Of Pakistan
    Ronak Restaurant, a Pakistani-Bangladeshi-Indian restaurant, is one of the newest additions to Manchester's Main Street dining options. The restaurant, opened by Alia Zahid and her husband Khan Zahid less than a month ago, offers food options inspired...
  • Effort to fight invasive plants in California targets nurseries

    Effort to fight invasive plants in California targets nurseries
    The delicate, knee-high grass Nassella tenuissima rises like a pale yellow cloud, with wispy tassels spilling from needle-thin green stems. Mass-planted, the grass evokes a rippling golden sea. "If only those plants weren't so beautiful," Jan...
  • Arte de Mexico expands but still relies on network of artisan families

    Arte de Mexico expands but still relies on network of artisan families
    A dead-end street in North Hollywood is an unlikely place to find a mecca of handcrafted design, but it exists. Arte de Mexico's North Hollywood showroom, open seven days a week, recently has expanded to about 250,000 square feet of space, up from 200,...
  • Space-saving tips for decorating a very small apartment

    Space-saving tips for decorating a very small apartment
    With micro-apartments on the rise, micro-decorating is following right behind. More and more people are finding themselves in tighter spaces and aren't forgoing design for the smaller footprint. On a recent project, I was challenged to design a 350-...
  • Sleek Donald Wexler home in Palm Springs revealed beneath its remodels

    Sleek Donald Wexler home in Palm Springs revealed beneath its remodels
    As boys, Kevin Lane in Kansas City, Kan., and Shev Rush in South Carolina were told the same thing by guidance counselors: You are not good enough in math to go into architecture. When Lane, an advertising executive, met Rush, who does tech industry...
  • After a lot of wrong turns, love veers left

    After a lot of wrong turns, love veers left
    I was always told the right guy for me would end up being a little to the left of what I thought I wanted. But the only men I met were so far left they fell off the spectrum. I think I might be the only person ever who was matched with an embalmer and a...
  • In the pretty Eastern Sierra, fish don't bite and dinner doesn't come

    We have found Longfellow's forest primeval, the murmuring pines of the Eastern Sierra. The trees breathe out; we breathe in. Soon I will be up to my ankles in snowmelt, casting out to the most elusive of creatures, the rainbow trout, which eat like...
  • Chandelier Tree is a twinkling star in Silver Lake

    Chandelier Tree is a twinkling star in Silver Lake
    Not every century-old tree has its own Facebook and Yelp pages –– not to mention a short documentary. A stately sycamore along West Silver Lake Drive attained that status after 30 vintage chandeliers were strung among its branches....
  • 'Smart' watering systems can help landscapes survive drought limits

    'Smart' watering systems can help landscapes survive drought limits
    With summer heat and deepening drought upon us, the stringent outdoor watering restrictions adopted July 15 by the State Water Resources Control Board present many homeowners with a conundrum: how to keep their landscaping alive while staying compliant....
  • Sunset unfolds its first L.A.-area Idea House in Manhattan Beach

    Sunset unfolds its first L.A.-area Idea House in Manhattan Beach
    Sunset magazine is opening the doors Friday on its first Los Angeles-area Idea House, a 4,500-square-foot, four-bedroom and 5 1/2-bathroom contemporary residence in Manhattan Beach, described as "the ultimate modern beach home." "We wanted a new angle...