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  • A Rose Bowl Flea Market shopper's guide

    A Rose Bowl Flea Market shopper's guide
    Since the grand opening of the Rose Bowl Flea Market more than 45 years ago, innumerable treasure hunters have crossed the threshold at the historic gates to roam the vast expanse, feeling thrill-of-the-chase excitement. But how do you find the best...
  • Zulily shopping experience: pros and cons

    Zulily shopping experience: pros and cons
    I love scoring a good bargain. But like many moms, I don't have time to compare prices at dozens of stores and websites, hunting for the best deals. We recently wrote about Zulily, the online megastore, which plans to open a huge warehouse in...
  • Setting the stage for the social season

    A barber strummed through my hair recently in that pre-assessment the good ones do before cutting and noted that my hair is now three different shades — yellow, gray and the flat brass of a used trombone. Fond of fall, I apparently change like the...
  • So your flea market purchase needs repairs? Here's help.

    So your flea market purchase needs repairs? Here's help.
    You've brought home your perfect find from the flea market and suddenly noticed its imperfections. Now what? Here are some tips and advice for those inclined to fix their treasures. LIGHTING Perhaps you couldn't resist the pair of '50s vanity lamps...
  • Be careful with leaf removal over grass seedlings

    Be careful with leaf removal over grass seedlings
    My new grass seedlings are very thin and fragile. Now tree leaves are falling on them. How can I remove leaves without disturbing the seedlings? Will they grow under the leaves? I don't want to walk on the grass yet. Falling leaves are one reason why it...
  • Too much time on the smartphone calls for a Twitter hiatus

    I was seduced by Twitter, of all things, that nakedly simple social media phenom that limits messages to pretty much what you can chisel on a tombstone. At first I was put off by the brevity of Twitter, but now I find it a triumph of short-form...
  • A well-spotted opportunity, Potted celebrates its 10th year

     A well-spotted opportunity, Potted celebrates its 10th year
    For the nearly 10 years that Annette Gutierrez and Mary Gray have owned the Atwater Village garden store Potted, the women have built a reputation for having a distinctive eye for outdoor home d├ęcor and accessories. Now, in celebration of their 10th...
  • Architect-designer couple modernizes a Modern house

    Architect-designer couple modernizes a Modern house
    "I take away the extraneous and make it clean." That's how Emily Ain describes the home she and her husband, James Matson, have been renovating and remodeling for 17 years. When the couple first looked at the house — a 2,300-square-foot, three-...
  • New books focus on the passion and pleasure of growing cut flowers and arranging seasonal materials

    Two Virginia gardening authors recently released new books, and both share their passion for seasonal material. One focuses on growing cut flowers for bouquets, while the other shows how to use simple blossoms and foliage to create eye-catching windowsill...
  • The cup of joe could go, but don't touch his Twitter

    No mortal has a central nervous system like mine. Jumpy by nature, alarmed by every little noise, I have the nerves of a cheetah. My fuse is always lighted, my heart flits from branch to branch. As a kid, I was banned from zoos for upsetting the primates....
  • Luke Irwin's rug designs aim to pull a room together

    Luke Irwin's rug designs aim to pull a room together
    Luke Irwin recalls the precise moment he decided he was going to become a rug designer. In 2003, he was at a lunch party near his home in London and was seated next to a young boy whose father was a Tibetan master rug weaver with three mills in Katmandu,...