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  • Tips to keep away ticks and Lyme disease

    Tips to keep away ticks and Lyme disease
    My son has had Lyme disease twice — serious infections requiring intravenous antibiotics. How can I keep ticks out of my yard? He plays in our wooded lot every day, and I'm at my wit's end! Ticks like to hang on branch tips and grab a ride when we...
  • 5 Questions: The Muji catalog of life and design all about simplicity

     5 Questions: The Muji catalog of life and design all about simplicity
    As president of Muji, the Japanese retailer that takes its name from a term that means "no-brand quality goods," Masaaki Kanai has worked with designers such as Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban. But you...
  • An inadvertent masterwork turns 31 (or 29)

    She is turning 31 and is full of blarney, with a flash of summer lightning in the eyes. On the way to her birthday bash, she notes that Santa Monica is a dangerous mix of tourists and locals — too slow and too fast — making driving here...
  • A Marine inspires a faithfulness to serve others

    I preferred thick-crust pizza and ending my meals on a sweet note — not flushing down a gluten-free dinner with a green tea smoothie. After making a new home in Southern California, I felt inferior, with all the healthful food choices here and the...
  • Home designs with pet projects: dog doors, built-in bowls and more

    Home designs with pet projects: dog doors, built-in bowls and more
    Gayle Plessner and her husband love their dogs, but the sound of the rain on the roof of their Westlake Village home made them lament winter, the season of muddied paws, in 2012. "I remember thinking that it would be great if we had a mud room for the...
  • Heath Ceramics to host Marmol Radziner design event Thursday

    Heath Ceramics to host Marmol Radziner design event Thursday
    The celebrated and multifaceted L.A.-based architectural firm Marmol Radziner, known for its fusion of clean-lined, contemporary design with natural and industrial elements, will showcase its many works in architecture, landscape, furniture and jewelry at...
  • Setting your own design trends

    Unless you're a builder, it's not easy to personally create a house that will embody current design trends. In fact, if you had those construction and design skills, you might be more inclined to create something more trendsetting than trend following....
  • Made in the shade: Picking the perfect paint color

    Made in the shade: Picking the perfect paint color
    Painting your walls is one of the easiest ways to transform the look of your living space. What is not so easy is selecting the perfect colors. The choices are seemingly infinite, and trying to picture how particular shades will look and work together...
  • Modern, vintage and India merge as family expands its space

    Modern, vintage and India merge as family expands its space
    For a decade, Kenny Kapoor and husband Ashim lived in a 900-square-foot fourplex apartment in West Hollywood with their two sons. Today the family lives in a new home that, though just blocks from their former residence, seems light-years away. It's...
  • Brendan Ravenhill manufactures a design business for himself

    Brendan Ravenhill manufactures a design business for himself
    Los Angeles-based designer Brendan Ravenhill creates furnishings, lamps and accessories that are surprisingly elegant given that they are driven by manufacturing processes. Ravenhill describes himself as someone who "chases simplicity" in his designs....
  • Battle of L.A. vs. NYC ends in a love match

    "You live in New York. I'm a Los Angeleno to the core. Want to start a friendly coastal rivalry?" Those three sentences sparked a whirlwind email romance that brought me to JFK airport one July morning in 2005, boarding a plane to the Los Angeles area...