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  • Say bye to plastic...bags

    Say bye to plastic...bags
    Is plastic OK? More and more, the answer is "no." Across Central Florida, consumers are taking small steps to wean themselves from disposable plastic bags. And many companies are trying to encourage it. Grocery and big-box stores now sell durable shopping...
  • Saving the Amazon may be the most cost-effective way to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    Saving the Amazon may be the most cost-effective way to cut greenhouse gas emissions
    An hour outside Manaus, the Amazon's biggest city, the blackened remains of a virgin forest smolder. Chain saws whine. And Jonas Mendes tosses logs, one after another, into his kiln. "I know it's wrong to cut down the trees," said Mendes, 48, sweat...
  • Plus-size furniture grows with America's girth

    Plus-size furniture grows with America's girth
    It can be a bit delicate to ask a furniture shopper: "Oh, sir, um, maybe, ah, you'd like to see something a bit, hmmm, sturdier?" We are, as a people, as a sitting-in-chairs public, big. Bigger than we ought to be, health authorities frequently tell us....
  • One flea market lamp, three DIY shades

    One flea market lamp, three DIY shades
    Finding a whimsical vintage lamp at a flea market can be great, but what if it doesn't have a shade? You might top off your find with something off-the-rack. (Yawn.) You could have one made. (But how much does that cost?) Or you could go the DIY route and...
  • Modern architecture mixes with traditional furnishings in Los Angeles house

    Modern architecture mixes with traditional furnishings in Los Angeles house
    ALTHOUGH Brooke Anderson was brought up in a modern milieu, she credits her famous "Grams," actress Gloria Swanson, for imbuing her with a love for the traditional. As a young woman, Anderson frequently visited her grandmother's stylish apartment on Fifth...
  • Tips on creating an affordable tropical retreat

    Tips on creating an affordable tropical retreat
    In the last 10 years, Bob Ramirez estimates that he has poured about $500,000 into the construction of his home and grounds. Decorating it, however, was far less costly. Here are some of the clever ideas and affordable resources used to create a...
  • Brown's advice on where to skimp and where to splurge

    Brown's advice on where to skimp and where to splurge
    As a professional designer and house-flipper, Ryan Brown knows how to increase the beauty and value of a house. But what does a flipper do differently when he's designing a permanent residence for himself? Here's how Brown splurged and scrimped:...
  • Small-space living by design

    Though he is still crawling, 9-month-old Thurston Conder takes about 10 seconds to have the run of the house. It's not that he's exceptionally fast; he just doesn't have that far to roam. Thurston shares 380 square feet with his mom and dad, Kelly Breslin...
  • Room to grow into

    As 5-year-old Ever Trattner pushes her scooter back and forth across the deck of her family's Venice home, she reminds her father of the path that landed them in this house, not far from Abbot Kinney Boulevard. It's a familiar L.A. story: Scott Trattner's...
  • Upward Bound House gives homeless families a new home

    Upward Bound House gives homeless families a new home
    Here at Upward Bound House, extreme makeovers are happening every month -- just without Ty Pennington, the cameras or the network TV budget. The Santa Monica nonprofit, which provides housing for homeless families with children, offers an unusual...
  • Helpful sites and stores for a home redo

    Helpful sites and stores for a home redo
    The Home staff has culled recommendations from the architects, interior designers and do-it-yourselfers featured in this section to compile this list of resources for anyone planning to remodel, redecorate or otherwise turn his or her home into a work...