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  • Hotel Figueroa, former Holiday Inn respond differently to high-end downtown neighbors

    Hotel Figueroa, former Holiday Inn respond differently to high-end downtown neighbors
    Say you're a hotelier in downtown Los Angeles. And in the spring of 2010, a fancy new Marriott and Ritz-Carlton land in your front yard. What's your move? For the owners of the former Holiday Inn City Center Hotel, the answer was simple: Redo your rooms,...
  • 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...
  • It doesn't feel at home

    It doesn't feel at home
    THERE is a breed of stealth catalog that slips into the house camouflaged against Restoration Hardware or Pottery Barn. Close examination reveals that the slick, full-color pages do not feature $1,299 beds and $1,599 dining tables, but something decidedly...
  • Salvaged in style

    Salvaged in style
    CARRIE CARR knows a good piece of trash when she sees it. Take the kitchen cabinet that she salvaged from an apartment building under renovation and turned into a glass-fronted display case. Or the living room piece — "my gangsta coffee table,"...
  • The round bed comes full circle

    The round bed comes full circle
    REMEMBER the revolving circular bed from which the Mike Meyers' character Austin Powers proclaimed his shag-ability? Laugh if you must, but the Lazy Susan sleeper — that semaphore of swinging bachelorhood — is no longer a joke to be found...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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:...