| Sep 13, 2008
Project: Kitchen remodel
Duration: 3 weeks
Cost: $20,000 (approximately)
Designer: Angelo Surmelis
Construction oversight: Kris Quinn, owner of Kohlman Quinn, Los Angeles, (213) 413-9900
Cabinets, stove vent, sink, faucet: IKEA, www....
| Sep 13, 2008
AS ANGELO SURMELIS knows all too well, no matter how splendidly you've decorated the rest of your house, guests always end up in the kitchen.
That was a problem for Surmelis (pronounced sir-meh-LEASE), host of Home and Garden Television's "Rate My Space"...
| Apr 18, 2009
Consumers may be passing on cars and couches, but solar lighting is burning bright. When IKEA recently rolled out its new products for summer, the collection included eight sun-powered lanterns, globes and light chains for the garden. Those designs have...
| Dec 2, 2009
I'm a bit of a Grinch. When Halloween rolls around, I turn off the porch light and close the curtains. Each Thanksgiving, I give thanks that I have a friend who hosts the holiday dinner so I don't have to. And I own an artificial Christmas tree with...
| May 27, 2007
Kellie Lim knows all too well what it is like to be a very sick child.
Struck with a ravaging bacterial infection that destroys limbs, she became a triple amputee at age 8 and soon faced a life of prosthetics, wheelchairs and often-painful...
| May 8, 2008
A coalition of environmental groups and a developer have agreed on a landmark plan to conserve 90% of the largest chunk of privately owned wilderness remaining in Southern California.
The agreement ends years of debate over the fate of an untrammeled...
| Oct 25, 2008
There are certain roles in Hollywood that, once cast, simply stick like glue.
Sean Connery will always be James Bond. Anthony Hopkins will always be Hannibal Lecter. And Melissa Joan Hart will always be Sabrina the Teenage Witch, no matter how many...
| Sep 20, 2008
LOUNGING ON a chaise beneath a Balinese umbrella in the backyard of Edward Sorano and Scott Ellis, you can imagine yourself on vacation at a tropical resort. Surrounded by tiki torches, Indonesian fabrics, gurgling fountains and tropical plants, you half-...
| Mar 5, 2010
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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...
| Sep 1, 2007
As a cultural icon, Wonder Bread has always been pretty tiresome. Occupying that dismal, overhyped semiotic space between authentic Americana and ironic pop artifact, its one of those products (see also Spam and Pez) that's been usurped by its own...
| Aug 15, 2008
California lost a tremendous opportunity last week when AB 2058 was quietly shelved in a state Senate committee. The bill would promote the use of reusable bags by placing a 25-cent fee on each plastic and paper bag consumers use at stores. Such a fee...