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  • Bagging an opportunity

    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...
  • Get crafty this holiday season

    Get crafty this holiday season
    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...
  • Solar flair

    Solar flair
    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...
  • Open invitation

    Open invitation
    Since reestablishing residence in his native Southern California in 2006, novelist and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis hasn't exactly gone hungry for dinner invitations. Yet on many a weekend night, the 44-year-old creator of such provocative bestsellers...
  • Courtyard home in L.A.'s Chinatown

    Courtyard home in L.A.'s Chinatown
    As architects with more than a passing interest in urban planning, Ali Jeevanjee and Poonam Sharma were thrilled to move to Chinatown, where the mix of residential and retail development in close proximity to public transit makes for a vibrant,...
  • 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...
  • What do you do with a growing hamster family? Give them away

    We are wealthy with hamsters. Some families have no hamsters at all (which must leave a real hole in your heart). We have nine hamsters. Let me explain. As luck would have it, there is some sort of Cone of Fertility that hangs over our little home. Here,...
  • AK Restaurant + Bar in Venice

    AK Restaurant + Bar in Venice
    It might seem that there is little as unlikely as a Scandinavian restaurant in Southern California, but for many years one of L.A.'s most celebrated spots was Scandia on Sunset Boulevard. It had closed by the time I came to town, but Gustaf Anders was...
  • Fall's soccer ritual kicks in

    SO HERE I AM,O HERE I AM, in my 17th season of AYSO, the Joe Paterno of youth soccer. I am like one of those guys who marries the same woman three times, not realizing my mistake, thinking this go-around will somehow be different. "Do you, Coach, take...
  • Recycled album art jazzes up an IKEA bookshelf

    Recycled album art jazzes up an IKEA bookshelf
    In this new occasional feature, Home challenges Southern California artists and designers to have some fun tranforming inexpensive, mass-market pieces. MOST shoppers look at IKEA's Värde shelf and see a $39.99 wall-mounted unit made of wood. Rebecca...
  • Details on Angelo Surmelis' kitchen remodel

    Details on Angelo Surmelis' kitchen remodel
    Source book 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....