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Shopping for vintage, modern and more at new Martin & Brockett

Some interior designers have ambitions to scale up their retail presence. Jason Martin has been there, done that. Following extensive experience that's run the gamut of showroom sizes and settings, he's landed in a place that suits him just right.

Photos: This is what you can buy for $795,000 in Echo Park

As developer Casey Lynch leads a tour of the new 18-unit Blackbirds housing project in Echo Park, he stops in the central courtyard for a moment.

How pit bulls became the 'bad boys' of the dog world

Before being branded as the Al Capone of dogs, pit bulls reigned as one of America's most beloved pets.

Instagram star in the making? 6 tips for photographing your pet

Your pet is doing that thing again. It's the cutest thing ever, and it must be snapped, shared and forever immortalized on social media. Cats and Dogs of Instagram, here we come. But what happens? Just as you reach for the camera to compose the killer shot, your subject bolts. The moment is gone...

Stylish pet furniture that suits your home decor

We dote on our pets, snapping up designer dog beds and kitty condos (with the hope they will stop clawing and curling up on our favorite sofas and bed pillows). All that gear can wreak havoc on the interior-obsessed homeowner. Does Bella's bed match the bedroom curtains? Will the new aquarium look...

How did cat videos become so popular? The world's foremost expert explains all

No member of the animal kingdom has conquered the Internet like Felis catus, the humble house cat.

Why dogs make the perfect stand-up paddle-boarding buddies

She and I only knew each other for 10 minutes and didn't speak a word when we were together. But during that time, I knew I'd felt something. Something very special.

Do you follow? These pets are viral sensations on social media

Grumpy Cat (David Livingston / Getty Images) The world's come a long way since 1993, when the New Yorker published Peter Steiner's cartoon of two canines above the caption: "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog," making us laugh at the absurd notion of household pets on the World Wide Web....

Americans just spent $60.59 billion on pets. A by-the-numbers look at our obsession:

According to the 2015-16 American Pet Products Assn. National Pet Owners Survey, 54.4% of all U.S. households own a dog, and 42.9% are home to a cat.

Clothing essentials for the fashion-forward dog

Bruiser Woods (or his handler) might have been onto something in the 2001 movie "Legally Blonde." The fashionable Chihuahua companion to Reese Witherspoon's Elle Woods seemed to be in a new outfit as often as his mistress.

43 ways to save water during the drought -- while still keeping the lawn

Ripping up the lawn is the single best way to save water, but doing that can take weeks, if not months, of consideration and planning. And then there's the cost.

'Mr. Kate' Albrecht dishes on Hollywood, DIY and her hilarious memoir

Always teetering in on-trend sky high heels (she's barely 5 feet tall) and look-at-me costume jewelry, and with a thick mane of carefully highlighted locks, lifestyle guru Kate Albrecht is pretty much the antithesis of Martha Stewart. In fact, the L.A.-born-and-raised creator of Mr. Kate - known...

12 colorful kitchen backsplash ideas

We've assembled some colorful backsplash ideas for homeowners who want to move beyond white subway tile and carrara marble. For a look at more inspiration galleries from our archives, go here.  

Tell us how you're saving water during the drought, and we'll use your best tips in print

Are you a pro at saving water? Do you proudly post pictures of your water bill on social media -- because it's so low? Do you reuse your pasta water for hard-boiling eggs? Do you have a drought-tolerant garden that's the envy of the neighborhood? In other words, are you a #DroughtBuster? We're...

Now you can watch 'Home by Novogratz' couple renovate their Hollywood Hills castle -- on Pinterest

The NYC-based husband-and-wife duo from HGTV's 'Home by Novogratz' have moved west, and are renovating a Hollywood Hills castle. We asked them to tell us how it's going so far -- and how they're using Pinterest to make it happen:

How to landscape with pavers that are low on water, high on appeal

After years of addressing drought conditions, Californian gardeners and landscape designers have become adept at pulling out lawns and installing low-water alternatives. And nothing is more unthirsty than pavers. Here, we offer some creative ways to install pavers from our archives. 

How a Hollywood set decorator channeled movie magic into her Altadena garden

When Peggy Casey first saw the 1972 film "Silent Running," a science-fiction tale in which all plant life on Earth is extinct, it left an impression that still resonates.

Hot new products at Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015

Wood panel applications are hot at this year's Dwell on Design show at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with Stikwood, IndoTeak Design, Mirth Studios and Semihandmade sharing new wood applications for bath, kitchen and home. Other trends include a move away from stainless steel in the kitchen...

L.A. designers share refined furniture, accessories at NYCxDesign

In its third year, NYCxDesign, which held more than 300 events in New York City's five boroughs from May 8-19, boasted a strong Southern California presence. Some four dozen local designers and manufacturers exhibited at the 27th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair, while a handful...

Architect junkies: Here's your chance to peek inside some of Pasadena's most charming homes

The Historic Highlands Neighborhood Assn. is sponsoring a tour on Sunday of five homes from the late 1800s to early 1900s in Pasadena's Historic Highlands.

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