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Oh Joy! D.I.Y. blogger Joy Cho shows you how to make mini heart pillows for your Valentine

You can certainly go the chocolates-and-flowers route this Valentine's Day. But we asked popular Los Angeles craft blogger Joy Cho — you know her as Oh Joy!, author of the book "Oh Joy! 60 Ways to Create & Give Joy" — to suggest something else entirely with this kid-friendly crafting project that...

10 fun ways to celebrate Lunar New Year

The biggest holiday of the year for many Asian cultures is here: Lunar New Year. In China, everyone goes home to their families; kids get weeks off of school; and some American businesses even grind to a halt.   Traditionally, people begin preparing before the holiday starts. They pay off their...

Want a gothic Valentine's Day gift? This occult-inspired pop-up in Hollywood is for you

In its latest temporary experiential event space, the design firm We Came in Peace has come up with Persephone’s, an avant-garde flower shop selling gothic flower arrangements planted in handmade ceramic sculptures by ceramist Ben Medansky. “Our agency’s purpose is to create unforgettable moments...

Organizer Fay Wolf explains why you have so much clutter. (Hint: It's not about the stuff.)

Less stuff. Less paper. Less digital. These are some of the ingredients for a decluttered life to be found in "New Order: A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folks (and Everyone Else)" (Ballantine Books, $20), from L.A.-based Fay Wolf. Having worked as an organizer for nearly a decade, Wolf views...

Are you guilty of making this mistake with your kitchen knives?

Do you have a knife block with vertical slots at home? Then you need this tip from Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen Director Noelle Carter: To keep the sharp edge on the blade when storing, house your knives so the edge of each blade is facing up. When knives are stored with the edge facing downward,...

At-risk Nepal workers help Scandinavian firms to create product line

What do Nepali girls forced into prostitution have in common with Scandinavian minimalist design? Changed lives. Four years ago, Copenhagen-based Menu studio gathered designers from four Scandinavian firms to train at-risk workers in Nepal. The results of their labor –– the Nepal Projects line...

Pantone Color Institute boldly opts for two hues this year -- Rose Quartz and Serenity

Feeling blue? How about pink? The trend forecasters at the Pantone Color Institute are betting yes on both counts. They've named not one but two colors of the year for 2016, boldly predicting that pastels Rose Quartz and Serenity will win over our hearts and home decor in the year ahead. Now, the...

On set, John Iacovelli is a production designer. At home, he's a mad scientist of decor.

Production designer and art director John Iacovelli has worked on sets for TV spectaculars ("Peter Pan") and series ("Ed," "Babylon 5"), feature films ("Honey, I Shrunk the Kids") and scores of stage plays, but the Emmy winner's most theatrical — and personal — interiors can be found in his 1927...

Party like a Brit on Boxing Day

Perhaps your neighbor is an Anglophile and has invited you to a Boxing Day party. Or you've seen it referenced in a cookbook while looking for a recipe for plum pudding. But what, exactly, is Boxing Day, and why would anyone in Los Angeles want to celebrate it? For starters, it's a tradition associated...

Organization experts help you clear the holiday clutter with 12 months of tips

It's Dec. 26 — do you know where your mojo is? If you lost it somewhere between Black Friday and the buffet table, you're not alone. Following weeks of seasonal celebration, the resulting disarray at home can make the room spin. It's a holiday hangover of sorts, but luckily, there's a cure. We...

Our most popular home-and-garden stories of 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, we're taking a look back at some of the photos and stories that readers loved best. Our home-and-garden stories garnered the most interest, based on Web traffic: From small cabins to large backyards, colorful gardens to sprawling Southern California locales, readers devoured...

Home 2015 | Year in pictures

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) Architect Daniel Monti is framed by one of three angular windows inside his recently finished jewel box of a space called, "The Amoroso Project," made for a collector featuring video art installations in Venice. (Christina House / For The Times) The 1950s Santa...

How is the Porter Ranch leak affecting you?

We are exploring the effects of the Porter Ranch gas leak on the health and well-being of residents. The Porter Ranch area's massive gas leak has led to schools being closed, residents relocating and many reports of health issues such as headaches, nausea and dizziness. Please help us share the...

Hang around; we have some ideas for new Christmas tree ornaments

Now you can trim the tree with more than traditional red and green baubles; disco balls, rustic animals and "Pantone pink" ornaments are taking center stage this holiday season. What's hot this year? Whimsical critters are widespread as ruffled wool roosters, feathered owls and felted hedgehogs...

5 D.I.Y. Christmas trees that will blow your mind. (No. 5 is sheer genius.)

It's that time of year again. Time to reminisce about Christmas past, recalling piles of gifts under the generous branches of a spruce tree in your family home. When it comes to Christmas present, it may be time to look around your apartment and wonder if you'll ever have enough space for a real...

What does your Christmas tree say about you?

Carrie Brown is best known to her clientele as the woman who resurrected the 125-year-old country store Jimtown, eight miles outside of Healdsburg, Calif., in the vineyard-rich Alexander Valley. Her unconventional Christmas tree designs — such as the s'mores tree that, as it burns, toasts the marshmallows...

Home decor sales: Matteo, BoConcept, Bauer Pottery, Design Within Reach, more

Our latest picks for shopping deals include Matteo, BoConcept, Design Within Reach, Bauer Pottery and more. Check out these sales and share your leads with us at home@latimes.com.

9 must-have gadgets for the techie on your gift list

Still shopping? If there's a techie in your life, we've got a few suggestions for holiday gifts. We’ve got plenty of gift ideas to keep everyone happy. Skip to gifts for: Kids, pets, cooks and the socially conscious as well as those who are into health & wellness, home décor and amazing experiences...

Want to throw a great wine party? See how top L.A. sommeliers do it

It's a comforting ritual for many Angelenos — a gathering with friends who share a bottle of wine and partake of the camaraderie that sustains them during the workweek. The details of what we're drinking are less important than the intimacy and an opportunity to relax. There are, of course, a small...

11 stylish sleeper sofas that are easy on the eyes -- and won't ruin your back

Multifaceted sleeper sofas can serve as an instant guest room — or as close to one as you might get if you don't have enough beds to accommodate overnight guests. And even though hide-a-beds used to get a bad rap for saggy mattresses and uncomfortable bars and springs, the good news is that the...

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