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Thoughtful, affordable housing in L.A.? It's true. These two tours show how

A week after state legislators sent Gov. Jerry Brown bills to address California's lack of affordable housing, the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects will host two tours highlighting low-cost housing in South L.A. and Hollywood. The first tour, Single-Family Solutions in...

Renovating the 'Pointy House' gives designers a chance to try out their ideas in a real-life setting

Every room features a different accent color and textural contrast. Bend Goods uses it as a studio.

I threw a tailgate, with tri-tip and turtledoves — and a whole bunch of beautiful minds.

We held a tailgate the other day, in the shapeless hours of early autumn — a garden party in the shadow of our beloved Rose Bowl, over here on the scrappy side of town. Since UCLA is playing, we have a fair amount of Westsiders, who always seem a little bit better looking than the rest of us, platinum-haired...

Behr predicts In the Moment will be the hot new hue in 2018

In the Moment is more than a philosophy. It’s the name of Behr’s paint pick for 2018 Color of the Year. The serene, blue-green color with a slightly gray cast represents the first time Behr has singled out a feature color from its annual list of 20 hot hues to watch. And if you’re thinking, “2018?...

A tale of two chairs: Beauty vs. functionality

In Main Museum's chair experiment, rethinking everyday objects can change our spaces and improve our lives

The very first date I went on after my husband died

It was a little more than four years since my husband passed away and I had yet to dive into the world of dating. Up to that point, the whole idea of 21st century dating terrified me. I mean, I hadn’t gone out with a man who wasn’t my husband since 1994. With the prompting of my therapist, I decided...

A Spanish-style hacienda so inviting, it has a starring role in the film 'Home Again'

A 1929 Brentwood hacienda is the leading lady in the Reese Witherspoon-starring film "Home Again."

A traditional Normandy style home gets a stylish, kid-friendly update

Family-friendly interior design: A French Normandy home in Brentwood home is updated to charm kids and grownups alike,

5 gorgeous 'no-fuss' plants that thrive on next to no water

Not all California native plants are equal. Some seem to thrive on neglect. Call these the ‘no-fuss’ natives. While such thrive-on-dry plants are sometimes touchy to establish, once settled they dislike extra water, mulching, fertilizing, and generally being fussed over. They prefer to be left...

Cactus and succulents for sale at new fall gardening event in Encino

If your garden yearns for crazy, colorful, drought-hearty plants, the Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society aims to satisfy at its first Fall Sale Sept. 16 in Encino. Expect professional growers from across Southern California selling rare and unusual cactuses and succulents, as well as better-known...

I lost my wife in the fantasy football draft. Let me explain.

The other day, we were fondly remembering the time when one of our daughters used to blow-torch all the food. For Christmas, the lovely and patient older daughter had received a crème brûlée torch, and for the next two weeks all our meals were singed a little on top: sandwiches, soups, sushi, salads...

No, I will not let you photograph my sweaty feet.

As an unfulfilled administrative assistant, I tend to go for “artistic” guys onto whom I can project my failed career aspirations. This “type” is also my escape from young-adulthood malaise. The first half of this year consisted of unsuccessful Tinder dates and emotional unavailability from the...

Boost your home's curb appeal this weekend with a D.I.Y. pop of color

Switching up the color of the front door is one of the easiest things you can do to transform the look of your home.

Raising cane: The traditional wicker webbing makes a comeback (again!)

When a design trend looks as good today as it did more than three millennia ago, that’s staying power. Cane work, or cannage, the distinctive, open-weave basketry material of thin rattan strips often used for seating on chairs and home furnishings, can be traced back to ancient Egypt. What’s really...

The best way we've found to — eww! — pluck ticks off a pets

If you have a pet that ventures outside even occasionally, you should be prepared for ticks, and how to safely remove them. Gross, we know, but it’s a reality of pet ownership in Southern California, especially if you let your cat outdoors or take your dog hiking. But before we share our secret...

How cats and dogs are transforming the way we live, play and decorate

The communal rooftop kitchen and spin room might still be premium amenities in new luxury Los Angeles residential developments — but they’re no longer enough. Your pup, after all, needs a place to play too. A crop of new developments around Los Angeles are geared specifically for pet owners, incorporating...

I’ve got a 14-year-old: Here’s what my Friday nights look like now

There really are no limits on the thoughtfulness of children. “Dad, I burned my bagel. You want it?” My wife and I had just been discussing adding a moat around the house to keep the kids away. I mean, we’re redoing the frontyard anyway, and it’s always nice to include some sort of water feature....

You'd never guess this luxury beach house in Malibu is actually a double-wide trailer

Two sisters create a villa from a dated mobile home with incredible views of Zuma Beach.

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