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About an hour before the start of a spring storm, Dominique Salamone surveyed her three-quarter-acre Northridge yard and commenced an impromptu master class in suburban chicken raising.
As with most hobbies, livestock trends change. "Five years ago, potbellied pigs were a big fad," says Phil Carter, owner of Red Barn Feed & Saddlery in Tarzana. "People were paying $1,000 for them. But that craze is long gone."
The poor traditional Southern California lawn. Our flat green grass turfs have been beaten up and bullied with calls to replace them. But how many people know there are numerous drought-tolerant grass species well suited for the Southern California climate that still have the general look and feel...
I'm not sure why exactly, but it's the towels that really send me over the edge.
College upperclassmen and online community members on the College Confidential website weigh in on what they wish someone had told them before heading to campus:
Architect Todd Conversano never thought he'd be able to enlarge the 1950s ranch-style home he and his wife bought a decade ago. Two previous geological reports on the property north of Beverly Hills suggested that it would cause drainage problems or, worse, destabilize the steep slope above the...
If you've been thinking about adding a second story to your house but aren't quite sure how to do it, Todd Conversano recommends talking with an architect, who can advise you on not only the design and aesthetics of a project but also the costs.
America, what do you think of your new dining room?
Known for its distinctive silverwork and tabletop pieces, the Parisian firm Christofle has established Studio Christofle on Melrose Place in Los Angeles as the international brand's sole concept store. The interiors of the boutique, which opened in 2013 and are completely re-imagined on an annual...
In a city that's bursting with creative collaborations, designer Sean Knibb's Flowerboy Project café/flower shop/boutique, which opens Saturday in Venice, stands out.
Banquettes aren't just for restaurants. Have you been considering a booth, breakfast nook or banquette for your kitchen? Here are nine ideas -- in a wide variety of styles -- to steal from our archives.
Traditionally the neighborhood of choice for the well-heeled and well-educated, Manhattan's Upper East Side has included Rockefellers and Roosevelts among its residents, not to mention famous fussbudgets such as Charlotte from "Sex and the City." But it's hard to imagine any of them living in the...
Many Californians appear to be taking up Gov. Jerry Brown's call for the removal of 50 million square feet of lawn energetically and enthusiastically. But all that energy may be misplaced: As homeowners and businesses seek out drought-tolerant, low-water plants at local nurseries and big-box garden...
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It didn't take long for Jacyln Ferber to decide to buy a sun-drenched 1959 ranch house designed by Modernist architect Edward Fickett.
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.
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.
Before being branded as the Al Capone of dogs, pit bulls reigned as one of America's most beloved pets.
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...
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...