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Larry King has a new home goods collection called Sleep Like a King

A recently launched line of home goods called Sleep Like a King certainly sounds like the setup to a joke: a range of bedding, towels, quilted robes, scented soaps and candles all inspired by the luxury hotel experiences of octogenarian Emmy-winning broadcaster and serial monogamist Larry King...

Garden store Potted opens in Santa Monica in time for Memorial Day weekend

Longtime Atwater Village garden store Potted will lend its modern vitality to Main Street in Santa Monica this weekend when it opens a satellite space at bohemian housewares retailer Lazybones. The new Potted annex will be installed in a large outdoor space between Lazybones and CP Shades and will...

'Hey. Do you want to get tattoos and get engaged?'

We were good at being young together. When we met, I was making coffee and he was serving pizza at a neighborhood restaurant in Berkeley, my hometown. On days off, I laced up my white roller skates with red wheels and he grabbed his skateboard and we’d stumble and roll along on the knotty sidewalks...

He created the ultimate bachelor pad in this Hollywood rental

Matty Pipes had a goal when he moved into his new home in Hollywood: Create a bachelor pad with a well-traveled look that did not look “decorator done.” “It was an opportunity for me to change my narrative and feel great about it,” says the 34-year-old digital media strategist. And he wasn’t letting...

This Laguna Beach dream home was built on a budget - and lots of D.I.Y.

Artists Scott and Naomi Schoenherr are always on a budget — never more so than when they purchased their rugged, hillside lot in Laguna Beach, where they planned to build their dream home and ceramics studio. A friend had lost his home in the 1993 fire there and had offered them a good price on...

Advice to grads: Uber down the road less traveled

I’m not so good with words. I realize this as I sit here trying to write something inspiring in graduation cards. I have a nephew and three nieces finishing college back in the Midwest. Around the family, they are often referred to as The Quadruplets. Or, The Quads, as if a singing group. The Quads...

Digital art frames: They're like Pinterest or Instagram - for your wall

Some bill digital art frames as the “next best thing in home décor.” But after living with the technology for nearly a year, I’m not convinced all homes can tolerate yet another screen. Unlike those old tabletop photo frames designed to parade family photos, digital frames have gone upmarket, many...

Our love affair is based on animal magnetism

The rabbits brought us together. I was at a delicate crossroads in my life. I’d moved to Los Angeles six years earlier with dreams of making movies, and accomplished a few things, even won some awards. I had “promise.” But far from enjoying my upward climb, I’d instead withdrawn to an isolated...

Modernism rules at Los Angeles Modern Design Show & Sale

More than 40 dealers from around the world will share all things modern, including 20th century furniture and decorative arts this weekend at the LA 20/21: Los Angeles Modern Design Show & Sale, formerly known as the L.A. Modernism Show.   Highlights include a collection of vintage tiles from the...

I don't know how much time she has left. But I know how we will spend it: Together

“Hi, how y'all doing?” That’s how it started back in 1961 at Fulton Junior High School in Van Nuys. It was the start of the fall semester and I was a new student recently arrived from Dallas. She was in the ninth grade, the homeroom secretary. I had been walked to homeroom by the front office staff...

Barking dogs. Barking dads. It's a wonder I'm alive at all.

Someone had a funny line the other day about barking dogs. He wondered if, when we yell at the dog to stop barking, the dog is thinking: “This is awesome! Now we’re barking together!” I think that represents the optimism of dogs. And the basic breakdown of communication in an American home. We...

Prepare to be jealous: They left Santa Monica for luxury farm living (and pygmy goats!)

It’s barely 7 a.m., but Brooke and Steve Giannetti, proprietors of Giannetti Home, the custom furniture and antiques story in Brentwood, have been up for quite awhile already, tending to their needy brood. No, not children (though they have three of those), but rather the animals they keep at Patina...

Just in time for Mother's Day, see how flower delivery services are getting a fresh new twist

Say goodbye to frumpy, old-fashioned bouquet designs and outdated business models. This Mother's Day arrives as several businesses are putting a fresh new twist on flowers designed to arrive at your door or desk. People want “something different," said Kasey Cronquist, chief executive of the California...

I wonder who I'll be kissing when L.A.'s 6th Street Bridge reopens...

It was our third date. I'd been single for three years, two on purpose. "P" said he wanted to go for a walk. I love walking, even if "nobody walks in L.A." He chose a walk that began at a bridge over the Los Angeles River in Atwater Village. Not any bridge; the bridge with padlocks on it, like...

Drink Bug Juice and get a closer look at the creepy-crawlies in your backyard

How about a big pint of Bug Juice to slake your thirst? Experts from the Natural History Museum are hosting a night out on April 21 at Angel City Brewery to teach you all about Los Angeles' urban insects. From backyards to Los Angeles City Hall and the U.S. Bank Tower, traps were set all over the...

A chef decides it's time to live like a grown up -- and gives his beach rental a makeover

Creating three restaurants in Manhattan Beach finally gave chef David LeFevre the experience and confidence to direct his newly developed eye for design toward a place he'd previously ignored: His own living space. "My home wasn't my priority. Work was," he recalled about a series of bachelor pads...

How hipster is this new Palm Springs hotel? You check in at the bar

Don't bother looking for a traditional registration desk at Arrive, the new Palm Springs boutique hotel. There isn't one. Designed with younger, socially connected consumers in mind, Arrive sends guests to the bar to check in. (The staff communicates with guests primarily via text. You request...

Catch the latest interior design trends when Pasadena's new 'showcase' house opens to the public

Designers are putting their finishing touches on this year's Pasadena Showcase House of Design this week in anticipation of next week's opening. The annual event is set in a sprawling 1918 Mission Revival estate in La Cañada Flintridge and is a great place to see the latest interior design trends...

The time to fight those weeds is now. Here's how to do it.

It's time to get the upper hand on the weeds in your yard. To do just that we turned to Cheryl Wilen, the go-to expert for fighting weeds and pests for the UC Cooperative Extension in Southern California. Here's her advice: Get 'em while they're young Weeds are at their most vulnerable when they're...

How to create a custom book nook in your home

The Festival of Books is upon us again, and we've got reading on our minds. Specifically, where we go to do it. Sure, you can flop down on the couch or just lie down in bed. But varsity-level readers know a dedicated spot is key to really getting lost in a great book. Anne Sage is an interior decorator...

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