A sprawling South Pasadena lawn gets a chic low-water makeover

In our latest lawn-to-drought-garden makeover from readers, a South Pasadena lawn is removed and replaced with UC Verde buffalo grass (Bouteloua gracilis), natives and drought-tolerant plants. Layered plantings and giant pavers transform the front yard into a tranquil escape.   Long and expansive,...


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Shop for organic seedlings at Fig Earth Supply pop up nursery

Shop for organic seedlings at Fig Earth Supply pop up nursery

After years spent building custom MinifarmBox cedar-raised beds and planters for gardeners who are inspired to grow their own food, Conor Fitzpatrick wanted to do something extra for the community.  “I wanted to create a hub that allowed people to get more connected with the earth,” he said, “a place...

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How L.A. is amping up its design game

How L.A. is amping up its design game

A  revolution is taking place in Los Angeles, defining the city as a capital of international design. That was apparent at the Los Angeles Design Festival — the jam-packed month of exhibitions, home tours and shows with Dwell on Design and INTRO/LA emphasizing the international design presence...

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My nightmare Tinder date with a lingerie model

I began my dating app experience much later in life. (The foolish decision to buy a Windows phone set me back two years.) I was anxious to get started the moment I upgraded devices. The first and most obvious download was the infamous Tinder, renowned as a hook-up app but also responsible for significant...

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