| May 8, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Landscape designer Jay Griffith believes in reinvention — in life and in the garden. “I love recycling,” he said, referring to his preference for rescued plants, reclaimed concrete, repurposed lumber and castoffs from commercial sites,...
| Apr 28, 2013
CARLSBAD, Calif. — The Legoland Hotel, which opened April 5, got plenty of little things wrong in its first weeks. But its designers got one thing enormously right, and that will make this place a screaming success: kid-centricity.
| Jul 12, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Bow & Truss, the new North Hollywood restaurant and lounge, has some key design elements with high visual impact that diners just might want to bring home....
| Oct 25, 2012
| 6:24 PM
The security guard and the Occupier were deep in philosophical discussion. Someone had posted a video of police at Pershing Square throwing a violent mentally ill woman to the ground.
"Everybody has a job to do," said the guard, heavy-set, hospital-...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:21 PM
The dilapidated bleachers at Marshall High School in Silver Lake have been in such a sorry state for so long, I stopped noticing until recently, when I saw a grandfather teeter as he stepped over a sinkhole in the floorboards.
That made me really look...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Architect Douglas Ewing helps a Pasadena family restore an oddity in the canon of Craftsman design: A 1909 Arts and Crafts house with log chalet flourishes....
| Sep 30, 2012
Les Butts of Woodland Hills was walking his dog earlier this month, which can be a dangerous activity in a city with nearly 5,000 miles of ruptured sidewalk. Butts, a musical instrument salesman, hit a patch of uneven pavement and took a tumble, falling...
| Feb 7, 2013
Father Maur van Doorslaer lived a kind of double life.
For decades, the Benedictine monk spent half the year working in a studio at an abbey in Belgium, painting abstract art in varying shades of white. For the other half, he took in the High Desert...
| Feb 11, 2013
Richard Artschwager, an artist who turned his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker into a distinctive approach to making sculptures and paintings that defy easy categorization, died Saturday in Albany, N.Y., following a brief illness. He was 89.
| May 3, 2012
| 4:39 PM
A house redo in Santa Ynez takes its cues from the surrounding idyllic countryside...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Have you ever lusted after those great brick ovens you see in pizzerias and bakeries? Well, for about $40, you too can bake like the pros....