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  • 7 landscape ideas from designer Jay Griffith's studio garden

    7 landscape ideas from designer Jay Griffith's studio garden
    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,...
  • Legoland Hotel is built, brick by brick, with kids in mind

    Legoland Hotel is built, brick by brick, with kids in mind
    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. "The dragon...
  • Bow & Truss North Hollywood: Modern design, to go

     
    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....
  • Pershing Square vision? Not so good

    Pershing Square vision? Not so good
    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-...
  • L.A. schools falling apart, literally

    L.A. schools falling apart, literally
    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...
  • American Craftsman meets Swiss chalet in Pasadena

     
    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....
  • Mayoral candidates step into sidewalk debate

    Mayoral candidates step into sidewalk debate
    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...
  • Father Maur van Doorslaer dies at 87; famed for folksy plaques

    Father Maur van Doorslaer dies at 87; famed for folksy plaques
    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...
  • Richard Artschwager dies at 89; painter and sculptor

    Richard Artschwager dies at 89; painter and sculptor
    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. A...
  • View Finder

     
    A house redo in Santa Ynez takes its cues from the surrounding idyllic countryside...
  • Test Kitchen tips: Convert your oven into a brick oven

     
    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....