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January 2, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
Acorn owners Maggie Lobl, Erin Tanaka and Laura Tanaka said they wanted to open a home and garden boutique in Eagle Rock because of Colorado Boulevard's amiable vibe. “It's so friendly here,” Lobl said. “People really walk in this neighborhood and favor local indie shops.” Indeed, earlier this week, repeat visitors from the neighborhood stopped in to shop for gifts and peruse the sunny, welcoming space. Packed with terrariums, planters, books and ceramics, the former paintball supply store features a refreshing variety of accessories that won't break the bank: graphic Pehr tea towels ($13.50)
June 19, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
The annual Dwell on Design show returns to Los Angeles this weekend with some familiar features: prefab houses, Airstream trailers, the latest in green cars. But we're pleased to report the contemporary design expo has some new faces too -- furniture and accessories we spotted last month while covering New York Design Week . If you missed them the first time around, you can see the colorful stainless steel indoor-outdoor furnishings by the Salvadoran manufacturer MarkaModerna, inventive accessories by up-and-coming Norway design students, experimental furnishings in surprising materials by the Guatemala-based Fabrica, stunning blankets by Mandal Veveri and, at the end of the day, rest in a prototype of the comfortable reclining leather VAD AS chair.  This year's Dwell on Design Artist in Residence is Tanya Aguiñiga , who will be assembling and making furniture and accessories on site for people living in transitional housing.
May 13, 2000
EVENTS Plant Sale. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road. (714) 278-3579. Festival of Homes and Gardens will benefit the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. Today. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Homes from San Juan Hills to Monarch Beach and the Aliso Rock house, $40; Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Homes from Lemon Heights and Cowan Heights to Orange Park Acres, $40. (714) 840-7542. Web site:
June 3, 1989 | Clipboard researched by Kathie Bozanich, Susan Davis Greene and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
Gardening and general outdoorsiness around the house demand their own accoutrement just as much as any other passion. There are just some things you must have. And then there are some things that while not required can just be fun. Homeside tilling and outdoor living is filled with gadgets and gewgaws, labor-savers and ornaments. From the distinguised teak umbrella table to the pink lawn birds (wonder what John Waters is doing today?), garden stores are packed. Here's a sampling of what you can find at various spots around the county to either plant or assist you in your lawn/garden: Store: Builder's Emporium 3309 S. Bristol St. Santa Ana (714)
December 16, 1999 | ROBERT SMAUS
* The Adamson House (Malibu Lagoon Museum and Historic Adamson House), 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, (310) 456-8432. Tiles from Malibu Potteries. Guided tours Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m, with the last tour starting at 2 p.m. $2. * Casa del Herrero, 1387 E. Valley Road, Montecito, (805) 565-5653. Antique and Tunisian-made tiles used in the house, garden and even inside the garage. Docent-led tours offered Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. $10.
October 27, 1991 | JOEL RAPP, Rapp is a Los Angeles free-lance writer , the gardening editor of Redbook magazine and is heard Sunday mornings on KGIL radio.
"How's your fern?" Once a humorous greeting offered by Steve Allen, this has always been and will continue to be a serious question to indoor gardeners. Every year, millions of indoor plant enthusiasts wrestle with the sometimes difficult task of keeping ferns alive in a home environment.
April 27, 2000 | Times staff and wire reports
With 1,300 exhibit booths and three stages featuring seminars and workshops, Homeworld 2000 bills itself as the "largest three-day home and garden show in California." Actually, the show, Friday through Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center, is more like a five-ring home-improvement circus. It includes a decorating and remodeling show, landscaping design showcase, gift and antiques show, a kids' show (with everything from books to custom playhouses), and a food-sampling expo.
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