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DIY City Guide: Los Angeles

DIY City Guide: Los Angeles

We’ve come to appreciate the City of Angels and realize the history and communities are as vibrant as anywhere in the country. This applies to the do-it-yourself spirit that is surging across the city and that’s why we’ve chosen LA as the subject of our first DIY City Guide. We’ve […]

Window Wisdom Video: Easy Cleaning and Added Security

Window Wisdom Video: Easy Cleaning and Added Security

We’re wrapping up our Window Wisdom series with a short video presented by Steve Donovan from Taylor Brothers Architectural Products here in Los Angeles. They carry a wide selection of windows and doors, but it’s obvious that Steve really knows the Marvin lineup and for him the exclusive features and […]

5 Stay at Home Projects to Avoid Carmageddon

5 Stay at Home Projects to Avoid Carmageddon

It’s here! The weekend that Angelenos have been dreading for months. CARMAGEDDON!!! Simply put, the 405 freeway will be closed for two days at 10-mile stretch between I-10 and the 101 to repair a damaged bridge. The run up to this event has been a bit Y2Kish with everyone planning […]

Dwell on Design 2011 Gets Bigger and Better

Dwell on Design 2011 Gets Bigger and Better

As other trade shows have contracted, Dwell on Design continues to grow. It’s not a large show but the vendors are well curated and you can picture any of them in the pages of Dwell magazine and many of them probably are. This year we noticed many more larger brands […]

This Old House: Sneak Peek Los Angeles House Project

This Old House: Sneak Peek Los Angeles House Project

Today we had a unique opportunity to tour the This Old House Los Angeles House Project. It’s the first house project that This Old House has taken on in LA. Hard to believe since they’ve been at it for more than 30 years and have done two homes just up […]

This Old House Speaks Spanish (Colonial Revival) in Los Angeles

This Old House Speaks Spanish (Colonial Revival) in Los Angeles

We heard a few months back that This Old House was searching for a project in the Los Angeles area. They’ve finally found one and have wasted little time in getting work started. For this project, This Old House has (for the first time) selected a 1930’s Spanish Colonial Revival […]

Dwell on Design Los Angeles Home Tours

Dwell on Design Los Angeles Home Tours

The Dwell on Design tradeshow was fun but what we were really looking forward to was the Dwell Home Tours. Dwell sets up an Eastside and Westside tour of 6 homes each that are all built in a Modern style. The interiors are also designed and decorated in the Modern […]

Dwell on Design 2010 Starts Today

Dwell on Design 2010 Starts Today

Starting today we’ll be attending the 2010 Dwell on Design event. This is the West coast’s largest design event and it is held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. There are numerous exhibitors we plan on visiting that cover kitchen and bath design, green materials, industrial design and innovative outdoor […]

This Old House in Los Angeles

This Old House in Los Angeles

If you’ve got a beach bungalow that needs work or a craftsman addition planned, now’s your chance to have the crew from This Old House take on your project. Hard to believe but for the first time This Old House will be featuring a House Project in the Los Angeles […]

8 Ways to Prep Your Home for an Earthquake

8 Ways to Prep Your Home for an Earthquake

Living in California earthquakes are just a way of life, similar to traffic. Almost all are just little tremors but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be prepared for something larger. Emily White, director of preparedness for the American Red Cross Bay Area shares some tips to make your home earthquake […]

Safest House In The World

Safest House In The World

The appearance of panic rooms or safe rooms in homes isn’t commonplace, but it’s not just something out of a Jodie Foster movie anymore. A super luxe home outside Los Angeles could have the safest security system in the world, according to reports from MainStreet.com. The five-story fortress has a […]

Recycling Electronics in Los Angeles

Recycling Electronics in Los Angeles

When the iPhone was announced how many of you ran out and bought it and subsequently tossed your old Motorola or LG mobile phone in the trash? You think its so small it really won’t make a difference with all the trash out there. Well it does make a difference […]

A Day with Habitat for Humanity – Recap

A Day with Habitat for Humanity – Recap

I’ve enjoyed the rainy week here in Los Angeles but I was hoping it would hold off on Friday so I could join Habitat for Humanity’s “A Brush With Kindness” program for the day. It stayed overcast but the weather held and we got the job done. I tweeted our […]

Spending the Day With Habitat for Humanity

Spending the Day With Habitat for Humanity

In an effort to give back a bit this year I’ll be spending today with Habitat for Humanity in Los Angeles. As part of their “A Brush with Kindness” program my tasks could range from painting, landscaping, cleaning or any other type of outdoor job. Unfortunately the forecast in LA […]

Sharing Your Tools is Good for Everyone

Sharing Your Tools is Good for Everyone

We’ve long been a fan of tool libraries but unfortunately they are lacking in many cities and most of the tool libraries we’ve seen are in dire need of updating. Neighborgoods is taking the idea of sharing tools to the next level by combining the idea with a social network. […]

Los Angeles Wildfires Still Raging

Los Angeles Wildfires Still Raging

The wildfires burning in the Los Angeles National Forest just north of LA continue to rage and yesterday claimed the lives of two firefighters. Two firefighters were killed when they drove off the side of a treacherous road in the Mt. Gleason area, south of Acton, around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, […]

LAist Interviews Timothy Dahl

LAist Interviews Timothy Dahl

After sharing our DIY City Guide: Los Angeles with the top regional blog in LA the LAist, they decided to dig deeper and setup an interview with Timothy Dahl, the founder and editor of Charles & Hudson.

Forget Boxes, Go Recopack on Your Next Move

Forget Boxes, Go Recopack on Your Next Move

RentaGreenBox.com claims to be “The First, Zero-Waste Pack and Move Solution in America!” What does this really mean? 20 percent of the American population packs and moves each year- generating massive quantities of waste, that ultimately ends up in a landfill. It’s a huge problem and we haven’t had a […]

Los Angeles and Orange County Fires

Los Angeles and Orange County Fires

Photo: Ifran Khan Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency in LA County . The glow of the sunset is haunting. Here’s some news and emergency information. LA Times updates on the fires in Sylmar, Syra, and North San Fernando Valley. Montecito Fires Orange County Fires in Yorba Linda, Brea, […]

We’re Back!

We’ve finally relocated to Los Angeles and we’re ready to roll! We’ve added a few new contributors who will be introduced shortly and should be back on a regular posting schedule starting this week. Thanks for your patience.

Moving Day

Moving Day

Today is moving day and we’ll be taking the next two weeks to drive cross-country. We wish we only had has much stuff as the photo above but alas it’s amazing what you can fit into a one-bedroom apartment. I think we need to check in with Uncluterrer more often. […]