•When 'ours' becomes 'his' and 'hers': Getting a fresh start after a divorce doesn't mean selling the house and starting fresh. New paint and furniture, and reconsidered color schemes and curtains, can be as effective as moving out.
•The Scout:The writing on the wallpaper: New Wallpaper from San Francisco Art Institute grad Ryan Kewie Donegan at Emmerson Troop, 8111 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 653-9763.
•Ancient advice on home buying: A new book, The Tao Gals' Guide to Real Estate. The Tao Gals are a group of Los Angeles area women who have been meeting for years, using the ancient Chinese Tao Te Ching philosophical text to reflect on spiritual principles and their real-life application. How LA can you get?!
"I came across CB2 on the design blog Apartment Therapy in 2004 while I was fumbling for an elegant way out of the futon-sofa bed quandary." All in all, a good review.