Gosh. What is it with the LA times Home section? Rarely are we intrigued, and often what does catch our eye is something we've already gabbed about here on the site. This week continues to bore us, but in the paper's defense, maybe it is because when reading on- line, the LA Times NEVER has the pictures to go with their visually impaired stories. Okay, “never” is harsh. We mean almost never...
- Getty's constant gardener Nice story on Richard Naranjo, the man who has taken care of the Getty's fastidious Roman gardens. (Hmmmm... Wonder if they stole plants from Italy on the down-low?)
- When slumber's no party Sleeples no more, with lots of new merchandise targeting less-than-rested couples.
- Shining some light on algae A question about removing the slick, green crizzap from brick patios makes us wonder,"Are we the only ones who prefer the look of the green guck?"
- The good life from a barnyard perspective Portrait of Russian artist Valery Yershov's work. ...And these are different from those velvet "Dogs Playing Pool" how?
- An eye for modern and tribal Sueño in Sliverlake... which stylish reader Turquoise already told us about.
- A sitting ovation The Times is just now getting to the new GEHRY corrugated cardboard "Wiggles" collection? "Like, hello 6 months ago!!"
- Quiet celebration in Chinatown Chinese New Year — the Year of the Dog.
- Out of the cellar, into the light A review of Pottery Barn's winter catalog brings style-concern about the wine bottle as decorative accessory.