Tiny Homes, Deadbolts, and the Color Purple

Los Angeles Slinks for 1.19.2010

The World's Tiniest Homes: HuffPo rounds up a selection of some of the smallest homes out there (and quite a few we've covered here on Apartment Therapy, thank you very much).

Deadbolts Deconstructed: If you're looking to up the ante in home security, you might want to start with your deadbolt. Charles & Hudson breaks down the topic (and note, they've launched a series of new topic sites, including home security).

Abbot Kinney Court Store Interior by Ilan Dei Studio: Down in our old neighborhood in Venice Beach, Ilan Dei Studio shapes plywood into a beautiful undulating shelving unit which mirrors the nearby waves. Contemporist shines some light on the details behind this new Abbot Kinney retailer's notable interior treatment.

Purple Reigns in Hollywood: Do you love the color purple or were born with the name Prince Rogers Nelson? Then you might like this 2 bedroom condo ode to the most royal colour in the rainbow. It's arguably an eyesore, but it is definitely an interesting eyesore.

How to Research Your Home's Past: Charity Vogel of Old House Journal discusses and offers tips to track down information about your home's past.

How to Clean Cork Flooring: Cork flooring is a beautiful and comfortable flooring option, but it requires a different process of keeping them cleaned than other wood floors. Here's a good overview of how to keep your cork floors clean without damaging them.

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