LA home Round-up: 02/09/06

LA home Round-up: 02/09/06

Feb 10, 2006

Next, he'll build a canyon: Super hip landscaper Mark Smith wins bid to design the Orange County Great Park, which will be bigger than Central Park. The Park shown is one Smith built behind an office tower at 55 Water St (in NYC).

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.

Haven in the asphalt savanna: Having fled captivity years ago, red-crowned parrots come home to roost in the suburbs. They have a raucous time, foraging all day in the San Gabriel Valley.

The Scout: In Pasadena, a shop with timeless pieces. Pasadena Architectural Salvage is a new store for all of your Craftsman house needs.

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?!

Fresh off the page: The times reviews CB2's first catalog, but where did they first hear about CB2? Apartment Therapy, of course!

"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.

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