LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 01.30.10

LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 01.30.10

Abby Stone
Jan 30, 2010

Monday starts How-To month across the Apartment Therapy sites where we'll share, well, just about How-To do anything related to your home. That's the underlying spirit of the articles that caught our eye this week in the Los Angeles Times Home & Garden section: a mountain cabin in Mammoth that showcases how-to maintain peace and quiet amid all the hustle & bustle of that busy mountain resort; a small space shelving solution that answers how-to have a functional landing strip when your home has no room for one; a bowl that harks back to a how-to learned in camp; and, a house in the hills which solves the problem of how-to shower in a glass shower and not flash your neighbors. Links to these and other articles on the Los Angeles Times website, after the jump.

In case you missed it: a mountain cabin with some cool modern twists: Small space living has the challenges of more than furnishing its tiny footprint. Neighbors, as in invaders of your aural and visual space, are another problem. This home near Mammoth, a popular ski resort, offers some solutions on how to maintain your piece and quiet in the face of these challenges.

Bubble Rack from Wallter is an effervescent solution to that clutter on the counter: Wallter, designers of the slat rack, have come up with another solution to the "how to create a landing strip when you have no room for one" issue, which not only holds everything from bike helmets to grocery lists but, whether you're coming or going, promises to leave you with a smile on your face with it's light-hearted design.

Vintage vinyl, reincarnated as bowls: When I moved to Los Angeles, my mother sold my vinyl collection; she needed the room. Now I wish I had my records back, not only because I had some rare and unique pressings but because I could've used the duds in my collection to make a set of cool bowls for my home. Robert Murphy takes the old camp how-to of melting a record in the oven over a mixing bowl, one step further and has created a funnel shaped bowl that can be used to hold fruit, stones or other objects on a coffee table (nothing small or liquid though; remember there's a tiny hole in the center), a perfect gift for your favorite audiophile.

In case you missed it: the Pasinetti house in the hills: This home, which we saw as part of the Dwell on Design tour last year, is a wonderful example of how to have a home in the hills that takes advantage of its setting yet is also intimate and private. And, it included one of our favorite bathrooms of all time.

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