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September 2007

A tile master in our midst

I’ll be heading out soon to interview tile artist and manufacturer Michelle Griffoul at her home in Buellton, just north of Santa Barbara, for a Pardon Our Dust [...]

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Free trees for L.A. DWP customers

We’ve got to hand it to our ancestors, whose house-cooling strategies we’re only now beginning to appreciate: straw-bale and rammed-earth walls, sod roofs, cool [...]

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Is a home urinal in your future?

We’re pretty stuck in our ways in this country when it comes to bathroom fixtures. Despite decades of marketing efforts by fixture manufactures, it still comes down to: [...]

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