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AFM Safecoat

18424 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 91356

When buying paint, you know to watch out for VOCs, or volatile organic compounds…

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Arcadian Flooring Co.

308 S. Palm Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91803

626-284-1563

Five hundred years ago, stoneworkers in Italy recycled chips of marble into cement and created a new kind of beautiful, long-lasting flooring that stood up to untold abuse…

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Barbeques Galore

11021 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90064

310-914-9693

Gas may be America’s favorite way to grill. But it doesn’t produce barbecue—a celebration of meat, cooked low and slow, always with wood…

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Birding Supplies

4337 Woodman Ave, Sherman Oaks

(818) 995-0022

The emphasis at Wild Wings is to bring the birds to you, though the owners also lead periodic walks to avian-rich locales in Los Angeles County. The Sherman Oaks operation stocks backyard feeders and birdhouses that encompass a wide range of species, from woodpeckers to bluebirds to owls. The seed mixes are blended specifically with […]

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Blueprint

8600 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90035

310-657-4315

Best Home Office Furniture, August 2011

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Boston Brick & Stone

2005 Lincoln Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91103

626-296-7700

Recommended by the Pasadena Heritage and West Adams Heritage associations, the masons at Boston Brick & Stone have rebuilt chimneys in homes…

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Cactus Ranch

19420 Saticoy St., Los Angeles, CA, 91335

818-894-5694

There’s no shortage of prickly riches at Pasadena’s California Cactus Center…

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Cal Blend Soils

1270 Arrow Hwy., Los Angeles, CA, 91706

Cal Blend Soils has long been the go-to source for landscape designers making over posh estates, but it’s happy to offer mounds of fertile earth for the casual DIY-er.

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California Cactus Center

216 S. Rosemead Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91107

626-795-2788

California Cactus Center carries staples such as flowering echeveria and hardy kalanchoe…

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California Synthetic Turf & Lawn

14347 Albers St., Los Angeles, CA, 91401

310-595-5516

We don’t normally encourage artificial appearances, except in the case of fake grass…

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Classic Design

19771 Magellan Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90502

310-324-1600

In a nondescript warehouse a few blocks off the 405 freeway and Vermont Avenue, Raoul Brenassay…

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Colony Wood Screening

 555 S. Ohio St., Anaheim, CA, 92807

714-778-1277

Because Andrews doesn’t use precut molds—standard three-by-five window casements shift too much on old homes—he creates what is essentially custom furniture for windows…

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Computer Business Center

10600 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90064

800-448-1892

Joseph Jacobson knows your PC is fried just from the smell…

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Cox Paint

11153 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-838-2284

At Cox Paint, you can bring in just about any object for color matching…

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Custom Creations

5143 Crown Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91011

818-790-8706

Using metal, hardwoods, and concrete, McGaughy will match a border to just about any architectural style…

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Diamond Foam & Fabric

611 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

323-931-8148

In its four buildings on La Brea’s decorator row, Diamond stocks more than 15,000 bolts of curtain and upholstery fabric…

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Dock Downtown

1481 E. 4th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90033

323-446-0281

The Dock Downtown is a solution for those with an executive’s taste but a working stiff’s budget…

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