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E & L A1 Upholstery

1215½ Cypress Avenue, Cypress Park, CA, 90065

323-227-7763

In a humble storefront in Cypress Park, E & L A1 Upholstery is a local fixture that’s been operating for almost three decades

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Ecola

Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90013

800-332-2847

Lots of exterminators promise green treatments, then tell customers their particular problem requires toxins…

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FIbermark

1643 10th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90404

310-314-3841

The biggest mistake you can make is to try to get stains out yourself…

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Finch Tree Surgery

841 E. Mission Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 91776

626-286-2716

When our prized oak is seeming a bit unkempt or starved for attention, we call in the steady hands…

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Franco Development Services

215 W. Pomona Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91754

323-722-4040

Gus Franco is a home wrecker, just what the downtown loft boom has needed…

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Fun Furniture

8451 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90048

323-655-2711

Parents come to Fun Furniture in search of cottage beds with play areas, tony bassinets, and handcrafted changers and cribs…

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Furthur

4312 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90029

323-660-3601

The mosaic dining sets, coffee tables, and end tables at Furthur are scads more imaginative than their chain-store counterparts and can be had at one-third the price…

Website: http://furthurla.com/

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George’s Pipe & Plumbing

690 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91105

George’s makes a point of carrying local products. Among its lines are California Faucets from Huntington Beach, L.A.-based Altman’s, and Rohl, a Santa Ana distributor…

Website: http://georgesshowroom.com/

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Glass House

1754 E. Walnut St., Los Angeles, CA, 91106

626-796-9151

Glass House, in Pasadena, has more than a half century of experience dealing with old homes and it imports handmade wavy glass from Germany that looks antique.

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H.D. Buttercup

3225 Helms Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90034

310-945-5440

If you can’t find it at H.D. Buttercup, it probably doesn’t exist…

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H.D. Buttercup

3225 Helms Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90034

310-945-5463

Two hundred fabrics and 50 kinds of leather fill the store, while goose down fills the couches (for those allergic to down, there’s synthetic)…

Website: http://hdbuttercup.com/

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Hashimoto Nursery

1935 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90025

310-473-6232

At Hashimoto Nursery, a family-owned fixture for more than 80 years…

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Home Front

Los Angeles, CA

323-732-4663

Wood was something to be shown off—grain and all—when L.A.’s prewar homes were being built…

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Hot Cactus

1505½ Echo Park Avenue, Echo Park, CA, 90026

213-947-3009

The pint-size Hot Cactus in Echo Park encompasses just 350 square feet, but it’s crammed with about 150 sculptural specimens of water-thrifty plants

Website: http://www.hotcactus.la

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House of Brienza

2358 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90034

310-839-9254

Sometimes a piece of furniture is too big or too fragile to be moved to the House of Brienza…

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House of Hardwood

2143 Pontius Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90025

310-479-4196

For exceptional materials including plywood or a basic two-by-four, the place to go is House of Hardwood.

Website: http://www.houseofhardwood.com

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Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd., Los Angeles, CA, 91108

626-405-2100

The spring and fall plant sales at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens are as well curated as the paintings and sculpture that reside on the property.

Website: http://www.huntington.org

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