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A Thirst For Knowledge

Head to a local bar to get answers from really smart people

Little Italy's Big Apple Asipirations

Drawing on Theatricality

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School San Diego may be campy, but that’s the point

Garden Guide - Thriller, Fillers, and Spillers

Sand Castle

A La Jolla Shores lot is sculpted into a classic beach estate for a busy family
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Archive »Home Design

Furniture Placement

Are you living in CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome)? The good news is that CHAOS is treatable with the correct arrangement of your furniture and accessories. It doesn't matter how comfortable, beautiful or expensive the furniture is; if you haven't set up the foundation of the room with furniture positioned so that it welcomes and encourages conversations, then people will not use the room. With proper placement, you will be inviting your friends over.

Enrich Small Spaces

Make the most of small spaces with these principles from Tucson architect Robert Gay, one of more than 50 professionals who have contributed to the collection of articles found in The Art of Natural Building — Second Edition.

The Art of Accessorizing

Like the icing on a cake, accessories are the finishing touch that keeps the interiors of your home from looking bare. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you go shopping for décor.
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Archive »Gardening

Ready, Set, Compost

Composting is both an art and a science. But don’t let the science scare you. Composting can be boiled down to a few key steps.

Growing Strawberries

“Any strawberry variety you grow yourself will be better than anything you buy in the store,” says Chuck McGlung of Walter Andersen Nursery. “Strawberries are pretty easy to grow. They do not require tons of water, they are not deep rooted and they grow well in pots.” Here are his tips.

7 Tips for Landscaping Decisions

The water crisis facing California is serious and carries imminent environmental, financial and human impacts. Cash incentives are being used in some areas to get homeowners to voluntarily give up their lawns. The National Association of Landscape Professionals offers the following tips to help you make smart decisions before making any drastic changes to your yard.
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Archive »Lifestyle

Drawing on Theatricality

Certain recreational pursuits must be taken seriously. Parachute jumping, motorcycle riding and life drawing may spring to mind — until you walk into The Merrow on the third Saturday of the month.

Art for the Ages

Melissa Inez Walker opened ArtHatch in 2004 to support and sell the work of emerging international artists and provide studio space for local artists. The 7,000-square-foot Escondido facility houses a gallery and 14 artists’ studios.

Defining Moments

Often, the most basic questions are the most difficult to answer. What is the meaning of life? Is time real? What is fine art photography?
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Archive »Restaurants & Food

Tarragon Grapefruit Succotash with Seafood

This colorful dish created by Executive Chef Rose Peyron is the perfect quick-and-easy summer meal to brighten up any table. It can be made as a vegetarian dish by substituting oil for the bacon fat.

Grilled Branzino with Chipotle Mayonnaise

Salmon–Cheese Toast with Cucumber Relish

Su-Mei Yu, local chef and owner of Saffron, returns to KPBS on May 7 with the station’s third season of Savor San Diego. She makes this recipe in episode one. She visits Prager Brothers Artisan Breads and Venissimo Cheese and then creates a dish from their ingredients with a Thai twist.
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