beyond design


a friend and fellow designer recently mentioned that her landlord was turning their front yard into a CSA farm, and that they’d be growing produce for sale right at home. when i inquired how they were going to go about it, she pointed me to LA farm hands where interested parties can sign up to buy fresh CSA produce from local LA growers. fantastic!

thanks to eric garcetti’s help, the food & flowers freedom act is set to become law according to this is a revision to an outdated law that disallowed selling homegrown fruit and flowers. garcetti claimed to have grown 80% of his own produce last year–i can add that to the list of reasons why i love that he is LA city council president. well, that AND my facebook friend. ha. offers this list of neighborhood tidbits: eric garcetti has a new iphone app “garcetti 311” to help clean up the city, and may is bike every saturday month!

diy projects

winter detox: 12 easy diy air fresheners. as the weather warms up, sometimes i find i’ve had the windows closed and the heat on long enough that my house needs a breath of fresh air. these are some great ideas on how to add natural scents to your home, from

food & drinks

[photo: brian leatart]
i decided to try out some yams this week from one of my farmer’s market vendors, and since citrus rinds are one of my favorite seasoning agents, i think this recipe is how i’ll prepare them: roasted yams with citrus and coriander butter from

jose & joel’s mexican sangria looks like a classy cocktail version of my usual slice-and-throw sangria system. thanks,!

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