Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman added sparkle to the mid-century movement with their optimistic ceramics, wood carvings and textiles. This week's LA Times Home & Garden section highlights these masters of Mid-century craft, who will be the focus of a retrospective at the Mingei International Museum in San Diego's Balboa Park. Looking to add sparkle to your skin and hair? Try a water filter; a vegetable planter designed for a small space can bring a sparkle to your meals. More on these stories, pictures and links to the articles on the Los Angeles Times website, after the jump...
Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman: On March 29, The Mingei International Museum in San Diego's Balboa Park opens their exhibition of the work of mid-century artisans Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman.
Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman: California Crafts Not familiar with the work of the Ackerman's? Check out this slideshow; it's all those pieces you hope to find for your home every time you walk into a thrift store.
Jonathan Beauty Water shower filter pampers hair, skin -- and saves water too As the drought perseveres in LA, you may find your hair dull and your skin itchy. To the rescue: a water filter by beauty guru Jonathan Antin.
Balcony vegetable patch: Want to plant a vegetable garden but live in an apartment? Now you can.
[images: Anne Cusack for LAT; Steve Oliver; Tina Larsen Nei; Fraserside]