This month is My Great Outdoors month here at Apartment Therapy. But how does that translate to Los Angeles, where new regulations concerning water use have just gone into effect? One Los Angeleno shares her solution with The Los Angeles Times Home & Garden section. And, of course, we're still interested in what can be done in a small space. Two tiny homes, one in West Hollywood, one in Venice, invite us in. More pix, and links to the stories on the Los Angeles Times Home & Garden website, (which, incidentally, has a new design), after the jump...
Garden Tour: Randy Bergman's low water mix: Instead of a lawn, Randy Bergman's planted low water succulents and colourful perennials, a feast for the eye, easy on the water budget, easy on the environment.
House Tour: Paul Zaloom's 600-square-foot house of curiosities in West Hollywood Paul Zaloom, best known as the wacky scientist on the children's tv series, "Beakman's World," finds beauty in the strange, the odd, the unusual. His small bungalow is chockful of art hung salon-style on his walls.
Greg Chait's snug and cozy berth: Despite designing luxurious cashmere blankets, Greg Chiat prefers to keep his home -- a surf shack in Venice -- and his home life simple. As he puts it, "I feel like I've figured out how I need to live to make me happy."
[images: Al Seib for LAT; Stefano Paltera for LAT; Ricardo DeAratanha for LAT]