LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 09.12.09

LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 09.12.09

Abby Stone
Sep 12, 2009

"Fantasy is allowed everywhere" is artist Kenny Scharf's philosophy and that extends to his home and his garden, the focus of this week's Los Angeles Times Home and Garden section. Let it be your philosophy too. If beekeeping or birdwatching are on your agenda, this week's section has something for you. Maybe your desires are a little more down-to-earth -- you're looking for garden lighting or a plunger that's doesn't mess with your design aesthetic -- you get your wish. Links to these stories on the Los Angeles Times website, after the jump...

Artist Kenny Scharf's funky home and garden: the ultimate canvas: "Fantasy is allowed everywhere" is Kenny Scharf's philosophy and that extends to his home where he's "put his own thing" on everything from the microwave to a bookcase.

Product Spotlights: A cool new bee house, the Beehaus brings this ancient art into the 21st century. Low voltage lighting that resembles beautiful Art Nouveau flowers is the work of Stone Manor Lighting. Your bathroom's plunger may not be the prettiest thing but it's sure effective. Alice Supply Co. designs make sure that you'll want to keep it in easy reach.

The dry garden: water-wise birdbaths can create a backyard spa for wildlife: The spate of dry spells in Los Angeles has created some positive effects; it's easier to lure a brilliant collection of brightly coloured birds to your backyard by installing a birdbath. Even a simple set-up can produce results.

[Images: Ken HIvely / LAT; Omlet, Ringo H.W. Chiu / For The LAT]

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