This week's LA Times' House & Garden main feature is a housetour, entitled "A brutal kind of beautiful." The Silver Lake home of Tim Cambell and Steve Machado is a study in contrasts. The outside is tranquil and happy, with the facade painted in a bright orange, but once inside, the couple have amassed a 40-plus piece collection of politically charged artwork. The article quotes Campbell as saying "I don't find it difficult to live with difficult art,... I would find it difficult to live with beautiful, pointless art." Other highlights in this week's issue include:
•A litle history and background on the popular sansevieria plant.
•An inspiring piece about choosing paint colors for your walls, profiling Shelley Bennet, curator of the John Constable landscape show at the Huntington Library, and how she chose the colors that house the collection.