LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 01.10.09
Along with the other trends we’ve noted, it seems that growing your own food is making a comeback. This week the Los Angeles Times Home & Garden section looks at victory gardens, a wartime concept that’s growing in popularity as people look at ways to create a sense of community, connect to the source of the food they eat and trim their food budget. Budgeting’s not only a hallmark of your grandparent’s time, it’s a necessity if you’re restoring your home. But, as we’ve learned time and again on AT, limited financial resources are often fertile soil for the most creative solutions; here the restoration of an Eichler house is another example. In other examples of what’s old being new again, the Scout finds, among other things, a bedroom for kids with a Dr. Suess theme and a grandfather clock for today while Lost LA looks examines an artist’s colony, a concept we think is due for a resurgence. More, pics and links, after the jump…
Victory gardens sprout up again: Victory gardens aren’t just about tilling the soil. There’s a political element to their resurgence in popularity.
An Eichler house in Granada Hills gets restored on a budget: Cindy Epping of OneStopModern spent only $5,000 on the restoration of her home but the results are priceless.
Pottery Barn Kids rolls out Dr. Suess collection: Some things find their footing anew in every generation. Pottery Barn brings back the wily Cat in the Hat for today’s kids.
Small grandfather clock gives you a little time: Rethinking a classic.
Colony in Pacific Palisades nurtured top artists in 1950s, 1960s: A retreat in Pacific Palisades’ Rustic Canyon served as a live-work destination for top painters, writers and musicians.
[image: Ricardo DeAratanha for LAT; Jay L. Clendenin for LAT; Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids; Courtesy of Thwart Design; Charles E. Young Library]