In the background is a screen, made of recycled timbers colored with copper verdigris paint, and underfoot is a stained, embossed concrete floor as interesting as a Persian carpet. The fireplace, counter base, and wall are formed with Rastra blocks (made of recycled plastic foam and cement).
Small beds and planting pockets around the garden contain a richly textured mix of succulents and drought-tolerant plants.
The garden is both fun and functional.
Design: Nick Williams & Associates, 18751 Ventura Blvd., Suite 200, Tarzana, CA 91356; (818) 996-4010