This week’s Home section features a new book: “Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways: Big Ideas for Small Backyard Destinations” by Debra Prinzing with more than 200 photographs by William Wright, Clarkson Potter, $30.
Pictured here is a 124-square-foot shed, inspired by midcentury modern architecture, in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Los Angeles. Designed and built by Seattle-based Modern Shed, the shed is owned by Lin Su, who needed more space for entertaining and painting.
The book’s author is making several local appearances:
May 31: Local Hero Books, Gifts & Wine Tasting, Ojai, 3 p.m.
June 7: Botanik, Summerland, (805) 565-3831, 1 to 3 p.m.
June 28: Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge, 10 a.m. to noon