I can't recall where I first heard of Alma Allen's sculptures. There was a show or radio segment or blog entry somewhere about her eco-modern home and studio outside Joshua Tree. Having gone to college out that way, the California high desert is a landscape I love and I can't help but swoon at the beautiful space she's created. The very witty home-building blog is available here. Aren't these shapes sensational? The top pieces remind me of the desert tortoises I've always heard about but never seen.