Stepstone's narrow concrete pavers add a graphic touch to the garden in the Mill Valley home of Dwell founder Lara Hedberg Deam and architect Chris Deam. Photo by Dustin Aksland. Photo by: Dustin Aksland
Backyard Wabi-Sabi Rocks and stones suggest a Japanese garden in this courtyard retreat outside a Los Angeles house. Amphitheater-style steps provide extra seating when the homeowners are having a party.