i stumbled upon this neat feature at the New York Times about author Amy Stewart and her marvelous living space. she and her husband, who runs an antiquarian book store, live in this gorgeous victorian home:
even more interesting, however, are the gardens they tend. Amy has created a "writer's garden" complete with writing desk and planted books.
oh and one more thing: every one of the 30 varieties of plants in this garden are poisonous. that's right.