The little things in life please me, a clear blue sky, a happy puppy and spotting some fantastic new sculptures when I'm out and about in Beverly Hills, for instance.
New Beverly Hills City Hall lawn sculptures
This collection of colourful outdoor art is part of a new year long public art installation called 'Arts of Palm', which will showcase a collection of artists interpretations of the city's iconic palm trees, to help mark Beverly Hills Centennial celebrations.
Reckon sculpture by Brad Howe
I have to say if I didn't know these sculptures were inspired by palm trees it's not the first thing that springs to mind, although I suppose 'Reckon' (one of my favourites) could be interpreted as palm fronds.
Not Socrates... The Other Guy sculpture by Brad Howe
For me they are more like a trippy collection of chess pieces from Alice in Wonderland, or some equally imaginative fantasy world, especially this 'Not Socrates... The Other Guy' artwork, which in my mind resembles a horse-headed knight piece.
Pulpo en el Coche sculpture by Brad Howe
renovated Beverly Gardens Park Lily Pond, being extremely popular in the future for photo opportunities.
Compared to What sculpture by Brad Howe
If you like these contemporary outdoor art pieces, you should check out more of Brad Howe's sculptures on display in West Hollywood in August 2012.
Until then enjoy these modern sculptures, let me know your favourite and if you're visiting Beverly Hills this year, be sure to check them out in person (because there really is more to the place than expensive designer stores)...