Two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes languish on the market in Marin and Contra Costa counties. Their prices have been slashed but even in this hot real estate market nobody's biting. That's because buying a Frank Lloyd Wright means buying into an unending project.
The San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design announced more than a year ago that it had found a permanent home in the American Industrial Center, a former can factory that still looms on Third Street in Dogpatch. But it's taken a while to complete the move. Finally, though, the museum has a hard opening date.
Behind the scenes with the master furniture makers of Berkeley Mills, whose new Masaya chair is both handsome and ergonomic. Turns out building a midcentury-modern rocking chair is a lot trickier than you might think.
Carved to look like a paused VCR or glitchy digital photo, a piece of wooden furniture blurs the line between digital and real life. Kind of like Eichlers blur the line between man-made space and the outside world. Trippy!
Following on our series earlier this month exploring the shortage of Eichler inventory, the data is in for the larger Bay Area housing market at the start of 2013. Thanks to some number crunching from the analysis firm DataQuick, it looks like the overall trend is toward a nasty little market crunch. Prices are up, inventory is down, and the year is just getting started.
Smithsonian Magazine's fantastic Paleofuture blog had an entry this week looking at the real-life Southern California Googie architecture that inspired the Jetsons mid-century futurism. Mid-21st-century, writer Matt Novak dubs it.