Features

Showtime!
Spurred on by passion, charity and even profit, ambitious organizers and proud homeowners welcome in throngs on tours of their modern homes
Out of this World
From his Streng home studio, visionary artist Justin Wood explores the fascinating, fearsome melding of man and machine
Silly in Pink
Love ‘em or loathe ‘em, the pink flamingo lawn ornament has brought joy to millions ever since the first flock arrived in the 1950s
Tweet Treats
Modern houses and feeders for our fine, feathered friends
That's Our Pop!
Bubbling up with sugar-infused zing, old-school soda beverages evoke youth, fun, nostalgia—and living dangerously
Eastward Ho
New York’s trio of bonafide Eichlers—an anomaly with something magical going on
Cooking on the Wild Side
Sizzling summery secrets to turn an outdoor kitchen into a special space for all
Research Trumps Rumor
Why it matters that Steve Jobs' 'likeler' is no Eichler
It Came from Outer Space
Fear and loathing and saucers from Mars: sci-fi at the movies in mid-century America
Art Goes to Pieces
Countless tiny shards speak a language of their own as a new mosaic resurgence takes hold
Two with a View
Often misunderstood, Eichler’s original two-story homes are a rare breed that startle some, but surely please their owners
'Smart Homes' for the Average Joe
Home automation used to be for the wealthy—but not anymore
City on a Hill
Joe Eichler’s tower and co-op at San Francisco’s Laguna Heights are holding up well 50 years after their debut as model neighborhoods
The Box that Rocks
With its soaring sound and mesmerizing glow, nothing brings people together faster—even today—than a jukebox full of records
Built to Blast
Friendly fallout of the Cold War, Blomberg’s ‘bomb-resistant’ concrete homes represent a colorful chapter of mid-century modern Sacramento
Décor at the Core
Accentuating what's unique about your modern home and the people living in it
Cliff May's 'Hacienda Modern'
Hardly a mainstream modernist, Cliff May made rustic-looking homes as modern as they come
Eichler Tract a Class Act
Twenty enthusiastic high schoolers team up with the Los Angeles Conservancy to keep alive suburbia's modern architectural heritage
Saving the '60s
Preservationists embrace the Age of Aquarius as more and more mid-century modern architecture crosses the 50-year threshold
Bill Krisel Interview
Architect Bill Krisel talks about the Alexanders of Palm Springs and building San Fernando Valley