Features

All the Comforts of Home
How the well-designed home office makes it easy to get to work
Hues That Say You
Colorful splashes, mid-century inspiration that set the tone for your modern home
Sounding the Depths
Breaking through in the mid-century and pioneered by modern designer Harry Bertoia, the way-out world of sound sculpture and sound art is booming today
Adventure on Wheels
With imaginations running wild, designers of the mid-century wowed America with sleek, ultramodern 'dream cars' slathered with chrome and fins
Forgotten Giant
Once the ‘miracle man’ behind more than 40,000 tract homes, Southern California architect Edward H. Fickett and his modern hybrids slip back into the limelight
Gear up
Bringing together your home office with ten choice, new products
Cool, Cool Concrete
A blank canvas you can walk on...that's ultra-modern, eye-catching, low maintenance and energy efficient
Art in the Air
Hovering in harmony with modern homes, today's mobiles energize and calm living spaces with ever-changing views
Greenridge - Castro Valley
Little-known yet in the 'middle of everywhere,' these Eichlers light up the East Bay hills with community feeling
Playing With Space
Over a 60-year career, architect Ray Kappe used custom homes to pioneer techniques for mass housing
Pandora's Box Of '60s Architecture
Preservationists reflect on ten months of 'The Sixties Turn 50' while promoting greater Los Angeles' architecture of the era
Modern Pets: Wild at Heart
Doggone right—glass houses make happier homes for the pets we love and pamper
X-100 Eichler on the Screen
Get a Tour of Eichler's X-100 Steel House through This Long-Lost 1950s Newsreel!
Bike Town Charm: University Estates - Davis
Attention to function, not fashion, helps to preserve the Davis neighborhood's 400 Strengs
Modern Preservation: Streetscape Smarts
How California's mid-century modern tracts are safeguarding their unique architectural character
Modern Architecture: Pyramid Power
Swayed by their architect to go New Age, Streng brothers have a cosmic energy fling
Modern Gardening: Rooted in Chinese Culture
Chi-minded gardening dynamo turns her Davis Streng home into a tranquil healing haven
Meet Jim Streng
Proud builder and straight-talking politician, Jim Streng still keeps an eye on his town
John Siler's Touch
With bright colors and quirky details, this designer's Streng is an intriguing 'idea house'
Meet Bill Streng
Three decades one of his own best customers, Bill still lives 'Streng modern' with a passion