Features

The Eichlers of Balboa Highlands - Granada Hills
Lights, cameras, and actions point these Eichlers to a distinguished future as a 'historic' neighborhood
East Meets West: Asian Aesthetic
Four Eichler households find some inner peace being at home with the Asian-Japanese aesthetic
Valley of the Artists: Lucas Valley - San Rafael
Beneath Lucas Valley's hills of inspiration a special creative renaissance is on the rise
In Memoriam: Architect Kinji Imada (1927 - 2005)
Remembering the serene Architect Kinji Imada—a quiet presence who made sure the Eichlers got built
On the Road Again: Trailers
With a renaissance underway, broken-down travel trailers return to reclaim their modernist roots
Let's Have a Party: Is Your Home Ready?
Your home looks ready—but do you have the nitty-gritty ingredients for a swinging soiree?
Shimmering Nostalgia: The Aluminum Christmas Tree
The aluminum Christmas tree makes a comeback as the cool yule centerpiece that's a natural in the modern home
Home-Run Pursuits: Working at Home the Modern Way
An ambitious breed of California creatives finds their modern residences ideal, natural workplaces
One Voice, Twin Palms - Palm Springs
Hollywood and desert lore distinguish the legend of croon king Frank Sinatra's original desert digs
Mid-Century Breakthrough: "Third Stream" Music
When a meeting of classical and jazz in the 1950s sparked controversy and an era of new exploration
From Russia with Modernism: Theremin
Born nearly a century ago, the enchanting theremin is still ahead of its time—struggling to be heard
Mid-Century Modern Art: Shag's World
Where bottomless cocktails and hedonic cool are served up with mid-century style and optimism
Modern Real Estate: Too Alluring to Fail?
Values of modern homes fell with the housing crash—but their appeal still stands strong
Soul Searching: Photographer, Leland Lee
Fire-ravaged architectural photographer Leland Lee, 91, longs to keep alive a four-decade legacy
Beyond Flash and Fantasy
John Lautner's 'keeping it real' approach to architecture—visionary yet down-to-earth, space age yet eternal
Art Imitates Life: Artists Inspired by Modern Architecture
Passionate fine artists and the mid-century modern architecture that inspires their compelling canvases
Soundtrack for Modern Living: Esquivel in Orbit
Lounge music legend Juan Esquivel transported easy listening to some strange and wonderful destinations
Mood to be Wooed - Classic Crooners
Beyond candlelight and cocktails—classic crooners of the mid-century who enhance romance for a song
Encore Performance: The Gary Cooper House
Designed with star power by architect A. Quincy Jones—the Cooper house takes center stage for the second time
Laughing Stock of the Mid-Century
Crazy, cutting-edge comedians who made America a safer place to improvise, analyze and criticize