When the birth of the aluminum glass slider opened up the world you live in

Two vintage look-alikes of the famous all-steel Eichler spotted on the bayou of Louisiana

Print ads of the mid-century underscore the era's genuine desires and anxieties

One decade later: why haven't other Eichler neighborhoods joined the original two?

On the Homefront

Get Energized for Efficiency
Energy Upgrade California offering rebates up to $6,500 for boosting energy efficiency
Rise of the Aluminum Slider
New CA-Modern story traces how WW II technology transformed the sliding door

Home Improvement

Energy: Sun Power Rising
Solar technology hits a new plateau in the face of rising electricity costs and greenhouse emissions
Leak Detection Experts
Meet the 'leak detectives' and their ultra-modern devices that sniff out holes in your home's pipes


Desert Delights - Palm Springs
Stunning sights and rich legacy - climb aboard our grand tour of the best of Palm Springs modern
SoCal Modern: At Home in the New Frontier
In a year of 'Sixties Turn 50' celebration—touring the bold space-age spectrum of SoCal's modern residential architecture


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
Cooking on the Wild Side
Sizzling summery secrets to turn an outdoor kitchen into a special space for all