Lifestyle

Mid-century modern art, culture, and living at its finest

Grudge City
Northern versus Southern California—an age-old tug-of-war tradition that evokes the Hatfields and McCoys
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
Cooking on the Wild Side
Sizzling summery secrets to turn an outdoor kitchen into a special space for all
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
'Smart Homes' for the Average Joe
Home automation used to be for the wealthy—but not anymore
The Box that Rocks
With its soaring sound and mesmerizing glow, nothing brings people together faster—even today—than a jukebox full of records
Wexler's Palm Springs Steel
Dreaming in steel: Palm Springs' tiny enclave of seven modern steel homes is a desert landmark.
The Body Beautiful
Two jewelry designers, their ‘wearable art from the heart’ and an ambitious show built on California mid-century modern
Living the Atrium Life
From yoga studio to party den to concert hall— the Eichler home hosts them all at center court
All the Comforts of Home
How the well-designed home office makes it easy to get to work
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
Art in the Air
Hovering in harmony with modern homes, today's mobiles energize and calm living spaces with ever-changing views
Modern Pets: Wild at Heart
Doggone right—glass houses make happier homes for the pets we love and pamper
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