Lifestyle

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

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
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
Laughing Stock of the Mid-Century
Crazy, cutting-edge comedians who made America a safer place to improvise, analyze and criticize
Retro Living: Blasts from the Past
15 retrolicious ways to break through the time warp and relive the mid-century today
Hello, Cool World: Painter, Karl Benjamin
SoCal painter reconnects his hard-edge modern art with classic artifacts of mid-century California
Bohemia by the Bay: Looking Back on the Beat Generation
Non-conformist spirits of the mid-century and their San Francisco haven
Buried Treasures: Unearthing Time Capsules
Mysterious time capsules—returning from deep sleep to evoke the 'now' for future generations
Falling for a Futuro
A tenacious California architect takes on the restoration of his out-of-this-world dream home
Mid-Century Jazz: Listen to the Cool
Uprising at the dawn of mid-century modern—California's 'cool school' of West Coast jazz
Prefabulous or Fad?
Designers and builders of prefabricated homes go modern and green—but what lies ahead?
The Eichler Homeowners
Spotlight on Joe Eichler's homeowners—is there a California temperament that inhabits the Eichlers?
The Eichler Experience
What's the psychology behind the Eichler lifestyle? Here's a look at the intimate dance of house and home
The Catherine Munson Story
'First lady' of Eichler sales continues to woo new buyers with her charm and an irresistible lifestyle
Outrageous in Pink
An Alexander Tract Home Transformed -- Jamie Kabler's Titillating Leisureland is Palm Springs' Party Central