Here, in Palo Alto, longtime traditions and bigger-than-life figures left their mark

Mid-century artists who doubled down as partners in love and lifework

From Tupperware to transistor radios—plastic as a mid-century craze gone crazy

Design tips and prime plants for landscaping your home's heavenly core

Home Improvement

Winning Kitchens: Finalists
Get inspired by our top-10 kitchen contest finalists—creative, functional and oh-so-modern
Eichler Electrical Conduits
Buried trouble and challenges: subsurface Eichler atrium conduit dies a lingering death

Neighborhoods

Greenridge - Castro Valley
Little-known yet in the 'middle of everywhere,' these Eichlers light up the East Bay hills with community feeling
What's Become of the Holy Grail?
The first architect-designed Eichlers, Sunnyvale Manor Addition languishes today with no historic plaque or neighborhood connection

Lifestyle

Architecture in Fabric
Bay Area textile artist Ealish Wilson painstakingly mixes digital and traditional techniques for a unique, new look
Bible of the West
How Sunset magazine won over everyday Californians with images of mid-century modern and guidance that lifted their lives