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

Eichler Windows and Doors
Windows, windows everywhere: the pride and peril of life in a house with all that glass
Quake-Up Call
Protecting home and family with reinforcements and supplies to safely survive the 'big one' coming our way


Sweet Sixteen
Neighbors build friendships and retain a distinctive rural feeling along Monte Sereno’s tranquil Eichler cul-de-sac
Two with a View
Often misunderstood, Eichler’s original two-story homes are a rare breed that startle some, but surely please their owners


Out of this World
From his Streng home studio, visionary artist Justin Wood explores the fascinating, fearsome melding of man and machine
Space to Grow
Mid-century modern homes continue to make it easy for kids to run free, enjoy nature and dream