Cool mid-century swimming pools as hot fun in the summertime

Discover a peaceful East Bay setting lined with trees and trails

Is your home’s door hardware crying out for a revival of MCM flair?

Simple, clean typefaces that set the mood for modern architecture

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Blocks of Beauty
When stylish concrete walls of myriad patterns exploded into the mid-century’s popular culture
Energy: Sun Power Rising
Solar technology hits a new plateau in the face of rising electricity costs and greenhouse emissions


Playing With Space
Over a 60-year career, architect Ray Kappe used custom homes to pioneer techniques for mass housing
Wexler's Palm Springs Steel
Dreaming in steel: Palm Springs' tiny enclave of seven modern steel homes is a desert landmark.


Modern Preservation: Streetscape Smarts
How California's mid-century modern tracts are safeguarding their unique architectural character
Art Imitates Life: Artists Inspired by Modern Architecture
Passionate fine artists and the mid-century modern architecture that inspires their compelling canvases