While researching a story on home tiki bars, people kept talking about their happy childhood tiki memories. But as the grand tiki palaces of yore fade away, where can you take a kid to tiki today?

A serious Eichler fan never roughs it.

The artist known as Shag revisits an old Style Channel video, in which he shows us his tiki colleciton, flea market scores, and homemade lounge furniture.

Behind the scenes with the master furniture makers of Berkeley Mills, whose new Masaya chair is both handsome and ergonomic. Turns out building a midcentury-modern rocking chair is a lot trickier than you might think.

Carved to look like a paused  VCR or glitchy digital photo, a piece of wooden furniture blurs the line between digital and real life. Kind of like Eichlers blur the line between man-made space and the outside world. Trippy!

Following on our series earlier this month exploring the shortage of Eichler inventory, the data is in for the larger Bay Area housing market at the start of 2013. Thanks to some number crunching from the analysis firm DataQuick, it looks like the overall trend is toward a nasty little market crunch. Prices are up, inventory is down, and the year is just getting started.

Smithsonian Magazine's fantastic Paleofuture blog had an entry this week looking at the real-life Southern California Googie architecture that inspired the Jetsons mid-century futurism. Mid-21st-century, writer Matt Novak dubs it.

Our bi-weekly dose of Brian Narelle's original Eichler humor.

For retro fans, the drive to collect contradicts the minimalist aesthetic. We've pulled the best tips for balancing the two from a disussion at Retro Renovation.

In the final installment of our examination of the current Eichler inventory shortage, we turn our gaze northward and eastward. A large populatin of original owners who would prefer to stay complicates the already high demand and diminished supply.