Features

Grand Guru of Clay
Once one of Los Angeles' top mid-century artists—and then forgotten—Raul Angulo Coronel looks back with newfound fame
Welcome to Paradise
Eichlers of Los Altos' Fallen Leaf Park turn to historic designation to keep their world tranquil and pristine
House as Cinema Star
Enticing Hollywood with light, openness and style, modern homes have become faves for TV and movie shoots
Once Upon a Dream
Affordable housing on the edge of Palo Alto—behind the 'utopian vision' of architect Joe Stein
Tile with Style
Designer tips that bring a fresh, eye-catching face to showers and backsplashes
Experiment in Innovation
The late, great Eichler designs of architect Claude Oakland
"Why Not Just Tear It Down?"
Reckoning with the 'teardown point of view'—as neighborhoods erode and homes are going, going, gone
How BART Got Art
What's become of the Bay Area Rapid Transit's 'museum' of modern art—born of 1960s dreams yet largely forgotten today?
Dine Like It's '59
12 California restaurants that savor dishing up the mid-century experience
Little Gem with History
Caressed by hills and a pleasant ocean breeze, little-known Niguel West glories in its modern roots
Fierceness Within
Immersed in nature—the art of Northern California sculptor Mary Fuller McChesney
That Magic Glow
Once loved, then reviled, the world of neon art is back in lights—from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Dress to Express
Folks who go retro say it’s all about steppin’ out in style, self-assertion and hunting for clothes
Clay Artist Thinks Big
Once Fresno's best-kept secret, visionary Stan Bitters finds newfound popularity with dazzling grand-scale art he calls 'environmental ceramics'
Dance of a Lifetime
From her legendary open-air deck, dance pioneer Anna Halprin carries on a free-flowing connection between inside and outside
Pioneers of Outdoor Living
Tommy Church and his brood—creators of the 'California School' of modern landscape design
Sacred Art
Prolific yet unsung, Northern California artist Ray Rice put creative expression at the center of his life
Let the Sun Shine in
Best bets for new skylights: bringing greater light, ventilation, energy efficiency and views to your home
This Kitchen Does It All
CA-Modern 'Best Kitchen Remodel Contest' winners the Cissons continue to be inspired by an inventive design
Magical Modern Tradition
Nostalgia and emotion move grandson to keep alive his family's mid-century Christmas tree creation