Features

Grudge City
Northern versus Southern California—an age-old tug-of-war tradition that evokes the Hatfields and McCoys
Thrills to No End
With its mix of fresh, over-the-top rides and perennial crowd-pleasers, homey Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk continues to amaze
Soul-searching by the Sea
Built on award-winning architecture and waves of controversy, Northern California's Sea Ranch celebrates 50 years of Utopian dreams
Kitchen Cabinetry Showcase
One dozen choice cabinet lines that deliver smart, beautiful and efficient solutions for mid-century modern kitchens today
Man with a Camera Traveling in Time
Fred Lyon looks over the shoulder at mid-century Bay Area—in his upbeat world of enduring images
National Register No-show
It's the tenth anniversary for the two Eichler neighborhoods on the National Register of Historic Places—but no others have joined them
Out of this World
From his Streng home studio, visionary artist Justin Wood explores the fascinating, fearsome melding of man and machine
Silly in Pink
Love ‘em or loathe ‘em, the pink flamingo lawn ornament has brought joy to millions ever since the first flock arrived in the 1950s
Tweet Treats
Modern houses and feeders for our fine, feathered friends
That's Our Pop!
Bubbling up with sugar-infused zing, old-school soda beverages evoke youth, fun, nostalgia—and living dangerously
Eastward Ho
New York’s trio of bonafide Eichlers—an anomaly with something magical going on
Cooking on the Wild Side
Sizzling summery secrets to turn an outdoor kitchen into a special space for all
Research Trumps Rumor
Why it matters that Steve Jobs' 'likeler' is no Eichler
It Came from Outer Space
Fear and loathing and saucers from Mars: sci-fi at the movies in mid-century America
Art Goes to Pieces
Countless tiny shards speak a language of their own as a new mosaic resurgence takes hold
Two with a View
Often misunderstood, Eichler’s original two-story homes are a rare breed that startle some, but surely please their owners
'Smart Homes' for the Average Joe
Home automation used to be for the wealthy—but not anymore
City on a Hill
Joe Eichler’s tower and co-op at San Francisco’s Laguna Heights are holding up well 50 years after their debut as model neighborhoods
The Box that Rocks
With its soaring sound and mesmerizing glow, nothing brings people together faster—even today—than a jukebox full of records
Built to Blast
Friendly fallout of the Cold War, Blomberg’s ‘bomb-resistant’ concrete homes represent a colorful chapter of mid-century modern Sacramento