Lifestyle

Mid-century modern art, culture, and living at its finest

Kids Go Modern
How your children and your home's modern design can live happily together
Modern Furnishings
Make a personal statement with furnishings destined to enrich your modern home
Shake, Rattle...and Retrofit
Protecting your home and family against the next major earthquake
Arts & Architecture: Magazine with a Mission
Arts & Architecture—infused by publisher John Entenza—was about much more than the Case Study houses
Bossa Nova: Music of Modern Love
Reaching back to the 1960s to the cool, sultry sound that riveted Brazil and seduced the world
East Meets West: Asian Aesthetic
Four Eichler households find some inner peace being at home with the Asian-Japanese aesthetic
On the Road Again: Trailers
With a renaissance underway, broken-down travel trailers return to reclaim their modernist roots
Let's Have a Party: Is Your Home Ready?
Your home looks ready—but do you have the nitty-gritty ingredients for a swinging soiree?
Shimmering Nostalgia: The Aluminum Christmas Tree
The aluminum Christmas tree makes a comeback as the cool yule centerpiece that's a natural in the modern home
Home-Run Pursuits: Working at Home the Modern Way
An ambitious breed of California creatives finds their modern residences ideal, natural workplaces
Mid-Century Breakthrough: "Third Stream" Music
When a meeting of classical and jazz in the 1950s sparked controversy and an era of new exploration
From Russia with Modernism: Theremin
Born nearly a century ago, the enchanting theremin is still ahead of its time—struggling to be heard
Mid-Century Modern Art: Shag's World
Where bottomless cocktails and hedonic cool are served up with mid-century style and optimism
Modern Real Estate: Too Alluring to Fail?
Values of modern homes fell with the housing crash—but their appeal still stands strong
Art Imitates Life: Artists Inspired by Modern Architecture
Passionate fine artists and the mid-century modern architecture that inspires their compelling canvases
Soundtrack for Modern Living: Esquivel in Orbit
Lounge music legend Juan Esquivel transported easy listening to some strange and wonderful destinations
Mood to be Wooed - Classic Crooners
Beyond candlelight and cocktails—classic crooners of the mid-century who enhance romance for a song
Laughing Stock of the Mid-Century
Crazy, cutting-edge comedians who made America a safer place to improvise, analyze and criticize
Retro Living: Blasts from the Past
15 retrolicious ways to break through the time warp and relive the mid-century today
Hello, Cool World: Painter, Karl Benjamin
SoCal painter reconnects his hard-edge modern art with classic artifacts of mid-century California