“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand

Modern Woodwork by Way of the California Coast
Bay Area designer Alice Tacheny crafts elegant wood, brass, and leather pieces.
Thoughtful Design Details Warm Up a Modern Family Home in Northern California
When the San Francisco firm l'oro began designing a family home in Mill Valley, California, they challenged themselves to create...
An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California
If good fences make good neighbors, then Shino and Ken Mori are the best neighbors ever.
The 2010 California Design Biennial
Currently on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art is the 2010 California Design Biennial: Action/Reaction, an...
8 Barn Houses For Modern Living
I grew up in Bethel NY, in a home that might as well have been a barn.
7 Modern Eichler Renovations in California
Jospeh Eichler's post-World War II tract homes have had an astounding impact on modern architecture as we know it today.
Channeling Midcentury Modern in Northern California
A Silicon Valley couple call in the firm behind Apple’s most recognized retail locations to design a relaxed retreat.
Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands
Craving not just a home but a proper piece of architecture, a handful of design- and business-savvy Dutch families banded...
Modern Home in a California Resort Town
A storied 1980 party house enters a mellower chapter of intimate gatherings filled with canapés, crooners, and cocktails.
A New Hotel in Paris That's Designed to Give Guests a Taste of Modern Parisian Living
Located in the heart of Paris, Hotel Parister is a new concept hotel designed to celebrate vibrant, local Parisian living.
10 Best Modern Homes in Venice Beach, California
As a buzzing seaside town known for its bohemian spirit, lively boardwalk, funky boutiques, and picturesque canals, Venice Beach...
This Modern Home in Singapore Is a Living Urban Jungle
Conceived as a three-dimensional landscape installation with spatial pockets floating within, this house in Singapore literally...
A 1950s California Ranch House Gets a Modern-Farmhouse Makeover
This remodeled and extended ranch house in Del Mar is a modern farmhouse-meets-beach shack.
21 Cats Living in the Modern World
These cats are living out their nine lives in comfort and style.
Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California
Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.
This Northern California Prefab Gets a Dose of Universal Design
Thanks to a prefab in-law unit, an octogenarian modernist lives independently on a peaceful, verdant site in Northern California.
Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.
A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic
A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the...
A Dull Stucco Home Becomes a Modern California Oasis
Christian Rice Architects transformed a Spanish-style dud into a lofty, contemporary gem.
This Farmhouse Design is a Modern-Day Fairytale
This spacious design is everything one can wish for in a house.

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