“Good designers must always be avant-gardists, always one step ahead of the times. They should–and must–question everything generally thought to be obvious. They must have an intuition for people’s changing attitudes. For the reality in which they live, for their dreams, their desires, their worries, their needs, their living habits. They must also be able to assess realistically the opportunities and bounds of technology.” –Dieter Rams

Mid-Century Designer Focus: Mel Smilow
An unsung mid-century designer is poised for a triumphant revival.
A Sustainable Mid-Century Beach House
Thanks to a disciplined devotion to mid-century principles of design, a curator’s bachelor pad in the Hamptons is reborn.
A Designer Couple Restore a British Modern Masterpiece
Two designers take on the restoration of a British masterpiece.
Now Open: A Mid-Century Modern Gem Steps Into the 21st Century
By bumping out the back of their Arapahoe Acres home and adding sliding glass walls that open to an awesome outdoor living space,...
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...
Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas
An architectural designer and an artist harnessed the collective power of their design firm to remake a dilapidated...
A Mid-Century Modern Makeover in Los Angeles
Linear sight lines and a game-changing terrace revamp a midcentury home in the Pacific Palisades.
3 Tips for Mid-Century Modern Collectors
One of the great pleasures of visiting the McKenzie Residence in our September 2012 story "Borrego Springs Eternal," is owner...