Nobody Does Earthy California Modernism Better Than Marmol Radziner

The Golden State firm is known for its muscular architecture, with an emphasis on materials that age gracefully and eco-friendly construction.

by Jorge S. Arango
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California Boy Nathan Turner Entertains — and Shops 1stdibs — with Elan

The designer shares his flair for relaxed-yet-refined hospitality in a new book dedicated to his home state.

by Kerstin Czarra
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The Creator of L.A.’s Most Iconic Houses Wasn’t Even an Architect

Michael Boyd digs into the aesthetic legacy of mid-century-modern Southern California designer Craig Ellwood.

by Cara Greenberg
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Flash Forward to Spring with These New Garden Books

As winter drags on, books featuring lush gardens and verdant vistas offer a welcome escape to a greener, warmer world.

by Jane Garmey
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Charles de Lisle Has a Fresh Take on the California Look

The Massachusetts-born, Bay Area–based interior designer brings a unique perspective to his craft, creating spaces as intriguing as they are inviting.

by Marisa Bartolucci
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Gil Schafer Designs Homes That Look Traditional but Live Contemporary

The architect keeps his work, with its distinct style, fresh by collaborating with interior designers and playing with modernism.

by Pilar Viladas
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What Stirs Beneath the Painted Surfaces of these Mid-Century Houses?

In the German artist's quietly eerie architectural paintings — currently on view at San Francisco's Hosfelt Gallery — all is not as serene as it at first appears.

by Pilar Viladas
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13 Ways of Looking at an Artwork This Season

We've spotlighted a baker's dozen of exhibitions in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco that'll get you into gallery-going mode this fall.

by Meredith Mendelsohn
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South-of-the-Border Modernism Finds a Home in L.A.

A new show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art contemplates the fascinating connections between the architecture and design of Southern California and Mexico in the 20th century.

by Ted Loos
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