Polls

Is Contemporary Out? Already?

In 2008, I posed this question in a poll: Is contemporary style on its way out? My theory was that hard economic times would propel people into the comfort of traditional […]

What Is Your Least Favorite DIY Task?

When I visited Arnie and Lily Richards at home in Downey, Calif., they were naturally proud of the new dining room they added, and the adjacent kitchen they remodeled. You […]

Hot or Not Hot? Giant Wall Stencils

The New York Times had a pretty good concept for a series: Remake five rooms around the city for $300 each. In these times of job losses and declining prosperity, $300 is […]

Contrary about contemporary

This Pacific Palisades house, a rebuild designed by L.A. architect John Sofio, is pretty good-looking, don’t you think? I love the boxy shapes, banks of windows and the […]