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Philip Johnson: Man in a Glass House Mar. 22, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Steve Bergsman In 1967 a large crowd of people gathered on the lawn of architect Philip Johnson's... Read More

Creating Comfort Mar. 14, 2020

The Art of Design

After fighting against the "old man" recliner for many years, as I mature, I finally get it; people ... Read More

Feeling Royal in an Irish Castle Dec. 08, 2019

Travel and Adventure

By Gay Courter I can't have been the only little girl who knew deep in her heart that she was to the... Read More

Experts Have Pronounced Differences Over 'Ukraine' Dec. 04, 2019

The Word Guy

Today, some random dispatches from the Word Front ... — Scratching Our U-craniums Recent test... Read More

Doors Oct. 26, 2019

The Art of Design

Doors and windows are said to be the eyes and ears of buildings. Doors are great communicators. When... Read More

Go Rat Pack Retro in Swinging Palm Springs Oct. 20, 2019

Travel and Adventure

By Jim Farber The room is the essence of swinging '60s cool. A tuxedo-clad singer croons "One More f... Read More

The Best Way To See Palm Springs Is on Foot Oct. 19, 2019

Travel and Adventure

By Jim Farber Every day, thousands of visitors stroll up and down Palm Springs' main street —... Read More

Design Destination: Stockholm Oct. 05, 2019

The Art of Design

Stockholm, the Swedish capital, is testament to the Swedes' love of beautiful albeit simple and func... Read More

Design Destination: Vicenza Aug. 24, 2019

The Art of Design

No, let's not confuse Vicenza with Venezia. The latter is a beautiful, world-renowned Italian waterf... Read More

Lofty Ideals Mar. 09, 2019

The Art of Design

Artists have always sought out unusual and unexpected places to live, prioritizing cheap rents where... Read More

Is Your Home Your Castle? Feb. 09, 2019

The Art of Design

Before you select the kind of sofa you want, what color you will paint your walls or where you will ... Read More

Classic Ann Landers Jan. 27, 2019

Classic Ann Landers

Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to pub... Read More

Family Rooms Oct. 13, 2018

The Art of Design

Historically, the first family rooms appeared in floor plans about 50 to 60 years ago. This room was... Read More

Design Destination: San Miguel de Allende Aug. 11, 2018

The Art of Design

San Miguel de Allende is not just another picturesque, rustic town in Mexico. It is a place where cr... Read More

Architectural Interest May. 30, 2018

Small Spaces

I love the funky and uneven features of an older home. Certainly there are many oddball qualities an... Read More

Bathroom Tricks Aug. 09, 2017

Small Spaces

Human size the basis of architectural and interior design standards. According to Scientific America... Read More

The Space Under the Stairs Jul. 26, 2017

Small Spaces


Play With Proportion Jun. 21, 2017

Small Spaces

A gigantic decorating score is using a few outsized accent pieces in a small room. Sounds like the w... Read More

The Front Porch Jun. 14, 2017

Small Spaces

The American front porch is a slice of heaven. You are fortunate if the homes in your neighborhood h... Read More

What Is Hip? May. 20, 2017

The Art of Design

I think my parents were ultra-cool. I haven't always thought that. As a child, I was a bit reticent ... Read More