Up Front

  • starvation diet

    Why live on chips and salsa, when you can have the whole enchilada?

  • a disservice to the house

    Everyone is lamenting the deflation of the housing bubble. But there''s at least one bright side to its departure.

  • living large

    How small a space do you think you could live in—happily and for a long period of time?

  • back to the bauhaus box

    Given the country's dire economic state, many pundits are predicting a shift from the conspicuous consumption of luxury products to more humble displays.

  • the new, new reality

    Looking back reveals many similarities to previous downturns—and one big difference.

  • what plays in peoria

    I admit it, I am powerless against my addiction to television house shows.

  • what's bred in the zone

    Despite public perception, most experienced architects I've talked with don't prefer the proverbial “blank slate” commission.

  • vacation from reality

    There's something different, or should be, about a house designed from the ground up as an escape from the routine and complexity of everyday life.

  • designing and building for the long haul

  • remembering judy

    I've worked in magazine journalism for 25 years now. I was in my early 20s when I started, and so was nearly everyone else I worked with at the time.

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