from the editor

  • too many choices

    What was so good about the good old days? Maybe it was the simplicity that comes of having limited choices.



  • beauty on a budget

    About six years ago, I was contacted by Nancy and Mike Johnston, who faced a classic dilemma: how to maximize their "bang for the buck" on a site with mixed blessings.



  • the right stuff

    What magic ingredient turns an architect into a success? The answer is talent, certainly, but also the ability to keep up with the ever-evolving world of products and materials, and to use familiar ones inventively.