Posts by Robyn Wise

This contemporary retreat, nestled between a rock outcrop and Highway 1 in Northern California’s Sea Ranch development, is a sophisticated evolution of mid-century Bay Region style.

As work culture evolves, so have the spaces that accommodate it.

Few examples of California modernist architecture hold the mystique of Sea Ranch, the iconic ’60s-era housing community on Sonoma County’s craggy coastline that became a pioneering model of environmental and communal-minded design.

A change of scenery is a reliable cure for workaday blues, but who says getting back to nature is the only way to rejuvenate?

 Designer Melanie Coddington creates sophisticated interiors for a San Francisco Craftsman.

Arthur McLaughlin has a passion for creating inviting, urbane interiors for city-dwelling clients who often escape to Sonoma. He applied this same lauded style when designing his own vacation retreat in Healdsburg.

Somewhere between drawing and sculpture, in a liminal state between speculative and concrete form, lies the art of Andy Vogt.

“To me, textiles are a very broad, complex and politicized landscape,” says artist Josh Faught  of his chosen material.

Since opening in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood two years ago, Minnesota Street Project has become a touchstone of the area’s creative-industry boom.

As the juggernaut of the women’s movement illuminates gender inequality across industries—from entertainment to politics to food culture—the field of architecture is also rousing to change.