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Sunset Magazine is a magazine covering western homes, gardens, food and travel (five regional editions). Founded in 1898, it is a monthly publication published by Sunset Publishing Corp. Sunset Magazine subjects include home and gardening as well as travel and tourism. The senior vice president is Kevin Lynch.

Articles from Vol. 223, No. 4, October

Ace Your Projects
Score some serious design skills (and bragging rights) from our panel of six Western prosHOW TOShine at pumpkin carvingNIKKI MCCLURE - artist/book. iÎustrator, OLYMPIA, WAGive your jack-o'-lantern a striking effect with this pattern, at left, made just...
A Tall Man in a Short House
A best-selling author falls in love with a rundown Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece. It changes his lifeTHE FIRST TIME I stepped into Frank Lloyd Wright's first California house, I had to duck. I was there at the (urgent, very urgent) behest of my wife,...
A Tall Man in a Short House: A Best-Selling Author Falls in Love with a Rundown Frank Lloyd Wright Masterpiece. It Changes His Life
THE FIRST TIME I stepped into Frank Lloyd Wright's first California house, I had to duck. I was there at the (urgent, very urgent) behest of my wife, who, in the company of her sister, had toured the house the day before. It was, miraculously, for...
Design Smarts
Home innovations for these timesInspired salvage This Tucson patio garden-in Sunset contributor Scott Calhoun's new book, The Hot Garden (Rio Nuevo Publishers; $40) - shows how, with a little creativity, the most unlikely objects can elevate your home...
Design Smarts: Home Innovations for These Times
Inspired salvage This Tucson patio garden--in Sunset contributor Scott Calhoun's new book, The Hot Garden (Rio Nuevo Publishers; $40)--shows how, with a little creativity, the most unlikely objects can elevate your home or backyard. The materials...
Desperately Seeking Style: With Designer Trina Turk as a Guide, Palm Springs Gets Even Cooler
EVERYONE NEEDS a Style Yoda, and I have found mine. It's my friend Trina Turk--yes, she of the eponymous clothing line. We met when I was a style reporter, and we bonded over our love for midcentury modern. Whenever I have a crisis of chic, she has...
Dream West: As the Three Houses in This Section Show, Westerners Lead the Nation in Designing What's Next: Right-Size, Connected to Nature & Innovative
SMALL SPACE A 1,200-square-foot open plan LOW IMPACT Resting on eight small concrete pads, this 1,200-square-foot cabin sits so lightly on the forest floor near Washington's Skagit Bay that it seems to have drifted down from the sky. The gawky...
Garden Guru: This Zen-Like Master of Green Shares Her Style Tips for Making Your Outdoor Space Eco Extraordinary
"I WANT TO GET PEOPLE OUT OF THE HOUSE AND INTO THE GARDEN," SAYS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT SASHA TARNOPOLSKY. "I GIVE THEM REASONS TO GO OUT THERE." While other designers grapple with which ornamentals to plant, Tarnopolsky considers function first: "Cook...
Go Nuts for Nuts
FRESH Regularly eating walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, and other nuts lowers your risk of heart disease. Keep in mind, though, that nuts are very calofic, so stick to a handful per day--about 1 1/2 oz. Toast your nuts to bring out their flavor and crunch....
Go with the Flow
Clear your mind and recharge on Utah's Provo River"? LIKE THAT DRIFT," says Jeremy Jones, giving me the fly-fishing-guide pep talk after my line spills onto Utah's Lower Provo River and floats downstream. I reel in my line hoping the fish thinks the...
Green Your Renovation Refuse
Paper, plastic, glass ... Sheetrock? Although you may not yet have to recycle everything from a small home-improvement project, it's a great idea to divert debris from landfills, says Maximo (maximoconstruction.com). Her home city, for example, aims...
Mexican Soul Food: This Weekend, Take It Slow: Make Braised-Beef Tacos, Pork Stew, or Falling-off-the-Bone Lamb Shanks
GOOD COOKS KNOW A SECRET: The most satisfying stews start with tough, unpromising cuts. They're especially wonderful when the meat is braised Mexican-style, warmed with the earthy dried chiles that are the heart and soul of this type of cooking. The...
October: What to Do in Northern California
Harvest sweet potatoes Dig up on a warm, dry day before frost. Cure your unwashed crop in a warm spot out of the sun for a couple of weeks. Then, for best flavor, store in a cool place--not the refrigerator. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] GROW YOUR...
Paint Old Walls like a Pro
Let's face it, the fun part of painting is the painting. As for prep ... not so much. But since few projects start with pristine walls, we turned for tips to Justin Anthony (his online gallery: materialicious.com). Over the last 25 years, he has painted...
Red, White, Or.Green?
How to help the Earth and drink good wine. Hint: Avoid thick glass bottles BY SARA SCHNEIDERWEST COAST wine bottles have been bulking up faster than allstar sluggers. The thicker the glass, the better we seem to think the wine is. But there's an ugly...
Red, White, or ... Green? How to Help the Earth and Drink Good Wine. Hint: Avoid Thick Glass Bottles
WEST COAST wine bottles have been bulking up faster than all-star sluggers. The thicker the glass, the better we seem to think the wine is. But there's an ugly side: the carbon footprint of those heavy bottles. More than ever these days, wine is a...
Rocky Mountain Day Trip Estes Park, CO
Why go now: Rocky Mountain National Park crowds have cleared out, and you can get your fix offall color and wildlife. Claim to fame: The town is the park's eastern gateway. In the news: President Obama signed legislation in March designating most of...
Rooms to Grow: Our Modular Project Offers Space to Live, Work, and Relax-Without Breaking the Bank
EVEN IN THESE FRUGAL TIMES--perhaps even because of them--we're all craving just a little more room. Not an over-the-top home addition, but a bit more square footage for a quiet work area that nurtures creativity and efficiency. And while we're at...
Southwest Pottery's New Wave
WHEN YOU THINK of New Mexican pottery, you probably imagine pueblo pottery: big Acoma pots, black-on-black vases, folksy terra-cotta. But the next generation is here. Seventeen studios between Taos and Galisteo make up the New Mexico Potters Trail,...
Stanford University
Why go now: Give in to that autumn urge to get back on campus with a day on the Farm (as it's called), where October foliage comes with shorts--and--flip-flops weather. Annual campus visitors: 150,000 Best way to get the lay of the land: A student-led...
Stealing Beauty
Sometimes your garden's best feature lies outside your property* Problem: A small garden crowded with shrubs leaves no room for outdoor living - and turns its back on the view.* Solution: Remove the clutter, build in clean lines, then direct the eye...
Stealing Beauty: Sometimes Your Garden's Best Feature Lies outside Your Property
* Problem: A small garden crowded with shrubs leaves no room for outdoor living--and turns its back on the view. * Solution: Remove the clutter, build in clean lines, then direct the eye outward. * The strategy: Clear away crowded plantings and...
The 20-Minute Good Life
Imagine a life where everything you need is only 20 minutes from your doorstepTHINK OF IT AS YOUR REALITY.You step out your front door, and life's conveniences are a short walk or bike ride away. The office. The train station. The grocery store. Even...
The 20-Minute Good Life: Imagine a Life Where Everything You Need Is Only 20 Minutes from Your Doorstep
THINK OF IT AS YOUR REALITY. You step out your front door, and life's conveniences are a short walk or bike ride away. The office. The train station. The grocery store. Even the movie theater and your doctor's office would be within 20 minutes of...
Winner's Circle: You Voted, and We Built the Results: The Ultimate Kitchen for Entertaining
OVER 10 WEEKS LAST SPRING, you, our readers, cast more than 30,000 online votes to plan our Dream Kitchen of the West, to be built in San Jose. You decided everything from the layout and surfaces to the GE Monogram appliances and Kohler sinks and faucets....
You've Got to See These!
Tom deco to just plain daring, these are the West's most mind-blowing design shrines. Inspiration guaranteedTOP DESIGN CITY1. Las VegasCool factor: Meet the strip that never sleepswhere you can globe-trot on a single streetSTYIE: Everything from Renaissance...
You've Got to See These! from Deco to Just Plain Daring, These Are the West's Most Mind-Blowing Design Shrines. Inspiration Guaranteed
1. TOP DESIGN CITY Las Vegas Cool factor: Meet the strip that never sleeps--where you can globe-trot on a single street STYLE: Everything from Renaissance to Beaux-Arts, ancient Egyptian to modernist. In addition to its grand-scale replicas...
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