Living appropriately is a matter of scale: A timely read from Joanne Furio on why small is cool. She visited the renovated Twin Peaks home of architect Joel Karr (Group 41), who believes that "space in and of itself does not make for comfort." Also here, a good articulation of why the floor plans of so many SF apartments can be challenging: "the Victorian idea of formal and informal rooms," which was part of midcentury space planning as well.
At home with Ciji Ware: Another guru of downsizing (Ware calls it "rightsizing") preaches the gospel to an audience of Boomers from her 1300 sq.ft. waterfront apartment in Sausalito.
House project becomes family affair: The Burnett brothers' Saturday column offered a good intro to installing your own hardwood floors.