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Don’t hang a large artwork over a small table, or a tiny artwork over a massive sofa. Never arrange art in a stair step pattern except over stairs. Don’t make works of art compete with a carnival of curios. Don’t obscure art behind a door that is usually left open. Never hang objects over a child’s bed, especially not a large, depressing object. THE NEO PORCH Nicer than a garage facade, but can it really deliver the neighborliness it promises? PORCH ENVY I live on a cul-de-sac in Southern California.
DAZEY CANARAMIC Counter-mounted can opener Another gadget tied to processed foods is the can opener. Morphing from modest handheld cranks into dramatic built-in devices, can openers went countertop in the 1930s and 40s, their mechanical guts hiding inside shapely shells inspired by trains and cars. In the 1950s a huge range of design and price options appealed to consumers hooked on tinned vegetables and tail fins. Today, the kitchen has morphed from factory to information hub. S. in 1957. At the center of the Miracle Kitchen was a planning area housing a telephone, audio-visual remote controls, and a closed-circuit TV monitor.
1880 VICTORIAN FRONT PORCH Steps create distance between the house and sidewalk and elevate the seated homeowner, nurturing a feeling of security. 1985 FRONT PORCH; FRONT GARAGE Porches poured from concrete and hugging the ground are essentially patios with banisters, making easy transitions for strollers, wheelchairs, and drunken guests. 2008 FRONT PORCH; SIDE GARAGE The classic American porch extends most of the length of the facade. Suburban houses in the 1970s and 80s made the garage the most prominent feature of the house.