more about: Southern California

San Diego’s Coolest New Addition

It’s tiny in size—just 225 square feet—but San Diego’s first parklet made a big impact when it opened in 2013. The mixed-use space, designed by local architect Christopher Bittner, helped to center the city’s focus on North Park, an eclectic neighborhood that’s now a hotbed of independently owned boutiques, restaurants, and breweries. The parklet sits at North Park’s heart, near […]

(Modernism) Weekend Update

Get on the bus with your Weekender Ticket! This Columbus Day weekend, Modernism Week’s Fall Preview takes over Palm Springs, and if you read your October issue of Sunset, you’ll know this already. (You did, didn’t you? Of course you did.) What you didn’t know, because it hadn’t been announced by the time we went to press, was that the […]

Ask the Expert: Arturo Martinez on Solar Water Heating

We asked Arturo Martinez, customer communications specialist at Southern California Gas Company, for his expert advice on solar energy and how it can be used in your home.

From the Cutting Room Floor: Gorgeous All-Container Garden

We fell in love with Annette Gutierrez’s bright, fun garden that is made almost entirely of containers. She created a series of outdoor rooms to transform the 3,000-square-foot yard. Here is what didn’t make it into the April issue: