Get busy with more than 100 DIY projects; go inside three incredible homes; and geek out in Palm Springs. It's all in the best stories from around the web.

Someone once aptly described him as a "desert architect," and Donald Wexler is responsible for much of Palm Spring's iconic Mid-Century look over a long career. This classic Post & Beam he designed in 1961 is on the market and has an open house on Saturday, May 26. 

There's not much to look at this holiday weekend— even realtors are taking a break— but this cottage may be one of the last untouched Arts & Crafts houses in town, in an historic neighborhood and just downhill from Macondary Lane.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's 8th Biennial Art Auction may be your chance to get your hands on artworks donated by internationally recognized artists and emerging contemporary artists.

If you had 21,500 tons of steel, what would you do with it? In 1933 chief engineer Joseph Baermann Strauss and his team began constructing a bridge that required this much steel for each of its towers (which supports a staggering 61,500-ton load). Completed in 1937, that engineering marvel—the Golden Gate Bridge—marks its 75th anniversary this year.

California Home+Design recently announced our top picks for the 50 Best Designed Hotels in California. With hundreds of gorgeous properties to choose from, it was a difficult decision, but, in the end, Big Sur's Post Ranch Inn was awarded the top spot. Now, go inside for a closer look! Plus, find out how you can win a stay at this ultraluxurious destination, courtesy of Mr & Mrs Smith.

Admit it. There is nothing worse than scouring store after store for the perfect rug to finish off a space and not finding what you want.

At Cucina Enoteca, the recently-opened eatery in Irvine, the parsnip-and-squash ravioli isn’t the only big seller. Guests frequently order the whimsical pendants, sackcloth-upholstered chairs and dining tables with turned wood legs.

Sure, the design industry relies a lot on pretty pictures. It's a visual craft, an exceptionally aesthetic endeavor. But if I've learned anything during my years as a design journalist, it's that sometimes a picture isn't necessarily worth a thousand words.

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