While browsing Life magazine's image archive I came across the earthy '70s abode of art director John Holmes (known for designing the cover to Peter Benchley's best-selling 1974 novel, Jaws). Situated in woodsy Northern California (near San Francisco), the home was designed by William Kirsch using only materials salvaged from old structures and purchased at yard sales . . . like entry doors from a demolished Stanford frat house, railings made of chicken coop siding, chunks of quartz, driftwood, and over 85 antique stained glass windows. Oh, how i'd love to brew chai in the diagonal wood kitchen (always a favorite design element of mine), pop on a Joni Mitchell LP, and practice my macrame . . .