FOR YEARS, CATHEY AND DON HUMPHREYS WERE CONTENT being recipients of invitations to visit friends in Crested Butte, Colorado. The Dallas, Texas, couple had just returned to the U.S. after living abroad for several years when Don was asked to join a group of fraternity...

T.C. BOYLE'S NOVELS AND COLLECTIONS OF SHORT STORIES have dealt with a wide range of human emotions and predicaments. In 2009, the writer published The Women, a novel about Frank Lloyd Wright’s relationships with his three wives and his mistress, Mamah Cheney. Boyle was inspired...

MONKEYS, MATCHES, AND MOCCASINS; books, bowls and bones; spurs, sharks and warriors. Glimmers of bright fall color on glassware, a feather’s delicate texture, the worn glow on a well-ridden saddle or a celebrity’s iconic guitar. These things and more are portrayed in contemporary still life...

WHEN PETER SMILLIE STUMBLED UPON a Spanish Colonial Revival home designed by Bert Harmer (of Alexander Bertrand Harmer) it wasn’t the structure itself that struck him. Instead, it was his clear vision for what the home could be — how to bring it back to...

ARCHITECT RICHARD KEATING IS BEST KNOWN for his skyscrapers, but he enjoys residential projects, too. “The opportunity just doesn’t present itself as often,” he says. So, when he was asked to envision a home in Alta, Wyoming, he welcomed the assignment. [caption id="attachment_15730" align="alignleft" width="300"] A...