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TODAY @ MODERNISM WEEK – SUNDAY, FEB. 24

1st Annual Modernism Yard Sale

We couldn’t ask for a more perfect day to conclude this year’s Palm Springs Modernism week with. Spend your sunny Sunday exploring the best of today’s modernist designs, tour local architecture gems, and shop the 1st Annual Modernism Yard Sale while you still can! Continue reading

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TODAY @ MODERNISM WEEK – FRIDAY, FEB. 22

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It’s the last weekend of Modernism Week! Be sure to make your way to these fabulous Friday events before they’re gone! Continue reading

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Flash Giveaway: Two Pairs of Tix to Sunnylands!

Photograph by Mark Davidson; copyright The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.

Photograph by Mark Davidson; copyright The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.

Here’s a last minute chance to win a pair of tickets to the SOLD OUT Sunnylands Tour on February 15th at 11:45am – thanks to a gracious donation by Brad Kuhns. All you have to do is leave a comment either here on the blog, or on the post announcing this contest on our Facebook page. Simply let us know what you’re most excited about at Palm Springs Modernism Week this year. You have until this Wednesday, February 13th at 12 noon (pacific time) to enter, and TWO winners will be chosen (each winning a pair of tickets).

Please make sure you can attend this Friday at 11:45am before you enter. Good luck!

Sunnylands Tours – Designed by A. Quincy Jones in the mid 60s for Walter and Leonore Annenberg, Sunnylands is arguably one of the only purely modernist estates in the United States. Many key figures of the 20th century enjoyed relaxing as guests at Sunnylands. The list includes seven U.S. presidents, the British royal family, and Hollywood icons like Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Stewart, Ginger Rogers, and many others.

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Prefab Preview: Airstream Loft and Land Yacht

photo credit: Christophe Popper

Airstream‘s trademark aluminum travel trailers are synonymous with adventure, good times, and old fashioned road trips.  If you love the open road and mobile living, then make sure to stop by the Prefab Showcase at Modernism Week to check out Christophe Popper’s mobile living space, the Airstream Loft, and the new Airstream prototype Land Yacht. Continue reading

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Preview: California Home and Design Explores “The Modern Mindset”

Erin Feher

Not everyone agrees on the meaning of the word “modernism.” For some, it’s a strict adherence to the design style of the 1950s and ’60s. For others, it’s a philosophy that can be applied to pieces and places both old and new—an aesthetic that continues to evolve and push the boundaries of what came before.  Continue reading

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Lecture Highlight: Marimekko Behind the Scenes

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Marimekko‘s bold, colorful, and effusive designs are unmistakable.   Founded in 1951, Marimekko is a company made by women for women.  CEO Armi Ratia was responsible for making the avant garde mid-century designs of female artists like Maija Isola a part of the Marimekko identity.  In the 1960s, the company’s bold prints and boxy fashions became the height of fashion in Finland and abroad, launching Marimekko into the international limelight.  Today, Marimekko is a leading textile company, producing fabrics and readymade items for stores all over the world. Continue reading

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Preview: Inside the “Jewel of the Desert” Marrakesh Designer Showcase

 

Marrakesh Rendering

Don’t miss the Marrakesh Designer Showcase, the Coachella Valley’s first  interior design showcase.  Once dubbed the “Jewel of the Nile,” the Marrakesh Country Club will be opening up its grounds to the public to give us all a glimpse of the glamor and glitz of yore.  A veritable who’s who of designers have been tasked with creating five gorgeously appointed homes in the Hollywood Regency style of the architect, John Elgin Woolf.  No photos are available just yet so you’ll have to come and see for yourself just what exactly lies behind those pink walls.

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Preview: Vintage Trailer Show

Photo Credit: Christy Eugenis

Photo Credit: Christy Eugenis

What’s shinny, mobile, and symbolic of the open road? The Vintage Airstream of course! And this year we’re bringing back this cult favorite exhibition for the closing weekend of Palm Springs Modernism Week, February 23-24th. Peek inside one-of-a-kind, renovated travel trailers and tour their groovy interiors, modular custom built furniture and retro finishes. Trailer owners will be on hand to talk history, restoration and adventures on the open road. This show will also feature a variety of retail booths with a fun mix of gifts, art, products, and services that relate to the Vintage Trailer lifestyle.

Photo Credit: Christy Eugenis

Photo Credit: Christy Eugenis

The Vintage Trailer Show will be held at the Hilton Hotel, 400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, Ca 92264
February 23-24 from 10am to 4pm. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

 

 

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Free Subscription to California Home + Design!

October 2012 issue

Here’s a giveaway for everyone! As a huge thanks to everyone who has participated in our #ModernismProject challenges, and to our loyal followers, we’re offering a FREE one-year subscription to California Home + Design Magazine. Just click here, fill out the online form, and enjoy! Remember, we won’t have any new challenges until January 2013.

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MODERNISMPROJECT ABODE CHALLENGE WINNER: VALERY LOVELY AND ANTONIO AGUIRRE

Thank you to everyone who participated in our latest #ModernismProject photo challenge – #abode. It was a pleasure to have Angela Elias with CasaSugar look through all of your submissions, so thank you for being our special guest judge! Angela chose gonkedglookedslurped‘s photo, also known in real life as Valery Lovely and Antonio Aguirre, of an interior vignette. The photo was taken in their own home of their beloved owl sculpture by Ernesto Gonzalez-Jerez, along with other eclectic accessories from their travels.

Angela chose their photo because, as she put it, “I love that this vignette has a nostalgic, midcentury vibe while still looking remarkably fresh. Mixing a lot of pieces from a specific period can sometimes make a room feel more like a movie set. Instead, they relate the pieces to each other through color, shape, and a whimsical theme.” And we agree! So spot on.

Follow Valery and Antonio @gonkedglookedslurped on Instagram to see more of their collections. Antonio’s a professional archivist and Valery is a graphic designer/art director. They also have a booth where they deal in mid-century modern furniture and housewares, so check them out!

We’re going to take a bit of a break during the holidays – BUT – we’ll have a very exciting opportunity to share with you on Monday, December 12th. Let’s call it a giveaway where you’ll all be able to come away with something. We promise. Consider it a huge thank you to all those who have participated in the last few challenges and happy holidays! More Palm Springs Modernism Week ticket giveaways will resume in 2013.

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