Category Archives: Modernism Week

Preview: The Frey House II – Additional Tickets Just Released

Frey House II by Darren Bradley

With Modernism Week just around the corner, tickets are selling out quickly for some of Palm Springs’ hottest architecture and design events. Fortunately for those still hoping to snag a spot at one of the coveted home tours, additional tickets have just become available for daytime tours of Albert Frey’s famous mountainside perch.  Widely praised as a landmark example of desert modernism, the Frey House II tour invites modernist fans to experience a rare walkthrough of this iconic structure.  Continue reading

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Modernism Week Round-Up of Free Events

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As Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson put it, “the best things in life are free.”  We agree.  That’s why we’ve pulled together this handy round-up of Modernism Week events that are free and open to the public.  For the impulse visitor who may not have bought their tickets in advance or the modernist on a tight budget, this is a listing of events that will leave you feeling culturally enriched without taxing your wallet.  No tickets necessary.  Just come out and enjoy the show, as it were. Continue reading

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MODERNISMPROJECT FASHION CHALLENGE WINNER: Matthew Reader

Photo by @mrmodps

Photo by @mrmodps

Thank you to everyone who participated in our last #ModernismProject photo challenge –#fashion. It was a pleasure to have Brenna Egan with Refinery 29 look through all of your submissions, so thank you for being our special guest judge! Brenna chose Matthew Reader’s winning self portrait (@mrmodps). “Matthew clearly had a blast with this challenge, and I’m still smiling ear-to-ear over this winning shot! Matthew, may I borrow your Pucci shirt? It plays so well with the Bertoia sculpture — this was a perfectly art-directed snap. Bravo!” says Egan. Follow Matthew on Instagram (@mrmodps) to see more of his modernist inspired instashots!

While we’re sad the #ModernismProject challenge is now over, we want to give a HUGE thank you to all those participants who submitted hundres and hundreds of photos for each challenge. We thoroughly enjoyed pouring over each and every photo, as have our judges.

But wait – this doesn’t mean the challenges are over.

We’ve flipped tables a bit and now ask YOU to be the judges for the Palm Springs ModSquad (#PSModSquad)! This group is a hand-picked “squad” of a few of our favorite influential design bloggers, Instagrammers, and Tweeps. They’ll be our roving eyes, snapping shots of the best moments, most interesting people, most exquisite pieces, and best outfits at Palm Springs Modernism Week –  giving us all a wider view of the eleven-day modernist extravaganza. Be sure to follow them all on Instagram and like their photos. The photo with the most likes at the end of the first weekend will receive a special prize from Just Modern.

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Moby on Modernism

Moby press photo_print version- 2011Modernism Week is thrilled to announce that we’ve added a very special panel discussion to the jam-packed schedule.  Don’t miss GRAMMY-nominated musician Moby as he joins the the inimitable Frances Anderton – author, curator, and host of KCRW’s Design and Architecture – for a candid chat about his perspective on wonderfully weird LA architecture, preservation, modernism, and much more.

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#MODERNISMPROJECT > CHALLENGE NO. 6 > FASHION > SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE BRENNA EGAN | REFINERY 29

Photo by: Bridget Fleming

Photo by: Bridget Fleming

With Palm Springs Modernism Week commencing in a little over three weeks, here’s your last chance to win tickets! Our prize this week is a pair of tickets to the Silver Factory Gala on February 15th (a value of $250). Come and celebrate Andy Warhol’s notorious studio, where decadence and impropriety reigned supreme. For those of you who are new around here, the #ModernismProject is our first-ever mobile initiative encouraging the global community of modernism fans to express visually what modernism means to them. This week’s theme is…..#FASHION.

If you’ve read our recent post on the fashion at Modernism Week, you’ll realize that it’s sort of a big deal. From the parties to the fashion shows, bouffants and glittery gowns are a must. We know that many of you have an amazing collection of vintage pieces in your closet, or perhaps some vintage fashion magazines stashed in the attic. Shoot them all and post them to Instagram – we want to see your fashion inspired photos!

Our special guest judge for this challenge is Brenna Egan from Refinery 29 – a personal style and feel-good online magazine engaging women and sharing with them content, commerce, and community while giving them all the tips, tricks, and tools they need to live a more beautiful life.

“In our cyclical fashion world, if there’s one aesthetic era that designers and stylists reference most, it’s hands-down the Mid-Century. Courrèges, Quant, Twiggy, Edie — what symbolizes freewheeling fun and rebellion more? That kind of revolutionary edge-turned-timeless vibe is something that I don’t believe can ever be replicated. Fashion was always meant to be an art form, and these decades were the first time whimsy worked its way into mainstream with moxie. For that, all I can say, is that I wholeheartedly wish I could have been alive to experience (and wear) it all,” says Egan.

Scroll down for contest rules…

Our judge, Brenna Egan from Refinery 29

Participants are encouraged to submit as many photos as they’d like.

To participate in the #fashion challenge:

• follow modernism_week on Instagram
• be ABSOLUTELY sure to tag your photos #ModernismProject and #Fashion.
• More on the rules and regulations here.
• Contest begins at 12:01am PST on Thursday, January 24th and ends at 11:59pm PST on Monday, January 28th.
• The winner will be announced January 30th.

 

 

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Preview: The Silver Factory

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“ I have Social Disease, I have to go out every night! …If I stay home I start spreading rumors to my dogs.”  – Andy Warhol

Treat your “social disease” with style, and join the Palm Springs Modern Committee for a star-studded night of glitz, glamour, period costumes and more.

This year, the annual benefit gala, The Silver Factory, is a tribute to the  decadence and creative expression of the Andy Warhol era. Just as Warhol’s artistic abode became the avantgarde  headquarters of New York’s most infamous fetes, Modernism Week guests will be invited to celebrate modernist design at the historic Michael H. Lord Gallery in Palm Springs.

Unleash your inner Edie, Holly, or other Warhol Superstar, and reserve your spot at The Silver Factory today!

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The Silver Factory
Saturday, Feb. 16 – 8pm to 11pm
1090 N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Tickets cost $125 – Buy them HERE.

Photo by Steve Schapiro

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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: Fashion Forward, A Retrospective Showcase of Vintage Fashion

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Southern California offers the perfect climate for the year-round indoor/outdoor lifestyle.  It’s no wonder that LA remains driving force behind “California casual,” Hollywood glamour, beach culture, and sportswear – casual but elegant “play clothes” that successfully marry fashion and function.  Between the 1930s and the 1960s, mid-century apparel designers used advances in technology and creative marketing strategies to create a singular, typically American style that survives today.  Many of the mid-century details continue to influence fashion today, with successful online retailers like ModCloth and taking their their cue from yesteryear.   Continue reading

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MODERNISMPROJECT TYPOGRAPHY CHALLENGE WINNER: DEB PIEPENBURG

Photo by @honeyburbon | Deb Piepenburg

Photo by @honeyburbon | Debbie Piepenburg

Thank you to everyone who participated in our latest #ModernismProject photo challenge –#typography. It was a pleasure to have Bobby Solomon with The Fox Is Black look through all of your submissions, so thank you for being our special guest judge! Bobby chose Debbie Piepenburg’s photo (@honeyburbon) of the Hollywood Downtowner Motel. As a Hollywood resident, Debbie’s obsessed with the old signs that line the streets of her neighborhood. She loves how fresh and alive they appear to be with their neon lights twinkling throughout the day. She loves how the light combinations constantly change and give passerby’s a glimpse into the past and the future all at once.

Follow Debbie on Instagram (@honeyburbon) to see more of her inspirations as she snaps photos of her neighborhood, her travels, and her favorite cats.

Check back next Thursday, January 24th when we announce our LAST #ModernismProject challenge – and your last chance to win tickets to Palm Springs Modernism Week!

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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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