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PS Mod Squad Winner Announced: David John

857325_10151485398254669_386868567_oHuge thanks to all of the amazing bloggers who have been intrepidly instagramming their adventures in Palm Springs this first weekend of Modernism Week.  Check out all their photos by searching #psmodsquad on instagram to see what they’ve been seeing.  We reviewed all the photos and based on our highly scientific formula of most liked photo to number of total followers, we’ve identified a winner!

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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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#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.

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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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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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#MODERNISMPROJECT > CHALLENGE NO. 5 > TYPOGRAPHY > SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE BOBBY SOLOMON

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Happy New Year everyone! We took some time away from the #ModernsimProject to enjoy the holidays, and we’re back with two more challenges (and two more chances to win tickets!) before Palm Springs Modernism Week in February.  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…..#TYPOGRAPHY.

Go forth and capture images of vintage signs and ephemera that inspire modernism. Anything from roadsigns and posters to cereal boxes and soda cans. Typography is everywhere, so we want to see it in your community!

Our special guest judge for this challenge is Bobby Solomon, Editor-In-Chief of The Fox Is Black – a blog that focuses on design, architecture, music and culture. The Fox Is Black was started in 2007 as a way of sharing interesting ideas with likeminded people. Solomon currently lives in Los Angeles where he works as an art director at Disney Interactive.

Solomon believes that, “typography, both for digital use or hand-lettered, are thriving industries which have seen huge amounts of growth over the last 10 years. Though these styles are very different, the two are so critical to our world these days. Artists with the ability to paint beautiful signs on the glass of a storefront are equally important as a designer creating legible typefaces that make our reading experiences better.”

And we wholeheartedly agree!

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Bobby Solomon

Participants are encouraged to submit as many photos as they’d like. An amazing panel of special guest judges will review all the submissions and pick a lucky winner in each category.

To participate in the #typography challenge:

• follow modernism_week on Instagram
• be ABSOLUTELY sure to tag your photos #ModernismProject and #Typography.
• More on the rules and regulations here.
• Contest begins at 12:01am PST on Thursday, January 10th and ends at 11:59pm PST on Monday, January 14th.
• The winner will be announced January 16th.

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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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MODERNISMPROJECT PATTERN CHALLENGE WINNER: MIGUEL SANTOS

Photo by @miguelrsantos

Thank you to everyone who participated in our most recent #ModernismProject photo challenge – #wanderlust. It was great to have Jason Hudson look through all of your submissions from a photographer’s point of view. He chose Miguel Santos’ photo of a little diner just off highway 99 in central California (Selma, CA) called Brooks Ranch. What caught Miguel’s eye was that the original structure of the diner and its sign were largely intact. In fact, many small towns along highway 99 have mid-century modern structures that remain beautifully original. Over the years, Miguel has been photographing the architectural details and researching these lesser-known modernist structures during his road trips through the central California region. Even though he now lives in Massachusettes, he’s planning on attending Palm Springs Modernism Week once again this year.

Jason chose Sergio’s photo because, as he put it, “I’m a sucker for signage and big skies.” He was drawn to the photo’s really great exposure and appreciates the patience Miguel exercised to capture the sign at just the right time of day.

Follow Miguel @miguelrsantos on Instagram to see more of his photos.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and especially to our guest judge, Jason Hudson! Please keep playing along and sending in photos from around the globe. Stay tuned for the next challenge which will be announced on November 29th (we’re skipping next week since it’s Thanksgiving!) when we partner with Angela Elias from Casa Sugar of the wildly popular lifestyle and entertainment platform, Popsugar.

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#MODERNISMPROJECT > CHALLENGE NO. 3 > WANDERLUST > SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE JASON HUDSON

Thanks to all those who participated in our last two #ModernismProject challenges. We’ve been getting fantastic submissions, and our judges have been loving them too. As promised, here’s another chance to win tickets to Palm Springs Modernism Week. 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…..#WANDERLUST.

The middle part of the last century marks a time in history when many Americans began to enjoy the luxury of travel. Owning one or two family cars was common, Disneyland was the newest dream family vacation, and Palm Springs emerged as a premier travel and leisure destination in America. We at Palm Springs Modernism Week would like to know what imagery makes you nostalgic for travel during that time period. From vintage suitcases, travel posters, cars and cameras, to Mid-Century Modern beach houses and airstream trailers, the possibilities are endless! Get as creative as you’d like.

Our special guest judge for this challenge is Jason Hudson – a wanderlust himself who loves traveling to his country cottage in Canada, and his condo in Florida. More importantly, he’s a talented Toronto-based commercial photographer, supercharged ‘Grammer (that’s Instagram user) extraordinaire, and our third #ModernismProject guest judge. If you aren’t following him already, you should right here! He has a great eye for shooting interiors and beautifully delicious food.

Twice a month (between now and February), we’ll be issuing a new “challenge” or prompt. Participants are encouraged to submit as many photos as they’d like. An amazing panel of special guest judges will review all the submissions and pick a lucky winner in each category. The winner of this week’s challenge will receive a pair of tickets to the Modernism Week Home Tour on February 17, 2013!

To participate in the #wanderlust challenge

  • follow modernism_week on Instagram
  • be ABSOLUTELY sure to tag your photos #ModernismProject and #wanderlust.
  • More on the rules and regulations here.
  • Contest begins at 12:01am PST on Thursday, November 8th and ends at 11:59pm PST on Monday, November 12th.
  • The winner will be announced November 14th.

Airstream Photo by Matthew Reeves

 

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MODERNISMPROJECT PATTERN CHALLENGE WINNER: SERGIO RIVATILLAN

photo by @earqio

Your participation in the #ModernismProject has been outstanding so thanks to everyone who submitted photos in our second challenge – #pattern. Jaime Derringer of Design Milk poured through hundreds of submissions and chose a detail shot of the lattice wall at Pepsi’s Durango, Mexico offices and distribution center. The winning photo comes from Sergio Rivatilla, a young architect based in Durango, Mexico!

Jaime chose Sergio’s photo because, in her words, “it represents what comes to mind when I think about Palm Springs Modernism – the elaborate, repetitive geometric screens seen on the interiors and exteriors of many of the mid-century homes. But it’s the repetition and perspective of the photo that I liked most – it almost makes you feel like the pattern could continue on forever if the wall didn’t end.”

Follow Sergio @earqio on Instagram to see more of his photos, and stop by his website to see more of his work. We’re excited that he’s confirmed he’ll be making the trip up from Mexico to redeem his prize: a pair of tickets to the Modernism Week Home Tour.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and especially to our guest judge, Jaime of Design Milk! Please keep playing along and sending in photos from around the globe. Stay tuned for the next challenge which will be announced on November 8th when we partner with amazing photographer, super-charged Instagrammer, and of course our special guest judge, Jason Hudson from JasonHudson.com.

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#MODERNISMPROJECT > CHALLENGE NO. 2 > PATTERN > SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE DESIGN MILK

Did you enjoy our first #ModernismProject challenge? I know we did! There were so many beautiful submissions, so thanks again for participating. Here’s your second chance to win tickets to Palm Springs Modernism Week. 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…..#PATTERN.

Cruise your city, and scour your local hangouts for patterns that evoke modernism with bold design, graphic grids, and patterned surfaces. Simple, repetitive, and colorful interior screens, wallpaper, tiles, fabric or graphic design are all great examples.

Our special guest judge for this challenge is none other than the awesome design scavenger – Jaime Derringer, founder of Design Milk. This gal and her team provide you with a daily dose of vitamin D (that’s “D” for design!) An online magazine dedicated to modern design, Design Milk offers what’s new in art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decor, fashion and technology. Always fresh + never sour, Design Milk fills your thirsty cup to the brim with design finds from around the world, so drink up!

Jaime Derringer is founder and editor of modern design blog Design Milk , which has been featured in the Los Angeles TimesTime Out New YorkSan Francisco Chronicle, Singapore Home & Decor magazine, and Real Simple magazine. Design Milk is one of the Google Engineers’ Staff Picks and a Twitter influencer in Art & Design. Additionally, Jaime has been noted as an expert on design trends, speaks on design and design blogging, contributes to a multitude of  design blogs and acts as a consultant. The blog is read by many entertainers, hundreds of retailers, magazine editors, and HGTV hosts and designers. Tweets from @designmilk have been featured in Dwell magazine and on HGTV. Jaime believes that modernism involves clean, simple, timeless yet forward-thinking design – so perhaps you can keep that in mind when photographing your patterns!

Twice a month (between now and February), we’ll be issuing a new “challenge” or prompt. Participants are encouraged to submit as many photos as they’d like. An amazing panel of special guest judges will review all the submissions and pick a lucky winner in each category. The winner of this week’s challenge will receive a pair of tickets to the Modernism Week Home Tour on February 17, 2013!

To participate in the #pattern challenge

  • follow modernism_week on Instagram
  • and be ABSOLUTELY sure to tag your photos #ModernismProject and #pattern.
  • More on the rules and regulations here.
  • Contest begins at 12:01am PST on Thursday, October 25th and ends at 11:59pm PST on Monday, October 29th.
  • The winner will be announced October 31st.

Pattern Photo by YourPalDave

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