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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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Prefab Preview: miniHome by Altius Architecture

Sustain MiniHome

Few homes leave a physical and carbon footprint as small as the miniHome by Altius Architecture – and this week, Palm Springs Modernism Week guests can tour the energy efficient, modern prefab home during the exciting new Prefab Showcase.

Designed by Altius Architecture and built by HMK Prefab Homes, the miniHome represents the best in modern design and energy efficiency. Design details – such as a structural steel chassis and floor assembly, green materials, reflective thermal barrier, cedar siding, energy efficient windows and cork flooring – have resulted in a reduced environmental footprint, as well as lowered operational and maintenance costs. Like its name, the urban dwelling is a lean, green, eco-friendly machine, incorporating a surprising amount of sustainable technology into a compact (and comfortably livable) space. Continue reading

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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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MODSHOP Till You Drop

For ten days every spring, modernism fans flock to Palm Springs from around the world to experience first hand authentic midcentury lifestyle and culture, delving into art, architecture, and all manner of design from that era.  But Palm Springs Modernism Week is not just about looking backwards with fond nostalgia on a time gone by.  It’s also about looking forward and enhancing the concept of modernism for the 21st century lifestyle.  For this reason, Modernism Week is thrilled to announce a new partnership with retail incubator Raymond Lawrence and pop-up shop experts extraordinaire Larry Abel and Raymond McAllister.  Together, we’ll be hosting our first-ever MODSHOP.  Consider this your invitation to MODSHOP till you drop!

The MODSHOP will sell a variety of private-label and branded Palm Springs Modernism Week schwag as well exclusive products and limited edition posters by modernist artists like the inimitable Charley Harper and  paper goods by local graphic design star Kurt Cyr.  Most importantly, the MODSHOP will give Palm Springs Modernism Week a temporary brick-and-mortar home where visitors can go all year around to pick up information and buy tickets for all events.

“Palm Springs Modernism Week fans often buy tickets as soon as they go on sale in September,” quips Jacques Caussin, Palm Springs Modernism Week Chairman.  “But now anyone who pops into the Raymond Lawrence space to shop will be able to stop by the MODSHOP, purchase art prints and other modernist goodies, and buy their tickets all in one convenient one-stop-shop.  And the MODSHOP will also become an information center for visitors during Modernism Week 2013.”

The MODSHOP will be in good company at Raymond Lawrence, which features home decor, furniture, accessories, textiles and bedding, men’s and women’s fashion, shoes, and jewelry brands, along with private concierge, real estate, and interior design services.  A cafe and an international newsstand make Raymond Lawrence a destination for lovers of style and only add to the cache of the burgeoning Uptown Design District of Palm Springs.  Other featured pop-ups include Alpha‘s sophisticated gear for gents, Crate‘s urban denim, Slip‘s modern lighting, and Soup‘s sustainable home textiles, to name a few.

“Raymond Lawrence pop-up incubator will provide an integral tool to help us foster the growth of design and lifestyle- oriented businesses that are new to Palm Springs and will bring even more variety to the uptown design district,” explains co-founder Larry Abel. “The synergy of the District has been building for quite some time now, and we feel this concept will help solidify the area’s reputation as yet another thriving component of the current Palm Springs renaissance. This is all about fostering creativity, uniqueness, an entrepreneurial spirit, and exclusivity.

The MODSHOP launched on September 5th with considerable fanfare.  If you missed the festivities, don’t worry.  Just stop by anytime.

Raymond Lawrence: Where Creativity Comes to Play
830 North Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 322-3344
Monday – Saturday 10 – 6
Sunday 11 – 5



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