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Today @ Modernism Week – Thursday, Feb. 21

E. Stewart Williams, Santa Fe Savings and Loan, Photograph by Julius Shulman, c. 1961 J. Paul Getty Trust, Used with Permission, Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library at the Getty Research Institute

Thursday is officially the beginning of the weekend, right?  Here’s a round-up of today’s amazing array of activities.  From a Mad Men Party to walking tours, prefab, and People in Glass Houses.

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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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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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#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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