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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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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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ModernismProject Architecture Challenge Winner: Yutsai Wang

Salk Institute by Yutsai Wang

The #ModernismProject‘s first photo challenge to capture images of modernist architecture was truly a global competition.  We received over 400 stunning submissions from roving Instagrammers around the world.  From Albania and Israel to Mexico City, Paris, Milan, and Georgia (the state, not the country).  The editorial team at Archilovers painstakingly reviewed each and every entry before coming to a unanimous decision.  The winner of the first #ModernismProject #architecture challenge is Yutsai Wong, a Los Angeles-based architectural photographer.

In the words of the editorial team at Archilovers:

“After some soul-searching and fruitful discussions amongst our editorial office, we have finally come to our decision and we have chosen the “salk institute” by Yutsai as the first winner of the modernism project photo challenge.  We chose the photo because in our opinion it is the one which best embodies the tenets of modernist architecture: adherence to logic, rationality and rhythm. The building’s symmmetrical form which symbolises precision, but also the open spaces symbolising an openness to creation. The function and utility of this building with research into “modern” diseases like AIDS, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.   The photographer has managed to capture modernism in his photo which shows the material honesty, the symmetry and openess of Louis Kahn’s architecture.”Read more from Archilovers here.

Follow @Yutsai on Instagram to see more of his work.  Yutsai will receive a pair of tickets to the Modernism Week Home Tour.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and especially to our guest judges, the amazing and insightful editorial team at Archilovers!  Please keep playing along and sending in photos from around the globe!  Stay tuned for the next challenge which will be announced on October 25th with special guest judge Jaime Derringer from Design Milk.

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