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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. 4 > ABODE > SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE CASA SUGAR

Photo by Laure Joliet

We took off last week so that we could all enjoy our Thanksgiving holiday – we hope that it was a good one! To kick things off again, we’re giving you another chance to win tickets to Palm Springs Modernism Week. This week’s prize is a pair of tickets to the 13th Annual Modernism Week Show Preview Reception on February 15, 2013 (a value of $150). 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…..#ABODE.

Go forth and capture images of interiors that inspire modernism. Characterized by simplicity, democratic design and natural shapes, interiors of that time were accented with Finish glassware and ceramics, and Danish furniture and lighting. Entire residential interiors or modernist accessories on their own are all great examples for submissions to this challenge. We just want to see what modernist abodes mean to you in today’s design world.

Our special guest judge for this challenge is Angela Elias of CasaSugar – an interiors, architecture, and home decor focused site. CasaSugar is a branded site under POPSUGAR, a leading lifestyle brand for women. POPSUGAR delivers up to the minute news and information on the latest in entertainment, fashion, beauty, fitness, shopping and more. Follow CasaSugar on Instagram for a sneak into Angela’s DIY projects, flea market field trips, and the  interiors she covets and shares with her readers. For Angela, “modernism is about reinterpreting classic concepts in a way that celebrates simplicity. It’s efficient. Restrained, but stimulating.”

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.
To participate in the #abode challenge:
follow modernism_week on Instagram
be ABSOLUTELY sure to tag your photos #ModernismProject and #abode.
• More on the rules and regulations here.
• Contest begins at 12:01am PST on Thursday, November 29th and ends at 11:59pm PST on Monday, December 3rd.
• The winner will be announced December 5th.

Interiors Photo by Laure Joliet

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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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#ModernismProject > Challenge No. 1 > ARCHITECTURE > Special Guest Judge Archilovers

Palm Springs Modernism Week is thrilled to announce the launch of #ModernismProject, our first-ever mobile initiative to encourage the global community of modernism fans to express visually what modernism means to them.  The theme of our first challenge is…..#ARCHITECTURE.

Go forth and capture images of any built structures that exhibit the tenets of modernism – function and utility, abstract beauty, sculptural form, symbolism, honesty in materials, use of modern materials and technology.  It could be a building, a room, a shack, a facade, an outhouse, a play house, any kind of structure.  We just want to see what modernist architecture means to you, today.

And without any further adieu, please meet our special guest judge for this challenge: Bari, Italy-based Archilovers.  You may recognize their signature hot pink heart.  These folks truly *heart* architecture and they know it inside out and around the globe.  It’s precisely because they have such a diverse perspective that Modernism Week has asked Archilovers to be our special guest for this enormous challenge.  Their entire editorial team will be on hand to review submissions.

Archilovers, architecture, buildings, modern architecture

Archilovers is the first true professional network for architects, designers and lovers of architecture from all over the world. It is an international and totally free platform with boundless space, where you can post projects, get to know designers and architects and create your own professional network. The big news, which makes Archilovers unique, is its use of “product tagging” to indicate objects and not people. For the first time you can tag the materials and furnishing objects used, in the project photos, by retrieving them from the archiproducts.com database.

The editorial office of the network comprises 15 architects, interior designers and journalists with over a decade of experience in the sector, whose job is to report the latest news from the world of architecture and design and to scour the thousands of projects we receive daily from architects and architectural offices all over the world, selecting those which catch the eye with something new and innovative to offer.  With their keen eye for progressive and stunning design, Archilovers is the perfect judge for this first, exciting, and wide-reaching challenge.

So get ready, set, and shoot!

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 like.  An amazing panel of special guest judges will review all the submissions and pick a lucky winner in each category.  Those lucky winners will receive tickets to Modernism Week or a print from the MODSHOP.

To participate in the #Architecture challenge, just follow modernism_week on Instagram and be ABSOLUTELY sure to tag your photos #ModernismProject and #architecture.  More on the rules and regulations here.  Contest begins at 12:01am PST on Thursday, October 11th and ends at 11:59pm PST on Monday, October 15th.  The winner will be announced October 17th.

Tell us what you think!

Photo by Eric Hauser

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Hey Instagram – We’re Here!

Did you know Palm Spring Modernism Week is now on Instagram? We encourage you to follow us these next few months for the latest updates, sneak peeks, pre-show events, and all things modernism. To get everyone excited, we’ll be hosting a series of bi-monthly photo challenges called the #ModernismProject starting in October. Twice a month you’ll have an opportunity to win tickets to Modernism Week events or prizes by simply snapping a photo and showing us your own personal perspective on modernism.

Here’s how to play:

  1. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to follow the bi-monthly contest prompts.
  2. Grab your smartphone.
  3. Photograph anything and everything related to the current prompt and add your favorite filter, tilt-shift, or bokeh flare.
  4. Upload it to your Instagram account, and add the hashtag #ModernismProject, as well as the hashtag for the most current prompt (ie. #architecture) so that we can track your submission by each contest.  Feel free to submit more than one photo.
  5. Starting in October through January, we’ll announce the challenge prompt every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, and announce a winner on the following Wednesday.
  6. For each contest, we’ll have a special guest judge, so make them pretty, make them creative and dazzle us! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

The calendar of prompt dates is included above.  Don’t worry, we’ll also remind you on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as we announce the prompt topics themselves. Additionally, we have something special planned for February, but you’ll just have to wait for that!  So get ready, set, and shoot!

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Hello, Modernists!

Welcome to our brand new, very official Modernism Week blog!  Check back often to get the latest news and updates about programs, events, and much more.  We’ve spent the summer planning, programming, and revamping and will soon have much to report.  Among the exciting developments for Palm Springs Modernism Week 2013, we’ve just launched a new website. By the end of this week, members and new fans should be able to log on to purchase tickets to upcoming Modernism Week events.  We’re also about to announce several brand new initiatives that will have Modernists around the world booking their plane tickets to Palm Springs before the sun sets on summer.  (It might be after Labor Day, but in Palm Springs it’s still summer!)

In addition to the blog, you can always follow us on:

Facebook (Palm Springs Modernism Week)

Twitter (@ModernismWeek)

Instagram (@Modernism_Week)

Photo Credit: (Name), Los Robles House, featured by Palm Springs Modernism Week 2012

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