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TODAY @ MODERNISM WEEK – SUNDAY, FEB. 24

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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TODAY @ MODERNISM WEEK – SATURDAY, FEB. 23

Moby

Moby, modernism, Marrakesh – need we say more? Check out today’s top Modernism Week events! (Also, you won’t want to miss the unveiling of Modfire’s newest design, the Astrofire, at the Modern Living Expo, 10:30am.) Continue reading

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Preview: Welcome Aboard with Phillip Keene

Pan Am uniform. Photo: Christine Kim

“To you, it’s the world. To us, it’s home.”

For former Pan Am flight attendants like actor Phillip Keene (The Closer, Major Crimes), the collapse of the international airline was a sudden and devastating loss.

“It was December 4, 1991,” Keene recalls. “I woke up that morning and learned that I didn’t have a job anymore.” Continue reading

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The Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Modernism Week 2013

TheGuide_LogoModernism Week features eleven days and ten nights of cocktail parties, exhibitions, lectures, films, expos, home tours, and much more.  In other words, there is a lot to see.  Lest our guests get lost at this veritable Woodstock-in-the-Desert for fans of modernist design, we’ve created The Guide, a handy dandy outline of events with links to where to buy tickets.

Basically, The Guide is meant to help guests who have already purchased tickets figure out what else they might want to see while in Palm Springs, and give guests without tickets a chance to see what they still have time to sign up for!  While many of the popular events have already sold out, there are tons of lectures, design showcases and expos, and gallery receptions that have available spots.

Modernism Week Home Tour OneWe’ll continue to update The Guide as new events are added.  Look for an updated round-up of cocktail parties in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

 

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Modernism Week 2013 Kicks Off With a Soiree Chez Sinatra

Frank Sinatra House, Modernism Week, Opening Night Party

Modernism Week typically kicks off with fanfare and flourish, and this year is no exception.  The eleven-day celebration opens with a timeless soiree at the famed Frank Sinatra Twin Palms Estate on Valentines Night.  And frankly (pun intended!), for fans of midcentury design and culture, there is absolutely no better way to spend the most romantic night of the year than walking in the footsteps of inimitable Old Blue Eyes, himself. Continue reading

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Palm Springs DOCOMOMO National Tour Day, October 5-8, 2012

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Known to many as the Golf Capital of the World and a haven for retirees seeking the better life, Palm Springs is finding a second calling as a cultural destination for new generations of architecture and design fans.  Over the past fifteen years, the city has become recognized as a goldmine of mid-century modern architecture, design, and style – a throwback to the days when Hollywood’s biggest stars would escape the glitz and glamour of the silver screen by hiding out in this desert playground and a look forward at what modernism means today in a contemporary context.

From celebrity estates to modernist classics like the Kaufmann Desert House, Palm Springs gives visitors a unique perspective on a seminal period in American Architecture. As a celebration of Palm Spring’s importance in midcentury design, for the second year in a row, Palm Springs Modernism Week organizers are giving design aficionados a sneak peek of what to expect in February by hosting a series of signature architectural bus tours as part of the DOCOMOMO National Tour Day, with four days of design-filled events on October 5-8, 2012.

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In an effort to raise the awareness of and appreciation for buildings, interiors, neighborhoods and landscapes designed in the United States during the mid-20th century, the DOCOMOMO (International Working Party for DOcumentation and COnservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighborhoods of the MOdern MOvement) Tour Day will invite people from across the nation to participate in one of the largest events devoted to the appreciation of American Architecture.  To see what other states have in store, check out the National Tour page for more information.

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If you’re in the SoCal area, don’t miss this opportunity to hop on a double decker bus and explore the architectural gems of Palm Springs. These tours are often the first to sell out during Palm Springs Modernism Week so consider this an extra chance to catch this epic ride.  Book tickets now at www.modernismweek.com.

DOCOMOMO National Tour Day/Modernism Week events:

Double Decker Architectural Tours – October 5, 2012
Double Decker Architectural Tours – October 6, 2012
Double Decker Architectural Tours – October 7, 2012
Double Decker Architectural Tours – October 8, 2012

Modernism Week Cocktail Party – October 6, 2012

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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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