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FREE EVENT: Uptown Design District – Eat. Shop. Drink.

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Rolling into Palm Springs on Friday?  Not sure what to do.  Head over to the Uptown Design District for their monthly evening event: eat, shop, drink.  District shops and galleries will open their doors, offering visitors bites and sips.  It’s your chance to check out the latest products, do a bit of shopping, and nosh all at the same time.  There is rumor that there is a “passport” program.  Visitors who get their passport stamped at each establishment can win a prize at the end of the evening.  But this is not confirmed.  Either way, it’s free, fun, and festive.  For full list of Design District shops, check this out.


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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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