The PS ModSquad


There’s so much happening at Palm Springs Modernism Week that it’s impossible to see it all in just one visit.  That’s why we’ve enlisted help this year!

We’re thrilled to announce the first-ever Palm Springs ModSquad  (#PSModSquad) – 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, best outfits, etc., giving us all a wider view of the eleven-day modernist extravaganza.

And, since you, our readers, have been so incredible about participating in the ModernismProject, consistently submitting amazing photos to be viewed by our special guest judges, we’ve flipped tables a bit and now ask YOU to be the judges for the PS ModSquad!

Just keep following along wherever you are in the world, and check out the #PSModSquad photos on Instagram and be sure to like your favorite shots.  The PS ModSquad member who ends up with the most liked photo at the end of the weekend will be rewarded for their investigative instagramming with a very special prize from Just Modern.


Without any further adieu, we’re thrilled to announce our #PSModSquad.  Follow them on Instagram and be sure to like your favorite shot.  It’ll be like you’re there in Palm Springs with them!


ALISSA WALKER – @awalkerinla
Alissa Walker writes about design, architecture, cities, transportation and walking for publications like Dwell, Fast Company, GOOD, Wired, Details, LA Weekly and the Los Angeles Times, and is an associate produce for the KCRW public radio show DnA: Design and ArchitectureIn 2010 she was named a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow for her writing on design and urbanism, and in 2011 she was awarded an ArtPlace grant for the initiative GOOD Ideas for Cities, where creatives propose solutions to urban problems proposed by city leaders. Alissa lives in a royal blue house in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles where she throws ice cream socials, tends to a drought-tolerant garden, writes infrequently on her blog, and relishes life in L.A. without a car.


ANGELA ELIAS – @casasugar
Angela Elias is one half of the fantastic editorial team behind 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.


BOBBY SOLOMON – @thefoxisblack
Bobby Solomon is the Editor-In-Chief of The Fox Is Black – a blog that focuses on design, architecture, music and culture. The Fox Is Black was started in 2007 as a way of sharing interesting ideas with likeminded people. Solomon currently lives in Los Angeles where he works as an art director at Disney Interactive.


BONNIE TSANG – @bonnietsang
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Los Angeles, Bonnie Tsang is a self-taught lifestyle photographer.  An avid and addicted Instagram user, her main subject matters include interiors, people and food.  Between assignments she can be found traveling the world and exploring different foods with her 9-year old daughter.

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DAVID JOHN – @david__john
David John is an interior designer, co-founder of DISC Interiors in Los Angeles. He has written for design publications Wallpaper* Travel Guide, Freunde von Freunden, Sight Unseen, Apartamento, Remodelista, Mercedes -Benz Journal, and Yatzer, in addition to his own blog, You Have Been Here Sometime.  He recently styled a national print campaign, and he has collaborated with companies L.A. Modern Auctions and Heath, in addition to designing for private clients.


GREGORY HAN – @typefiend
Gregory Han is the managing editor of Apartment Therapy.  He divides his time between reporting about the latest in home technology and the home design scene in Southern California. A born and bred Angeleno with a strong penchant for Huell Howser-inspired road trips, off the beaten path hiking trails, and midcentury modern living in small spaces. Gregory lives in Silver Lake with his partner, Emily, and their two rascally felines Eames and Eero.

KELLY LEE – @kellygolightly
Kelly Lee is a style expert, magazine writer and author of the popular website KellyGolightly.coma sparkling style guide for the modern-day Audrey Hepburns of the world. Kelly has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and on the FAWN network dishing out fashion, entertaining and lifestyle tips and advice for living a charmed life. As a sought-after tastemaker, Kelly and her work have been featured in WWDLucky, the LA TimesInside WeddingsInvestor’s Business DailySan Francisco Business Times, and on E! online and Good Day New York, among others. When not traveling the globe with her beloved partner in crime, Fred Baby, Kelly splits her time between Beverly Hills and Palm Springs, the happiest place on earth.


MARCIA PRENTICE – @marciaprentice
Marcia Prentice launched onto the design scene in 2011 as a cast member of HGTV’s docu-reality series Design School.  She lives in LA, enjoying a fun and frenetic but well-designed life as a freelance photographer, interior designer, and design blogger.  She writes for Apartment Therapy and Houzz, and has been featured on AphrochicThe List Collective and a number other design blogs.


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