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Resembling a group of emerald rings nestled in a rock garden, the residence of Nicholas and Carole French sits on a rocky hillside in the Cahuilla Hills neighborhood in south Palm Springs.
2014.12.31 09:14 AM

Modern Sophisticate

William Cody absorbed the lessons of mentor Cliff May, the architect of relaxed ranch houses, and arrived in Palm Springs seemingly programmed to create homes with perfect proportions and slender frames
2014.12.31 09:14 AM

A Modern Minimalist

Architect Albert Frey combined geographically sensitive materials and abstained from the insignificant to create a sophisticated, international interpretation of Desert Modern style.
2014.11.26 09:18 AM

See the Artistic Side of E. Stewart Williams at Architecture and Design Exhibit

Upon viewing the opening exhibition on E. Stewart Williams when the newly crowned Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design, Edwards Harris Pavilion opens Nov. 9, you may be surprised to know he was also quite an artist.
2014.11.07 01:42 PM

Maximum Minimalism

The design motif of midcentury modern and the buildings created here in that aesthetic are now the subject of best-selling coffee-table books, entries in national architectural registers, and the focus of the annual 10-day celebration called “Modernism Week.”
2014.10.31 08:44 AM

Modern, Naturally

E. Stewart Williams defined Palm Springs architecture with elegant detailing and warm materials that connected indoors and out.
2014.10.31 08:44 AM

Home Is Where the Art Is

Two Palm Springs entrepreneurs combine business savvy and a love of architecture to transform ho-hum houses into midcentury marvels.
2014.10.31 08:44 AM

Christopher Kennedy Will Return to Modernism 2015

Christopher Kennedy, who recently opened his own interior design boutique in Palm Springs, says he will be back to create another amazing event for Modernism Week 2015.
2014.10.25 06:30 AM

Modernism Weekend

For the last three years during the month of October, the Modernism Week fall preview has delivered a taste of what’s to come in February’s highly anticipated, weeklong event.
2014.10.11 10:36 PM

40 Under Forty: Chris Pardo

Chris Pardo is on the forefront of so many new, innovative projects in the valley that it is becoming hard to keep score.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

Process of Illumination

College of the Desert's new Visual Arts Building in Palm Desert relates to the old campus in a fresh, contemporary way by capturing the way light plays on date palm trees.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

On Retreat

This James McNaughton Movie Colony home, once part of the Barbara Hutton estate, exudes a timeless simplicity, progressing between privacy and transparency, connecting the inside with the outside.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

Monte Sereno Palm Springs Balances Midcentury with Spanish, Tuscan-Inspired

Homes at Alta Verde Monte Sereno in South Palm Springs could appease both fans of midcentury design and those of Spanish and Tuscan-inspired homes.
2014.09.21 06:30 AM

Palm Springs Modern Committee to Host Annual Preservation Awards

Palm Springs Modern Committee’s Annual Preservation Awards Gala on Oct. 4 will honor contributions in preservation, restoration, renovation or adaptive reuse of a midcentury modern residential or commercial property.
2014.09.19 02:29 PM

10 Reasons to Attend Modernism Week Fall Preview

Here are 10 reasons to attend Modernism Week's Fall Preview in Palm Springs over the Columbus Day holiday weekend, Oct. 10-13.
2014.09.10 02:00 PM

Modernism Week's Fall Preview Tickets on Sale Starting Aug. 1

Tickets go on sale Aug. 1 for Modernism Week's Fall Preview, Oct. 10-13, in Palm Springs over the Columbus Day holiday weekend.
2014.07.31 04:24 PM

Color Play

In the tony Thunderbird Heights neighborhood of Rancho Mirage — which has counted Gerald Ford, Anne Rice, and Michael S. Smith among its residents — sits a decidedly down-to-earth classic 1960s ranch house.
2014.07.29 12:18 PM

Eye for Elegance

Inspired by the desert, interior designer Mark Nichols creates contemporary, eco-responsible spaces that blend with their natural surroundings
2014.05.01 08:04 AM

Modernism Week Attendance Exceeds 45,000

Attendance at the 2014 Modernism Week broke the 45,000 mark or an increase of more than 10 percent over 2013, according to event officials.
2014.04.02 04:36 PM

What is Modernism? Modern With a Bit of Nostalgia

What is modernism? Today, we appreciate and learn from modernism and the modern era with modern-day eyes and a bit of nostalgia.
2014.03.10 03:11 PM

Modern Redux

When Sean Gaston and his partner Jim Jewell first viewed what would become their next Palm Springs home, it was more a case of falling in love with potential than love at first sight.
2014.02.28 10:45 AM

Twin Palms Frank Sinatra: View Icon's 1st Palm Springs Home

The Frank Sinatra Twin Palms estate takes visitors into the late icon's Palm Springs home built by famed architect E. Stewart Williams.
2014.02.26 02:00 PM

Time Travel: Vintage Trailer Show at Modernism Week 2014

Dating back to the 1940s, the Vintage Trailer Show at Modernism Week took patrons back to a mode of transportation that remains active today.
2014.02.24 11:07 AM

Kelly Lynch Makes Personal Connection to Oyler House, Neutra Through Film

Actress Kelly Lynch had a chance to meet the original owner of the Richard Neutra designed Oyler House during filming of a documentary on its history.
2014.02.17 09:14 PM

John Lautner Inspired Home is Sitting Pretty

Bill Dailey's love of John Lautner architecture coupled with its scenic setting in Whitewater made finding the Snow Creek home a perfect fit.
2014.02.16 07:39 PM

Palm Springs Modernism Show: Marvelous Mod

Everything modernism from jewelry to furniture to art filled the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale.
2014.02.14 10:18 PM

'Modern on the Market' Opens Door to Mid-Century Homes

'Modern on the Market' will give modernists and novices alike an opportunity to check out mid-century modern homes currently on the market Feb. 15.
2014.02.12 04:20 PM

Frey House II: Simple. Durable. Zen. Iconic.

Frey House II is the second of two personal homes designed and constructed in Palm Springs by legendary architect Albert Frey.
2014.02.09 08:57 PM

Modern Master

Hugh Kaptur says that architects should follow the wishes of their clients. However, he’s willing to bend that rule once in a while.
2014.01.31 07:56 AM

He's What's Next

Chris Pardo came to Palm Springs looking for a vacation home and has since made it his workplace. Not the home, but Palm Springs — and several other cities in the area.
2014.01.31 07:56 AM

A New Minimalism

While architect Jim Jennings acknowledges the tenet of midcentury modern design to bring the outdoors in, he says turning that concept inside out was his mandate for the Palm Springs home he named Desert One.
2014.01.31 07:56 AM

Fresh-faced and Flirty

When Dimitri James and Jack Woods’ newly renovated home was unveiled on the Palm Springs Modernism Tour last year, more than a few visitors remarked, “This is a modern home I could live in.”
2014.01.31 07:56 AM

Function and Flow

It’d be easier to lasso the wind than to find words for Jay and Bev Doolittle’s house in Joshua Tree.
2014.01.28 01:23 PM

Drive-Thru Modern Marvels

Even if you were late in line to Modernism Week’s guided bus tour, you don’t have to miss out. Hit the road with our guide.
2014.01.28 12:19 PM

Goldenvoice Brings Added Firepower to Modernism Week

Goldenvoice will co-produce Modernism Week 2014, an annual celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture set for Feb. 13-23, in Palm Springs.
2014.01.22 08:36 AM

Palm Springs' Modernism Week Celebrates 'Modern' Style Living

Desert Modernism describes the genre of architecture and design of the mid-1940s to the mid-1970s.
2014.01.20 09:01 AM

Architect Don Wexler's Steel Houses Keep Attracting Buyers

Clean, simple, modern. Those are the characteristics which continue to attract owners to famed architect Don Wexler's steel homes in north Palm Springs.
2013.12.19 10:27 PM

Palm Springs Designer Creates Show House for Modernism Week

With the help of other local designers, Palm Springs' Christopher Kennedy has created his own compound that will be open to tours during Modernism Week in February.
2013.12.17 10:26 AM

Desert Spanish: The Early Architecture of Palm Springs

The Charles Farrell house, which has been beautifully restored to its 1934 roots in the historic Movie Colony neighborhood in Palm Springs, was originally built for Alexander Henry.
2013.11.29 09:15 PM

Significant Architecture in Greater Palm Springs Area

The author's quest for a greater understanding on what’s considered significant architecture, and what’s consider unusually quirky, led her to four architectural sites.
2013.11.21 10:29 PM

Architecture Shows Seasonal Changes Happen in Palm Springs

In any climate, good planning and design account for environmental conditions and ecological soundness, so it stands to reason desert modernism responded to natural regional stimuli.
2013.11.13 12:08 PM

Community Church Fire Brings Architecture's Value to Forefront

The recent fire to Community Church in Palm Springs is a reminder of the precarious nature of architectural assets and the impact of their alteration, damage, or loss.
2013.10.10 02:47 PM

The Quiet Elegance of Donald Wexler

A museum retrospective celebrates the classicism of a Palm Springs midcentury architecture pioneer
2011.01.31 12:07 PM
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