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Palm Springs Life Cover Archive 2009 February

Palm Springs Life Cover Archive 2009 February

On The Cover:
The Elrod House
Photography courtesy of Kilroy Southridge Properties


Daring Design
The Elrod House epitomizes John Lautner’s go-for-broke philosophy.
By Allison Engel.

The Butterfly Effect
Alexander tract architect William Krisel says design is meant to last.
By Morris Newman.

Now Clear This!
Charles Hollis Jones, the legendary designer of 1970s Pop furniture, introduces a series of unpredictably organic work.
By Morris Newman.

The Accidental Modernist
How Karl Benjamin helped pioneer an art movement that, 50 years later, continues to inspire brave explorations in abstract geometry.
By Steven Biller.

Marques of Distinction
The world’s most beautiful cars shine at the Concours d’Elegance.
Story and photography by Gregg Felsen.


Mission: Mud House
Coachella Valley Museum surveys the area’s adobe structures.
By Ann Japenga.

Elrod House Slide Show
See more images of John Lautner’s iconic architecture.


Editor’s Letter
The desert celebrates modernism.
By Steven Biller.

The lure of midcentury architecture, St. Theresa’s, Teco pottery, a tribute to ABBA, happy hour cooking, Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert’s home tour, books with local connections, and Intelligencer.
By Janice Kleinschmidt and Scott Brassart.

In Store
Furnishings inspired by architecture.
By Sarah Reiss.

Exhibitions showcasing Wayne Thiebaud, Bruce Cohen, Theodore Waddell, and Charlie Bidwell.
By Steven Biller.

BMW’s M5 offers the best of both worlds: sport and luxury.
By Pat Devereux.
Photography by Andrew Yeadon.

Wine Red, white, and green
By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Architecturally significant houses require special consideration.
By Ellen Paris.

The Social Life
Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events
By Gloria Greer.

Quirky Aquarians take the lead.
By Sherryl Nova.


A sophisticated guide to Palm Desert’s avenue of elegance.

The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority. Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the desert.
Edited by Kelly O’Connor.

See: Palm Springs Life February 2009

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