February 2014

Articles

Uptown By Design

Uptown By Design

The Evolution of the Uptown Design District Continues With New Art Galleries, Boutiques, And Specialty Shops — And Even A Fully Revamped 1950s-Era Hotel
Big change often starts small. Such was the case in 2002, when fashion designer Trina Turk set up shop within a depressed section of Palm Springs’ North Palm Canyon Drive.
In the Light

In the Light

Designer Christopher Thompson sets the mood of a space with creative lighting concepts.
Market Watch: Bubble-Free Zone

Market Watch: Bubble-Free Zone

Fear that rising home prices will fuel market instability is unfounded.
Even though home prices in the valley have risen 55 percent and distressed sales have fallen to 15 percent from a high of 60 percent, many people worry about this housing market.
Modern Master

Modern Master

Architect Hugh Kaptur's Designs Were Among The Most Creative And Innovative Of The Era
Hugh Kaptur says that architects should follow the wishes of their clients. However, he’s willing to bend that rule once in a while.
Horoscope for February: Waves of Transformation

Horoscope for February: Waves of Transformation

While Aquarius is known as the “water bearer” (medieval wood carvings as far back as the 16th century characterize the sign as a person holding a water vessel), it might be more accurate if he or she were instead holding air tanks.
Stories of Modernism

Stories of Modernism

A must for every coffee table, these five design books explore the history of Palm Springs modernism.
A must for every coffee table, these five design books explore the history of Palm Springs modernism.
He's What's Next

He's What's Next

Chris Pardo's Modernist Designs Are Reaching Across the Coachella Valley And Beyond
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.
A New Minimalism

A New Minimalism

A Couple Returns To The Desert And Focuses Their Love Of Architecture On Their Latest Acquisition: A Sleek, Modernist Beauty
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.
Fresh-faced and Flirty

Fresh-faced and Flirty

Cosmetics Guru Dimitri James' Resort-Inspired Home Gets An Age-Defying Makeover
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.”
Function and Flow

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.
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2013/14 Best of the Best

2013/14 Best of the Best

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Cartoon Caption Contest

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