FEATURES The Peek-A-Boo Painter - Palm Springs Fine Art Fair honoree Mel Ramos says, “I’m not a ‘pin-up’ artist.” By Steven Biller. Restoring the Past, Building a Future - The L.A. architecture firm Marmol Radziner is revitalizing iconic modern houses — and transforming a 1960s bank into a world-class architecture and design center. By Lawrence Karol. Most Endangered Modernism - With Palm Springs Preservation Foundation safeguarding their integrity, these architectural gems might have a bright future. By Linda L. Meierhoffer. Photography by Mark Davidson. Maximizing the Minimal - With steel construction, bright orange sails, and outdoor showers, this new house brings innovative design to a classic Palm Springs neighborhood. By Carolyn Patten. Photography by Lance Gerber/ Nu Vue Interactive. A Hip, Hot Block Party - The mod-obsessed Uptown district draws lovers of great design and afterhours action. By Mona de Crinis. Photography by Jules Moore. Fashion on the Edge - Photography by Trevor Brady. Building on Last Century’s Innovation - Desert architects worked in a new, modern idiom — and Palm Springs provided fertile ground for their brilliant designs. By Michael Stern. Photography courtesy Palm Springs Historical Society, Palm Springs Art Museum, and Palm Springs Life archives. Discovering Design - Go inside great desert residences at the 2013 Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert Home Tour. DEPARTMENTS Editor’s Letter - In timeless Palm Springs, modernism prevails. By Steven Biller. Psst! - Modern women, hot plates, selling Palm Springs, and more! By J. Everette Perry. Style - Stones of certain shades exude timely style. By Lawrence Karol. Cameo - Sitcom star Jesse Tyler Ferguson stands tall for gay rights. By Janice Kleinschmidt. Photography by Mike Rosenthal. Intelligencer - Three wild nights of modernism, MoMA in Palm Springs, and Steve Chase honorees. Market Watch - The return of real estate. By Vic Cooper and Mike McDonald. The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other social events. By Gloria Greer. Horoscope - Accept, let go, and manifest your dreams. By Sherryl Nova. SPECIAL SECTIONS El Paseo Catalogue - The ultimate guide to Palm Desert’s avenue of elegance. Edited by Mona de Crinis.
Desert Guide - Where to stay, play, and eat in the Greater Palm Springs area. Edited by Ebony March.