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Architect Lance O’Donnell translates his desert roots into environmentally sensitive projects.

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Architect Lance O’Donnell has developed an innate sense of the harsh desert environment that has shaped his approach to architecture.


Modernism Week 2018: What’s New?

The blockbuster attraction will maintain its edge with inaugural events that include a design expo, a chauffeur-driven tour, chic fashions, and musical theater.

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Modernism Week 2018 will maintain its edge with inaugural events that include a design expo, a chauffeur-driven tour, chic fashions, and musical theater.

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Mod on a Budget

Celebrate Modernism Week Fall Preview at no cost with these freebie events.

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Savor a slice of Modernism Week Fall Preview with a slew of free events during the Oct. 19—22 run. From home tours to photography exhibits and outdoor celebrations to vintage car shows, there’s plenty of free fun to be had. • See related story: Step back to 1964 The West Elm House has been created specifically to inspire you and

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Fluent in Modernism

Designer Christopher Kennedy has watched his career take off alongside the rise of Modernism Week in Palm Springs.

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Since its modest beginnings in 2006, Modernism Week has become a juggernaut attracting thousands to Greater Palm Springs while helping raise the profile of the desert’s design community. “It would be difficult to overstate the positive effect that Modernism Week has had on tourism in Palm Springs and re-establishing Palm Springs as an architecture and design mecca,” says local designer

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Frame of Mind

Modernism Week Fall Preview’s Framed Spaces Tour provides architectural, artistic, and aesthetic views everywhere you look.

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There is no such thing as a single view on this tour. It’s multiple views. With seven homes mapped for a self-driving tour through Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, a new event added to the Modernism Week Fall Preview lineup promises to fill your camera roll with unusual views and Instagram-worthy snapshots exuding all things mod. The Framed Spaces Home

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Los Angeles is ‘One for the Books’

Palm Springs historian Peter Moruzzi takes us through the City of Angels’ history using myriad collectibles.

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During the first decade of the 20th century, the skyline of Los Angeles resembled something more akin to Texas. “There were thousands of oil derricks crowded into neighborhoods just east of downtown, including the front and backyards of numerous homes,” says Palm Springs historian Peter Moruzzi. The images of L.A. astounded Moruzzi as he compiled his book, Greetings from Los Angeles,

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The Home of Spartacus

Don’t miss a rare opportunity to peek inside one of Palm Springs’ most famed celebrity digs — the Kirk Douglas House — during Modernism Week Fall Preview.

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Joel Douglas remembers the gate behind his parents’ home in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs. It connected to the home of Dinah Shore. “It was a terrific place to live; we had so many friends who were neighbors — Dean Martin, Sidney Sheldon lived next door, and Dinah Shore’s house was behind us,” Douglas says. “We had