Palm Springs Life Magazine February 2016

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THE MODERNISM ISSUE

ON THE COVER – The black laquered Eames Moulded Plywood Lounge Chair Metal Base, 1946. Photograph by Fredrik Brodén.

Tiki Town
By Kent Black.
For a scant 10 years, from the late 1950s to the late ’60s, tiki was all the rage across the U.S. In Palm Springs, it mixed with modern design to create a strange and unique hybrid … and now it’s back.

VALLEY

Desert Canvas
From the PSL Editors.
Our valley has provided inspiration for an extraordinarily gifted generation of architects to create a lasting legacy.

The Unseen Seen
Text by Raoul Hausmann.
Photographer Dan Chavkin’s book, Unseen Midcentury Desert Modern, is a rare glimpse of our hidden treasures.

A Last Test of Steel
By Lisa Marie Hart.
Architect Donald Wexler was prevailed upon to design one last home … against all odds, a team of true believers made it happen.

Screen Gems
By Fredrik Bodén.
Did we photograph rings as big as dinner plates? Or have a few exemplars of midcentury furniture been shrunk to fit?

111 EAST

The Chair that Eames Built
Humans have wrestled for millenia with where to comfortably park their butts.

The Krisel Effect
When Chris Menrad bought his 1956 William Krisel-designed home, it changed his life.

Thinking Inside the Box
Surface and Light artist Larry Bell is honored by the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair.

A Movement, a Moment
The Palm Springs’ Modernism Show & Sale.

The Right Tool for the Job
Are you really going to use that old eyeliner brush? If you do, we’ll tell. So will your eyes.

The Bridge House
A little Tuscany custom floats above the hillside.

111 WEST

Thistle Family History
How one of the Mediterranean’s oldest cultivated vegetables found its way to our valley.

I’ll Take Manhattan
The recipe is simple, perfecting it is not.

Editor’s Letter
and our contributors

PSL Connect

Scene
Sharing Manilow’s love; strolling Christmas Tree Lane; breaking ground for indiGO’s Jaguars.

Horoscope
By Sheryl Nova

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