Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Modernism Week Intro

I just returned from Modernism Week in Palm Springs and I'm on mid century modern decor overload.

Modernism week is an annual 10 day event that features architecture tours, lectures, films, and parties focusing on the mid century modern design of the 50s and 60s.  Palm Springs is the quintessential location to visit if you want to see architecture and interiors representative of this era, and is rife with stores filled with mid century modern furniture sourced from across the country.  I have many images, house tours, and insider knowledge to share.

We had a fun filled mother-daughter weekend.  Here we are after hearing Trina Turk's lecture at the recently renovated Riviera Resort:

We also had a chance to explore some hotels in the area that had piqued my curiousity for quite awhile, lots of shopping down Palm Canyon, thrift stores, and the nearby outlets, multiple stops at our favorite restaurant Tropicale, and a trip to the Convention Center where vendors convened for Modernism week with their mid century wares.
I will be sharing these features over the next few days...


  1. Wow! You met Trina Turk? I want to hear this story. Now I'm dying to go to Palm Springs and Scottsdale, my two favorite desert oases!

  2. Glad to hear you are home safe, I was beginning to get worried because your phone goes straight to voicemail :). Looks like you had a blast!