Beautifully Designed, Notable Homes in Palm Springs

Cruising through the desert city with Buick, where comparisons between houses and cars can be drawn

When discussing the many places that automotive designers mine for inspiration, none seems to come up so frequently as Palm Springs. The small desert city has a giant reputation in the design world—mainly known for its many striking mid-century modern homes and civic buildings. From Richard Neutra‘s Kaufmann House, Albert Frey‘s Frey House II, to John Lautner’s Arthur Elrod House, these homes defined an era. …

Surreal and Gorgeous Car Images in Palm Springs

Arguably the most beautiful Porsche 911 Carrera model, the 1973 iteration has been manipulated for artist Chris Labrooy’s surreal, candy-colored “911” series. Each manipulated piece takes a 911 (or several) and places it in unlikely scenes in sunny Palm Springs—with plenty of the city’s stunning mid-century architecture included. Labrooy successfully takes a few of our favorite things, morphs them, and makes a combination that’s a …

Word of Mouth: Palm Springs with Gerry McGovern

We tour the modernist oasis with Land Rover's head of design

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, first visited Palm Springs 20 years ago and immediately fell in love with the modernist oasis in the Southern California desert. Last week, as guests of the brand, we toured Palm Springs with McGovern, learning about some of his favorite spots. Connecting cars to architecture he remarked, “We don’t need luxury vehicles or fabulous houses, …