Star Trek: Designing the Final Frontier

The hardcover book Star Trek: Designing the Final Frontier: How Midcentury Modernism Shaped Our View of the Future promises to delight fans of the cult TV show and of the design movement alike. There’s much to adore about the long-running series (from its social consciousness to its kitsch costumes) but it’s the set design—with mid-century modern furniture, objects and art—that authors and design experts Dan …

Palm Springs Modernism Week’s Virtual Programming for 2021

Palm Springs Modernism Week celebrates the mid-century architecture and design of the Californian oasis every February. For 2021, the desert town has planned two experiences: an online iteration running now through 28 February and an in-person series from 8-18 April. Currently underway, the virtual program includes “driving tours,” documentary screenings and exclusive virtual home tours. Tickets start at $10. Last February was the biggest Modernism …

Tom Blachford’s “Midnight Modern” From PowerHouse Books

The Palm Springs modernist architecture photo series in hardcover form

Since our introduction to a new body of work from Melbourne-base photographer Tom Blachford in 2015, we’ve been graced with new announcements in his acclaimed “Midnight Modern” series every year. Taken by the beauty of Palm Springs, CA and propelled by a desire to capture it in a way not yet seen, Blachford ventured out at night—with patience. The resulting series of images honors the …