Airbnb Alternative for Architecture Enthusiasts

An Airbnb alternative for design and architecture enthusiasts, PlansMatter allows customers to explore new cities and places while staying in stunning modernist homes. Founded by trained architects Connie Lindor and Scott Muellner, the company has listings on five continents. Some of their most beautiful residences include “Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Müller’s contemporary Dutch Villa Vals in Vals, Switzerland… and the Kinney House in Lancaster, Wisconsin, …

California Modernism Pioneer William Krisel Dies

During his life, architect William Krisel contributed 1,200 affordable, modernist middle-class homes to California between 1957 to 1963, with the builder-developers George and Robert Alexander. He explained to NPR back in the ’50s that his mission was to build a system where buyers could purchase “a 100 x 100 lot, all fenced in, landscaped, modern design, air condition, swimming pool—all for $29,900.” And that’s exactly …

Tom Blachford’s Latest “Midnight Modern” Photographs

Breathtaking images that capture Palm Springs modernist homes and period automobiles by the light of the moon

There is a long list of place around the world that have been so extensively photographed one wonders if it’s even possible to cast them in new light, present something new, or keep the mythos alive. Palm Springs falls upon that list with its decades of modernist architecture set amongst a stark desert backdrop. And yet Melbourne-based photographer Tom Blachford continues to capture its essence …