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 …

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. …

Tom Blachford’s “Midnight Modern IV” at NYC’s Toth Gallery

The final installment of the beloved Palm Springs photographic series

In 2015, architectural photographer and artist Tom Blachford released Midnight Modern in Palm Springs during Modernism Week. For many (our editorial staff included) it was love at first sight. With this photo series, Blachford captured the desert city lit only by the light of the moon—documenting and defying time all at once. Blachford paused the sublime natural world and honed in on its relationship with manmade splendor. Meticulous framing …