“The Modern Chair” at the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Center

Important, iconic and unbelievable furniture from the 1900s on now through Modernism Week

Each year throughout the greater Palm Springs area, Modernism Week celebrates mid-century architecture and design through events, tours and exhibitions. During the recent preview weekend (offering a look at the upcoming February 2022 event), a ride on the double-decker bus tour drove past palm trees and high hedges to reveal examples of significant mid-century wonders. Upon climbing up the bus stairs, riders were handed a …

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. …