Pinterest board: Desert Modernism
Pinterest board: Desert Modernism

Palm Springs 2019 – Welcome to Palm Springs, California, a style-epicenter which contributed to shape the the famed Desert Modernism architecture style.

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Abernathy House - Photo by Jake Holt; courtesy of Modernism Week.
Abernathy House – Photo by Jake Holt – Courtesy of Modernist Week.

When in the ‘50s and ‘60s Elvis Priesley, Frank Sinatra and illuminated entrepreneurs commissioned their desert retreat villas just few hours away from Los Angeles they didn’t know that they started to build a style-epicenter which strongly contributed to build up the Dreaming California myth.

Depwell Dodge, MIdnight Modern - photo essay by Tom Blachford.
Depwell Dodge. MIdnight Modern photo essay by Tom Blachford. Read more…

A building can be designed to satisfy ‘by the month’ with the regularity of a provider. Or it can give satisfaction in a very different way, ‘by the moment’, the fraction of a second, with the thrill of a lover.” Said famed architect  Richard Neutra who built some of the amazing villa in Palm Springs, California. 

Courtesy of Modernism Week.
Courtesy of Modernism Week.

Every year, such vibe comes back to life with the Modernism Week offering a rich program of events spanning across Palm Springs. Guided tours in iconic private homes generally close to the public, vintage psychedelic-themed parties, a mid-century modern film festival and a vintage trailer show.

Palm Springs Door Tour by Orange Door - Photo by Bethany Nauert; courtesy of Modernism Week.
Palm Springs Door Tour by Orange Door – Photo by Bethany Nauert, courtesy of Modernist Week.
Elrod Escape Living Room - courtesy of Modernism Week.
Elrod Escape Living Room – courtesy of Modernism Week 2019.