Architectural and Design

Architectural Gems: Resort Edition

  • Posted By: July 11, 2019

By Kevin Perry

Palm Springs is a landscape crafted in luxury and dominated by style. Our midcentury roots flourish into modern masterpieces, affirming our reputation as one of the world’s foremost tastemakers in architecture.

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Meet Michael Stern, Owner of The Modern Tour

  • Posted By: March 22, 2019

By Kevin Perry

Conventionally, buildings are constructed to protect us from the elements. Roofs keep out the rain, walls battle back the cold, and our respective abodes create a shelter from the dreaded world outside. But in Palm Springs, the architecture is designed to amplify our wondrous surroundings.

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Touring Architecture in Palm Springs

  • Posted By: February 26, 2019

Over the last couple months we’ve had a look at some amazing homes in Palm Springs.  While they’re spectacular, many of them are off limits to the public. Fortunately there are some equally stunning public buildings where you can enjoy modernist architecture up close without a trespassing ticket!

We consulted expert Robert Imber, who runs Palm Springs Modern Tours about some of his must see architecture spots in the desert.  As far as public buildings go, he couldn’t pick just one!

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Ever wondered what inspired the colorful look of the Saguaro?

  • Posted By: February 22, 2019

Look no further than the California desert and its indigenous wildflowers for the 14 striking hues. The pattern and design of the Saguaro Palm Springs was the invention of Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat of Stamberg Aferiat + Associates in New York who used the colors found in the flora of the Mojave Desert to create the Palm Springs hotel. The colors of plants and flowers in the Sonoran Desert set the foundation for the design of its sister property in Scottsdale.

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Modernism Week 2019 Tickets on Sale Now

  • Posted By: December 17, 2018

This 10 day signature event focuses on mid-century modern design and architecture that makes Palm Springs so unique. Over 75 events including Palm Springs Modernism Show at the Convention Center; Frey II House Tours, Double Decker Bus Tours, films, lectures, interior design tours, swanky parties and other special events. 

Here is a quick look at some of the events. Go to Modernism Week for a full listing.

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Leading Edge Palm Springs Art Museum A+D Center

  • Posted By: November 08, 2018

By Christina Cary

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Stay at the Frey – Modernist Architect of Palm Springs

  • Posted By: June 15, 2018

By Christina Cary 

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Ace Hotel & Swim Club unveils new Mural

  • Posted By: April 13, 2018

Ace Hotel & Swim Club’s has exclusively unveiled a new large scale mural from Chicago-based artist Laura Berger.

 

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Modernism Week & Art Palm Springs

  • Posted By: Palm Springs Insider January 25, 2018

Love midcentury modern design? Love art? Well you’re in luck, because it’s just about that time of year where modernist design and fine art intersect in the desert, with Palm Springs Modernism Week and the Art Palm Springs Fair happening simultaneously in Palm Springs. Modernism Week has expanded to an 11-day affair, happening on February 15-25, 2018, while Art Palm Springs coincides with the first weekend, on February 15-19, 2018.

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