Monday, April 21, 2014

palm springs modernism week 2014: dragnet house -- the story you are about to see is true . . .

Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960

Dragnet opening line!  This house, which was part of the Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Signature Home Tour in February, was built by Jack Webb, most famous for his role as Sargent Joe Friday in the 1950s radio show and the 1960s television series.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

modernica and la downtown modernism: super efficient shopping

I really do enjoy trolling online, retail and flea market venues for mid-century modern collectibles. So, if I may self-proclaim — I am becoming somewhat of an aficionado. with opinions. 

Modernica Downtown Modernism Los Angeles

Like this chair? Absolutely beautiful laser cut plywood and pretty typical of what you uncover at Modernica's Downtown Modernism spring event. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

home tour alert! eichler's in san mateo california

I may just hop up to San Mateo, California on May 3-4, 2014 for the Inside Outside Highlands Eichler Home Tour.


All my favorite things: art, decorating, landscaping and Eichlers.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

palm springs modernism week 2014: royal palm court home tour is best of new home construction and mid-century modern

Back to our regularly schedule programming, although I did really enjoy the Eichler distraction. Let's jump from 1962 all the way to 2006. On the Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Signature Homes tour back in February, I was disappointed perusing the brochure that one of the homes included was nearly brand new. What a travesty!

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014, PSMW, Royal Palm Court, Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Alright, alright. So I was wrong. Not the first time. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

eichler in orange sneak peak: virtually untouched from 1962

Lucky, lucky me. I was invited to a "Sneak Peak" opening party for an Eichler that isn't "quite" on the market yet.

Eichler, Fairmeadow, Orange, 1733 N. Shaffer, Anshen and Allen Architects, 1962 Mid-Century Modern

And someone else is going to get really lucky. This beautiful piece of classic Eichler real estate shows signs of being gently loved with the prior owners keeping their power tools in the garage. (Exactly where I think they should be, if you must own any at all.)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

#psmw 2014 signature home tour: glamorous mid-century treasure, herbert burns arhcitect

The 2014 Palm Springs Modernism Week Signature Home tour did not disappoint. Honestly, they outdid themselves this years. Seven amazing homes in three hours. Mom and I moved fast.

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014, PSMW, Architect Herbert Burns, Comedian Joan Davis, Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

With a mail box like this, how could you go wrong? Not to be a tease but this landscaping is VERY similar to something we have going on, and I will reveal when all is complete. Okay 95% complete. We never get to 100%. Ever.