Thursday, February 28, 2013

#psmw palm springs modernism week: time capsule in marrakesh

I have been saving this post for the end of the week. One of the most pleasantly surprising events of my time at Palm Springs Modernism Week 2013 was the Marrakesh Designer Showcase. More about that next week (no I can't stop).

Palms Springs Modernism Week 2013, Marrakesh Designer Showcase, Ann Judy, 1970's time capsule home
From Marrakesh Designer Showcase FB Page.
Let's talk about this wallpaper, shall we?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

#psmw palm springs modernism week: the hedge tour

Back again. I know you are wondering, "Seven posts. When. Will. It. End." It ends when I run out of stuff to show you. That's when it ends. What do we have below?

It is a hedge. That's right. We took a two and a half hour bus tour of Palm Springs, about sixty percent of which was spent trying to peer through hedges of very private and very expensive mid-century modern properties. Kind of an annoying tease.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

#psmw palm springs modernism week 2013 garden tour!

Yes, I had to do it. Take a landscaping tour in the desert. We kind of deserved this, but I really wanted to see what the modernists were doing with their lawns.

The answer is, of course, using lots of rocks, succulents and sand. But we still loved it.

Monday, February 25, 2013

#psmw palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour

I have many posts stored up now regarding last week's trip to Palm Springs for their 11-day mad celebration of all things modern.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour

The door alone lets you know you'll love it, right?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

#psmw palm springs modernism week and liberace!

Oh lucky us. Palm Springs Modernism Week 2013 running Feb. 14-24 out in the desert included one of Liberace's Palm Springs homes on the tour.

Liberace owned the property from 1968 to 1974. The current owners undertook an extensive remodel project but retained some Liberace-like touches. Shall we take a look?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

#psmw not saving the best for last: frey house ii

My mom and I have been having an OUTSTANDING time at Palm Springs Modernism Week 2013. The docents are wonderful and the coordinators of the event have done a fantastic job. One of the highlights of our trip was this astonishing 26 foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe.

Marilyn Monroe Palm Springs
Mom and this crazy Marilyn statue.

Just kidding!!! Although Marilyn is truly captivating and definitely mid-century, we were significantly more impressed with Frey House II.

Monday, February 18, 2013

#psmw home tour: desert one by jim jennings

Palm Springs Modernism Week, Feb.14-24, 2013,  has been loaded to the gills with (guess what) mid-century modern homes. Most have been true vintage and represent the iconic architects of Palm Springs. But not all.

We saw one home that was neither vintage nor iconic, but, at the same time, represents the mid-century modern ideals in perhaps the purest form of any of the homes we toured.

#psmw palm springs modernism week: margaret joplin glass lights for landscape

I am blogging to you live from Palm Springs Modernism Week, Feb.14-24, 2013, a marvelous and fabulous celebration of all things mid-century modern in Palm Springs, California. My mom and I arrived here on Sunday, February 18. It has been non-stop mid-century. Dawn to dusk.

Margaret Joplin Glass Bead Creations #PSMW Palm Springs Modernism Week

I am loving all the mid-century modern houses and will share them shortly, but I had to post these humongous glass beads for the garden.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

ten red mid-century ebay valentines

Are you hankering for a little red something, something to get for your favorite mid-century (topic, etc.) blogger?

Vtg Mid Century Modern Eames Era Red Amberina Glass Spiked Swung Vase 21" Tall
eBay listing  Vtg Mid Century Modern Eames Era Red Amberina Glass Spiked Swung Vase 21" Tall
She is a beauty. Have I ever mentioned I love art glass?  1 bid - current price is $24.99

Monday, February 11, 2013

mid-century modern kitchen tour and why i want to remodel

This tour certainly won't take long. Our kitchen is thirteen feet long, and the aisle down the middle is a few inches shy of four feet wide. The total width including the counters (not including the breakfast bar) is an impressive 7 1/2 feet. You can see 100% of the kitchen, every drawer, cabinet and appliance from one photo.

mid-century modern kitchen after eighties restore in 1997
Original picture of kitchen when we moved in, 1997.
 Impressive, huh? 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

one man's trash, that's another man's come up

I got a unique birthday present this year from a good friend of mine which inspired even more mad cleaning.

Terramundi Money Pot
Terramundi Money Pot
I was intrigued when I pulled it out of the gift bag. Who wraps packages anymore? The tag read, "Terramundi Money Pot." I certainly liked the color.

Monday, February 4, 2013

super sunday messy office cleanup

After cleaning up the blog last Sunday, I wondered how I was going to top it. I walked into the office to work on my posts and was greeted by this:

mid-century modern home office
Crazy messy desktop with papers, and bills and junk piled everywhere.

No lie. What a freaking mess.