Palm Springs

Retro Road-tripping at Roy’s

As any retro road tripper will tell you, Roy’s Motel and Café on old Route 66 in California’s eastern Mojave Desert is a bucket list must-see of mid-century proportions.

‘Tis the Season … for Modernism

Holiday book ideas for your favorite Modernista!   By Ken MacIntyre November 13, 2021 – ‘Tis the Season, as they say, so what better way to show your favorite modernism enthusiast… Read more »

Modernism Week 2022 Preview

Time [to] Travel Back to Palm Springs By Ken MacIntyre November 9, 2021 – When tickets for Modernism Week 2022 went on sale last week, several friends and online acquaintances… Read more »

Deck the Halls with Diane Dempsey

Retro Christmas Cards inspired by Midcentury Memories   October 2, 2021 – If you grew up in the 1950s, ‘60s or ‘70s, you’ll remember shiny tinsel trees, atomic age ornaments… Read more »

Palm Springs Living at the Coco Cabana

VACATION RENTAL CONDO AT “THE COCO CABANA” IN SOUTH PALM SPRINGS   Located in coveted South Palm Springs, this quiet one bedroom condo is tucked away in the iconic mid-century… Read more »

Stay at a Wexler Masterpiece

Stay at a Wexler Masterpiece

By Ken MacIntyre, October 2, 2020 The first thing you notice upon entering the recently restored Dinah Shore Palm Springs Estate – aside from the wood ceilings, stainless steel flooring… Read more »

Aluminaire House Secures New Home

Revolutionary Albert Frey-designed masterpiece of modernist design will soon be on view in Palm Springs PALM SPRINGS, CA – September 3, 2020: The Aluminaire House Foundation announced that it has donated… Read more »

Full Speed Ahead with Charles Phoenix

Hands down, my favorite Palm Springs Modernism Week event every year – in addition to the countless Midcentury Home and Neighborhood Tours, the Cocktail Parties and the Annual Show & Sale – is the Charles Phoenix Retro Slide Show.

The Futuro Is Here

A Midcentury oddity lands in Joshua Tree, California By Ken MacIntyre November 2, 2019 – When LA-based music producer Ronald “Jukebox” Jackson was musing about what to build on his… Read more »

SoCal Artist Rides Nostalgia Wave to Success

  Danny Heller’s Paintings Evoke Mid-Century Americana April 19, 2018 – Artist Danny Heller was ahead of his time, so to speak, when he began immortalizing Southern California’s modernist architecture… Read more »

Mid-Century Modern Sojourn Inspires UK Artist

Mid-Century Modern Sojourn Inspires UK Artist

April 1, 2017 When it comes to interpreting the essence of Mid-Century Modern architecture, design and lifestyle as artistic expression, especially in Southern California, many contemporary artists have succeeded in… Read more »

Palm Springs Modernism; 52 Weeks a Year?

Palm Springs Modernism; 52 Weeks a Year?

By Ken MacIntyre, January 14, 2017 As far as annual celebrations of all things mid-century modern go, Palm Springs Modernism Week is not to be missed. A 10+ day event… Read more »

A Palm Springs Photographer’s Journey

A Palm Springs Photographer’s Journey

June 1, 2016 Growing up in the 1950s, Gary Dorothy had little use for modernist architecture… that would come later. Rather, Dorothy, who spent his childhood in the farming community… Read more »