architecture

West Coast Modern Week 2024 Preview

Annual West Vancouver event to celebrate architect Arthur Erickson   By Ken MacIntyre (May 10, 2024) – During the post-war years, design innovation gave rise to a variety of unique… Read more »

A Vintage Novelty Toy Gets a Modern Makeover

Photographer Martin Knowles pays tribute to View-Master By Ken MacIntyre (January 30, 2024) – For architectural photographer Martin Knowles, there’s nothing quite like viewing a photograph through the nostalgic lens… Read more »

Five Must-See ‘Modernism Week’ Events

Our Recommendations for a Modernism Week to Remember By Ken MacIntyre January 15, 2024 – Every year when Modernism Week rolls around, newbies to the annual celebration of all things… Read more »

It’s a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World

A Sneak Peek at Palm Springs Modernism Week, February 15-25 By Ken MacIntyre (December 1, 2023) As anticipation builds for Modernism Week’s 19th annual gathering in the desert this coming… Read more »

Building The Past in Phoenix, Arizona

Vintage ‘Haver Home’ Inspires New Midcentury Guest House By Ken MacIntyre September 18, 2023 – As midcentury enthusiasts are keenly aware, most cities can point to a handful of architects… Read more »

Hawaiian Modernism; Valley of the Temples

Sensitive renovation gives historic building new purpose    By Ken MacIntyre (March 1, 2023) Located on the windward (eastern) side of Oahu near Kaneohe, the Valley of the Temples Memorial… Read more »

Modernism Week 2023 Preview

Making their debut in Palm Springs this February…   By Ken MacIntyre, October 31, 2022 The 18th iteration of Modernism Week is still three and a half months away but… 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 »

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 »

West Coast Modern: My Vancouver Condo Makeover

West Coast Modern: My Vancouver Condo Makeover

By Ken MacIntyre September 21, 2017 – When most people think of West Coast Modern, condominiums probably don’t come to mind. Rather; mid-century post & beam construction with lots of… 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 »

A Visit to the Stahl House

A Visit to the Stahl House

By Anant Topiwala, March 1, 2016 As an architect and designer, I have admired the Stahl House from afar. In books and magazines I’d read about it as Case Study House… Read more »