retro

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.

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 »

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 »

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.

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 »