Meet the 2017 Mod Squad

"Mid-century modern design is one of our biggest inspirations at McKean Studio. The colours, the shapes, and the playfulness. Taking cues from the architecture styles of Palm Springs and reimagining them as Mini Cities is the most fun we’ve ever had with real estate!"
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Allan Torp is a 30-something Copenhagen dweller, interiors friend, car-loving self-confessed shoe addict, Crossfit fanatic and world traveller. Before launching Bungalow5, he worked in the Danish fashion industry with PR and communications for a wide range of Danish and international brands. As inspiration from the fashion industry ended, he sought refuge in his great passion in furniture and design industry. He quickly discovered that Danish blogs were limited to recreational projects with lots of do-it-yourself projects and not with inspiration from the endless traditions that Danish design features. Thus, Bungalow5 was born. Since the beginning, his vision has been to create a platform for the simple, bright and Scandinavian look, which is known throughout the world.

Bungalow5 is an International blog and the primary Danish blog for those who are passionate about design in all its forms, for those seeking inspiration and unique ways to decorate a modern, comfortable and stylish home, and for those who love traveling the world, looking to be inspired by the global design design.
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Allan Torp, @bungalow5dk

Allan Torp is a 30-something Copenhagen dweller, interiors friend, car-loving self-confessed shoe addict, Crossfit fanatic and world traveller. Before launching Bungalow5, he worked in the Danish fashion industry with PR and communications for a wide range of Danish and international brands. As inspiration from the fashion industry ended, he sought refuge in his great passion in furniture and design industry. He quickly discovered that Danish blogs were limited to recreational projects with lots of do-it-yourself projects and not with inspiration from the endless traditions that Danish design features. Thus, Bungalow5 was born. Since the beginning, his vision has been to create a platform for the simple, bright and Scandinavian look, which is known throughout the world. Bungalow5 is an International blog and the primary Danish blog for those who are passionate about design in all its forms, for those seeking inspiration and unique ways to decorate a modern, comfortable and stylish home, and for those who love traveling the world, looking to be inspired by the global design design.

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"Modernism was all about dreams. Building whatever you wanted, no compromise. Not everything was pretty, but surely interesting, and definitely not like we build today, cheaply and carelessly. Luckily we can still walk the streets of LA and certainly Palm Springs for great examples of great architecture from the modernism era."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Allan Torp, @bungalow5dk

"Modernism was all about dreams. Building whatever you wanted, no compromise. Not everything was pretty, but surely interesting, and definitely not like we build today, cheaply and carelessly. Luckily we can still walk the streets of LA and certainly Palm Springs for great examples of great architecture from the modernism era."

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"Modernism to me is integrity; honesty; absence of sentimentality and the absence of nostalgia; simplicity; clarity; dreams; no boundaries; quality; classics."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Allan Torp, @bungalow5dk

"Modernism to me is integrity; honesty; absence of sentimentality and the absence of nostalgia; simplicity; clarity; dreams; no boundaries; quality; classics."

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"One of my favorite designers, Swedish Greta Grossman, was highly influenced by European Modernism. She did end up playing a significant role in defining the aesthetic of mid-century Californian Modernism, with her many great astonishing architecture, for which she designed many great design objects, like the Grasshöppa lamp. Today produced by Danish @gubiofficial."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Allan Torp, @bungalow5dk

"One of my favorite designers, Swedish Greta Grossman, was highly influenced by European Modernism. She did end up playing a significant role in defining the aesthetic of mid-century Californian Modernism, with her many great astonishing architecture, for which she designed many great design objects, like the Grasshöppa lamp. Today produced by Danish @gubiofficial."

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"I really care about the objects I bring into my home. I want them to be carefully made with quality materials in classic forms that are built to last. I love mixing new design with iconic mid-century pieces - that to me, is modernism today. Chair by @carlhansenandson and side table by @montanafurniture."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Allan Torp, @bungalow5dk

"I really care about the objects I bring into my home. I want them to be carefully made with quality materials in classic forms that are built to last. I love mixing new design with iconic mid-century pieces - that to me, is modernism today. Chair by @carlhansenandson and side table by @montanafurniture."

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Interior Stylist Kirsten Grove has always had a passion for interior design. Today Kirsten uses Simply Grove as a creative outlet for all things aesthetically beautiful. Kirsten has styled and designed for clients all over the world. Don’t be surprised if you have seen Kirsten’s creative writing (as a contributor) on Marthastewart.com and Caesarstone, to name just a few. Or featured in publications and sites such as Inside Out, Family Circle, Lucky Magazine, Domino.com, HGTV.com and Design* Sponge. Kirsten was included as Domino’s Best Design Blogs for 2016 as well as named Saveur’s 2015 Editors Choice for Home Style and Design Blogs. Kirsten is the author of the popular coffee table book, Simply Styling, Fresh and Easy Ways to Personalize Your Home.
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Kirsten Grove, @simplygrove

Interior Stylist Kirsten Grove has always had a passion for interior design. Today Kirsten uses Simply Grove as a creative outlet for all things aesthetically beautiful. Kirsten has styled and designed for clients all over the world. Don’t be surprised if you have seen Kirsten’s creative writing (as a contributor) on Marthastewart.com and Caesarstone, to name just a few. Or featured in publications and sites such as Inside Out, Family Circle, Lucky Magazine, Domino.com, HGTV.com and Design* Sponge. Kirsten was included as Domino’s Best Design Blogs for 2016 as well as named Saveur’s 2015 Editors Choice for Home Style and Design Blogs. Kirsten is the author of the popular coffee table book, Simply Styling, Fresh and Easy Ways to Personalize Your Home.

Source: Photo courtesy of Kirsten Grove
"Modernism to me is the ability to create a streamline, stunning home that reflects classic lines with comfort. This can be created anywhere, whether you're surrounded by snow or hiding from the heat of the sun."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Kirsten Grove, @simplygrove

"Modernism to me is the ability to create a streamline, stunning home that reflects classic lines with comfort. This can be created anywhere, whether you're surrounded by snow or hiding from the heat of the sun."

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"When you visit Palm Springs, you get the feeling that no design was overlooked. My favorite thing to do is to visit the many beautiful hotels and shops to feel that feeling of inspiration. The Parker always inspires me as a designer. @jonathanadler knew what he was doing when he designed this space."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Kirsten Grove, @simplygrove

"When you visit Palm Springs, you get the feeling that no design was overlooked. My favorite thing to do is to visit the many beautiful hotels and shops to feel that feeling of inspiration. The Parker always inspires me as a designer. @jonathanadler knew what he was doing when he designed this space."

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPLwpGZjlej/
"For me, creating Modernism is not solely for the homeowner, but it's for the guests who visit and leave feeling happier and more inspired. @tabletonic always creates beautiful modernism, but it never feels unwelcoming or too harsh."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Kirsten Grove, @simplygrove

"For me, creating Modernism is not solely for the homeowner, but it's for the guests who visit and leave feeling happier and more inspired. @tabletonic always creates beautiful modernism, but it never feels unwelcoming or too harsh."

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Laura Tully is a fashion, wardrobe and style expert. She grew up on the beautiful island of Jamaica, dreaming of all the amazing possibilities of being in America.  She then moved from the East Coast to follow her love (and now husband). She currently lives in the beautiful state of Idaho, where she has jumped head first into her passion for personal styling and all things fashionable. “Being who you are is the best gift that you can give yourself… while you work on the inside, I’ll make certain you look fabulous on the outside.”  Fashion driven, motivated and quite frankly obsessed.
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Laura Tully, @seelaurastyle

Laura Tully is a fashion, wardrobe and style expert. She grew up on the beautiful island of Jamaica, dreaming of all the amazing possibilities of being in America. She then moved from the East Coast to follow her love (and now husband). She currently lives in the beautiful state of Idaho, where she has jumped head first into her passion for personal styling and all things fashionable. “Being who you are is the best gift that you can give yourself… while you work on the inside, I’ll make certain you look fabulous on the outside.” Fashion driven, motivated and quite frankly obsessed.

Source: Photo courtesy of Laura Tully
"Morning coffee stop made better with clean lines, black and white photography and cacti."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Laura Tully, @seelaurastyle

"Morning coffee stop made better with clean lines, black and white photography and cacti."

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"Bright space filled with ONLY what you love...this #WombChair though!"
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Laura Tully, @seelaurastyle

"Bright space filled with ONLY what you love...this #WombChair though!"

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"My shoe game just got upgraded with this black and white hexagon tile."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Laura Tully, @seelaurastyle

"My shoe game just got upgraded with this black and white hexagon tile."

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Take a peek into Jennifer Chong‘s world, and you’ll wish you were anywhere but staring at a screen. The LA-based photographer’s passion for exploring the world and experiencing everything it has to offer, coupled with a keen eye for design, makes for one beautifully curated feed filled with colorful meals and exotic landscapes. (Plus, we can’t get enough of those midcentury modern details in her recently updated apartment!)

After graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design, she worked as a graphic designer for brands like Mercedes-Benz and Coca-Cola for ten years before shifting her focus to photography and brand development through visual storytelling. "See and Savour" is a place that she shares her pursuit of a tasty and wanderlust life.
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Jennifer Chong, @jchongstudio

Take a peek into Jennifer Chong‘s world, and you’ll wish you were anywhere but staring at a screen. The LA-based photographer’s passion for exploring the world and experiencing everything it has to offer, coupled with a keen eye for design, makes for one beautifully curated feed filled with colorful meals and exotic landscapes. (Plus, we can’t get enough of those midcentury modern details in her recently updated apartment!) After graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design, she worked as a graphic designer for brands like Mercedes-Benz and Coca-Cola for ten years before shifting her focus to photography and brand development through visual storytelling. "See and Savour" is a place that she shares her pursuit of a tasty and wanderlust life.

"Modernism to me is simple, timeless, and thoughtfully designed with intention."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Jennifer Chong, @jchongstudio

"Modernism to me is simple, timeless, and thoughtfully designed with intention."

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"I can’t think about Modernism without acknowledging the power couple Ray and Charles #Eames. In my mind, they were pioneers of sleek, sophisticated and beautiful designs."
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Jennifer Chong, @jchongstudio

"I can’t think about Modernism without acknowledging the power couple Ray and Charles #Eames. In my mind, they were pioneers of sleek, sophisticated and beautiful designs."

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"Colorful skies over Palm Springs."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Jennifer Chong, @jchongstudio

"Colorful skies over Palm Springs."

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"I love the mix of mid-century pieces with modern design."
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Jennifer Chong, @jchongstudio

"I love the mix of mid-century pieces with modern design."

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"Looking forward to experiencing my first time at Modernism Week! What are you excited to see?"
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Jennifer Chong, @jchongstudio

"Looking forward to experiencing my first time at Modernism Week! What are you excited to see?"

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These two women are leading the "localism, not tourism" movement. Taylor and Elaine of @localwanderer quit their day jobs in 2014 and hopped into a car to explore the West Coast. Through their helpful travel blog and city guides, they’ve been making it easier for fellow wanderlusters to discover beautiful and local places ever since.
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Taylor & Elaine, @localwanderer

These two women are leading the "localism, not tourism" movement. Taylor and Elaine of @localwanderer quit their day jobs in 2014 and hopped into a car to explore the West Coast. Through their helpful travel blog and city guides, they’ve been making it easier for fellow wanderlusters to discover beautiful and local places ever since.

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"Modernism in Palm Springs brings to mind memories of bike rides at sunset as we wander through the beautiful neighbourhoods and pick out our favourite dream houses. Nothing better!"
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Taylor & Elaine, @localwanderer

"Modernism in Palm Springs brings to mind memories of bike rides at sunset as we wander through the beautiful neighbourhoods and pick out our favourite dream houses. Nothing better!"

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"When we’re on the road, modernism is like home - it always finds you at the time you needed it the most. A wrong turn on a road led us to this beautiful new hotel in Bali, and the interiors made us instantly feel at home."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Taylor & Elaine, @localwanderer

"When we’re on the road, modernism is like home - it always finds you at the time you needed it the most. A wrong turn on a road led us to this beautiful new hotel in Bali, and the interiors made us instantly feel at home."

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"Modernism takes on a whole new meaning when you’re traveling the world, you get to enjoy modern perspectives and experiences that you never would in your own culture. The entrance to this “beach club” was one of the most artistic and inspiring places we experienced in Bali, in the most unexpected of places."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Taylor & Elaine, @localwanderer

"Modernism takes on a whole new meaning when you’re traveling the world, you get to enjoy modern perspectives and experiences that you never would in your own culture. The entrance to this “beach club” was one of the most artistic and inspiring places we experienced in Bali, in the most unexpected of places."

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPdohuQBfNJ/
Stephen Kenn is a Canadian transplant, ambitious designer/entrepreneur, and co-founder of the eponymous label Stephen Kenn Studio he started with wife Beks Opperman in 2011. His furniture design is both masculine and soft, modern and traditional, organic and industrial. Follow along to learn more about modernism through his eyes.
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Stephen Kenn, @stephenkenn

Stephen Kenn is a Canadian transplant, ambitious designer/entrepreneur, and co-founder of the eponymous label Stephen Kenn Studio he started with wife Beks Opperman in 2011. His furniture design is both masculine and soft, modern and traditional, organic and industrial. Follow along to learn more about modernism through his eyes.

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"I agree with many in the west, who see Modernism as a socially progressive trend of thought that affirms the power of human beings to create, improve and reshape their environment with the aid of practical experimentation, scientific knowledge, or technology. Modernism encourages the re-examination of every aspect of existence, from commerce to philosophy, with the goal of finding that which was 'holding back' progress, and replacing it with new ways of reaching the same end. 

Above is the first sofa I tore apart in hope to learn how it was made. Upon deconstruction the upholstered piece I made an effort to simplify the design which is my first prototype (in the center) years later the design has been further refined and now stands as a staple design for our brand and serves to educate as well as peak curiosity amongst people with regards to how things are made and how they function."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Stephen Kenn, @stephenkenn

"I agree with many in the west, who see Modernism as a socially progressive trend of thought that affirms the power of human beings to create, improve and reshape their environment with the aid of practical experimentation, scientific knowledge, or technology. Modernism encourages the re-examination of every aspect of existence, from commerce to philosophy, with the goal of finding that which was 'holding back' progress, and replacing it with new ways of reaching the same end. Above is the first sofa I tore apart in hope to learn how it was made. Upon deconstruction the upholstered piece I made an effort to simplify the design which is my first prototype (in the center) years later the design has been further refined and now stands as a staple design for our brand and serves to educate as well as peak curiosity amongst people with regards to how things are made and how they function."

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPqHl9KDaEm/
"I hope you find a pool and a margarita while you're in Palm Springs during #ModernismWeek #poolside."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Stephen Kenn, @stephenkenn

"I hope you find a pool and a margarita while you're in Palm Springs during #ModernismWeek #poolside."

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"A few of my favorite modern designers.
#KaareKlint #PoulKjaerholm #HansWegner #ArneJacobsen #JeanProuve #FinnJuhl"
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Stephen Kenn, @stephenkenn

"A few of my favorite modern designers. #KaareKlint #PoulKjaerholm #HansWegner #ArneJacobsen #JeanProuve #FinnJuhl"

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"The objects we surround ourselves with tell a story about what we value. I have made it a priority to collect objects that hold a special significance to me and edit ones that do not. When people come over and ask about the things they see, use this as an opportunity to tell your story in an eclectic and meaningful way."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Stephen Kenn, @stephenkenn

"The objects we surround ourselves with tell a story about what we value. I have made it a priority to collect objects that hold a special significance to me and edit ones that do not. When people come over and ask about the things they see, use this as an opportunity to tell your story in an eclectic and meaningful way."

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPqdoM2DHki/
"Contemporary designs have a unique opportunity to complement great vintage pieces. When done well, they can tell a beautiful story of mentor and protégé."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Stephen Kenn, @stephenkenn

"Contemporary designs have a unique opportunity to complement great vintage pieces. When done well, they can tell a beautiful story of mentor and protégé."

Source: Photo by Amy Bartlam. https://www.instagram.com/p/BPqjZMzh-5H/
Wife + husband. American + Australian. Photographer + photographer. (And recently announced as one of Create Cultivate's #CreateCultivate100 🙌🏼) Caroline and Jayden are the colorful, creative brains behind @teamwoodnote, and they'll be joining us next month as #PSModSquad.
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Jayden + Caroline Lee, @teamwoodnote

Wife + husband. American + Australian. Photographer + photographer. (And recently announced as one of Create Cultivate's #CreateCultivate100 🙌🏼) Caroline and Jayden are the colorful, creative brains behind @teamwoodnote, and they'll be joining us next month as #PSModSquad.

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPvK34BhHgw/ (photo credit: Kristen Marie Parker)
"big bold primary palette statements should never be feared, especially if you’re up to poolside antics. yellow striped camouflage for DAYZ!"
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Jayden + Caroline Lee, @teamwoodnote

"big bold primary palette statements should never be feared, especially if you’re up to poolside antics. yellow striped camouflage for DAYZ!"

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPvRAfKBlDf/
"obviously we love color! flat, patternless color with a little unexpected twist never goes astray. this reminds us of a certain pink front door in a certain palm springs!"
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Jayden + Caroline Lee, @teamwoodnote

"obviously we love color! flat, patternless color with a little unexpected twist never goes astray. this reminds us of a certain pink front door in a certain palm springs!"

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPvX3PTB5QX/
"does anyone not love the iconic world famous front doors of palm springs? if so, we don’t want to meet them! stare into the face of true modernism. fun AF!"
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Jayden + Caroline Lee, @teamwoodnote

"does anyone not love the iconic world famous front doors of palm springs? if so, we don’t want to meet them! stare into the face of true modernism. fun AF!"

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPveyL7hvpS/
"modernism and palm springs are two peas in a pod, and both have become synonymous with style and luxury. we love how the stripes on this baby blue and white deck chair provide a natural habitat for these sunglasses (definitely required poolside in PS!)"
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Jayden + Caroline Lee, @teamwoodnote

"modernism and palm springs are two peas in a pod, and both have become synonymous with style and luxury. we love how the stripes on this baby blue and white deck chair provide a natural habitat for these sunglasses (definitely required poolside in PS!)"

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPvpcj1B_CD/
"defined architectural lines, courageous use of color and angular harmonious shapes are just some of the ingredients that make up the brilliance of modernism, but proof that it doesn’t just exist in the 1950’s - new takes on old ideas definitely jive with us :-)"
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Jayden + Caroline Lee, @teamwoodnote

"defined architectural lines, courageous use of color and angular harmonious shapes are just some of the ingredients that make up the brilliance of modernism, but proof that it doesn’t just exist in the 1950’s - new takes on old ideas definitely jive with us :-)"

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPvtbERBFYA/
Megan McKean is a designer, illustrator & author with permanently itchy feet. Inspired by cities she’s visited, her work captures the fun of travelling and the quirks of different places around the world. Don't forget to check out the new product that just launched at www.mckeanstudio.com! Select pieces will also available from Just Modern during Modernism Week.
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Megan McKean, @meganmckean

Megan McKean is a designer, illustrator & author with permanently itchy feet. Inspired by cities she’s visited, her work captures the fun of travelling and the quirks of different places around the world. Don't forget to check out the new product that just launched at www.mckeanstudio.com! Select pieces will also available from Just Modern during Modernism Week.

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"An update on the classic charm bracelet, the McKean Studio City Bangles feature skylines of loved cities in 18k gold. The 2017 Limited Edition Palm Springs bangle has just launched in mint green to celebrate Modernism Week 2017!"
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Megan McKean, @meganmckean

"An update on the classic charm bracelet, the McKean Studio City Bangles feature skylines of loved cities in 18k gold. The 2017 Limited Edition Palm Springs bangle has just launched in mint green to celebrate Modernism Week 2017!"

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BP8JrbABIvV/
"Picture perfect, at every turn. The lines of nature that are repeated through the architecture around Palm Springs makes me fall in love all over again, every time I visit."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Megan McKean, @meganmckean

"Picture perfect, at every turn. The lines of nature that are repeated through the architecture around Palm Springs makes me fall in love all over again, every time I visit."

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BP8QKGxBCGh/
"Modernism for us means making the most of exisiting elements and celebrating the incorporation of nature into the home. We recently renovated a sweet 1960’s home, keeping as many original features as possible. Top priority was painting the front door a lolly pink, to pretend it’s our slice of Palm Springs in Australia!"
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Megan McKean, @meganmckean

"Modernism for us means making the most of exisiting elements and celebrating the incorporation of nature into the home. We recently renovated a sweet 1960’s home, keeping as many original features as possible. Top priority was painting the front door a lolly pink, to pretend it’s our slice of Palm Springs in Australia!"

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BP8XRQnBFPX/
"Cactus and palm trees, flamingos and martinis! What better way to celebrate the best bits of Palm Springs? (Pins available from mckeanstudio.com and in-store at Just Modern)"
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Megan McKean, @meganmckean

"Cactus and palm trees, flamingos and martinis! What better way to celebrate the best bits of Palm Springs? (Pins available from mckeanstudio.com and in-store at Just Modern)"

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BP8d5cmBdDM/
"Mid-century modern design is one of our biggest inspirations at McKean Studio. The colours, the shapes, and the playfulness. Taking cues from the architecture styles of Palm Springs and reimagining them as Mini Cities is the most fun we’ve ever had with real estate!"
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Megan McKean, @meganmckean

"Mid-century modern design is one of our biggest inspirations at McKean Studio. The colours, the shapes, and the playfulness. Taking cues from the architecture styles of Palm Springs and reimagining them as Mini Cities is the most fun we’ve ever had with real estate!"

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BP8qwa_h2mH/
Technology editor at Design Milk, gift guide editor/product reviewer at The Wirecutter + The Sweethome, and managing editor at AHBE Landscape Architects LAB – this Mod Squad member wears many hats, but if you look at his Instagram feed, you’ll see that above all, he’s an avid mycologist. Gregory is his name, and mushrooms are his game.
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Gregory Han, @designmilk/@typefiend

Technology editor at Design Milk, gift guide editor/product reviewer at The Wirecutter + The Sweethome, and managing editor at AHBE Landscape Architects LAB – this Mod Squad member wears many hats, but if you look at his Instagram feed, you’ll see that above all, he’s an avid mycologist. Gregory is his name, and mushrooms are his game.

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQOLwvSDHDO/
"For several years my wife and I lived  across from Neutra VDL House in Silver Lake, visible from almost every room in our apartment. The two building compound was the designer's very own experimental live-work residence, originally constructed in 1932, but still very much an iconic landmark of the neighborhood today. Besides its eternal and enduring architectural youth – the building is a livable sculpture – the VDL House represents modernism's (specifically Californian mid-century modernism) characteristic connection between structure and its surrounding landscape, effectively connecting the indoor to the outdoor, a dynamic that un-complicates life while also honoring its most basic elements."
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Gregory Han, @designmilk/@typefiend

"For several years my wife and I lived across from Neutra VDL House in Silver Lake, visible from almost every room in our apartment. The two building compound was the designer's very own experimental live-work residence, originally constructed in 1932, but still very much an iconic landmark of the neighborhood today. Besides its eternal and enduring architectural youth – the building is a livable sculpture – the VDL House represents modernism's (specifically Californian mid-century modernism) characteristic connection between structure and its surrounding landscape, effectively connecting the indoor to the outdoor, a dynamic that un-complicates life while also honoring its most basic elements."

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQOR2Srhhag/
"Modernism means universal and rational applicability to nearly any challenge, even one related to the spiritual. One of my favorite subcategories of modernism is architecture dedicated to worship, including the First Christian Church in Indiana by Eliel Saarinen (Eero's father), Wayfarers Chapel by Lloyd Wright (son of Frank Lloyd Wright), and Palm Springs' very own St. Theresa Catholic Church by William Cody. Modernism invites negative space to become as important of an element as the objects occupying within – a powerful symbolic expression in a house of worship."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Gregory Han, @designmilk/@typefiend

"Modernism means universal and rational applicability to nearly any challenge, even one related to the spiritual. One of my favorite subcategories of modernism is architecture dedicated to worship, including the First Christian Church in Indiana by Eliel Saarinen (Eero's father), Wayfarers Chapel by Lloyd Wright (son of Frank Lloyd Wright), and Palm Springs' very own St. Theresa Catholic Church by William Cody. Modernism invites negative space to become as important of an element as the objects occupying within – a powerful symbolic expression in a house of worship."

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQOYD55hEt_/
"Modernism is often cited as the philosophical extension of the practical, rational, and technological. But the best in modernism in my eyes also incorporates the vernacular, whether it be the timber-frame structures clad in saline air weathered wood of Sea Ranch or the relaxed cheerfulness of Palm Springs residences. Its an excellent design medium for escapism, perhaps attributable to its inherent doctrine for the utopian and optimistic. I can always turn to modernism when feeling down, for it promises tomorrow will be better than today."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Gregory Han, @designmilk/@typefiend

"Modernism is often cited as the philosophical extension of the practical, rational, and technological. But the best in modernism in my eyes also incorporates the vernacular, whether it be the timber-frame structures clad in saline air weathered wood of Sea Ranch or the relaxed cheerfulness of Palm Springs residences. Its an excellent design medium for escapism, perhaps attributable to its inherent doctrine for the utopian and optimistic. I can always turn to modernism when feeling down, for it promises tomorrow will be better than today."

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQOgKppjN2A/
Melissa Sonico is a short fiction writer, college English instructor, jewelry designer, and mother. "Modernism, for me, has a lot to do with reimagining and reinvention," Melissa says. "As a writer and designer, I think it applies to every medium of art and creation."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Melissa Sonico, @melissasonico

Melissa Sonico is a short fiction writer, college English instructor, jewelry designer, and mother. "Modernism, for me, has a lot to do with reimagining and reinvention," Melissa says. "As a writer and designer, I think it applies to every medium of art and creation."

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQTN9KWh6W0/
"One of my favorite mid-century furniture shops is Post War Modern. It's on the way to Palm Springs and everything is always perfectly curated."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Melissa Sonico, @melissasonico

"One of my favorite mid-century furniture shops is Post War Modern. It's on the way to Palm Springs and everything is always perfectly curated."

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQTVDlXjqDq/
"These warm, citrusy colors remind me of Palm Springs and sunshine 🍋🍈🍑"
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Melissa Sonico, @melissasonico

"These warm, citrusy colors remind me of Palm Springs and sunshine 🍋🍈🍑"

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQTbJU3BD1M/
"This little reading alcove at Korakia is my idea of a perfect Palm Springs getaway."
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Melissa Sonico, @melissasonico

"This little reading alcove at Korakia is my idea of a perfect Palm Springs getaway."

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQTiLn8BpUh/
"My favorite pool at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club!"
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Melissa Sonico, @melissasonico

"My favorite pool at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club!"

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQTo9rfBQ9x/
"And one last one from Post War Modern!"
Meet the 2017 Mod Squad
Melissa Sonico, @melissasonico

"And one last one from Post War Modern!"

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQTvkfbh8QU/

Modernism Week’s Mod Squad is a hand-picked group of inspiring designers, bloggers, creatives, and more, tasked with the mission of capturing Modernism Week through their eyes. 

Each week leading up to Modernism Week, meet the 2017 Mod Squad as they take over our Instagram feed (@modernism_week) for a day to share their perspectives on modernism. Click the gallery above to see what they shared!

Follow along here 👉 #PSModSquad 👈 as they go behind the scenes to give an insider’s look during the February festivities.

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