šŸŽ„ The Modernist’s Gift Guide šŸŽ

There are plenty of reasons to be merry, but we’re especially jolly about all of the new events added this month!


Christmas is next week! If you’re still scrambling for creative gift ideas, look no further. Check out our round up of events to fill every modernist’s stocking!Ā You can also head to modernismweek.com for the full schedule. Happy Holidays!

TheĀ Archinerd

Palm Springs is the mecca of midcentury modern architecture. A historic home might not fit in a stocking, but tickets to tours ofĀ theĀ Walker Guest House Replica,Ā Frey House II,Ā 1925 Thomas O’Donnell House,Ā Abernathy Residence,Ā Kirk Douglas’ home,Ā Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate, or theĀ Forgotten FreyĀ sure will! Design professionals can also earn CEU credits during theĀ Learning LabĀ seminars and tour.

The Thoughtful Thinker

Knowledge is the gift that keeps on giving. Insightful conversations with 2019 keynote speakerĀ Moshe Safdie, CC, FAIA, cultural archeologistĀ Martin McGee, historianĀ Alan Hess, KCRW’sĀ Frances Anderton, authorĀ Adele Cygelman,Ā Charles Phoenix, andĀ other thought leadersĀ will be sure to whet an academic appetite.

The Cinephile

Modernist film enthusiasts, don’t miss the world premiere of thisĀ Neutra documentary.Ā Meet director Leo Zahn after a screening of “Sinatra in Palm Springs.” Get your fix of midcentury architecture with theĀ ADAFF Film Series. Relive the glory days of Old Hollywood withĀ Gregory PeckĀ andĀ Rock Hudson.

The Green Thumb

In Palm Springs, landscaping is an art form.Ā From theĀ glamorous gardensĀ of Tommy Tomson and theĀ legacyĀ ofĀ Dan Kiley, to personalĀ landscape design consultationsĀ and aĀ Modern Garden Tour, elevate your gift-giving game by indulging your favorite gardener withĀ some seriousĀ gardenlust.

The Snap Happy

Make your Instagram feed the envy of every modernist. There’s plenty to photograph at theĀ Axiom Desert House,Ā Desert Eichler,Ā Green Gables,Ā La Vie en Rose, Sackley Shagadelic,Ā The Christopher Kennedy Show House,Ā The Mesa,Ā West Elm House, orĀ Signature Home Tour. Head to The Saguaro for a colorfulĀ workshop with Eric TrineĀ and rack up those Insta-likes!

The Social Butterfly

We love any excuse to deck out in midcentury finery! Get groovy at theĀ Opening Night Party, sipĀ Martinis on the MountainĀ (with the Mizell Senior Center) or Cocktails at the House of GraceĀ (with Grace Home Furnishings & Traditional Home), join the PS Modern Committee at theirĀ annual gala, rub shoulders withĀ SHAG, catch the cool cats on theĀ Red CarpetĀ orĀ Starlight After Party, hang out at aĀ Mid Mod Cocktail Party, or spendĀ Saturday Night at the Sinatra Estate.

 

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