Beneath the shadow of the San Jacinto Mountains sprawls the California desert—home to captivating sunsets and a vibrant landscape, the desert plays host to a little city known as Palm Springs. Contrasting the rugged scenery, the town has gained increasing notoriety as a haven of Midcentury Modern architecture. With retro hues, a history with Hollywood’s elite and entire neighborhoods of anything-butordinary-rooflines, the town has certainly earned its place as an icon.
Boasting numerous preservation groups and multiple events celebrating all things mid mod (including Modernism Week), it is safe to say that Palm Springs won’t be losing its incredibly strong connection to and deep respect for midcentury architecture. With all this in mind, we chose to celebrate the vibrant design history this town has to offer.
No matter if you are an aspiring desert-dweller or simply a lover of breezeblock, this issue is for you. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting each of our featured homes (pages 32, 42 and 52), where I met homeowners whose passion for their midcentury homes is entirely contagious. This issue features incredible retro and retro-inspired products (pages 20 and 23) as well as an in-depth look at Blenko glass (page 62).
Let’s all start the new year off with a good dose of fresh, bright inspiration— and maybe bring just a little of the desert’s unique affair with midcentury style to your home.