While we certainly enjoyed much of Palm Springs Modernism Week, the best part of the city’s showings was the Palm Springs Art Fair. Taking up the other half of the Palm Springs Civic Center, the art fair brought together art vendors from Palm Springs, Los Angeles, and beyond to share their latest goods. It felt a lot like the Los Angeles Art Show but without the expanse, making for a very distilled and thought through art fair experience. Even though not everything here was good, everything here “was good.” We happily spent over an hour wandering from vendor to vendor ogling cool art stuff from here and beyond.
Palm Springs Modernism Week is a celebration of the idea of modernity. It is vintage store chic, designer party planet, architecture drool time, and the very Palm Springs idea of Modern design which, of course, is more like “Modern design.” The happening is a week long celebration of the style, culture, and lifestyle associated with the design genre, from Eames chairs to Airstreams to giant tapestries dedicated to Sigfried and Roy. It is at all times kitschy and silly and gorgeous and cool and indulgent and satisfying: Modernism Week is a time for Palm Springs to glam up the town and celebrate itself through the angle of the modern.
The high today is 81. The high tomorrow is 81. The high Sunday is 71. What’s that mean? you are going to have a great weekend! What can help your weekend? A few events and food things and general fun stuff. Like what? CHECK THE RECAP!!
You guys! Monday is President’s Day! Take a break! Relax! Skip work! We’ll be doing that! We’ll also be hitting up Palm Springs this weekend for Modernism Week so, if you are there, say hello. We’ll have a post on it next week. We also wanted to give a heads up that we will also be having a bye week on Featured Interviews. Sorry about that!
Moreover, next week is a big week in Los Angeles that we want to ignore but cannot: it is Oscar Week! What’s that mean? Congested streets, the near end of movie propaganda in our faces, and the return of the Los Angeles, I’m Yours Oscar Week Diary. Yes, our friends at Vanity Fair have invited us to a few of their events in addition to a few other venues who invited us to “check out what they are doing” to celebrate 2012 movies, etc. While we are concerned that the Diary could be very similar to last year’s, we want to make things interesting. How? Well, we’ve devised a sort of bingo list or scavenger hunt of things to do or have happen or to notice at parties that we want to check off. What are they? Well…
Luke Gilford is a Los Angeles based photographer. He does a lot of fashion editorials and some directing and all of his work has a slick, cool, forward-thinking feel to it. He has a way with combining inspirations and ideas and–like lots of current photographers, locally and beyond–uses a bit of collage for emphasis. In Gilford’s case, he uses it to enforce his vision of the future.