A 1950s Mid-Century Home Joins the Spokane Register of Historic Places
- In our Rewind section, we comb the archives to find historic architectural projects that beg to be revisited, from modernist baseball stadiums to retro airports to an imperial villa in Japan.
- Among the vintage interior design trends, the mid-century modern designs of the 1950s are holding fast.
Modernism Week is a celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture and culture in the Palm Springs area. This design aesthetic, originated in the 1950s and 60s, was typified by clean, simple lines and celebrated elegant informality which came to define desert modernism.
In the winter of 2006, a few local design and architecture aficionados created Modernism Week to showcase Palm Springs' world-renowned mid-century modern architecture. It has since expanded into a 10-day period filled with a variety of events, including architecture tours, films, lectures, an architecture symposium, educational events as well as chic and fun parties in cool mid-century modern homes. The 6th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Week will take place February 17-27, 2011.
- The 22nd annual Los Angeles Modernism Show, held May 1–3 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, featured more than 70 exhibitors with mid-century wares trucked in from all over the country.
- In Austin, mid-century homes built in the wake of World War II join more traditional vernacular architecture.
- Judging by all the great feedback we've received on Kathryn Tyler's lovely Falmouth, England, home (Collector's Choice, June 2012), you all loved her style—and awesome collections of vintage…
This year's event spotlights the urgent need to discuss and document the Valley's endangered pool of world-class midcentury modern architecture. The central event of the week, the Founding Fathers of Modern Phoenix Home Tour, gives participants an interactive view into restored mid-century modern homes in the Uptown Phoenix and Arcadia neighborhoods including homes designed by Ralph Haver, Al Beadle, Calvin Straub, Ned Sawyer, Harold Ekman and Donn Wooldridge. Tickets are available now, so call 480-994-ARTS  and press option 2 for Box Office.
- On Saturday, June 23, join our conversation at Dwell on Design about what goes into refreshing icons of mid-century design.