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Modernism Week is an annual Palm Springs event that takes place every February to celebrate mid-century modern architecture, design, fashion, art, and culture. The affair draws thousands of people to its more than 350 events, which include paneled films, lectures, home tours, nightly parties, and a whole lot more for mid-century enthusiasts. The event has become so popular, in fact, that it now features a smaller but no less compelling Fall Preview that gives you a glimpse into what the February event will hold.  

Modernism Week Fall Preview Neighborhood Tours

Modernism Week Fall Preview Featured Home

Dubbed a “mini-Modernism Week,” this year’s Fall Preview will take place on October 17-20 and features over 50 events that allow you to engage with the beauty of mid-century design. For instance, there’s a

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Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, was a prolific Swiss-French designer, architect, writer, and artist in addition to being among the pioneers of modern architecture. Born in 1887, Le Corbusier grew up with an interest in the arts, which was heavily influenced by his father, a watch craftsman, and his mother, a musician. 

When he was 13, Le Corbusier attended Arts Decoratifs at La Chaux-de-Fonds where he followed his father’s footsteps, studying the art of engraving and enameling watches. During his time there, Le Corbusier learned from Charles L’Eplatteneir, a Swiss painter and architect who taught him about art history, drawing, architecture, and art nouveau. 

L'Eplatteneir encouraged Le Corbusier

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Architectural salvage stores offer treasure troves of goodies for interior and architecture enthusiasts. These stores specialize in buying and selling parts from demolished and remodeled structures, functioning similarly to vintage clothing shops but with elements for your home. For instance, you might find a beautiful chandelier, antique doorknobs, or an ornate marble mantlepiece from an architectural salvager. 

In addition to items in these stores typically being cheaper than brand new pieces, they’re often better quality too. Today’s market tends to prioritize quantity and affordability over quality, which means contemporary pieces often feature lower-quality materials and construction than many of the pieces that you might find at a salvage shop. 

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Ranch-style homes came into popularity during the mid-20th-century, as postwar America sought practicality, functionality, and affordability in their homes’ designs. Prominent architects like Cliff May maximized the style, designing Ranch homes that optimize the flow and activities of daily living. 

As a result, most Ranch-style homes feature one story and expansive open floor plans that serve as decorative blank slates. And while a blank slate offers boundless style opportunities, all of those options can make it really difficult to figure out where to start and how to finish. That’s why we pulled together the following tips that offer all of the guidance you’ll need to enhance the interior design of this iconic architectural style, no matter your

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We make no secret of our love for mid-century modern architecture, always looking for and sharing about the latest ways to make mid-century style sing. But when you're considering how to refresh (or transform) your own interior using mid-century style, sometimes it helps to see what others are doing to make it all come together. So, we rounded up some beautiful abodes on Instagram that are flawlessly rocking mid-century style to meet all of your inspiration needs.

The following interiors pay homage to the timeless style while infusing it with contemporary twists that make the spaces feel just as fresh as they do nostalgic. If you’re looking for inspiration to update your own abode, then give the following accounts a follow. 

 

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This month, the first net-zero energy and LEED Platinum-designated building in Orange County will open at the ENC Nature Preschool, a school designed to educate children, engage parents, and provide a research forum for early childhood and environmental education. 

Housed adjacent to the Environmental Nature Center, the preschool is one of only three preschools in the world that's LEED Platinum Certified, the highest designation that a building can receive for sustainability and energy efficiency. The Newport Beach-based school is also planning to participate in the Living Building Challenge.  

ENC Nature Preschool Newport Beach Breezeway

The Living Building Challenge is, "a green building certification program and sustainable design framework that visualizes the ideal for the built

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Rudolph Schindler is among the most prominent Southern California architects in history, famous for his innovative contributions to modern architecture. He was born in Austria to a father who was a wood and metal craftsman and a mother who was a dressmaker. He studied architecture at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1911 and becoming inspired by the foremost modern architects of the early 20th century, like Otto Wagner, Adolf Loos, and Frank Lloyd Wright

During his time at the university, Schindler met Richard Neutra, who would become a lifelong friend and friendly design adversary. Both architects followed similar career trajectories, moving to Los Angeles and becoming among the most important architects who

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HGTV acquired the original Brady Brunch house after getting into a highly publicized bidding war for it with Lance Bass of *NSYNC fame. The network made plans to renovate the house for an upcoming mini-series that features the whole process in addition to cameos from six of the show’s original stars. 

Susan Olsen (Cindy), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), Eve Plumb (Jan), Christopher Knight (Peter), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), and Barry Williams (Greg) will accompany TV personalities from “Property Brothers” and “Good Bones” in an on-camera walk-through of the home, sharing their memories and commenting on the home’s updates. 

Last November, HGTV programming executive Loren Ruch shared his enthusiasm for the renovation: “What’s so

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Source: East Side Costa Mesa Cliff May home, represented by Todd Bousman

Cliff May is an American architect who famously pioneered the California Ranch House. May was born and raised in San Diego, where he began designing and building Monterey-style furniture. Without a formal architecture education, May began designing homes, completing his first home in 1931 at the age of 23, which was a one-story tile-roofed house with a courtyard inspired by his family's adobe ranch house. 

Despite the Great Depression, May quickly sold his first design and continued to develop his groundbreaking style. May’s designs emphasized livability over facade. He sought to create homes in perfect harmony with the way that people wanted to live, maximizing the experiences

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There are boundless benefits to living in a high-rise condo or apartment. To start, many high-rises are right in the heart of a city, keeping you within walking distance to great places to eat, shop, and experience. They also often come with sweet amenities, like 24-hour gyms, pools, and front-desk security. Plus, the nature of a high-rise home is that it’s, well, high, so you typically have a stellar view of your surroundings. 

If you currently live in a high-rise condo, then chances are you’re reaping all of those benefits and then some. However, they do come with a few drawbacks, such as less square footage than a typical house, potentially noisy neighbors, and limitations when it comes to construction and renovations. Fortunately, by applying a few

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