Sunday, August 11, 2013

HGTV Star and Just Modern Inc, Palm Springs

We were so excited to finally get to see the season finale of HGTV Star a few weeks ago.  HGTV's crew spent 4 hours over 2 different days in our store filming and buying (so to speak) product from Just Modern Inc in Palm Springs, CA.

Brooks Atwood and J. Chris Mobley

Products - Bend Seating and Fred Arndt

Products - Atomic Skyway Art, Kristen Penfold Design Table,
Atomic Living Design Chairs and Steel Life Planters

J. Chris Mobley, Jessie Miller and Cris Mercado

Products - Aaron Eskridge Painting, Hip Haven Bullet
Planters and Luum Lighting

Just Modern in Palm Springs

J. Chris Mobley and Stewart Penn

J. Chris Mobley, Stewart Penn and HGTV Crew
Products Marcus Papay Lamp and Atomic Skyway Art

Thank you HGTV for making our store look so amazing!

Photos courtesy of Lani Garfield and Stewart Penn

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Just Modern Featured Artist - Edwin Wade

Just Modern in Palm Springs has a great selection of mid-century modern inspired furniture, art and home decor.  One artist in particular, Edwin Wade, has produced some amazing pieces that look great in our store.  We are really happy to display and sell his creations.

Meet Edwin Wade....

JM:  "Edwin, tell us a little more about you and your art."

Edwin: "My art takes a view of the world between 1919-1960, including the cataclysm of the two world wars, the splitting of the atom, etc.. I deconstruct the source material that drove the great mid-century artists and apply my own aesthetic, arriving at some of the same conclusions. These momentous themes are contrasted with whimsical objects, shapes and colors. This juxtaposition establishes a surrealist tone and suggests  inner-worlds and universes."




1. an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, esp. for comparison or contrast.

2. the state of being close together.

JM: "Where are you from and can you tell us a little about your background?"

Edwin: "I grew up in a small town near Cleveland, Ohio  Its an idyllic mid west town where everybody knows your name and didn’t even have a fast food joint until my senior year in high school.

My mother was a gifted draftsman and supported my constant drawing as a young child. I would become very absorbed in creating my little worlds on paper . Later in grammar and high school I had some remarkable teachers that pushed my creativity and skills in new directions . I was surrounded by uncles and family friends that had served during WWII, the stories they told at family gatherings fascinated me, a fascination that exits still today but greatly abstracted and mature. I went on to Study traditional studio arts at Pratt, CIA and YSU."
Here is on of our favorites....Atomic Ranch

JM: "Cool... can you tell us what "Modernism" means to you and who your influences are?"

Edwin: "I had studied all the 20th century art movements during college, but as a young artist I was eager to make my own style. Discovering the world of mid-century design was a jolt! I mean it wasn’t just art it was an entire universe of design. Art, literature, architecture, ceramics, industrial design, fashion, advertising all influenced by the tiny atom. Suddenly I had found my little universe I’d been drawing since I was a child, infinite and profound. It was all very exciting. Basically I found it startling that such an inward structure of the atom could have had such a profound outward influence on the entire world. I set out to continue this exploration and began to work as if I was alive and creating during era. Some of my greatest influences are Arshile Gorky, Joan Miro and Adolf Gottlieb."

JM: "Lastly, can you tell us about your process for creating these cool art pieces?"

Edwin: " I work in traditional mediums that were widely used during the MCM period, such as Oils, Gouache, Monotype, Serigraph, Block Print, Etching etc. The only odd man out is my digital work, which is just another printmaking process to me. Digital or Giclee prints offer me a fast way of reproducing some of my art in a very economical way as far as time and labor are concerned which in turn makes these affordable to the public. I have an enormous amount of ideas and I find that the computer is a great tool to be used by the artist."

Thanks Edwin... you are amazingly talented and we appreciate all that you do!  Please keep creating.

Visit and "Like" Edwin's Facebook page at:

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Just Modern's new store in Palm Springs, CA

We are so excited to have finally moved into our new store location in Palm Springs, CA.  While it's only 30ft away from our first store's location, the space and views at the new Just Modern Store really highlight the art, furniture and decor of our partners and artists!

Storefront on N. Palm Canyon Drive

Beautiful inspiring

Panoramic interior photo...loads of space to display art, furniture and decor 

Retro Bullet Planter display... we love color!

So much art!!

Located at 901 N Palm Canyon Drive #101, we are in the heart of Palm Spring's Uptown Design District.  The district has proven to be "the" place for residents and visitors to shop, drink, eat and play.

If you are in town, please stop by and check us out!  

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Just Modern sponsors Modernism Week 2013

Modernism Week 2013 is right around the corner...have you purchased your tickets?

The 8th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Week event is actually 11 days (February 14th - 24th, 2013).  With over 100 events to choose from, this will prove to be the best year ever!

Visit to see a list of available events from cocktail parties, home tours, bus tours, vintage car and trailer shows, concerts, fashion shows, lectures, films and more.

Just Modern Inc is a very proud sponsor of Modernism Week 2013!  We are so excited to be participating in the Prefab Showcase and Modern Living Expo this year along with many other cool and unique vendors.   

The Prefab Showcase will include our friends:

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Just Modern is Palm Springs Life Magazine

We are very happy to life and work in such a great town!
Thanks Palm Springs Life

Just Modern Inc
901 N Palm Canyon Drive #105
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Modernism Week is right around the corner!

Palm Springs Modernism Week is right around the corner.  Tickets for this amazing week go on sale in September!  Check out after September 1, 2012 and purchase your tickets before they are sold out.

photo courtesy of Palm Springs Modernism Week

If you are looking for a great time, Palm Springs Modernism Week is 11 days in February (14th - 24th)!  There are many events occurring which include Home Tours, Bus Tours, Parties, Lectures and Films.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Mid-Century Family Vacation

1960's family vacation...these images are what I remember from our family road trips. Do they bring you back in time? The colors and architecture serve as inspiration for our search for cool Just Modern products.