Saturday, November 26, 2011

Palm Springs' Martinis anyone? Modernism Week of parties!

Palm Springs' Modernism Week 2012 is packed full of fun! When you book your tickets for the events, shows and lectures, don't forget to book for the parties!  You can't come to Palm Springs and not have a Martini...Six parties to choose from:

Opening Night Cocktail Reception at the Elrod House
February 16th from 7-10pm

PS ModCom Annual Gala Benefit with a tribute to "The Party"
February 18th from 8-11pm

Monday Night Cocktail Party - TBD
February 20th

Tuesday Night Cocktail Party at the Hideaway Hotel
February 21st from 5-7pm

Wednesday Night Cocktail Party at the Desert Star Hotel
February 22nd from 5 - 7pm

PSPF Retro Martini Parry at The Maranz House aka Gull Wing House
February 24th from 5-8pm

Monday, November 21, 2011

Gainey Ceramics breaks out the old molds!

Gainey Ceramics started in 1949 when John Gainey purchased the pottery company he was working for.  Over the years, this California based company has delivered quality ceramic pots in a variety of styles and colors.

photo courtesy of Gainey Ceramics

Due to the recent mid-century modern buzz and popularity for authentic pottery, Gainey Ceramics decided to break out some of their old molds. We are very excited that they have reintroduced the Geo!

This beautiful mid-century modern pot comes in white matte (other colors too, but this is my favorite) and in three different sizes (12", 16" and 20").  I am very excited that we are able to now sell this amazing pot and look forward to Gainey's reintroduction of other molds!

Now available at Just Modern from $159 - $350

Monday, November 14, 2011

Modernism Week 2012 - It's not just about homes and decor...

Palm Springs Modernism Week is just around the corner.  This event last for 11 days beginning February 16, 2012 and is packed with so many different options (films, events, tours and lectures).  While many come to Modernism Week to view mid-century modern decor, design and architecture, I am most excited  to see the vintage cars, airstreams and travel trailers.

Monday, February 20th at 10:30am

This lecture by Jim Cherry is all about the concept cars of yesterday. When I heard about this, I immediately thought of the Batmobile and the Jetsons!  This lecture is $10 and will be held at the Hilton Hotel.

Monday, February 20th from 12 - 4 pm

This show is FREE and will be held at the Convention Center.  It is a great opportunity to see restored and well-maintained vintage automobiles.

Friday, February 24th  from 5 - 8 pm

This show is also FREE and will be held at the Desert Fashion Plaza.  There will be 20 vintage Airstreams and travels trailers on display.

Just Modern is a proud sponsor of
Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Modernism Week Cocktail Reception at the Elrod House

If you are planning your trip to Palm Springs for Modernism Week 2012, you might want to buy your tickets for the Opening Night Cocktail Reception at the Elrod House!

Measuring almost 9000 sq ft, this 5-Bed 5-Bath Palm Springs iconic home, designed by architect John Lautner, was built in 1968 for interior designer Arthur Elrod.

The home features some unique design elements like two 25-foot-wide hanging glass curtain walls that that retract to open the living room to the outside at the touch of a button. 

Don't miss this rare opportunity to mix and mingle with other enthusiasts!  

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mid-Century Modern Today!

Just Modern strives to find new products that represent the same sophistication, simplicity and style as those from the 50's-60's.  

The mid-century modern outdoor fireplace has a new look presented by ModFire

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The Cerno Group has an amazing collection of mid-century modern inspired light fixtures

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Haskell's mid-century modern style chaise lounge

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September Wren's unique photography style
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Finding Inspiration from the past!!

Just Modern combs through just about every book and magazine published regarding Mid-Century Modern decor and design for inspiration.  We also spend a considerable amount of time searching the Internet looking at authentic pieces and advertisements...could my job get any better?

But it doesn't stop there! Now I am addicted to movies made in the 50's and 60's that depict the life and glamour we strive for was simple, clean and kind of kitch, but in a good way!

Have you ever watched Pillow Talk?  Great design and very inspiring....