Modernism Week 2013
Modernism Week in Palm Springs began this last Friday and due to the success of the small Modern Marketplace they did last year, this year the promoters decided to do up big…in a big top tent.
We were honored to be asked to participate (they imagined it like a mini Dwell) and decided to use the venue to launch our new Plexi House Numbers. We thought we’d share some of the highlights of the first weekend in case you wanted to head out there to catch the second weekend. The weather was fantastic!
Our booth was really nice right in the middle of the tent with our very own tree. We featured all of our designs including the Circle Pot, the Orbit, Iron Spheres, Clam Chairs and, of course the City Planters with our new Plexi Numbers.
I really love how Cristina, our planting genius, has been using Tillandsias mounted on branches to plant the City Planters too. They are so unique.
And look exceptionally good with the new Plexi Numbers.
These striking Sanseverias looked amazing in our new Brushed Aluminum City Planters. We only had a prototype to display at the show, but I think they are going to be exceptional…lightweight, non-rusting and super modern. They were a big hit.
Besides our booth, I was mad for these exceptionally designed coat racks from Blue Dot. They just make you happy.
I liked a lot of furniture from them. They have a store on Melrose, but are based in Minneapolis. They were very happy to be in Palm Springs.
Our neighbor was an exceptional designer of lighting and furniture, Brandon Morrison of Whyrhymer.
We loved how he used wood and ceramics and glass in his designs and his wood working was truly exceptional. He has a showroom on La Brea and also does custom work.
This was a concept that I could really get excited about…semihandmade. The idea here is to have you buy all your cabinetry from Ikea-let them measure, etc. but you just don’t buy the door covers. Then these guys make you beautiful customized door panels. It’s a brilliant concept for about a quarter of the price of true custom-made cabinets. All done in Southern California but shipped anywhere in the country!
Love Urbio. They were on the show Shark Tank and it was fun hearing about their experience. Watch their episode here…very interesting.
The Palm Springs store Pelago had a nice booth including this brand-new re-issue of the Russel Wright Residential Melamine collection. I love melamine.
Another amazing find was Modology of Ohio. They make these incredible lucite credenzas but also amazing art work. I really enjoyed seeing what they were up to.
This mobile was made with paint brush handles…genius!
These planters (featured recently in Garden Design Magazine) are from Steel Life. We will very shortly be carrying some of their amazing designs at Potted. Look for them.
And how could you go to Palm Springs without flamingos? Actually the True Value Hardware store which had a booth is very high end there and loved the flamingos so much they actually rescued them from near extinction. So now you know where to get them.
There are also a couple of pre-fab houses and this very cool Silver Bullet trailer and next weekend there will be more and different vendors not to mention all the house tours and fabulous parties and restaurants and…oh, you should just go. And if you do, come by and say hi.
Tags: Blu Dot, Circle Pot, City Planter, City Planters, modern design, Modern House Numbers, modernism week, Modology, Orbit, palm springs, Pelago, Plexi Numbers, Russel Wright, semihandmade, Whyrhymer