Next Saturday, October 12 from 8am to 12pm, celebrate with the Paul Kaplan Group and Modern Bear at our second Modernism Yard Sale
Modernism Week returns to Palm Springs October 11-14 for a Kick-off Weekend of double-decker bus and walking tours, parties and our Modernism Yard Sale. Our first Modernism Yard Sale last Feb. left people clamoring for more so we’re here to oblige.
We are full and excited by our fabulous vendors selling Mid-Century modern pieces. Here’s a taste to whet your appetite.
- Jacques Caussin: Kosta Boda decorative glass and French ’50s ceramics
- Tayva Martinez: Knoll & Heywood Wakefield furniture, vintage textiles and dinnerware from Homer Laughlin, Red Wing and Syracuse.
- Boulevard: Shop at 800 N Palm Canyon Drive, fantastic Milo Baughman Sofa and chairs at the sale
- Deja Vu Vintage Finery: Shop at 664 n Palm Canyon Drive, at the sale great men’s and women’s one of a kind vintage at sale prices!
- Vintage Americano: Classic vintage jeans, wall sculpture by Curtis Jere, Mid-Century West German vases.
- Kristi Yelich: Phyllis Morris end tables, vintage bar ware and ’60s casual wear
- GoModRetro: Furniture dealers from Huntington Beach, Danish modern Sofas, Chairs and end tables, Mid-Century decor
- Jim at Kimoclutter: American Martinsville dining set, Brown Jordan “Regent Alumicane” patio furniture, and a large Redwood slab desk.
- Swank Interiors: Shop at 462 S Palm Canyon Dr, vintage tea carts, Mid-Century wall art, and decorative glass and bar ware at the sale
- Celia Mason: ’70s Haeger Pottery, Raymor Pottery, vintage jewelry, Mid-Century art and textiles.
- Tricia Jurovic & Tina Kastelan: vintage Knoll pieces.
Modernism Yard Sale is hosted by the Paul Kaplan Group and Modern Bear
Tasty Treats and maybe some Tall Tales to share with friends. We’ll see you there!
Questions? Contact Chris Bale: 323-632-1701
Check out the Modernism Week site for information on all the weekend’s events.
We have some exciting new Mid-Century modern listings at the Paul Kaplan Group. See them here at PaulKaplanGroup.com
Don’t forget Gary Johns’ popular talk “Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs” on Sunday, October 12 at 10 at the Palm Springs Women’s Club - it’s free with prior reservation - details here. We’ll be there!!
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Palm Springs 75, today is the birthday celebration for our beloved city of Palm Springs. 75 years of a sun-filled and fun lifestyle that is a hallmark of our city. We love all of Palm Springs’ history but here at the Paul Kaplan Group we celebrate our mid-century past and the architecture that has made Palm Springs famous.
Join us for the free city birthday party at the O’Donnell Golf Course from 3 to 9 pm today for food, fireworks and festivities. We are celebrating all the decades of our history and the Paul Kaplan Group is helping celebrate the Alexanders. Look for the Alexander banners and come by to say hello.
Enjoy the Palm Springs 75 celebration and don’t miss the fireworks!!
Here are a few Alexander Construction Co. homes to get you in the mood to celebrate, for more call Paul at 760-459-1396 or visit our website www.PaulKaplanGroup.com
Modernism Week Meet-Up
It’s been a busy week for the Paul Kaplan Group in Palm Springs at Modernism Week. We love modernism, supporting our community & taking care of our clients. So we’ve been busy entertaining, volunteering, participating and of course showing property.
This is some of what our group has been up to during Modernism Week.
Check out the Desert Sun article on our Modernism Yard Sale.
Call us at 760-459-1396
Visit us at 1701 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Food, Fun and Fabulous Shopping!!
Celebrate with the Paul Kaplan Group at our Modernism Week Yard Sale
Sunday, February 24 8am to 1pm
hosted by the Paul Kaplan Group and Modern Bear
Tasty Treats and maybe some Tall Tales to share with friends
Want to sell stuff at our Modernism Week Yard Sale?
For Booth Info, Email Chris Bale at: email@example.com
We’ll see you there!
Check out the Modernism Week site for information on all the week’s events.
We have some exciting new mid-century modern listings at the Paul Kaplan Group. See them here at www.PaulKaplanGroup.com
This lecture and tour by the Palm Springs Art Museum about the Mid-Century Modern Racquet Club Garden Villas is a great opportunity this coming weekend to get a peek at the villas designed by William Cody and built by Paul Trousdale. Originally part of the famous Racquet Club, the villas were intended to give guests privacy but easy access to resort activities.
A Desert Oasis at the Mid-Century Modern Racquet Club Garden Villas
Lushly landscaped by Philip A. Shipley, landscape architect to celebrities such as Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra and Steven Spielberg, the complex boasts a babbling brook, amazing views, beautiful pool and mature plantings that have created an oasis in the desert at the Mid-Century Modern Racquet Club Garden Villas.
Its Biker Weekend in Palm Springs, but why not ride your hog up to the Palm Springs high desert for the 2012 Hwy 62 Art Tours?
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ART TOURS
Conceived in 2001 as a festival for all the arts, with 24 participating artists, the Hwy 62 Art Tours now features close to 200, including those working in music, literary, performance and visual arts.
“Open Studios” are still the main feature. A steadily growing number of artists open their homes and studios to an ever-expanding public. Each reflects the unlikely growth of the arts in this remote Palm Springs high desert community.
Along with the growing Art Tours, this past decade has seen the rise of a thriving arts community, where cultural events occur year-round. Hwy 62 Art Tours is the premiere arts event of the year in this unique place, when the local community welcomes the world to have a look.
For more information visit: http://www.hwy62arttours.com/
The Paul Kaplan Group, Inc. is in the planning stages of opening a satelite Real Estate office in the high desert (Pioneer Town). While touring art, if you fall in love with the beauty of the high desert and see yourself wanting a home there, please give us a call! We’re excited to introduce our clients to this unique Southern California environment! 760-285-8559.
There’s always something exciting going on in Palm Springs….
Do you love film? Check out the 18th annual Short Fest in Palm Springs, America’s largest and best festival featuring award-winning films, tributes, nightly receptions and more- The week long celebration features the best new short films from around the world, featuring over 320 new films.
When: June 19-25, 2012
Where: Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs
More info and tickets at 760-778-8979
Palm Springs Modernism Week starts February 17. Hoards of Mid-Century design and architecture fans will be embracing Palm Springs, the mecca for Mid-Century design. This is an excellent opportunity to visit some mid-century real estate, currently on the market, that we have available for sale here at The Paul Kaplan Group. The following will be open the weekend of Feb. 18 and 19th in Palm Springs
Address: 2155 George Drive, Palm Springs
Open House Dates and Times:
Saturday, February 18, 1-4:00 PM
Year Built: 1959 Price: $339,000
Neighborhood: Racquet Club Road Estates
Description: Classic Alexander home designed by Palmer & Krisel. Vaulted, gabled roof, beamed tongue and groove ceiling, and decorative wall of block along the façade creates an intimate courtyard setting. Spacious 3 BD/2BA, lots of light throughout and large private pool. Private casita with kitchenette and bath! Great sunset and mountain views on this quiet cul-de-sac property.
Address: 3440 E. Paseo Barbara, Palm Springs
Open House Dates and Times:
Sunday, February 19, 12-3:00 PM
Year Built: 1961 Price: $379,000
Neighborhood: El Rancho Vista Estates
Description: Beautifully updated 3BD/2BA remodeled home designed in the early 1960s, by famed Palm Springs architect, Donald Wexler. A resort style pool and spa highlights the home, complete with tanning decks, pool benches and fountains….the centerpiece of the Palm Springs desired lifestyle. The home was restored top to bottom, new kitchen and baths, flooring, and systems. Concrete style custom tile floors throughout, new stainless appliances, Caesar stone style counter tops, all add to the home’s sleek modern design.
Address: 590 N. Paseo De Anza, Palm Springs
Open House Dates and Times:
Saturday, February 18, 12-3:00 PM
Year Built: 1961 Price: $395,000
Neighborhood: Movie Colony East/Ruth Hardy Park
Description: Mid-century bungalow, updated throughout. Modern sleek lines, meticulously updated 3 BD/2BA home. Remodeled kitchen boasts new cabinets and quartz-style countertops. New sliding windows open onto spacious outdoor deck with lovely ground-buried fire pits, a charming setting to enjoy mountain and sunsest views. Spacious lot with ample room for pool.
Address: 242 NE Cerritos Drive, Palm Springs
House Dates and Times:
Saturday, February 18, 12-3:00 PM
Year Built: 1955 Price: $449,000
Neighborhood: Sunrise Park
Description: Mid-century modern fans- here’s your own private compound in the heart of Palm Springs. Updated throughout, this 1950′s home has vintage modern charm, for your Palm Springs Weekend getaway or full time living. The great room plan features a brick fireplace, and large open kitchen with granite counters. Glass sliders open to the outdoor pool area, featuring amazing views of our glorious San Jacinto Mountains. The property is fully gated from the street, with desert low maintenance landscaping, providing a unique private environment for your desert escape.
If you’re like more info on these homes or any Palm Springs properites, feel free to call us at 760-459-1396. Or visit us at the Modernism Week Show at the Palm Springs Convention Center, Feb. 17 to Feb 20. www.PaulKaplanGroup.com
Palm Springs Modernism Week- Event highlights-
The offerings this year of mid-century themed events, forums, and general fun activities in Palm Springs for Modernism Week is rich and abundant, as usual. To further spice up this year many new retail design-focused mod style storefronts have opened their doors with enticing objects! They further excite and entreat strolling on Palm Canyon in the famed Uptown District, to make this perhaps an even more exciting year for modernism enthusiasts who also like to do a bit of mod-shopping between films and forums. The Palm Springs Uptown District now looks the perfect stage for Mod and is!
The Paul Kaplan Group just received the schedule of films and forums being presented by our friends at Design Onscreen 4th Annual Archituree and Design Film Series. A variety of subjects will be covered, relating to general architecture, cultural interest and abundant offerings for mid-century aficionados, as part of the celebration of Modernism Week, February 19th to the 22nd.
Where to begin, in some cases, it’s a who’s who of the protean influencers with something extra on top, as in, let’s have lunch with Donald Wexler the ultra-innovative designer (pioneer in the use of steel) and the director, Jake Gorst of the film being presented, “Journeyman Architect: The Life and Work of Donald Wexler.” Take a stroll on Palm Canyon Boulevard in the Uptown District, and then take in the film “with gorgeous cinematography”, “Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island” heralding and highlighting the influence of the post-war greats (Albert Frey, Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson, to name a few) focused on Long Island, New York’s architectural gems. THEN, top this off with a reception at TRIO with the director.
For Alexander construction fans, make space in your calendar to view the film and the rare opportunity to have lunch with William Krisel “who brought modernism to the masses”. The documentary will be of particular interest to any who are not in-depth familiar with his 1930’s roots in China or critical review commentaries by his peer group.
If you’re interested in socio/cultural complexities of designing and building massive public projects, take in the film “Bird’s Nest” a Palm Springs premiere on the design and construction of Beijing’s 100,000 seat National Stadium. Also insightful culturally, is the film “Unfinished Spaces” which portrays three ambitious young architects against the backdrop of Castro’s early regime, an artistic peak, then languishing; but promises a full circle closure to a new peak attained in our current time. We are inspired by happy endings.
Another Palm Springs premiere, “John Portman: A Life of Building”, “an intimate portrait”, who can resist! There are another dozen, all of equal merit or interest to us; we will make more room on our calendar!
We look forward to seeing you at these events. Tickets sell out quickly so best to plan in advance if you would like to attend any of these offerings.
DESIGN ONSCREEN & Palm Springs Modernism Week