Palm Springs Life Magazine February 2012

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ON THE COVER - Santa Fe Federal Savings & Loan. J. Paul Getty Trust. Used with Permission. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library at The Getty Research Institute


A Space for Design
By Matthew Link. Photography by Julius Shulman.
Palm Springs Art Museum is transforming a midcentury modern classic into a destination to celebrate the masters.

The Lost Krisel
By Greg Archer. Photography by Tom Brewster.
After a neighbor's sharp eye pegs a south Palm Desert house as a design by William Krisel, the architect recalls drawing the plans for the property, which is on the market again.

Dejà New
By Matthew Link. Photography by Dan Chavkin.
Hipsters, Hollywood types, and architecture buffs are checking into the only hotel designed by John Lautner - in Desert Hot Springs.

Let The Sun Shine In
By Mona de Crinis.
Uptown Palm Springs embodies the spirit of a modernist village.

To Preserve and Collect
Owners of some of the finest classic automobiles roll into the desert to exhibit, compete, and celebrate.

From Broadway to Las Palmas and Back
By Matthew Link. Photography by Michael Childers.
Lyricist David Zippel finds inspiration to honor his Broadway mentor, Cy Coleman.

The Funny Face of Chicano Art
By Steven Biller. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.
Actor Cheech Marin uses his celebrity muscle to champion an unrecognized school of Mexican-American artists.


Editor's Letter
By Steven Biller.
Several events this month signal good times again in the desert.

By Janice Kleinschmidt.
Midcentury redux, Modernism Week Chair Jacques Caussin, and more.

By Jorie Parr. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.
El Paseo Jewelry's owner lives the life he was born into - surrounded by diamonds.

By Janice Kleinschmidt.
Winemaker Mike Grgich spreads cheer while wintering in the desert.

By Ellen Paris.
Dynamic healthcare issues create niche investment opportunities.

The Social Life
By Gloria Greer.
Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events.

By Sherryl Nova.
Turn vision into practical concepts.


This is Our Story
Edited by Janice Kleinschmidt.
College of the Desert is committed to student and community success.

El Paseo Catalogue
Edited by Mona de Crinis.
The ultimate guide to Palm Desert's avenue of elegance.

Desert Guide
Edited by Mona de Crinis.
The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resort Communities Convention and Visitors Authority.