Palm Springs Life Magazine February 2013

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ON THE COVER - Desert House in Desert Hot Springs, by Marmol Radziner. Photography by David Glomb.


The Peek-A-Boo Painter
By Steven Biller.
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair honoree Mel Ramos says, "I'm not a "pin-up' artist."

Restoring the Past, Building a Future
By Lawrence Karol.
The L.A. architecture firm Marmol Radziner is revitalizing iconic modern houses - and transforming a 1960s bank into a world-class architecture and design center.

Most Endangered Modernism
By Linda L. Meierhoffer. Photography by Mark Davidson.
With Palm Springs Preservation Foundation safeguarding their integrity, these architectural gems might have a bright future.

Maximizing the Minimal
By Carolyn Patten. Photography by Lance Gerber/ Nu Vue Interactive.
With steel construction, bright orange sails, and outdoor showers, this new house brings innovative design to a classic Palm Springs neighborhood.

A Hip, Hot Block Party
By Mona de Crinis. Photography by Jules Moore.
The mod-obsessed Uptown district draws lovers of great design and afterhours action.

Fashion on the Edge
Photography by Trevor Brady.

Building on Last Century's Innovation
By Michael Stern.
Photography courtesy Palm Springs Historical Society, Palm Springs Art Museum, and
Palm Springs Life archives.
Desert architects worked in a new, modern idiom - and Palm Springs provided fertile ground for their brilliant designs.

Discovering Design
Go inside great desert residences at the 2013 Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert Home Tour.


Editor's Letter
By Steven Biller.
In timeless Palm Springs, modernism prevails.

By J. Everette Perry.
Modern women, hot plates, selling Palm Springs, and more!

By Lawrence Karol.
Stones of certain shades exude timely style.

By Janice Kleinschmidt. Photography by Mike Rosenthal.
Sitcom star Jesse Tyler Ferguson stands tall for gay rights.

Three wild nights of modernism, MoMA in Palm Springs, and Steve Chase honorees.

Market Watch
By Vic Cooper and Mike McDonald.
The return of real estate.

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

By Sherryl Nova.
Accept, let go, and manifest your dreams.


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

Desert Guide
Edited by Ebony March
Where to stay, play, and eat in the Greater Palm Springs area.