monica orozco

Wigging Out

For photographer 
Monica Orozco, self-expression 
is all about the frippery.

Emily Chavous Arts & Entertainment, Watch & Listen - Modern

CAMEO It’s midafternoon on a weekday in the Movie Colony neighborhood of Palm Springs and self-portrait photographer Monica Orozco is lounging around the plush bedroom of a midcentury estate. “I should probably put a bit of lipstick on,” she says, pursing her lips at the vanity mirror. She swivels open a stick of MAC lip color and swipes on the

Robert Imber

Architectural Ace

Robert Imber has made it his mission to tell the Palm Spring story as a passionate advocate for its architecture.

JIM POWERS Modernism, Watch & Listen - Modern

Robert Imber recalls coming to Palm Springs with his parents during much of his childhood, but recalls nothing about the architecture. Now he can’t stop talking about it. Imber is the best ambassador of architecture that Palm Springs could ever hope for. He runs his own tour service, Palm Springs Modern Tours, which he began when he moved to the

Homestead Modern Taps Into Cabin Retreat

The next wave of high tech meets the desert development. Organic apple vinegar applied to raw steel gives this rustic patina finish to each Homestead Modern cabin.

Maria Zang Modernism, Watch & Listen - Modern 0 Comments

Dave McAdam of Homestead Modern is banking on the current wave of baby boomers who want to recapture the homesteader wave of 50 years ago in the high desert area north of Palm Springs.

Maximum Minimalism

The Palm Springs Art Museum propels modernism to the forefront with its new Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion.

Stewart Weiner Modernism, Watch & Listen - Modern 0 Comments

The design motif of midcentury modern and the buildings created here in that aesthetic are now the subject of best-selling coffee-table books, entries in national architectural registers, and the focus of the annual 10-day celebration called “Modernism Week.”