Palm Springs has no shortage of architecturally famed buildings. From Albert Frey’s docked-in-a-boulder masterpiece to the sprawling Sunnylands Estate, iconic design is in the desert city’s DNA. So when Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield of Woodson & Rummerfield were in need of a destination to host a Modernism Week event in honor of their organization, Save Iconic Architecture, in conjunction with DECASO, it needed to be one that would seriously stun.
With its unique platform dedicated to both design and fine art, SF Fog Design + Art is known for criss-crossing the art and design wires. The fair’s mixer-like atmosphere served as DECASO’s inspiration when throwing an event at this year’s show; an intimate breakfast at Fort Mason’s beloved Greens Restaurant that brought together dealers, artists, and local interior designers.
What is American style? Is it C.Z. Guest photographed in front of her white column gazebo in Palm Beach? Truman Capote in his opulent, tchotchke-filled penthouse in Brooklyn? Or is it Bob Hope, who called a modernist, UFO-style structure in Palm Springs home? Not surprisingly, the idea of identifying a singular American style sparks edacious debate. Fortunately, for those of who crave an answer (or even just a bit of spirited interaction on the matter), the 92nd Street Y is tackling the sure-to-be-spitfire topic January 26-27, 2018 as part of their their real estate, architecture, and design summit, “City of Tomorrow.”
Ushering in its sweet sixteen the way only Miami Design week could, this year’s edition of the epic design week featured none other than a makeover (in the form of a posh new convention center), plenty of larger-than-life party décor (see Miami artist Peter Tunney’s shipwreck-style installation featuring Titanic-sized casino memorabilia beached in the sand just beyond the Faena Hotel), and a pop-up nightclub housed in an old 1920s film studio (courtesy of a partnership between German artist Carsten Höller and Fondazione Prada).