After trudging through the sand from Kate’s Lazy Desert, next stop was Looney Dunes. Aptly named as I soon discovered. The owners, Phillip Maberry & Scott Walker, are artists. Their creations are sculptures that appear to be colorful pool floats!
Moored in the desert sand dunes and caught in cactus gardens it is impossible not to smile at their juxtaposition.
You may remember their previous home, immortalized by the B-52′s in their video for the band’s hit song, Love Shack.
Yup, it’s true. And if you look closely that’s an afro-ed RuPaul in the white halter top dancing in the living room!
If you never have had the chance to peer through the plate glass windows of the iconic Eames House in Pacific Palisades, don’t miss your chance. The living room has been recreated inside the museum as it was left after Ray’s death in 1988.
What I have always loved about Southern California Modernism is its optimism. How can you not be happy, as the morning sun streams through sliding glass windows.
It’s a mad, mod morning here in rainy?! Palm Springs.
We are assured that there will be sun tomorrow when Modernism Week bursts forth. The next 10 days will be a whirlwind of activity celebrating the mid century modern architecture that has put our fair city on the architectural map.
I’ll be volunteering at several house tours this weekend, so stop and say hello.
In celebration of Modernism Week, I’ve been working on some art pieces. Here’s what I’ve cobbled together. It’s an ode to my neighborhood, in collage form. I hope you enjoy them.