Everything you ever wanted to know about the Palm Springs or any other windmills, but were afraid to ask. KESQ-TV’s Gil Diaz goes behind the locked gates to reveal the “Secrets of the Windmills” Photographer-David Pena
Archive for February, 2008
Following with the over all modern look to Palm Springs comes the Port Lawrence Residences, newly offering a place for those modernists that cannot seem to feel at home in anything less than a true awe inspiring residence. Port Lawrence offers a wide variety of living arrangements, from studio lofts to penthouses and nearly everything in between.
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PALM SPRINGS, CA…February 6, 2008 -The Palm Springs Food & Wine Festival, a benefit for the Culinary Institute of America’s Endowed Scholarship Fund is presented by Wells Fargo and will be one of the most prestigious food and wine festivals in Southern California. Located at the Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs, this event will be uniquely educational in focus showcasing Palm Springs as a culinary destination.
This Festival is the only one of its kind on the West Coast as it benefits the premier culinary school in America, the Culinary Institute of America. Locally, the Festival also benefits the Desert AIDS Project whose mission is to provide crucial services for those with HIV & AIDS. In the spirit of these two organizations and their mission of education, the Festival and all of its partners will have educational components in each of the venues while the attendees experience the finest cuisine and wines from around the world. As an earth friendly event, the producers will be making every effort to use recycled products, biodegradable material, and limited power draw from the grids while being constantly aware of its overall footprint on the environment.
With the myriad of astounding architectural designs used in and around Palm Springs, it is obvious that some of the most notorious architects have lived or designed there. One of the more noteworthy ones being William Krisel, AIA of the firm Palm & Krisel which began it’s reign in 1924. Since 1954 William Krisel has been invariably building his fame and notoriety, literally, as a landscape architect and winning the hearts of many with his intriguing designs that have lasted over a duration of time. Some of his more popular designs have been used world wide as models for studies and instruction in the intricacies of modern architecture.
Over the course of his fifty-one year career, he is personally responsible for having designed well over thirty thousand domestic units in and around the Southern half of California. This incredible career began when he responded to an invitation from a close friend to design some houses in modern style which were to be named Royal Desert Palms. These distinguished homes are now referred to as Twin Palms due to the pair of Palm trees that accompanied each home. His resume contains such professionally designed buildings such as the Las Palmas Estates, the Sandpiper condominiums in Indian Wells and Palm Desert as well as numerous others. His reputation was rightly earned and it’s reach was far.
MODERNISM WEEK - PALM SPRINGS,CA
Palm Springs, CA is truly becoming a city that never rests. Although this might seem contradictory to the general atmosphere in the scenic town, it has begun to define the majority of activities there. With something going on nearly every week, it comes as no surprise to announce another awe inspiring occasion.
This annual event has gained notoriety for the exciting mosaic of a multitude of architectural and design programs and events that are taking place in Palm Springs. This collaboration between some of the hierarchical seats of power in Palm Springs, such as the Palm Springs Historical Society, Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, the Modernism Show, and the Palm Springs Art Museum is one sight you simply must see.
To attend this annual show is something to remember from the amazing sights to the splendor and grandeur of the scenic surroundings. With the focus set on architect and design, attendees are made privy to an awe inspiring collection of the old designs in conjunction with the new, bringing the past and the present into comparison to help re-invent Palm Springs and the beautiful history, both cultural and architectural. (more…)
Like a breath of fresh air on one of the dog days of summer, the Palm Springs Art Museum comes close to being a once in a lifetime experience. Located in the desert surrounded by the arresting beauty of this strange world that appears on the outside to have no life, the museum was once a center focused on educating locals and tourists about the desert and it’s different moods. Completely unlike the traditional museum, the Palms Springs Art Museum ventures into another realm of reality, one that challenges your very senses to explain what is in front of you.
An excellent website for the museum enables you a wide variety of choices to view some of the most unusual displays that were produced by artists and arranged for the purpose viewing them. With colors and shapes, these artists that have supplied art to the museum that speaks many ideas, emotions, and portrayals. If you have found yourself slowly drifting away from nature, your help to regain that commune with yourself and the inner peace available for us all is possibly in these amazing displays. When acknowledged as works of art, (more…)