Modernism Santa Barbara Show Closes April 15th

The Modernism show at Cabana Home Santa Barbara, Art + Form, featuring the furniture designs of Milo Baughman closes this week, Friday April 15th, 2016 at 6:00 PM. The Baughman designs on display from Thayer Coggin are extraordinary. Never before have we had a show with such depth in a particular period of American furniture. Though the designs were made as long … Read More


Welcome to Art + Form, our Spring event and show at Cabana Home Santa Barbara, featuring the work of famed California Modernist and mid-century furniture designer Milo Baughman and the contemporary abstract oil paintings by Brian Hollister. The show is produced in conjunction with Thayer Coggin, the manufacturer of Milo Baughman furniture since 1952, and the Edward Cella Gallery in … Read More

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2016 – Part III of III

The Mid-Century Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound The Christopher Kennedy Compound was billed as “the” event/venue of Modernism Week. The show house is set up as a non-profit with proceeds benefitting education and preservation of architecture throughout Palm Springs. Its’ estimated that 4,000 people toured this year’s show house. Excellent! Christopher Kennedy, a local Palm Springs decorator, is not … Read More

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2016 – Part II of III

THE DESERT EICHLER’S When I think of the romance of living in a mid-century home or driving a cool vintage car, the romance quickly gives way to my fear of the lack of features and conveniences. New comes with a warranty, its clean and its fresh and has the latest technology. Old comes with none of the above. Enter the … Read More

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2016 – Part I of III

The Design Guy is just back from Modernism Week in Palm Springs and it was truly a celebration of everything modern, from mid-century interior design, to architects and furniture, to fashion, and celebrities. The mission of Modernism Week is “to celebrate and foster appreciation of mid-century architecture and design,” and that it did. There was more than one red carpet … Read More

Steve Thompson in Detroit: The Design Guy Does The Motor City, Part III of III

The tour continued down the Merchants Row shopping area on the city’s most famous street, Woodward Avenue. We passed by the block with the curious painted steel beams sticking out of the ground which Bruce told us was… …it was the site of the famed J.L. Hudson Department Store, now a parking lot with steel girders exposed like a contemporary sculpture (also owned … Read More

STEVE THOMPSON in DETROIT: The Design Guy does the Motor City, Part I of III

Yellowstone National Park Downtown Detroit “Hiking Yellowstone for my Birthday or exploring downtown Detroit” hmmm… “Hiking Yellowstone for my Birthday or exploring downtown Detroit” hmmm… The historic Yellowstone Inn, Yellowstone National Park The Aloft Hotel at The David Whitney, Detroit, MI You may wonder, with Yellow Stone as an option, how is Detroit even in the running? My interest was piqued … Read More