Modernism Week in Palm Springs is just around the corner, and Atomic Ranch is getting ready! Celebrate and discover Mid Century Modern architecture while soaking up that desert sunshine and sipping on some cocktails. Pack your shades and sandals and come on out to join us! We’ll be there, and you can catch us at our event.
Atomic Ranch at Modernism Week 2023: A Du Bois Talk + Tour with H3K
Spend an afternoon with the editors at Atomic Ranch and get an up-close-and-personal tour of a recently renovated Modernism Week Featured Home: Hi-Sun. This 1963 model home for Las Palmas Summit Estates was designed by Charles Du Bois, the architect who designed the iconic ‘Alohauses’ in Vista Las Palmas, as well as the condominiums in Canyon Estates.
The 1963 home was built by the Alexander Construction Company and is now the personal residence of Kevin Kemper and Howard Hawkes of H3K Home + Design, and they are welcoming Mid Century Modernism enthusiasts into their home for a talk and tour. Over cocktails and snacks, they’ll tell you how they’ve renovated their home to preserve its historical integrity, but also adapt it for 21st century living. Before and after their informal presentation, you’ll get to tour the home and visit with Kevin, Howard, and the Atomic Ranch team.
Jickie Torres, Atomic Ranch Brand Leader and author of Atomic Ranch’s book Remodeled Marvels, describes what excites her about this home in particular: “It’s always a real treat to peek inside the home of a designer. And with our event at Howard and Kevin’s home it’s like double the oohs and ahhs because of how much love and veneration there is for both of them and their design work as H3K. I feel like there’s so much to learn about how a designer creates—and troubleshoots—for their own space. Make no mistake, though, there are some gorgeous elements that I think fans of their work might be surprised to see—maybe some unexpected design touches.”
As to the event itself, Jickie says, “For me, H3K embodies Palms Springs and we’ve come to associate their fun colorful approach as inextricable from Palm Springs. Their work is vibrant and elegant, thoughtful and so detail-oriented. I think what people get excited about with our events with Howard and Kevin is that they get to hear firsthand about their process and learn from that but also get to pick their brain about design and decorating through our Q&A.”
This talk + tour will take place on Friday, February 17. Learn more here.
Check out the lineup of Modernism Week 2023 events here. If you’re looking for more information about where to stay or what to do while in Palm Springs, keep reading about Hotel Lautner and Our Favorite Palm Springs Mod Week Spots. Learn more about Du Bois’ designed Canyon Estates and and a rescued Alohaus home. And of course, for more on Atomic Ranch at Modernism Week 2023, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest for more Atomic Ranch articles and ideas!