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Since 2010 thousands of vintage lovers have flocked to the Quen Mary to take part in the Inspiration vintage fashion exhibition. This year's Inspiration show is moving to the Spruce Goose Dome, where visitors can expect more than 150 exhibitors.
Vintage Clothing and Swimwear from Love Spy Vintage at Inspiration 2011. Photo by Sasha Milena.
Expect to see items ranging from American vintage apparel manufactured from the 1900s-1980s to surf and skate exhibitors. Also, every show has a big European and Japanese presence. Along with fashion, the event promises live music, retro cars and bicycles, and food trucks.
The two-day event will kick off on Feb. 7 at vintage store Inretrospect on 4th Street Retro Row in Long Beach. The vintage clothing, art and furniture store will host the kick off cocktail party at from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Inspiration will take over the Spruce Goose Dome Friday, Feb. 8 from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 9. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://inspirationla.com.
The annual Palm Springs Modernism Week 2011 proved to be the largest and most event-packed mid-century celebration yet.
Mid-Century Original Art
Palm Springs Modernism Show 2011
Vintage Ceramic Owl from Grain
With over 85 exclusive dealers, the Modernism Show is truly the highlight of Modernism Week. The show was extended to 4 days instead of 3 which allowed buyers and visitors to enjoy an extra day to view the outstanding collections of exhibitors from all over the U.S.
Clothing by designer Trina Turk Grain from Los Angeles
Several dealers from Antique and Retro Shopper's Map were in Palm Springs showing their most exquisite and unique pieces for Modernism: Off the Wall from Los Angeles, Xcape from Long Beach, and The Atomic Bazaar from San Diego.
Monkey Face Girl Poster from Off The Wall
Sculpture from Off The Wall, Los Angeles
Side Chairs from Xcape
Xcape from Long Beach, CA
Verner Panton Orange Cone Chair from The Atomic Bazaar
The Atomic Bazaar from San Diego, CA
Maisonry from Napa Valley exhibited eclectic pieces like an old children's tricycle and two French FK Bucket Chairs designed by Preban and Kastoln.
Old Children's Tricycle from Maisonry in Napa Valley
Maisonry not only has an outstanding gallery but also host wine tastings and private events.
American Airlines Paris Poster
Visitors of Palm Springs Modernism Show 2011
Work by Sculptor Stan Bitters
The PS Modernism Show was produced by Dolphin Promotions and organizer Gordon Merkle said, "This year we have brought on a dozen new dealers and have coordinated a Vintage Car Show as a part of the event." Merkle also recognized the sponsorship of The City of Palm Springs and appreciates their collaboration and support for the show.
Horse Sculpture Wood Sculpture
Buyers at the Palm Springs Modernism Show
Mid-Century Original Art
Ornate White Mirror
Large Baseball Player Wood Sculpture from Off The Wall
Wood Sculpture display in lobby of Palm Springs Convention Center Silent Auction
The Queen of Vintage, Kathleen Schaaf, was joined by fashion lovers aboard the Queen Mary on Saturday, Feb 12th as part of the Inspiration 2011: vintage, fashion, art and culture event.
Vintage Clothing from Kathleen Schaaf's Retro Row 4th St. Shop, Meow
Owner of Meow and vintage fashion connoisseur, Kathleen Schaaf, was featured as the Queen of Vintage after the release of the book Vol. 2 Queen of Vintage. The book was produced by Rin Tanaka as a part of his book series, "My Freedamn" and features photographs of vintage clothing, accessories, and unique finds.
Vintage Accessories from Meow
Schaaf feels honored to be dubbed the Queen of Vintage and said, "Rin would come to me to find items to shoot for his previous books and I always had something he was looking for." The Queen has a broad and unique collection of vintage finds she has collected over the past 30 years. She says she finds all of her items the "old-fashioned way" and buys directly from old closed department stores or factories.
Vintage Boots from Meow
Schaaf specializes in finding dead-stock items and continues to find these type of items that have never been worn or used and many times still have the original tags. She says, "The vintage market has changed in the last decade and I see more of an eclectic trend." Although the market is changing she tries to cater to most people's eclectic needs whether it be military, surf, or punk.
Vintage Swimwear from Love Spy Vintage
The event featured many dealers and artists from the U.S. and other countries all using vintage as their inspiration. A very vintage couple from Colorado featured their quality items at this years show. Love Spy Vintage is owned by Samantha Perala sells vintage clothing and superior quality dead-stock swimwear. Maxwell Shesto showed off his custom wallets that are sure to appeal to any vintage lover.
Handmade wallets by Maxwell Shesto
Vintage Clothing and Swimwear from Love Spy Vintage
Ryota Sakai from Japan keeps his Shopper's Map handy
Vendors came from all over and Ryota Sakai flew in all the way from Japan to present his vintage clothing and motorcycle gear. He also featured a new line of vintage-inspired men's shirts.
OC Style Japan by Ryota Sakai
Artist, Jeff Decker standing next to his sculpture: "Flat Out At Bonneville"
Jeff Decker creates bronze sculptures of motorcycles, cars, or anything mechanical. The sculpture pictured above is a recreation of Rollie Free's record breaking ride in 1948 where he rode a Vincent HRD for 7 1/2 miles accelerating up to the speed of 162 mph and 165 mph with his clothes off.
Sculpture by Jeff Decker
Decker is a registered and endorsed artist for Harley Davidson and the only guy around that can put a Harley Davidson logo on his work. Visit Jeff Decker's website: www.jeffdeckerstudio.com to view more art or check out his Blog to view photos of his creative process.
Troy Lee Designs
Southern California based Troy Lee Designs presented their Steve McQueen clothing line. An amazing selection of custom helmets flew off the shelf along with bike inspired clothing made in the U.S.
"On Any Sunday" helmet designed by Troy Lee
Colorful and unique helmet designs by Troy Lee
Troy Lee Designs launched a new store last summer in Costa Mesa where many of their popular lines, including the Steve McQueen merchandise, can be found.
Braniff Airlines Uniforms designed by Emilio Pucci (photo via travelsentry)
The 11-day internationally acclaimed Palm Springs Modernism Festival features a variety of exciting events that will include the Modernism Show, film screenings, architecture tours, glamorous parties, art exhibitions, a car show, a vintage airline uniform exhibit, and much more.
Welcome to Palm Springs, CA !
The West-coast premeire of the Braniff vintage airline uniform collection will be exhibited at the Riviera Hotel with the opening reception on Wednesday, February 22nd. The exhibit features the work from 1960's fashion designers Terry Labus for Nardis, Halston, and Emillio Pucci.
Albert Frey photograph
There will be over 50 events for participants to enjoy and experience at this year's festival. Several art exhibits will be held throughout the festival including the photography of Albert Frey. The free exhibit will run Feb 17-27th at the Micheal H. Lord Gallery.
Palm Springs Modernism Show
The Modernism Show and Silent Auction is the hightlight of the festival. Dealers and collectors from around the world will be attending the show in Palm Springs Convention Center.
Collectors and Guests of Palm Springs Modernism Week
Danish 1950s Valet Chair in Teak and Oak designed by Hans Wegner
Participants will have a variety of events to choose from 6th Annual Modernism Week 2011. For tickets and full schedule of events for Modernism Week visit www.modernismweek.com
Adams Avenue Antique Row in San Diego is a unique district with a variety of antique and vintage stores offering a range of items from antique custom furniture to pottery and collectables.
Vintage sign: Adams Avenue Normal Heights Business District
The historical Normal Heights Business District or also known as Adams Avenue was founded in 1906 and is located between Interstates 805 and 15.
Antique Row Cafe on Adams Avenue
Accessories from Hezzy's Antiques
Hezzy's Antiques, Retro & Rags is a fun store with very affordable prices. Owner, Heather Schwartz describes her store as having everything from A to Z!
Vintage "Ike and Nixon" Sign from Hezzy's Antiques
Visit Hezzy's Antiques, Retro and Rags * 2831 Adams Avenue * San Diego, CA * 619.563.5490. Find an affordable selection of vintage jewelry, antique furniture, vintage clothing, fine art, accessories, crystal and china.
Visit more stores on Adams Avenue:
Resurrected Furniture Consignment & Collectibles * 2814 Adams Ave, San Diego * 619.283.3318 ,* Antiques, collectibles, eclectic furnishings, furniture, lighting, books, pottery, and decorator accessories.
Shopper's Map provides the best Antique, Vintage and Retro shopping guides in all of Southern California and now we are bringing you the best of California's central coast. Get ready to experience the eye-popping scenery of California's Wine Country and discover a world of antiques in the quaint towns of the central coast. Here is a sneak peak of some of the amazing places we visited.
Fine Jewelry from Antiques on Monterey
Antiques on Monterey
Antiques on Monterey is located in the historical mission town of San Luis Obispoand is only a little less than 200 miles North of Los Angeles. Antiques on Monterey has a bit of everything including fine antique furniture, antique jewelry, silver, pottery, and glass. Find them on 1599 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. 805-783-1599.
Drive about 20 miles northwest on Pacific Coast Highway and you will find Highway 41 Antique Emporium in Morro Bay. This place is huge with over 12,000 square feet and tons of experienced vendors. Find lighting, art, and vintage jewelry, vintage posters, antique furniture, and much more!
Vintage Wedding Carriage from Highway 41 Antique Emporium
Wooton Desk from Highway 41 Antique Emporium
Visit Highway 41 Antique Emporium on 520 Atascadero Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442. 805-771-8000. Also visit the Highway 41 Antique Emporium Blog to preview inventory and be the first to know when a new item arrives.
More Central Coast Stores
Antique Boutique Collectibles *1019 Broad Street * San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 * 805-541-4760
Antique Mall in Santa Maria * 1539 Broadway * Santa Maria, CA 93454 * 805-922-6464
At Hom has opened a new store in San Diego! The official grand opening was held on Friday, November 12th at the new store's location in San Diego's Little Italy. This sophisticated 'Mad Men' themed party welcomed guests with a rolled out red carpet and a lighted up glamourous entry.
At Hom San Diego Grand Opening
Furniture and Decor from At Hom San Diego
Little Italy boasts the unique Art and Design district of San Diego. This distinctive neighborhood has a very New York SoHo kind of feel with a variety of art galleries, design centers, and antique stores. At Hom is in the heart of this district with over 4000 sq ft of incredible furniture, unique art, and professional design services .
Guests enjoying the At Hom San Diego Grand Opening
The second At Hom store in San Diego opens after many successful years in Palm Springs. Make sure and check out At Hom Palm Springs store on Perez.
The At Hom Crew: Scot, Lee, Arthur, and Richard
At Hom San Diego decor and accessories
Guests deciding which art piece to purchase
This family felt right at home in the comfy oversized chair
At Hom San Diego
The Grand Opening for At Hom's San Diego location was a huge success. At Hom brings a new level of style , personality, and sophistication to San Diego and they were welcomed with open arms.
At Hom 2310 Kettner Blvd. Suite B Little Italy San Diego, CA 92101