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Sharp Objects: Exploring the Victorian Colors of Towers, Turrets and More

08/08/18 specs+spaces staff

Looking to incorporate some Victorian color in your next project? Dunn-Edwards has a lot to choose from. We’ve put together a selection of historic Victorian color palettes from the Then Now and Forever Collection® to give you a little inspiration.

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Extreme Odyssey Museum Focus: Zeitz MOCAA

08/01/18 Grace Lennon

Thomas Heatherwick has created South Africa’s biggest art museum — by hollowing out the inside of a historic grain silo building. Described by the British designer as “the world’s tubiest building," the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, or Zeitz MOCAA, is set to become the world’s most important exhibition space for African art.

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Case Study: Clock, Waestman, Clock Law Offices

07/06/18 Sara McLean

​On Oct. 13, attendees will have a chance to tour the Clock, Waestman, Clock Law Offices, designed by renowned architect Edward Killingsworth with his firm Killingsworth, Brady, Smith (1957).

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The Hidden Frey: A Look at a Secret Gem

03/30/18 Sara McLean

The recent Spring Modernism Show in Palm Springs, Calif., provided an abundance of opportunities to view Mid-century architecture and design. One of the highlights during the event's variety of tours was "Hidden Frey."

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2018 Pasadena Showcase Celebrates 54 Years

03/30/18 Sara McLean

This year we celebrate the 54th year of the Pasadena Showcase House of Design. As one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the nation, the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts committee is ready to open this year's tour on April 22, 2018.

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2018 Chinese New Year: Celebrating the Year of the Dog

02/16/18 Sara McLean

Today, February 16, marks the Chinese New Year, which celebrates the Year of the Dog, and triggers one of the most colorful and exuberant global events of the year.

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Celebrate Mardi Gras! A Colorful and Historic Festival

02/13/18 Sara McLean

Happy Mardi Gras! This rich, historical festival tradition is traced back to medieval Europe and through the ages was brought to an area of land 60 miles south of New Orleans, Louisiana in 1699 by French-Canadian explore Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville. In 1703, this tiny settlement, called Fort Louis de la Mobile, celebrated America’s first Mardi Gras.

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Dunn-Edwards Helps Revamp Historic Desert Condo Complex

02/02/18 Sara McLean

​Palm Springs is alive with a colorful rebirth of Mid-century gems. Case in point: the Sunrise L’anai. In partnership with Dunn-Edwards, this historic condominium complex recently completed an exterior renovation.

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California Wildflowers Inspire The Saguaro Facelift

02/02/18 Sara McLean

During the past few months, a colorful renewal has taken place in Palm Springs. In partnership with Dunn-Edwards, The Saguaro Hotel set out to repaint its exterior color palette, highlighting the fourteen hues inspired by local desert wildflowers and plants envisioned by the architects.

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Living Architecture Sprouts in Palm Springs

11/29/17 specs+spaces staff

In conjunction with the Getty’s sweeping Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center is currently showcasing Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture. PST: LA/LA is an expansive and collaborative exhibition of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.