Meet the 2018 Fall Preview Mod Squad

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Modernism Week’s Fall Preview Mod Squad is an annual group of inspiring designers, bloggers, creatives, and more, tasked with the mission of capturing Modernism Week through their eyes. 

Each year, we look forward to discovering Modernism Week through the eyes of our Mod Squad. We’re especially excited to see how they experience all the modernist fun in Palm Springs!

In the weeks leading up to Modernism Week Fall Preview, you’ll get to know a different Mod Squad member with a fun Instagram Takeover, as they share what modernism means to them. Click through the gallery to see previous takeovers, and read on to learn more about the last two Mod Squad who will be hosting a joint takeover on October 16.

Meet Our Next Instagram Takeover Guests:

Photo credit: Douglas Lyle Thompson

October 16 Instagram Takeover #1: Douglas Lyle Thompson (@dltxii)

Douglas Lyle Thompson is a hotel, travel, and lifestyle photographer who splits his time between Southern California and New York City. Dreamy landscapes, washes of color, and a bit of playfulness punctuate his Instagram feed, with moments captured from his travels all over the globe. He has previously worked with Ace Hotel, Soho House, Spring Place, Casa Bonay, American Express, Zak + Fox, and others. It will be a Tuesday (or should we say, Twos-day!) to remember as he kicks off the first of two Mod Squad takeovers on October 16.

Photo credit: John Ellis Photo

October 16 Instagram Takeover #2: Taib Lotfi and Kenya Knight of Soukie Modern (@soukiemodern)

From the casbah to California, the story of Soukie Modern is one that celebrates the power of design to transcend cultures and geography. Co-founders Taib Lotfi and Kenya Knight found each other from opposite corners of the world through Instagram, discovering a mutual affinity for beautiful textiles and similarities in the places they call home (Marrakech and Palm Springs) – desert climates, majestic mountain ranges, a rich cultural and architectural history, and all those palm trees! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the Soukie Modern store at The Shops at 1345, and learn more about the design duo in this Q&A with Modernism Week from 2016.

Follow along at @dltxii@soukiemodern@modernism_week, and #PSModSquad on October 16 to discover what modernism means to them.