Modernism Week is just around the corner (February 15-25, 2024), and we’re excited to welcome a new Mod Squad to take us behind the scenes of the ultimate celebration of midcentury architecture, design, culture, and more.
Today’s Mod Squad is Chrissi Hernandez, an accomplished Creative Director who brings creativity and innovation to her projects, and shapes visually striking campaigns.
In addition to her work in the creative realm, Chrissi is a dedicated travel blogger who explores the world with a sense of wonder and curiosity. She shares her globetrotting adventures and cultural discoveries with her followers, inviting them to embark on a visual journey through her lens.
Read on to see what “modernism” means to Chrissi.
CH: “Modernism Week captivates me with its integration of various styles, evolving to unveil the dynamic nature of design. One stellar illustration of this evolution is found in the enchanting journey through the From Forgotten to Fabulous: The Rejuvenation of Little Beverly Hills Tour, with Psychedelic Hot Springs stealing the spotlight.
This midcentury modern gem effortlessly transports you to the vibrant spirit of the 1960s, adorned with a retro flair and an unmistakable psychedelic influence. Every corner of this home echoes the era’s aesthetic, providing a living testament to the evolution of styles within the broader tapestry of modernism.”
CH: “When I see the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Frank Gehry’s genius comes to life before my eyes. It’s more than a building; it’s a living symphony of sleek stainless steel curves and dazzling reflections. This masterpiece seems to transcend time, embodying the very essence of modernist architecture.”
CH: “Exploring destinations like the House of Tomorrow and Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate offers a unique opportunity to let your imagination transport you to the glamorous and vibrant era of the 1950s. In this bygone time, Palm Springs stood as a desert oasis, captivating the Hollywood elite and serving as an emblem of midcentury modern elegance.”
Follow Chrissi at @chrissihernandez for more design inspiration during Modernism Week 2024.