It’s here again, that time of year when all Modernist tragics want to be nowhere but Palm Springs, California. The 10th annual Modernism Week is kicking off on the 12th of February with a howl inducing array of events, which seem to get bigger and better with each passing year. Intended to explore, foster and celebrate Mid-Century Architecture and Design, in a town which maintains the most intact and high-end collection of MCM homes in the US, if not the world, Palm Springs Modernism Week is fast becoming a must-do for all fans of the era and it’s creative output. And this year it’s with glad tidings we found out Australian Modernism is being represented within a show-case of ‘regional’ Modernist lectures, by Sydney all rounder Annalisa Capurro. As a design lecturer, passionate historian and (point of serious jealousy here) owner of the Jack House in Wahroonga, Annalisa is well placed to expound to the world about the conditions which saw Mid-Century Modernism bloom in this country and walk through some of the best practitioners and examples we here all know and love. We wish her luck and a guaranteed ball over in the desert. Meanwhile back home the refrain remains the same; next year in the holy land, next year, we do Modernism Week in Palm Springs.