With Modernism Week officially underway, modernists all over Palm Springs and beyond gathered for last night’s Modernism Week Opening Night Party. Whether or not you were lucky enough to be hitting the town with your fellow mid century modern enthusiasts in Palm Springs, you can still get in the spirit of modernism week by creating your own mid-century cocktail party at home. Here are some great modern ‘mid-century inspired’ bar ware and accessories to help you get in the mood for your own retro soiree.
By West Elm
A mid-century masterpiece. With its warm acorn-stained walnut veneer surface and antique brass-finished details, the Mid-Century Bar Cart recalls the clean-lined aesthetic of the 1950s and ’60s. Equipped with two shelves and a set of handy wheels, it makes a great table side-serving station or cocktail perch. westelm.com
source: west elm
The Valencia pattern is an old time Culver Gold 22k pattern restyled and reintroduced for today. This is a set of 4 Old Fashion glasses at 11-ounces each with Gold 22k Valencia pattern. Perfect for entertaining, holidays, wedding gifts and more. And everyday use feels like a special occasion, a worthy addition to a bar collection. These glasses are dishwasher safe. Made in the USA.” laprimashops.com
“Fancy yourself a bartender? The Mix Master Cocktail Shaker has recipes and pour markings for six classic cocktails, making it easy to prepare perfect drinks. Includes recipes for: White Russian, Sex on the Beach, Cosmopolitan, Long Island Iced Tea, Mojito and Kamikaze.” kikkerland.com
These Atomic Red Starbursts Paper Cocktail Napkins have all of the mid century modern fun of your grandma’s kitchen, minus the sticky linoleum. The kitschy design features a red background with gold speckles and randomly placed starbursts in black, and shades of red and dark pink. This vintage inspired pattern is mod enough to be stylish and retro enough to be classic. Serve up some love with this minimalist design.” zazzle.com
By Johnathan Adler
An elemental exploration of mixed metals, Wiener Werkstätte austerity, and futuristic glamour.
Gleaming sheets of steel with signature circle cutouts are pieced together to create a bisected base for perfect half-spheres. Architectural and atomic, our Berlin Petite Serving Bowls are perfect for setting out an array of sides or a selection of snacks. The elongated base connects the dishes, adding order to your hors d’ouerves.” jonathanadler.com