Growing up, Kurt dreamed of the beautiful rooms he would one day design. In his story of the surprising places we find ourselves, he shares the funny turn of events that brought him back to a familiar space.
Kurt Cyr is a designer, architectural aficionado and founder of Salon for the Parched, a monthly gathering for creative thinkers based in Palm Springs. He is also a founding member of Makerville, a collective of six makers who have recently established a studio compound in the hills above Palm Desert. His love of Palm Springs led him to create, Palm Springs Mod Squad — an architecture and design tour company. Kurt developed the popular ModEats, a witty cooking demo/presentation as part of Modernism Week a few years ago. Martini Madness is further development of the connections between mid-century architecture and its food and drink. Currently he is foraging the juniper berries found at Makerville to craft his own bespoke gin. He also is working on a cookbook inspired by his ModEats presentations when he isn't escorting Modernists around Palm Springs.