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We visit the newly remodeled offices of award winning design firm Acquilano Leslie and learn how they created a fun and functional modern space that inspires creativity for them and their clients.
We know that most of our closets could stand some organization and ideally an update. We look at a selection of some of the most beautiful and functional closets available as well as provide a few tips on how you can get a start on making your wardrobe work better for you and your clothes.
COMMUNITY IN ACTION
Modern In Denver is committed to promoting and celebrating those in the creative community who help design and shape our modern world. A strong community places great value on giving back and helping others which is why we are proud to shine a spotlight on the Herman Miller and Workplace Resource “We Care” holiday event. 2013 marks the 12th year of this event that teams up over 20 local design and architectural firms with the Boys & Girls club of Metro Denver to share the excitement of giving. Children of the Boys & Girls Club get to experience craft making and gift giving with the help of volunteers that set up special stations for them to explore.
SHIPPING CONTAINERS LAND ON LARIMER
Gravitas Development Group transforms old shipping containers into an exciting new project. In the newly renovated neighborhood off of 25th and Larimer, 29 shipping containers are brought back to life as retail, restaurant, and office spaces. This innovative idea allows for a mixed use space that creative people can benefit from, using once abandoned shipping containers as a platform for success. Gravitas Development Group’s Ryan Diggins gives us a tour of the new project and lets us know what it takes to transfer old shipping containers into what is sure to be one of downtown Denver’s most exciting new hot spots.
VISION AND PRECISION
Creating a simple, clean and harmonious home and workplace was essential to help balance Scott and Heidi Mellin’s busy life and lifestyle. With a clear vision and keen sense of detail, they dove into both a remodel of their mid-century modern home and a build out of new offices for the design firm that Scott runs. We talk to the Mellins about how they achieved the resulting spaces and how important detail and precision are in designing truly modern minimal space.
Our new design book column this issue features a great mix of inspiring and educational books including one that argues that modern architecture can be traced back to children’s construction toys!
COOL PARTY PLATTERS + COLORADO EATS
Tis the season to party, so we paired up some fun and affordable platters with food all sourced from Colorado companies. Support Colorado companies with style!
NEW MODERN RETAIL SHOP OPENS IN BOULDER
Lon Little Shop recently opened off Pearl Street in Boulder. We stopped in to chat with owner Lon McGowan and explore all the design products he has curated for all of us.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION / MODERNIST INNOVATION
BOSS.architecture were challenged to make a hundred year old Victorian home in the Highlands more open and modern without erasing or obscuring the charm of Victorian architecture. Their thoughtful and creative solution is stunning.
For this issue, we let talented young photographer Randall Bellows III takes us on a very personal journey through the Denver art scene. He shoots art, artists, galleries and gallery directors in an enthralling manner that pull you in and hold your attention.
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