ONE ISSUE, TWO COVERS!
Our winter 2015/2016 issue features not one, but two covers! On the left, Christian Musselman created this detailed illustration for us, inspired by a 1950s Better Homes and Gardens cover. Inside, you’ll find a story on his work and even more custom illustrations of modern homes. Modern In Denver content covers a wide spectrum of design, and on the right, our second cover features the Pueblo Judicial Center. This issue of Modern In Denver touches a lot on regionalism, with an op-ed on the subject by Tomecek Studio Architecture. And regionalism is exactly what provided the guidance for DLR Group’s Pueblo Center architecture inspired by the Puebloan kiva. But there’s more! On the residential side, we show an exquisitely executed modern home in Bonnie Brae along with a completely DIY Harvey Park renovation. If there’s one thing our diverse content has in common, it’s good design! Last but not least, we’ve packed in a 16-page guide to modern health to kick-start the new year. From hospital design to consumer gadgets, design has a tremendous impact on our health. Find an issue at one of 300+ retail locations to see it all!
Our winter wonderland of new gadgets, modern accessories, and furniture.
With its patchwork quilt of architectural styles, Bonnie Brae is a neighborhood steeped in Denver history. By tapping into that rich architectural heritage, one new home brings Modernist ideals and contemporary vision to the area while remaining true to its past.
Technological advances have made us better entertained and more fully equipped than ever before. But Americans’ overall health continues to decline. Could the power of design actually be our salvation?
COURTING THE PAST
The Dennis Maes Pueblo Judicial Center isn’t your average courthouse. Digging deep into the community’s past led to a creative reimagining of what it means to design relevant civic architecture. Call it a communal convergence.
ALL IN THE FAMILY
Denver’s Harvey Park is a hotbed of mid-century modern home renovations. For one couple, reviving their dream home required more than just outside experts. It also called for a little help from friends, neighbors, and even the former owner.
You know all about flat-packed furniture. But what about flat-packed houses? In the 1950s, architect Cliff May pioneered the idea of quality prefabricated homes that could be assembled in as little as one day. Many of those homes are still going strong.
With a background in the toy industry, illustrator Christian Musselman had plenty of experience working on Barbie books and Hot Wheels packaging. But lately he’s found that a full-time gig illustrating custom home portraits is serious fun—and serious business.
Bucking the trend of quirky features and flashy accents so popular among tech firms, one Boulder company focused instead on building a space that meets their exact needs—no beer taps or ping pong tables required. Simplicity sure can be beautiful.
COOKING IN A MATERIAL WORLD
William Ohs has grown from a garage-based startup to a custom kitchen powerhouse, with 17 showrooms throughout North America. But a visit to their 50,000-square-foot Denver factory uncovers a recipe for success littered with delightfully unexpected ingredients.
A well-designed plant can have a big impact in just about any space. Our lush and verdant photo essay on modern indoor greenery proves that it’s easier than ever to spruce up your home or office with a few simple additions.