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GRADY HUFF LAUGHS WHEN HE LOOKS BACK ON HIS FIRST INTERNSHIP FOR A RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE FIRM IN ASPEN 20 YEARS AGO–SHOWING UP AT A JOB SITE TO CRAFT DETAILED MODELS WITH LITTLE MORE THAN FOAM CORE AND X-ACTO BLADES. WORDS: Scott Kirkwood  IMAGES: James Florio & Kyler Deutmeyer, Black Cherry Photography and Austin Cope But...
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WALLPAPER IS A HOMES BEST FRIEND. THE POPULAR MATERIAL CHANGES BORING WHITE WALLS INTO INCREDIBLE MURALS. WALLPAPER ALSO ADDS FUNKY TO YOUR HOME, NO MATTER THE ROOM (PLUS IT’S FUN TO LOOK AT). WORDS: Annie Fleming | Shared from dwell.com Take a look at some of our favorite patterned designs: The wallpaper is from Arte and...
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DON’T THROW AROUND THE WORD “STYLE” WITH INTERIOR DESIGNER GILLIAN HALLOCK JOHNSON. SHE’LL HAVE NONE OF IT.  “I basically start any project by abandoning any notion of ‘style,’ ” says Johnson, an award-winning principal at Denver’s Burkett Design who specializes in commercial interiors. “Style in and of itself can easily become a manifesto, and then...
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THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION IS BEST KNOWN FOR THE ARRESTING BEAUTY OF ITS WIDE OPEN SPACES. WITH AN EYE TOWARD THE FUTURE, WYOMING-BASED ARCHITECTURE FIRM CARNEY LOGAN BURKE CREATES DRAMATIC, CONTEXTUALLY INSPIRED STRUCTURES TO SUIT THOSE MAJESTIC ENVIRONS. Words: Charlie Keaton  Images: Matthew Millman, Audrey Hall, Gibeon Photography and Paul Warchol The hustle of modern...
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PHOTOS BY AMANDA PIELA What a fun night! Our signature spring event Design In Bloom saw a capacity crowd and a host of creativity from our participants for a night of networking, food, and flowers on April 27, 2017! Held at Space Gallery in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, the event offered architects...
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SWEEPING CURVES AND GEOMETRIC LINES HAVE WEAVED INTO THE NATURAL CONFINES OF THE DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS AS A SELECTION OF LEGENDARY ARTIST ALEXANDER CALDER’S ICONIC WORKS HAVE COME TO VISIT. Words: Tara Bardeen Towering shapes of steel will take up residence among the lush greenery and scenic waterways of the Denver Botanic Gardens this summer...
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THE ANNUAL DOORS OPEN DENVER EVENT, PRESENTED BY DENVER ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION, RETURNS THIS WEEKEND, APRIL 29-30. DOD PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS TO EXPLORE OUR CITY BY CREATING CONNECTIONS TO THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND PROMOTING QUALITY DESIGN THROUGH SELF-GUIDED (FREE) OR EXPERT-GUIDED (FEE-BASED) TOURS. BUT WITH OVER 50 LOCATIONS FEATURED FOR THE TWO-DAY EVENT, WE...
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AGAPE CONTINUES TO FIND NEW WAYS OF INTERPRETING THE MODERN BATHROOM. A HIGHLIGHT AMONG THIER COLLECTION, THE ICONIC SPOON TUB HAS NOW MADE ITS WAY TO DENVER. Established in 1973 in Verona, Italy by the Benedini family and later relocated to Mantua, The Agape Design Brand presents their take on the bathroom by collecting the disparate...
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ARTIST TONIA BONNELL CREATES MINIMALIST WORK THAT ECHOES THE MOVEMENT OF NATURAL PHENOMENA. SHE’S FEATURED, ALONG WITH FIVE OTHER LOCAL ARTISTS, AT ROOM & BOARD’S SHOWROOM AS PART OF THEIR “CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACTION” EXHIBIT. Words: Julia Rymer Brucker Talking with Denver-based abstract artist Tonia Bonnell about clouds, one can begin to look at them differently. Clouds have...
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We’re still buzzing with excitement over last week’s Salone del Mobile Milano! Each year, the massive week-long event highlights industry innovation and talent in furniture design and accessories from across the globe. It offers visitors a look at the latest for the home, office, lighting and beyond. This year saw more than 343,602 attendees visit...
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LOOKING TO SEE HOW DESIGN CAN INSPIRE FINE ART? FOLLOWING A SUCCESSFUL SERIES OF EXHIBITIONS AT ROOM & BOARD’S SAN FRANCISCO LOCATION, THE DENVER SHOWROOM WILL SEE ITS OWN SERIES HIGHLIGHTING LOCAL ARTISTS. “Contemporary Abstraction” running from April 17-24 at Room & Board’s Denver showroom will feature the work of six local artists: Kristen Abbott, Tonia...
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THE DEVIL MOST CERTAINLY IS IN THE DETAILS AT DENVER’S NEW IL POSTO RESTAURANT ON 26th AND LARIMER, MAKING ITS PRESENCE KNOWN IN THE ART-AND-DESIGN-FOCUSED RINO DISTRICT. A RECENT MOVE FROM ITS HUMBLE SPOT ON 17th STREET PROMPTED THE PROGRESSIVE ITALIAN EATERY TO LOOK TO THE MINDS AT LIVSTUDIO TO TRANSFORM A ONCE NONDESCRIPT 3000-SQUARE-FOOT...
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THIS VICTORIAN FARMHOUSE IN GRANVILLE, OHIO BARELY SURIVED YEARS OF “KEGGERS” AND STUDENT HOUSING AT ITS UNIVERSITY LOCALE BEFORE SEEING A FULL RESTORATION. THE RESULT, THANKS TO DENVER/BOULDER-BASED FIRM ARCH11, IS AN INSPIRATIONAL RENOVATION THAT RESPECTS THE HISTORIC INTEGRITY WHILE CREATING A MODERN SPACE IDEAL FOR 21st CENTURY LIVING AND ENTERTAINING. Words: Beth Mosenthal, AIA...
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JAMES ROSENQUIST BECAME WELL KNOWN IN THE 1960s AS A LEADING POP ARTIST ALONGSIDE CONTEMPORARIES ANDY WARHOL, ROY LICHTENSTEIN, CLAES OLDENBERG AND OTHER FIGURATIVE ARTISTS. HIS BACKGROUND IN COMMERCIAL ART DEEPLY INFLUENCED HIS FINE-ART CAREER AND RADICALLY CHANGED THE FACE OF THE ART WORLD. HE PASSED AWAY MARCH 31, 2017 AT THE AGE OF 83....
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THE MODERN WORK ENVIRONMENT IS CONTINUALLY MEETING THE DEMANDS OF AN EVER-CHANGING WORKFORCE. OPEN WORKSPACES OFFER EMPLOYEES AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES TO ASSIST THEM IN THEIR JOBS. EXCEPT ONE: PRIVACY. Images By Patrick Coulie Studies from the University of Sydney and UC Berkeley found that lack of speech privacy was the number one complaint among...
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WHEN IT COMES TO “CLERESTORY” WINDOWS, THESE MODERN HOMES TAKE AN INFLUENCE FROM ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TEMPLES. WORDS: Byron Loker | Shared from Dwell The term “clerestory” is applicable to Egyptian temples, where the lighting of the hall of columns was obtained over the stone roofs of the adjoining aisles, through slits pierced in vertical slabs of...
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A PIONEER OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY DESIGN, ELIOT NOYES MANAGED A WORK ETHOS AND RESUME OF CREATIVITY THAT STILL RESONATES TODAY. THAT INCLUDES ONE OF HIS ORIGINAL HOMES IN NEW CANAAN, CT–ONE OF THE MOST HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT, NATIONAL LISTINGS CO-MARKETED BY MILE HI MODERN. Good design is good business. That’s a lesson from Eliot Noyes (1910-1977) that...
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WITH THE SWELTERING DAYS OF SUMMER MOVING IN, MANY TURN TO THE BREEZY RELIEF OF A CEILING FAN TO COOL THEIR HOMES. ONE OF THE TOP DESIGNS COMES FROM AN UNEXPECTED SOURCE. Boffi is known across the world for designing some of the best kitchens, baths and furniture. They’ve also taken their design expertise to...
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GRAND SALON WORKS THEIR UNIQUE BRAND OF MAGIC WITH LOCAL ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS FOR THIS YEAR’S PRET-A-PORTER. GET READY FOR ABSTRACT COUTURE HAIRSTYLES UNLIKE ANY YOU’VE SEEN BEFORE. WORDS: Charlie Keaton| IMAGES: Maxwell Cutri One of the advantages of being a design lover is that while no two mediums are the same, they frequently come together in...
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36 DAYS OF TYPE IS A GLOBAL PROJECT THAT HAS CHALLENGED DESIGNERS, ILLUSTRATORS AND GRAPHIC ARTISTS TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES THROUGH A DAILY CURATED COLLECTION OF LETTERS AND NUMBERS. THE PROJECT SHOWCASES THE ENDLESS GRAPHIC POSSIBILITIES OF TYPOGRAPHY AND AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY CONNECTED BY SOCIAL MEDIA. Seeing thousands of people’s creative interpretation of each letter of the...
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