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Amy Phare
INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE FIRM CBRE TEAMED WITH DESIGN GIANT GENSLER TO CREATE A NEXT GENERATION WORKPLACE UNIQUELY ATTUNTED TO COLORADO. THE VIEW FROM THE TOP IS A SELLING POINT IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. WORDS: Scott Kirkwood | IMAGES: Ryan Gobuty/Gensler As you exit the marble elevators on the 32nd floor of CBRE’s reimagined office...
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Jared Layton of The Denver Shade Company breathes shade technology and design, and we love picking his brain on the latest trends in store. From more accessible home automation (thanks to Lutron’s new compatibility with Alexa) and battery-powered shades, we’re excited to see shade technology evolve. Have a look at the highlights in 2017: Renson...
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We’re excited to have worked with HGTV on “3-6-OH!”—their brand new, virtual reality web series! Modern In Denver is helping HGTV to conduct immersive, 360-degree virtual reality tours of some of the best homes in Colorado. Their multi-lens camera made an appearance last week at our cover story home from our fall 2015 issue. (Thanks, Angie...
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The ascent of the River North Art District (RiNo) to the status of significant Denver neighborhood happened fast, as gaggles of exciting new restaurants, breweries, shops, galleries, and housing seemed to emerge in unison. What was once a forgotten outpost of warehouses on the far side of downtown now rates among the city’s hottest places...
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IN THE AGE OF SPECIALIZATION, IT’S INCREASINGLY RARE TO SEE ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS, BUILDERS, AND HOMEOWNERS WORK TOGETHER ON ALL PHASES OF AN 11,000-SQUARE-FOOT HOME. FOR BOSS ARCHITECTURE, THAT BRAND OF COLLABORATION IS THE ONLY WAY TO DESIGN TIMELESS CONTEXTUAL SPACES. Words: Charlie Keaton | Images: Raul Garcia and Jess Blackwell It was 2010 when Ryan and...
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A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS REIMAGINES EVERYDAY MEDICAL BYPRODUCTS TO BLEND PROVOCATIVE ART WITH BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE. NO PRESCRIPTION NEEDED. WORDS: Tara Bardeen | IMAGES: Trevor Brown Jr. and Chris Rogers  With glossy, colorful, and alluring shapes, artist Terry Maker’s oversized capsules are disarmingly playful. Yet get a little closer and you’ll find...
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By calling on vintage news reports and the homeowners’ expertise, designers at Thurston Kitchen & Bath merged mid-century ideals with modern sensibilities to deliver a classic culinary space.   WORDS: Marianne Kipp | IMAGES: Trevor Brown Jr.  It was the bones of the 1958 mid-century home in Denver’s Hilltop neighborhood that attracted homeowners Stephen and...
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THEY LIVE TOGETHER, PLAY TOGETHER, AND WORK TOGETHER. FOR THIS GRAPHIC DESIGN DUO, LEAVING A MARK ON SOME OF THE REGION’S CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS REQUIRES MODERN TYPOGRAPHY, INVITING ILLUSTRATIONS, AND LOADS OF QUALITY TIME. WORDS: Scott Kirkwood | Images: Mark Woolcott Jared and Rachel Rippy came at graphic design from opposite ends of the spectrum. As...
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Denver Arts & Venues, Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs, Denver Fire, and Denver Community Planning & Development present a community forum on creative safe spaces for artists. Wednesday, January 18 | 5:30 p.m. McNichols Civic Center Building | 144 W. Colfax Ave. Denver Fire and Community Planning & Development are providing a forum for proactively getting information to potential...
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EVEN WITH AMPLE LOT SIZE, ONE BOULDER COUPLE OPTED TO GO SMALL WITH THEIR NEW HOME. THERE’S NOTHING LIKE DRAMATIC DOWNSIZING TO HELP PRIORITIZE WHAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT. WORDS: Tara Bardeen | IMAGES: Daniel O’Connor WHEN LEAH GARCIA AND IAN ADAMSON MOVED INTO THEIR NEW 450-SQUARE-FOOT HOME ON A SCENIC LOT IN NORTH BOULDER, IT WAS A...
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EMBRACE YOUR PRIMORDIAL INSTINCTS WITH A LESSON FROM THE HAPPIEST NATION IN THE WORLD. RESTORING ROOMS WITH HYGGE-INSPIRED NOTES IS AN EASY WAY TO FILL EMPTY SPACES WITH WARMTH, COMMUNITY, AND COZINESS. WORDS: JAHLA SEPPANEN It’s a modernist’s dream to live in a home of clean lines and windows for walls, a la Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. In...
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Healthy living meets resort living in a new parkside development on Sloan’s Lake. In the wake of St. Anthony’s Hospital’s relocation to Lakewood, the revitalization of the Sloan’s Lake neighborhood continues in earnest. The city’s West Colfax Corridor Plan, which began in 2006, called for the preservation and adaptive reuse of several historic sites, including...
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THANKS TO A NIFTY PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN TWO ESTABLISHED BRANDS, STYLISH MODERN FURNITURE IS GOING MAINSTREAM. MEET MODERN BY DWELL. WORDS: CHARLIE KEATON There’s no substitute for good modern furniture, but investing in quality often means having to swallow hefty price tags. Sure, you get what you pay for. But the disparity between well-made and affordable is so vast that many...
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WINTER 2016/17 As you warm up this winter and set your eyes on a new year, take some time to cozy up and dive into our Winter 2016/17 issue of Modern In Denver magazine, packed with in-depth stories on all your favorite art, architecture, and design projects across Colorado. On one cover, we feature an exquisite...
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Our Modern In Denver fall Design Conversations event took took place December 8 at General Assembly, with support from Slifer Smith & Frampton. Brad Buchanan opened the topic “Let’s Plan Denver Right” based on his op-ed published in Modern In Denver. Attendees participated in a group conversation to explore his position further and to discuss the future of Denver’s Built Environment. We’ve compiled a variety of resources for you...
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For nearly nine years, Modern In Denver has been promoting good design in Colorado through a quarterly print magazine celebrating everything from architecture to art, interiors, and more. We’ve built a loyal audience (that’s you, thanks!), and are dedicated to creating an even stronger community. That’s why we’re expanding our events even more in 2017!...
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During and after a career that spanned more than four decades, industrial designer Robert Welch’s work has appeared in museums from New York to London to Bergen, Norway. He pioneered the introduction of stainless steel cutlery to the United Kingdom. He won prestigious awards and was named Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. And yet the Campden...
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DESIGN-BUILD-FABRICATE FIRM RAW CREATIVE IS UPENDING THE NOTION OF WHAT ROLE ARCHITECTS PLAY IN THE DESIGN PROCESS. CASE IN POINT? THEIR BOLD, IMAGINATIVE WORK AT THE HOT BERKELEY RESTAURANT THE WAY BACK.  WORDS: ALISON GWINN IMAGES: DAG LARSON Call them perfectionists. Call them crazily ambitious. Call them control freaks. They don’t care. Blea and Breton Lujan,...
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Fall is the perfect time for reflection, cozying up, and getting away. What better way than with a modern prefab steel cabin dropped into a moutainside retreat? This fall, we’re dreaming of a weekend at the new plug-and-play Vipp Shelter. Curl up and enjoy a quick peek at this idyllic blend of serenity and steel.
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The final entry of our 2016 fall issue, One Last Thing, cast the spotlight on a curiously dynamic ping pong table in Vertical Arts Architecture’s new Denver office. The table was created using a technique called electrical erosion, which entails the channeling of electric currents through wood. People took notice. By popular demand, here’s a...
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