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Amy Phare
HERE’S A RIDDLE: WHEN IS A PING PONG TABLE MORE THAN A PING PONG TABLE? FOR VERTICAL ARTS ARCHITECTURE, TRANSCENDING SIMPLE RECREATION ONLY HAPPENS WHEN A PIECE OF CUSTOM FURNITURE—SAY, A SLAB OF WOOD TO SUPPORT A TEAM-WIDE TABLE TENNIS HABIT—ALSO SERVES AS A TOOL FOR OFFICE UNITY, WORKFLOW FUNCTIONALITY, CLIENT ACQUISITION, AND CREATIVE EXPLORATION....
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A NEW BUILD FROM HMH ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS BLURS THE LINES BETWEEN OUTSIDE AND IN. FOR AN ACTIVE YOUNG FAMILY OF FOUR, THE SKY’S THE LIMIT.  WORDS: Alison Gwinn • IMAGES: David Lauer  Bringing the outdoors in is hardly a new concept. But there’s an open, rectilinear house perched on one of the highest hills...
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Since Residential Systems, Inc. opened its doors more than 30 years ago, technology has driven all sorts of innovative new solutions. From entry-level to entering-the-stratosphere, there’s something for everyone. Home automation may seem like a relatively new technology, but it actually dates back at least as far as Family Ties and parachute pants. When Residential...
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On Thursday, November 11, Modern In Denver hosted a sold-out, advance screening of “Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future,” along with a special Q&A with his son and film producer, Eric Saarinen. See photos below from the event, and check out some resources we’ve compiled here to learn more about architect and designer Eero Saarinen.  THE...
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The inaugural Denver Design Week in July 2016 featured nearly 30 events at more than a dozen venues across the city. Participants soaked up lectures, workshops, home and studio tours, and an interactive launch party that attracted more than 1,000 people, setting a new standard for our city’s design community. By any metric, Denver Deign Week’s...
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WHEN DECIDING THE FUTURE RESTORATION OF A HISTORIC DENVER PROPERTY, THE PRESERVATION-MINDED HOMEOWNERS LOOKED TO THE PAST FOR ANSWERS. At one point after our move to Denver—a chilling memory even now—the property my wife, Lara Merriken, and I purchased in the Hilltop area reached a low ebb. After a week of heavy rain, leaks sprung...
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On Thursday, November 10, Modern In Denver hosts an exclusive sold-out screening of the upcoming film, “Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future,” at the historic Mayan Theater. The film, which was produced and directed by Peter Rosen and which boasts Eric Saarinen (Eero’s son) as its Director of Photography, was the opening night...
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This op-ed column, authored by rotating guest writers, aims to stir conversations on architecture and design among our creative community.    WORDS: Brad Buchanan | IMAGE: James Florio  WHEN I MOVED TO DENVER IN 1982 AND BEGAN MY CAREER IN ARCHITECTURE, DENVER WAS A DIFFERENT PLACE.  Back then, Union Station was an underused building surrounded by...
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One of the world’s most elegant luxury faucet lines started humbly in 19th century Germany. It was in the town of Attendorn, in 1899, that Franz Viegener began manufacturing brass beer taps for the local market. Two decades later, his son led the family business into its first major international expansion by opening a new...
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POWER, SYMBOLISM AND MODERN DESIGN LAUNCH AN INNOVATIVE NEW BUILDING ON THE HISTORIC U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY CAMPUS. WORDS: Charlie Keaton | IMAGES: David Lauer During the course of a cadet’s four years at the United States Air Force Academy, he or she experiences roughly 160 hours of applied character and leadership training. In years...
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“The fearless pursuit of good” is the ethos emblazoned on the back wall of LoDo-based advertising agency Fear Not. But how do you apply a business mission to space redevelopment in a way that enhances both? When you design from a place of experience and innovation, there really is nothing to fear.  WORDS: Cory Phare...
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Warmth, movement, simplicity, community—welcome to the progressive office of today. The open concept is no longer a trend but a mainstay, and as the cloud and cordless technologies free us from desks, designers are shifting to support the new social spaces. For the latest, we look to the NeoCon trade show. Each June, some 50,000 designers descend on Chicago for...
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Photo by @orcawatch Dwell x Modern In Denver Dwell has launched a new platform with publishing and social tools built right in, allowing users to like, share, comment, discover, connect, and collaborate within and alongside Dwell‘s content—and we’re excited to be part of it! Modern In Denver and Dwell are teaming to bring you the best...
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ART HANGING ON GALLERY WALLS TELLS ITS OWN STORY. BUT IN HER LATEST EXHIBITION, SARAH MCKENZIE SHIFTS HER FOCUS TO THE GALLERIES THEMSELVES, PROVING ONCE AGAIN THAT OUR SPACES HELP DEFINE OUR EXPERIENCES. WORDS: TARA BARDEEN At first glance, the white expanse of a gallery wall might seem empty. But as Boulder-based artist Sarah McKenzie reveals through...
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From September 30-October 1, CAPCO Tile (Crossvile Tile & Stone) will be holding an inventory liquidation sale. Stop by the West parking lot for discounts between 50 and 80 percent off!   Friday, September 30 // 7:30-4:30 Saturday, October 1 // 7:30-2    
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FALL FORWARD   The fall 2016 issue has launched, packed with in-depth stories on all your favorite art, architecture, and design projects across Colorado. On one cover, we feature the meticulous restoration of a 1946 Usonian masterpiece originally designed by Victor Hornbein. On the other: a striking new addition to the iconic U.S. Air Force...
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Colorado’s home furnishings market continues to swell with a new signature retail outlet from internationally recognized designers Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.   Mitchell Gold has been traveling long enough to remember when high style and fine dining were relegated to a handful of coastal cities. Throughout a decades-long career in the home furnishings business,...
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Mitchell Gold, along with longtime business partner Bob Williams, made the trip to Denver last week to celebrate the opening of their signature store’s new location in Cherry Creek. Scroll for scenes from the night. IMAGES: ATOM STEVENS [gdl_gallery title=”MGBW” width=”400″ height=”400″ galid=”1″ ]
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MOLSON COORS’ NEW CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS CELEBRATES ITS STORIED PAST, LOYAL WORKFORCE, AND GLOBAL FUTURE—AND THE RESULT GOES DOWN EASY. WORDS: Kimberly MacArthur Graham | IMAGES: Ron Pollard Long known for its landmark brewery in Golden, Molson Coors’ new Denver headquarters is a high-performance, high-tech, and high-touch working environment spread across three floors of a downtown...
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Denver Startup Week is back September 12-16, celebrating the very best in tech and entrepreneurship—and with a heavy dose of design. Explore the Designer and Maker Tracks for sessions ranging from architecture to virtual reality. (And the best part: It’s all free!) Read on for the top 10 Modern In Denver design picks during Denver Startup Week.   Too Big To Share Why...
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