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Amy Phare
The Copenhagen speaker series mixes classic looks with modern appeal by combining a custom-weave by textile maker Kvadrat and the convenience of wireless, high-fidelity sound. Created by Vifa, Denmark’s venerable pioneer of sound technology, the portable speakers shape is reminiscent of the old, black ‘80s stereo. But with minimal control buttons built into the case and its...
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By Kevin Janowiak Walk into a modern house. White walls and buffed floors. Quiet except for footsteps and echoes. Sounds more like a museum than a place to hang your hat. But turn on the stereo, and that place instantly gets a pulse. Music bestows life upon our homes, transforming inanimate objects into something more...
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All summer, we’ve been updating you about our partnership with The Urban Farm Company of Colorado. They created an urban garden for Modern In Denver, and since we last posted, our garden has grown!   Founder Bryant Mason helped install the raised bed using quality soil and veggies of our choosing. But the best part has been the...
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                                  The Sliding Door Company has arrived in Denver! The Company offers compactly designed sliding doors and sliding room dividers, which save space and add functionality to an old room.                  Doors come...
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On August 14, from 5-8 p.m., DESIGN-A-PALOOZA 5.0 takes place at Source Four. The event showcases Colorado creatives and helps to raise awareness about local design organizations.  This is the fifth annual DESIGN-A-PALOOZA will feature art, live music, food, and a silent auction benefiting ArtReach, a nonprofit changing lives through the arts. RSVP for the event...
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Designed for both indoor and outdoor space in living, dining, learning, and work environments, the Juga Chair by Karim Rashid is a product we love! About the design, Rashid said, “I shaped a chair that flows, that captures the human form, the spirit of our casual age; simple, sustainable, relaxed and playful.” You can find the...
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In our summer issue of Modern In Denver magazine, we featured a kitchen makeover, where the homeowners chose to focus on their art instead of the appliances. With the help of Kitchens at the Denver, Cecilia Tanoni Interiors made that vision a dream. Here, Tanoni talks the trade and shares insights on being an interior designer, step-by-step....
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A designer’s unique take in creating a non-traditional focal point in the heart of the home By Amy Phare Custom options. Functionality. Space utilization. Improved circulation. Beauty. These were just a few of Cecilia Tanoni’s remodeling objectives with a unit at The Delgany Lofts in Denver. But there was an even bigger challenge that Tanoni,...
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In our summer issue of Modern In Denver magazine, we featured a renovated ranch home in the Belcaro Park neighborhood. Wanting to know more about ranch homes and their history, we caught up with David Bell from Cool Ranch Colorado. Read on for his six fun facts about ranches.    1. Ranch style homes were the settings on...
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At The Kitchen Next Door at 658 S. Colorado Blvd. in Glendale, Anthony Salazar or “Chef Sal” is serving beets in various ways from salads to beet burgers. “Beet burgers are my favorite,” said Door to Door Organics Resident Foodie Chris Clarke. “You can also put beets on top of a burger. It’s crazy good...
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WORKSHOP8 and Blue Spruce Design & Construction have transformed the Martin Plaza at the DAM to include a three-month participatory installation, called Summer Is…, a series of urban campfires, encouraging guests to pull up a tree stump, relax on the plaza, and exchange stories of summer with friends and family. And one of the urban camp settings...
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S’mores, stars, serene mountain views…at Modern In Denver, we love camping! And we dig it even more when we’re surrounded by well-designed gear that serves up both form and function. Here are a few of our favorite modern camping accessories for the camper who’s interested in going beyond roughing it. MON ONCLE GRILL The Mon...
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By Sarah Goldblatt, AIA Belcaro Park is one of Denver’s less documented midcentury neighborhoods. Rambling one-story “California Contemporary” ranches and modest post-war ranch-style homes populate the area’s tree-lined streets and gentle rolling hills that surround the historic Phipps mansion. Building new custom homes in this idyllic, inner-city setting has rivalled buying vintage and renovating. As a result,...
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Kimble Hobbs of Arch 11 wrote a post about Denver’s first modern house, above, built in 1935 by Casper Hegner. Read the story at the Arch 11 blog. 
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Last night, we held our summer event—One Wall, Three Ways—where we designed a wall along with Room & Board and Artifact Uprising. Our styled room vignette, featuring images from people within the community, was inspired by a quote from Ayah Bdeir, “We want to encourage a world of creators, of inventors, of contributors. Because this...
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“The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests,” Charles Eames was known for saying. With the wire chair and the molded plastic, fiberglass, and wood shell chairs, he and Ray Eames created a universal response to what everyone wants from a chair: a simple, gracious...
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After a long-awaited year, the TYPE calendar is back! We featured the TYPE Calendar previously in Modern In Denver, and its creators are at it again with a Kickstarter to produce the 2015 version. The TYPE Calendar is printed using a vintage letterpress on thick (55 pt.) cotton stock. All 12 months are pressed twice, then cut down...
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Whether you’re an urban bicycle commuter or an off-road mountain cyclist, bike season has arrived, and with it comes a slew of new models and accessories featuring smart and innovative design. On a mission to get a grip on the latest in bicycle technology and adornment, we caught up with a few die-hard cyclists to find...
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In our summer issue of Modern In Denver magazine, we featured a bamboo bicycle created by Boulder’s Corey Collier, a designer at Open Studio Architecture. Collier is a serious biker, so much so that he competed around the globe as a professional cyclist. We caught up with Collier to learn about his favorite spots to ride...
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The Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams store has arrived in Denver and will host a Grand Opening/25th Anniversary Cocktail Party at their newest location in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center on Thursday, June 26. The event will benefit Brent’s Place and will feature and array of food, cocktails, and music by DJs Tom & Collins from Mexico...
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