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Amy Phare
Colorado native Elisabeth Cook spent more than a decade working in the factories and offices of Italy’s vaunted fashion industry. Now she’s back with a luxury hair-on-hide rug that can be anything you want it to be. WORDS: Andrea Clark Mason She arrived in Italy fresh from college in 2002 with an eye toward making...
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Fun fact: In the United States, Colorado is second only to Oregon in percentage of commuters who bike to work. As a city, Denver ranks ninth overall, and Boulder and Fort Collins also appear in the top 10. Factoring in all manufacturing, retail, and tourism dollars, the bicycle economy in our state alone accounts for...
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Words: Andrea Clark Mason I scream, you scream, we all scream for … whiskey ginger ice cream? Well, yes and no. Ian Clark is the man behind Boulder’s latest boutique ice cream shop, Heifer and the Hen, which opened in April next door to his other venture, BRU Handbuilt Ales and Eats. Clark said the...
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The city that never sleeps is also the city that never tires of bold new buildings—and this summer heralds a transcendent moment in New York City architecture. By Alison Gwinn Undulating, soaring, tilting, and generally pushing the envelope in terms of shape, height, and texture, Manhattan’s profile is changing radically, thanks to recent projects by...
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Looking for a job in the design industry? You’re in luck! From receptionists to architects, there are careers available right now at all levels with our partners Solesdi—coming to Denver this fall—and HMH Architecture + Interiors. Scroll for details on available jobs.    HMH ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS Architect / Architectural Intern HMH Architecture + Interiors, an award-winning modern design...
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Join co-founders Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams for the grand opening of their new and expanded signature store in Denver. The event takes place Thursday, September 8 from 6-9 p.m. and will benefit the Design Council of the Denver Art Museum. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres along with tunes from DJ Lady Bunny. Valet parking...
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FORT COLLINS-BASED OTTERBOX COULD EASILY HAVE LOOKED OUTWARD TO DESIGN A NEW BUILDING FOR THE CREATIVE TEAMS WHO DEVELOP ITS PRODUCTS. INSTEAD, OTTERBOX RELIED ON INHOUSE TALENT AND A CORE UNDERSTANDING OF ITS OWN BRAND TO MANAGE THE OBSTACLES OF EXPONENTIAL GROWTH. WORDS: CHARLIE KEATON | IMAGES: JAMES RAY SPAHN Perhaps no backstory better defines...
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A new all-in-one unit brings the modern kitchen down to size. From young professionals to empty nesters, a growing number of people are opting for smaller and more functional living spaces. But no matter the size or scale, having a great kitchen is still a top priority. That’s the inspiration behind the Kitch’ T, an...
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Art and design aficionados already know the Denver Art Museum offers some of the finest Modernist viewing around. Now Gwen Chanzit, the Curator of Modern Art who brought us Figure to Field: Mark Rothko in the 1940s, recently unveiled another show-stopping exhibition at the DAM just in time for summer. WORDS: KIMBERLY MACARTHUR GRAHAM Premiering...
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THE FLOUR MILL LOFTS APPEAR IN SEVERAL CHAPTERS OF DENVER’S ECLECTIC HISTORY. UPDATING A LUXURY RESIDENCE WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO EMBRACE THE PAST WHILE FOCUSING ON WHAT LIES AHEAD. WORDS: Marianne Colahan | IMAGES: David Lauer It may not show up in history books, but Dana Crawford’s renovation of the Flour Mill Lofts on Little...
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THE KEY SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION BUILDING IS A COLORADO TREASURE AND AN ENDURING EXAMPLE OF MID– CENTURY MODERNIST DESIGN. THE MAN BEHIND THE FAMOUS SPACESHIP BANK ON SOUTH BROADWAY IS CHARLES DEATON. HALF A CENTURY LATER, HIS WORK REMAINS AS VITAL AND INFLUENTIAL AS EVER. WORDS: CHARLIE KEATON The building rests along a stretch of South Broadway in Englewood,...
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For a company named MINI, big things have always come in small packages. It’s part of their eclectic DNA. So when Schomp MINI recently opened up a new Highlands Ranch showroom—and more than quadrupled in size—it was an opportunity for the iconic vehicle to fill the space with their signature culture. “It’s kind of an...
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HOW DO DESIGNERS TRANSCEND GEOGRAPHY FOR TRANSATLANTIC CUSTOMIZATION? FOR LUXURY ITALIAN KITCHEN BRAND BOFFI, BLENDING A WORLD-CLASS KITCHEN SEAMLESSLY INTO A COLORADO MOUNTAIN HOME REQUIRED A TEAM OF INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS. Vail has long bene the beneficiary of natural opulence: resorts, cultural enclaves, and year-round attractions have created an international pull to the mountain community. It’s no wonder, then,...
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Big changes are coming to the most important room of the house. And it’s not all about technology. There’s a shift taking place in how people spend their money, with a growing number of experience-driven buyers looking to invest in good design. This is especially true in the kitchen, where preparing food is only part...
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“See” is for cookie, as part of the Painted City series that has local street artists swapping out murals for macarons. But just seeing isn’t good enough for Tara Bardeen, Founder of Go Play Denver and the project’s progenitor. The key element is uncovering the narrative behind public pieces and the collective story of the...
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What does it mean to be an expert at something? For Adrian Kinney, being a mid-century modern home expert means living in one, renovating one, and investing in a culture that goes beyond a bottom-line—and we’re excited to have that wealth of knowledge by our side as a partner of Denver Design Week.   On...
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An all-star lineup of architects, developers, and government officials discuss the practical realities of Denver’s construction boom—and what it means for our city. Denver’s built environment is growing, shifting, and evolving right before our eyes. But what does that mean for the city’s future? How will today’s new buildings impact our lives tomorrow … and...
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SUMMER IS IN THE AIR! The summer issue of Modern In Denver is here! Featuring not one, but two covers, the summer 2016 issue is our biggest one yet. Inside, you’ll find stories on modern architecture from residential to commercial, featuring Charles Deaton’s Key Savings and Loan Association building, a look at the interior design of OtterBox, a...
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One of the defining characteristics of Colorado is our beautiful, if somewhat temperamental, natural climate. So how do you find the right-priced indoor blinds to moderate light? Or integrate automation for an amazing near year-round outdoor space? At the Denver Shade Company, they’ve got that covered. Nestled in the ground level of the Studio Como...
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An expert in disruptive technology tells you what to expect, when to expect it, and how to prepare for the driverless car revolution. The term “disruptive technology” generally calls to mind the tiny or unseen—phones and other devices, or the hidden back channels of the internet. But when it comes to sheer scale of impact,...
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