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Amy Phare
AFTER GENERATIONS OF RENOWN AS AN ICONIC HOTEL, A POPULAR DENVER LANDMARK GETS NEW LIFE. WITH TURNTABLE STUDIOS, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE HAS CREATED FRESH AND VIBRANT MICRO HOUSING THAT BLURS BOUNDARIES BETWEEN YOUNG AND OLD. WORDS: CHARLIE KEATON | IMAGES: JAMES FLORIO One of the newest arrivals on the Denver micro housing scene is also,...
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Solesdi—a modern Italian kitchen, furniture, storage, and flooring showroom—recently welcomed a team of design professionals from Denver to Miami for a cultural and design tour. MID Publisher and Founder William Logan went on the journey along with designer Kristy van de Kamp from Studio B Architecture and Interiors, Ken Andrews from Arch11, designer Jessica Doran, and architect...
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DESIGN INNOVATORS PERKINS+WILL RETHINK OFFICE SPACE FOR EVERY GENERATION AND COMPEL NEW COMMUNICATIONS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING STRATEGIES WITH KPMG’S IGNITION WORKSPACE. WORDS: Sean O’Keefe | Images: David Lauer When you’re walking into a place called Ignition, you’re expecting to blast off. The single-tenant elevator that carries you to KPMG’s new Denver office from the mezzanine at...
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Late this summer, Denver’s design community welcomes a new showroom to town—Solesdi. Based out of Miami and Mexico City, Solsedi is a modern Italian kitchen, furniture, storage, and flooring showroom. During construction of their showroom in RiNo (the old Gold Star sausage factory), Modern In Denver got a chance to meet the Solesdi team and welcome...
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TO HONOR DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS’ BOETTCHER MEMORIAL TROPICAL CONSERVATORY, CACAO SEEDS GROWN ONSITE BECAME A TREAT FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH THE HELP OF FORTUNA CHOCOLATE. WORDS: Amy Phare • IMAGES: Trevor Brown Jr. FERMENTING. ROASTING.CRACKING. WINNOWING. REFINING. CONCHING. TEMPERING. There’s a lot of work that goes into making a perfect bar of chocolate—but even...
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Denver’s newest design showroom is hosting a launch party on May 20, and you’re invited. The addition of new showrooms to the Colorado market is a great sign for our booming design community. In recent years, Denver has very quietly become an important city for fans of thoughtful, innovative design. Something is happening here. The...
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IN ARCHITECTURE, THE CONCEPT OF BALANCE IS SO FUNDAMENTAL AS TO BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED. TALKING TO AN ARCHITECT ABOUT ACHIEVING BALANCE IS LIKE ASKING A MUSICIAN ABOUT STAYING ON KEY. BUT BALANCE, WHILE NOT EXACTLY NOVEL, IS THE KEY INGREDIENT HOLDING ALL GREAT BUILDINGS TOGETHER. AND IT MAY BE THE SECRET SAUCE POWERING THE...
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Our Modern In Denver spring Design Conversations event took took place May 5 at CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning. Rick Sommerfeld opened the topic “Bridging Architectural Theory and Practice” based on his op-ed published in Modern In Denver. Attendees participated in a group conversation to explore his position further and to discuss design-build education. We’ve compiled a variety of resources for you to dive...
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As part of Salone del Mobile—the world’s largest furniture fair held in Milan—Ventura Lambrate occurs. The curated district for design embodies the new and exciting possibilities, a place where designers can present themselves in a high-qualitative and creative way to the professional audience in Milan during the Milan Design Week. One of Denver’s very own—Housefish—participated...
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It may seem like a wireless world, but rumors of the wire’s demise have been greatly overstated.  WORDS: JASON GRIFFING From cell phone networks to ubiquitous WiFi to a plethora of Bluetooth devices, wireless technology is now part of our daily lives. So it’s no surprise that many people consider hardwired connections antiquated—the home-tech equivalent...
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DESIGN IS SWEET, BUT HOW CAN WE LOOK AT EVERYDAY STRUCTURES AS SACCHARINE-SATURATED SUCCOR? DRENCHED IN RETRO-FUTURIST HUES, THE INSTAGRAM FEED FOR DENVER-BASED ASHLEY ENGLER ANSWERS THAT QUESTION THROUGH A PASTEL PROMENADE OF INSPIRING GEOSPATIAL GEOMETRY. EVEN MORE ASTOUNDING: THIS ARCHITECTURAL EYE CANDY COMES FROM THE PALM OF OUR HANDS. WORDS: CORY PHARE Facing a...
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PHOTOS BY ADAM RIPPLINGER AND ROMAN TAFOYA Our signature spring event, Design In Bloom, once again drew 500+ creatives for a night of networking, giveaways, food, and flowers on April 28, 2016! Held at Space Gallery in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, the event offered architects and designers the opportunity to...
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In Denver’s booming real estate market, not all urban infill properties are created equal. Building a worthwhile community still begins with thoughtful, purposeful design. Developing neighborhoods within a growing community like Denver is a creative endeavor that covers a range of categories for the companies who build them. It’s a business opportunity, sure. But it’s...
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There was an endless supply of inspired new designs on display at the Salone del Mobile earlier this month—which was no surprise, given the thousands of exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of attendees on hand. We’ve already shared some of our favorites, and a quick Google search of Milano Salone is a good way to...
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ADD SUSHI RAMA TO THE GROWING LIST OF HIP, HIGH-CONCEPT ASIAN RESTAURANTS IN THE MILE HIGH CITY. BUT WITH ITS THROWBACK CONVEYOR BELT, POP ART WALL, AND RETRO MODERN VIBE, SUSHI RAMA HAS ALREADY DISTINGUISHED ITSELF FROM THE PACK. WORDS: Charlie Keaton • IMAGES: James Florio Denver may rest at the epicenter of a landlocked...
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The annual Doors Open Denver event, presented by Denver Architectural Foundation, returns to Denver this weekend, April 23-24. DOD provides opportunities for residents and visitors to explore our city, creating meaningful connections to the built environment and promoting quality design through self-guided (free) or expert-guided (fee-based) tours. See Modern In Denver’s list of must-see places during DOD below!...
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Design In Bloom is next week—our annual event where architects trade in blueprints for blooms and create innovative floral arrangements for our readers to see among a night of networking. Competition will be high among the 20 talented firms participating this year. All attendees will get to vote for the best display, taking into consideration materials, innovation,...
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Last week, Modern In Denver took a trip to Milan, Italy to explore the world’s largest furniture fair, Salone del Mobile and EuroCucina, all part of Milan Design Week 2016. The trip, sponsored by Veselbrand Contemporary Kitchens, provided an incredible first look at the newest, most innovative furniture, kitchen, storage, and bathroom design. With more than...
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INNOVATIVE THINKING AND ESTABLISHED PRINCIPLES OF PRODUCT DISPLAY MERGE TO REDEFINE MARIJUANA’S RETAIL EXPERIENCE AT AJOYA. WORDS: Sean O’Keefe • IMAGES: James Florio & Kyler Deutmeyer Like any industry, in retail marijuana, maturity takes time. With maturity, of course, comes enhanced decision making benefiting from past experience and the insights of others that compels new...
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The Salone del Mobile show in Milan—now in its 55th year—is THE annual event for the design world, featuring everything from kitchen technology to accessories and at the heart of it all—furniture. More than 1,300 exhibitors and 300,000 attendees worldwide are in attendance at this week-long conference packed with events, exhibitions, and presentations, where everyone...
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