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LOOKING TO SEE HOW DESIGN CAN INSPIRE FINE ART? FOLLOWING A SUCCESSFUL SERIES OF EXHIBITIONS AT ROOM & BOARD’S SAN FRANCISCO LOCATION, THE DENVER SHOWROOM WILL SEE ITS OWN SERIES HIGHLIGHTING LOCAL ARTISTS. “Contemporary Abstraction” running from April 17-24 at Room & Board’s Denver showroom will feature the work of six local artists: Kristen Abbott, Tonia...
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THE DEVIL MOST CERTAINLY IS IN THE DETAILS AT DENVER’S NEW IL POSTO RESTAURANT ON 26th AND LARIMER, MAKING ITS PRESENCE KNOWN IN THE ART-AND-DESIGN-FOCUSED RINO DISTRICT. A RECENT MOVE FROM ITS HUMBLE SPOT ON 17th STREET PROMPTED THE PROGRESSIVE ITALIAN EATERY TO LOOK TO THE MINDS AT LIVSTUDIO TO TRANSFORM A ONCE NONDESCRIPT 3000-SQUARE-FOOT...
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THIS VICTORIAN FARMHOUSE IN GRANVILLE, OHIO BARELY SURIVED YEARS OF “KEGGERS” AND STUDENT HOUSING AT ITS UNIVERSITY LOCALE BEFORE SEEING A FULL RESTORATION. THE RESULT, THANKS TO DENVER/BOULDER-BASED FIRM ARCH11, IS AN INSPIRATIONAL RENOVATION THAT RESPECTS THE HISTORIC INTEGRITY WHILE CREATING A MODERN SPACE IDEAL FOR 21st CENTURY LIVING AND ENTERTAINING. Words: Beth Mosenthal, AIA...
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JAMES ROSENQUIST BECAME WELL KNOWN IN THE 1960s AS A LEADING POP ARTIST ALONGSIDE CONTEMPORARIES ANDY WARHOL, ROY LICHTENSTEIN, CLAES OLDENBERG AND OTHER FIGURATIVE ARTISTS. HIS BACKGROUND IN COMMERCIAL ART DEEPLY INFLUENCED HIS FINE-ART CAREER AND RADICALLY CHANGED THE FACE OF THE ART WORLD. HE PASSED AWAY MARCH 31, 2017 AT THE AGE OF 83....
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THE MODERN WORK ENVIRONMENT IS CONTINUALLY MEETING THE DEMANDS OF AN EVER-CHANGING WORKFORCE. OPEN WORKSPACES OFFER EMPLOYEES AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES TO ASSIST THEM IN THEIR JOBS. EXCEPT ONE: PRIVACY. Images By Patrick Coulie Studies from the University of Sydney and UC Berkeley found that lack of speech privacy was the number one complaint among...
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WHEN IT COMES TO “CLERESTORY” WINDOWS, THESE MODERN HOMES TAKE AN INFLUENCE FROM ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TEMPLES. WORDS: Byron Loker | Shared from Dwell The term “clerestory” is applicable to Egyptian temples, where the lighting of the hall of columns was obtained over the stone roofs of the adjoining aisles, through slits pierced in vertical slabs of...
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A PIONEER OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY DESIGN, ELIOT NOYES MANAGED A WORK ETHOS AND RESUME OF CREATIVITY THAT STILL RESONATES TODAY. THAT INCLUDES ONE OF HIS ORIGINAL HOMES IN NEW CANAAN, CT–ONE OF THE MOST HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT, NATIONAL LISTINGS CO-MARKETED BY MILE HI MODERN. Good design is good business. That’s a lesson from Eliot Noyes (1910-1977) that...
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WITH THE SWELTERING DAYS OF SUMMER MOVING IN, MANY TURN TO THE BREEZY RELIEF OF A CEILING FAN TO COOL THEIR HOMES. ONE OF THE TOP DESIGNS COMES FROM AN UNEXPECTED SOURCE. Boffi is known across the world for designing some of the best kitchens, baths and furniture. They’ve also taken their design expertise to...
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GRAND SALON WORKS THEIR UNIQUE BRAND OF MAGIC WITH LOCAL ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS FOR THIS YEAR’S PRET-A-PORTER. GET READY FOR ABSTRACT COUTURE HAIRSTYLES UNLIKE ANY YOU’VE SEEN BEFORE. WORDS: Charlie Keaton| IMAGES: Maxwell Cutri One of the advantages of being a design lover is that while no two mediums are the same, they frequently come together in...
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36 DAYS OF TYPE IS A GLOBAL PROJECT THAT HAS CHALLENGED DESIGNERS, ILLUSTRATORS AND GRAPHIC ARTISTS TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES THROUGH A DAILY CURATED COLLECTION OF LETTERS AND NUMBERS. THE PROJECT SHOWCASES THE ENDLESS GRAPHIC POSSIBILITIES OF TYPOGRAPHY AND AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY CONNECTED BY SOCIAL MEDIA. Seeing thousands of people’s creative interpretation of each letter of the...
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WHETHER YOUR HOME OFFICE CONSISTS OF A DESIGNATED ROOM OR A TIGHT CORNER IN YOUR KITCHEN, THERE ARE CERTAIN KEY STRATEGIES FOR MAKING THE MOST OF IT. WORDS: Jennifer Baum Lagdemeo | Shared from Dwell Take a look at these 10 effective tips for creating a home office space that will allow you to feel at...
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COME SEE HOW NATURE AND DESIGN INTERSECT IN THE HANDS OF COLORADO ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS. JOIN US IN WELCOMING SPRING AT THE 5TH ANNUAL DESIGN IN BLOOM. THIS IS A FREE EVENT, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED SO RSVP NOW! What would it be like if we challenged architects and designers with a different medium? What if they...
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THE COLLABORATIVE SPANISH TRIO OF RAFAEL ARANDA, CARME PIGEMAND AND RAMON VILALTA ARE THIS YEAR’S RECIPIENTS OF THE 2017 PRITZKER ARCHITECTURE PRIZE. THEY ARE NOTED FOR THEIR WORK IN WHICH LANDSCAPE AND ARCHITECTURE ARE UNITED TO CREATE BUILDINGS THAT ARE INTIMATELY CONNECTED TO PLACE AND TIME. Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta. Photo by Javier...
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THE UNION OF GREAT DESIGN AND HIGH TECHNOLOGY HAS GIVEN US A WHOLE NEW GENERATION OF TIME PIECES, PROVING ONCE AND FOR ALL THAT TIME REALLY IS ON OUR SIDE.   WORDS: Charlie Keaton Of all the metrics that define our lives — the spatial dimensions of homes, our fluctuating body weight, and so on —...
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COLORADO REALTOR ADRIAN KINNEY ATTENDED MODERNISM WEEK IN PALM SPRINGS. HE PICKS A FEW FAVORITES TO SHARE. Modernism Week in Palm Springs ended its 10 day run earlier this week. Since 2006, the event has focused a spotlight on the desert city’s concentration of iconic mid-century modern homes and institutional buildings through tours, events and gatherings....
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DESIGN IT YOURSELF CUSTOM FURNITURE HARNESSES THE POWER OF INSPIRATION TO BRING IDEAS (BIG AND SMALL) TO LIFE. WORDS: Dominic Testa | IMAGES: Courtesy of Design It Yourself and Maxwell Cutri Donnie Criswell is in the business of translating inspiration to reality. The man behind Design It Yourself Custom Furniture, now entering its sixth year,...
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A CANDID Q&A WITH THE MINDS BEHIND THE NEW EXPANSION OF A CHERRY CREEK MAINSTAY WORDS: Charlie Keaton | IMAGES: James Florio When Room & Board arrived in Colorado in 1991, the family-owned home furniture brand settled in the still developing neighborhood of Cherry Creek North. Working with Roth Sheppard Architects, the company transformed a bland...
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WE LOVE MOVIES AND WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT THE 89TH ACADEMY AWARDS THIS WEEKEND, BUT NOT JUST FOR THE PERFORMANCES, SCRIPT OR DIRECTION. WE ARE ALL ABOUT TRACKING DOWN MODERN DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE ON THE BIG SCREEN. Nocturnal Animals This year Michael Shannon is nominated for Actor In A Supporting Role for the thriller “Nocturnal Animals.”...
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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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