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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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We’re excited to have worked with HGTV on “3-6-OH!”—their brand new, virtual reality web series! Modern In Denver is helping HGTV to conduct immersive, 360-degree virtual reality tours of some of the best homes in Colorado. Their multi-lens camera made an appearance last week at our cover story home from our fall 2015 issue. (Thanks, Angie...
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The ascent of the River North Art District (RiNo) to the status of significant Denver neighborhood happened fast, as gaggles of exciting new restaurants, breweries, shops, galleries, and housing seemed to emerge in unison. What was once a forgotten outpost of warehouses on the far side of downtown now rates among the city’s hottest places...
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IN THE AGE OF SPECIALIZATION, IT’S INCREASINGLY RARE TO SEE ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS, BUILDERS, AND HOMEOWNERS WORK TOGETHER ON ALL PHASES OF AN 11,000-SQUARE-FOOT HOME. FOR BOSS ARCHITECTURE, THAT BRAND OF COLLABORATION IS THE ONLY WAY TO DESIGN TIMELESS CONTEXTUAL SPACES. Words: Charlie Keaton | Images: Raul Garcia and Jess Blackwell It was 2010 when Ryan and...
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A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS REIMAGINES EVERYDAY MEDICAL BYPRODUCTS TO BLEND PROVOCATIVE ART WITH BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE. NO PRESCRIPTION NEEDED. WORDS: Tara Bardeen | IMAGES: Trevor Brown Jr. and Chris Rogers  With glossy, colorful, and alluring shapes, artist Terry Maker’s oversized capsules are disarmingly playful. Yet get a little closer and you’ll find...
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By calling on vintage news reports and the homeowners’ expertise, designers at Thurston Kitchen & Bath merged mid-century ideals with modern sensibilities to deliver a classic culinary space.   WORDS: Marianne Kipp | IMAGES: Trevor Brown Jr.  It was the bones of the 1958 mid-century home in Denver’s Hilltop neighborhood that attracted homeowners Stephen and...
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THEY LIVE TOGETHER, PLAY TOGETHER, AND WORK TOGETHER. FOR THIS GRAPHIC DESIGN DUO, LEAVING A MARK ON SOME OF THE REGION’S CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS REQUIRES MODERN TYPOGRAPHY, INVITING ILLUSTRATIONS, AND LOADS OF QUALITY TIME. WORDS: Scott Kirkwood | Images: Mark Woolcott Jared and Rachel Rippy came at graphic design from opposite ends of the spectrum. As...
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SITUATED IN THE HEART OF THE RIVER NORTH ART DISTRICT, DAVIS PARTNERSHIP BLURS THE LINE BETWEEN ORGANIC AND INDUSTRIAL, CLOSED AND OPEN. LOOK TO THE USE OF BAMBOO TO CREATE SEMIPERMEABLE SEPARATIONS. LOOK TO THE KITCHEN / LIBRARY TIED TOGETHER BY A STREET ART MURAL. AND LOOK TO A PHILOSOPHY BUILT AROUND THE MAXIMIZATION OF...
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Denver Arts & Venues, Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs, Denver Fire, and Denver Community Planning & Development present a community forum on creative safe spaces for artists. Wednesday, January 18 | 5:30 p.m. McNichols Civic Center Building | 144 W. Colfax Ave. Denver Fire and Community Planning & Development are providing a forum for proactively getting information to potential...
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EVEN WITH AMPLE LOT SIZE, ONE BOULDER COUPLE OPTED TO GO SMALL WITH THEIR NEW HOME. THERE’S NOTHING LIKE DRAMATIC DOWNSIZING TO HELP PRIORITIZE WHAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT. WORDS: Tara Bardeen | IMAGES: Daniel O’Connor WHEN LEAH GARCIA AND IAN ADAMSON MOVED INTO THEIR NEW 450-SQUARE-FOOT HOME ON A SCENIC LOT IN NORTH BOULDER, IT WAS A...
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EMBRACE YOUR PRIMORDIAL INSTINCTS WITH A LESSON FROM THE HAPPIEST NATION IN THE WORLD. RESTORING ROOMS WITH HYGGE-INSPIRED NOTES IS AN EASY WAY TO FILL EMPTY SPACES WITH WARMTH, COMMUNITY, AND COZINESS. WORDS: JAHLA SEPPANEN It’s a modernist’s dream to live in a home of clean lines and windows for walls, a la Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. In...
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Healthy living meets resort living in a new parkside development on Sloan’s Lake. In the wake of St. Anthony’s Hospital’s relocation to Lakewood, the revitalization of the Sloan’s Lake neighborhood continues in earnest. The city’s West Colfax Corridor Plan, which began in 2006, called for the preservation and adaptive reuse of several historic sites, including...
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THANKS TO A NIFTY PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN TWO ESTABLISHED BRANDS, STYLISH MODERN FURNITURE IS GOING MAINSTREAM. MEET MODERN BY DWELL. WORDS: CHARLIE KEATON There’s no substitute for good modern furniture, but investing in quality often means having to swallow hefty price tags. Sure, you get what you pay for. But the disparity between well-made and affordable is so vast that many...
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WINTER 2016/17 As you warm up this winter and set your eyes on a new year, take some time to cozy up and dive into our Winter 2016/17 issue of Modern In Denver magazine, packed with in-depth stories on all your favorite art, architecture, and design projects across Colorado. On one cover, we feature an exquisite...
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Our Modern In Denver fall Design Conversations event took took place December 8 at General Assembly, with support from Slifer Smith & Frampton. Brad Buchanan opened the topic “Let’s Plan Denver Right” based on his op-ed published in Modern In Denver. Attendees participated in a group conversation to explore his position further and to discuss the future of Denver’s Built Environment. We’ve compiled a variety of resources for you...
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