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WAVES, THE HUSBAND/WIFE PRODUCED TRAVEL ZINE, BLENDS NAT GEO SENSIBILITIES WITH THE INFORMATIVE PUNCH OF A TRAVEL GUIDE. MODERN IN DENVER TALKS TO ITS CREATORS JON HARTMAN AND LIZ HENDERSON ABOUT WHERE THEY’VE GONE AND WHERE THEY’RE GOING, BOTH IN THE WORLD AND WITH THEIR MAGAZINE. WORDS: Jahla Seppanen | IMAGES: Waves When Designer Jon...
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ALTHOUGH REMEMBERED FOR THE WORDS, “EVERYONE WILL BE FAMOUS FOR 15 MINUTES,” ANDY WARHOL’S SPOTLIGHT HAS EXTENDED LONG BEYOND THIS BREVITY, AS THE ICONIC POP ARTIST OF THE 60S, 70S, AND 80S SEALED HIS FATE AS AN EVERLASTING FIGURE FOR VISUAL ART AND EXPRESSIONISM. Words: Jahla Seppanen Warhol has continued, long after his death in...
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BOULDER’S MONTH OF MODERN EVENT EXPANDS PROGRAMMING TO FIT THE DEMAND OF A DESIGN-HUNGRY COMMUNITY. WORDS: Jahla Seppanen | IMAGES: Lisa Doane We’re off to the races as Boulder’s Month of Modern (MoM) returned to the Flatiron basin this past Thursday, Oct. 5., bringing more sessions and greater opportunities for modern enthusiasts to catch the...
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SWEEPING CURVES AND GEOMETRIC LINES HAVE WEAVED INTO THE NATURAL CONFINES OF THE DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS AS A SELECTION OF LEGENDARY ARTIST ALEXANDER CALDER’S ICONIC WORKS HAVE COME TO VISIT. Words: Tara Bardeen Towering shapes of steel will take up residence among the lush greenery and scenic waterways of the Denver Botanic Gardens this summer...
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ARTIST TONIA BONNELL CREATES MINIMALIST WORK THAT ECHOES THE MOVEMENT OF NATURAL PHENOMENA. SHE’S FEATURED, ALONG WITH FIVE OTHER LOCAL ARTISTS, AT ROOM & BOARD’S SHOWROOM AS PART OF THEIR “CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACTION” EXHIBIT. Words: Julia Rymer Brucker Talking with Denver-based abstract artist Tonia Bonnell about clouds, one can begin to look at them differently. Clouds have...
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We’re still buzzing with excitement over last week’s Salone del Mobile Milano! Each year, the massive week-long event highlights industry innovation and talent in furniture design and accessories from across the globe. It offers visitors a look at the latest for the home, office, lighting and beyond. This year saw more than 343,602 attendees visit...
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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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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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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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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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For nearly nine years, Modern In Denver has been promoting good design in Colorado through a quarterly print magazine celebrating everything from architecture to art, interiors, and more. We’ve built a loyal audience (that’s you, thanks!), and are dedicated to creating an even stronger community. That’s why we’re expanding our events even more in 2017!...
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The final entry of our 2016 fall issue, One Last Thing, cast the spotlight on a curiously dynamic ping pong table in Vertical Arts Architecture’s new Denver office. The table was created using a technique called electrical erosion, which entails the channeling of electric currents through wood. People took notice. By popular demand, here’s a...
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On Thursday, November 10, Modern In Denver hosts an exclusive sold-out screening of the upcoming film, “Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future,” at the historic Mayan Theater. The film, which was produced and directed by Peter Rosen and which boasts Eric Saarinen (Eero’s son) as its Director of Photography, was the opening night...
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This op-ed column, authored by rotating guest writers, aims to stir conversations on architecture and design among our creative community.    WORDS: Brad Buchanan | IMAGE: James Florio  WHEN I MOVED TO DENVER IN 1982 AND BEGAN MY CAREER IN ARCHITECTURE, DENVER WAS A DIFFERENT PLACE.  Back then, Union Station was an underused building surrounded by...
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With more than 800 exhibitors, Cersaie (chur-SIGH) is a world-renowned international event featuring the newest and best in ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings. Last month, Modern in Denver joined national publications including Architectural Record, Elle Decor, Azure, and Interior Design Magazine for a firsthand look at the festivities. Over the course of three jam-packed days,...
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FALL FORWARD   The fall 2016 issue has launched, packed with in-depth stories on all your favorite art, architecture, and design projects across Colorado. On one cover, we feature the meticulous restoration of a 1946 Usonian masterpiece originally designed by Victor Hornbein. On the other: a striking new addition to the iconic U.S. Air Force...
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Mitchell Gold, along with longtime business partner Bob Williams, made the trip to Denver last week to celebrate the opening of their signature store’s new location in Cherry Creek. Scroll for scenes from the night. IMAGES: ATOM STEVENS [gdl_gallery title=”MGBW” width=”400″ height=”400″ galid=”1″ ]
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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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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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