Category

People
The BESTawards recognize Colorado’s top interior designers. Hosted by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the BESTawards—Brilliantly Executed Spaces and Thinking—honor the remarkable projects of local interior design firms in categories residential and commercial, large and small. But identifying the best of the BEST is no small feat. So the IIDA has recruited some of the top...
Read More
Congratulations to George and Kassa Harrison, owners of Harrison Home Systems for recently making the cover of CE Pro magazine!  They were featured for having evolved from a small, A/V-focused firm to a substantial player in the Denver market. The husband-and-wife team offers home automation, lighting and shade control, among other systems. For more, view...
Read More
HER ART COLLECTION RUNS THE GAMUT, FROM RAUSCHENBERG TO YARD SALE CASTAWAYS. HER NEWLY RENOVATED HOME IS A DE FACTO GALLERY WITH ITS OWN CREATIVE FLOURISHES. FOR LYNN HEITLER, THE WORLD IS ALL HIDDEN BEAUTY AND OPEN CANVAS. WORDS: Charlie Keaton IMAGES: Daniel O’Connor VIEWED FROM A DISTANCE, LYNN HEITLER’S ENTIRE LIFE IS ABOUT ART. HER EYE FOR THE BEAUTY OF EVERYDAY THINGS,...
Read More
By activating two city blocks of hopscotch in seven neighborhoods, we have the opportunity to both physically and symbolically connect a city to its neighborhoods and underscore the importance of connection and access to transit and resources for all communities.  It’s a community art installation happening now through July 23 and is organized by RedLine. This public installation...
Read More
What a night! The Modern In Denver Summer Party drew more than 500 creatives to CAPCO Tile & Stone on July 9, where we celebrated the release of the summer issue and the Pop title collection from ImolaCeramica, inspired by Roy Lichtenstein.  Attendees enjoyed networking, drinks, bites, MINI test drives, and plenty of giveaways, including...
Read More
FLANKING A GRITTY, HUMMING STRETCH OF COLFAX AVENUE, A STUDIOTROPE-DESIGNED BUILDING WEAVES CULTURAL INFLUENCES INTO A COMMUNITY OASIS. BUT WHILE IT SQUARELY OCCUPIES THE DIGITAL AGE, WEST DENVER’S NEW GONZALES BRANCH LIBRARY FINDS ITS SECRET WEAPON IN THE DECIDEDLY OLD SCHOOL WORLD OF HUMAN INTERACTION. WORDS: SARAH GOLDBLATT, AIA • IMAGES: DAVID LAUER IT’S SATURDAY...
Read More
LOS ANGELES ARTIST JOHN KNUTH PAINTS WITH FLYSPECK. THAT IS NOT A TYPO; HE USES THE DIGESTIVE PROCESS OF INSECTS TO CREATE HIGH-END, TRANSCENDENT MODERN ART THAT SELLS ALL OVER THE WORLD. THIS SUMMER, KNUTH AND HALF A MILLION OF HIS WINGED FRIENDS HAVE BROUGHT AN INTERACTIVE NEW SHOW TO DENVER. LET THE BUZZ BEGIN. WORDS:...
Read More
 She has sculpted for more than 40 years, has pieces in 86 public collections, and has been part of 327 group and solo exhibitions. Whew! Deborah Butterfield touts an impressive resume, but in Colorado she conquers when it comes to numbers. With 15 life-size sculptures weighing a ton apiece, “The Nature of Horses” at Denver...
Read More
This summer, you can see Deborah Butterfield’s largest exhibit yet right here in Colorado at the Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG). On display are 15 life-size bronze horses, carefully placed among the living gallery. But there is more to the art than the sculptures themselves. There is the art of the installation—a job that requires a...
Read More
For Vertical Arts Architecture, it’s all about expansion! The Steamboat Springs firm recently added a Denver locale and branched out with its store, Stēl House + Home. Read on as Vertical Arts Founder and Principal Brandt Vanderbosch gives us the lay of the land.  MID: Tell us the impetus for your expansion to Denver. VA: Denver and Front Range projects and...
Read More
HAPPY SUMMER! Cool off with our biggest issue yet—174 pages of art, architecture, design, and Colorado creatives! In it, we’ve packed 30 pages of summer travel and living, whether that means lounging on your patio or renting a Frank Lloyd Wright for the weekend. That’s right, in addition to modern outdoor furniture and design-centric summer reads,...
Read More
ANGELA FEDDERSEN SPENT YEARS CUTTING HER TEETH AT MAJOR DESIGN FIRMS IN THE MIDWEST. SINCE FOUNDING ELEVATE ARCHITECTURE IN 2010 HER REACH HAS EXPANDED TO INCLUDE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCT DESIGN, BUT HER VISION FOR THE FUTURE STRETCHES ALL THE WAY BACK TO HER ROOTS. WORDS: Charlie Keaton IMAGES: JC Buck FOR MOST PEOPLE, FINDING THE RIGHT...
Read More
From glass mansions to wood-and-steel ski chalets to sprawling modern ranches, Aspen is home to some of the world’s finest architecture. But behind the glitz and glamour lies a storied history, which set this mountain town on a uniquely innovative and modern path. So we paid a visit to learn the story—through the design lens—and...
Read More
Congratulations to Architectural Workshop, who won the popular vote on Facebook for their Design In Bloom creation! This year, we had 15 participants whose submissions included a wide range of creativity, from 3D printing to audio components! Click through to see all the floral arrangement submissions. The winner was selected based on the total number of Facebook likes,...
Read More
A ONCE-FORGOTTEN BUILDING IN DENVER’S UP-AND-COMING RINO DISTRICT IS REBORN AS A LUXURY SHOWROOM. WHAT SETS THE NEW STUDIO COMO SPACE APART ISN’T JUST THE FURNITURE ON DISPLAY. IT’S THE COLLABORATIVE JOURNEY THAT AWAITS WITHIN, COURTESY OF LOCAL DESIGN FIRM LIVSTUDIO. WORDS: Charlie Keaton | IMAGES: James Florio THE WAREHOUSE AT THE CORNER OF BROADWAY...
Read More
At our annual Design In Bloom on April 30, event sponsor Thurston Kitchen & Bath and Bosch gave away not one but two dishwashers! After viewing 15 innovative floral displays from architects and designers, nibbling, drinking, and mingling, attendees circled around as Modern In Denver magazine held a live drawing for a dishwasher from Bosch and...
Read More
IF LEWIS AND CLARK WERE ALIVE TODAY, WOULD THEY CALL EACH OTHER BFF’S OR USE A GPS TO NAVIGATE? #ROADTRIP? WORDS: HANNAH WIEDMANN Artist Shawn Huckins strikes a humorous chord merging past and present in his latest exploration, The American__tier. Ambient light and Mile High City inspiration flood his back room studio where Huckins can be found pouring...
Read More
Next week, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the IIDA hosts its signature event: Prêt-à-Porter! The event pairs design firm teams with product manufacturers, who are tasked with creating a couture ensemble for a runway fashion show. Get your tickets now and read on to meet the judges! VIVECA BISSONNETTE FIIDA, CID, LEED AP – Vice President on the IIDA...
Read More
THE ONCE-NEGLECTED CORPORATE KITCHEN IS IN THE MIDST OF A RENAISSANCE. NEGLECTED BREAK ROOMS BLOSSOM INTO GORGEOUS, ENERGIZING EXTENSIONS OF THE OFFICES THEY SUPPORT THANKS TO PIONEERS LIKE DENVER-BASED VESEL CONTEMPORARY KITCHENS. WORDS: Rob Bowman IMAGES: Raul J. Garcia ASK ANY RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE AGENT WHAT MATTERS MOST WHEN BUYING OR SELLING A HOME, AND IT WON’T TAKE...
Read More
Join Modern In Denver and Architectural Record for the presentation of “Design & Innovation in Multi-Unit Housing.” It’s part of the Architectural Record on the Road series and features a CEU session, panel discussion, and networking opportunities. See below for details and register here. [divider scroll_text=””] Design & Innovation in Multi-Unit Housing  March 24 History Colorado...
Read More
1 2 3 4 5 11