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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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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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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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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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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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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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WHEN TASKED WITH UPDATING A CLASSIC MID-CENTURY MODERN MASTERPIECE, THE TWO-MAN TEAM AT BOSS ARCHITECTURE TOOK THEIR TIME. WITH HELP FROM COLLABORATORS, CRAFTSMEN, THE OWNERS, AND EVEN THE ORIGINAL ARCHITECT, CHRIS DAVIS AND KEVIN STEPHENSON DEMONSTRATED EXACTLY WHAT PRESERVATION IS—AND WHAT IT ISN’T.   WORDS: Charlie Keaton • IMAGES: James Florio & Kyler Deutmeyer Home...
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HOW INNOVATIVE, FLAT-PACKED PROBLEM SOLVING LED STUDENTS AT COLORADO BUILDING WORKSHOP TO CREATE A SENSE OF HOME FOR THE NOMADIC INSTRUCTORS OF COLORADO OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL. WORDS: Charlie Keaton • IMAGES: Jesse Kuroiwa, Peter O’Neil, Rick Sommerfeld They come from all over, young adventure seekers drawn to Colorado’s rural mountain terrain as if by gravity. Each June they load...
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SPRING HAS SPRUNG! Spring has sprung and so has the new issue of Modern In Denver! Featuring not one, but two covers, the spring 2016 issue is our biggest one yet! Inside, you’ll find stories on modern architecture from residential to commercial, featuring Boss Architecture’s meticulous seven-year renovation, Surround Architecture’s array of projects, and Roth...
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When Renegade Brewing Company opened its doors in 2011, only eight breweries were on the scene (compared to the 200+ now statewide). With a GABF award under their belt, 60 barrel tanks on line, and a new 15,000-square-foot space, Renegade has made a name for itself in Denver. And how they got there? By design....
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Celebrate the opening of Goldyn’s “Spring Art Project” collaboration with Denver-based artist Mario Zoots on Thursday, March 10 from 6-8 p.m. at Goldyn, a women’s boutique in LoHi. Drawing inspiration from Goldyn’s designers’ Spring 2016 collections, Zoots created a limited edition series of collages and objets d’art that employ vintage photographs and old Hollywood film stills...
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There’s an alchemy to a business born in a garage—An artisan, bent over a bench, giving voice to a fomented vision. The image of the worker conjures a complete dedication to craft, with purity, expression, and vision. It Is the recipe that’s catapulted ventures out of garages from Seattle to Silicon Valley. And at the...
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Denver’s mid-century modern real estate expert Adrian Kinney took a trip over the weekend to the annual Modernism Week celebration. “Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California was an absolutely amazing experience—to be surrounded by so many mid-century modern enthusiast from all over the country and world, there to appreciate the historic homes of the mid-century era...
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Boulder is no stranger to tech firms taking up residence in reimagined industrial spaces. But Applied Broadband isn’t looking to emulate the latest Silicon Valley fads. Lucky for them, architect Rick Epstein and designer Marcel de Lange know just how to get where they’re going. WORDS: CHARLIE KEATON | IMAGES: DANIEL O’CONNOR The offices at...
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Our Modern In Denver winter Design Conversations event took place February 18 at Elsy Studios and Watson Furniture. Brad Tomecek of Tomecek Studio Architecture opened the topic “Regionalism” based on his op-ed from the winter issue of MID. Attendees participated in a group conversation to explore his position further and to discuss how Denver’s history, culture, and landscape affects our built environment. We’ve compiled a variety...
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Modernism Week is upon us, and we’re California dreaming’ over the annual celebration of mid-century architecture and design in Palm Springs. Lucky for us, two books were just released giving us a taste of the modern mecca. WILLIAM KRISEL’S PALM SPRINGS: THE LANGUAGE OF MODERNISM A pioneer of mid-century modernism, William Krisel’s influence has had an...
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With great architecture comes great responsibility, and with an eye toward revival and respect for history, one Harvey Park couple breathed life into a classic Cliff May home with the help of neighbors, friends, and even the former owner. WORDS: ATOM STEVENS IMAGES: DANIEL O’CONNOR When homeowners opt to renovate, they typically call on experts...
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Say hello to Hmarq Studios! A full-service commercial and residential interior design firm, Hmarq’s projects range from small businesses to retail establishments, multi-family, and single family. “We are a woman-owned, fun, down-to-earth company, which has highest respect for our clients, their budgets, and our product,” said Owner Heidi Marquardt.  With over 20 years of combined experience in commercial...
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