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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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The 2016 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize is one of the most prestigious awards in architecture, and this year’s winner is: Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena. “The jury has selected an architect who deepens our understanding of what is truly great design,” said Tom Pritzker, Chairman and President of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the Pritzker...
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The average American works 47 hours per week, highest in the industrialized world, while also taking fewer vacation days and retiring later in life. Which means that when it comes to maintaining proper physical and mental wellbeing, getting to the gym a few days per week isn’t nearly enough. More and more, employers recognize the need for workspaces that...
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Medical science has evolved so rapidly in the past decade that it’s nearly impossible to talk about newly constructed facilities without using words like “futuristic” or “science fiction.” Operating rooms, in particular, have been ground zero for advancements that incorporate everything from industrial robotic technology to digital imaging that allows for the kind of non-invasive...
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Christian Musselman has fun. But don’t mistake that for lacking professionalism—producing detailed custom home portraits is serious business. From children’s toys to mid-century masterpieces, the Denver-based illustrator has crafted a lifelong dream into a successful career of serious play. WORDS: CORY PHARE As a child, Christian Musselman was struck by the design of his grandparents’...
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It has been such a privilege being able to tell the stories our community’s best art, architecture, and design in 2015. Thanks, Colorado, for giving us plenty of talent to celebrate this year! Take a minute to scroll through some of our favorite images in 2015, from Bauhaus to Bonnie Brae. Cheers to 2016!  Click any photo to...
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ONE ISSUE, TWO COVERS! Our winter 2015/2016 issue features not one, but two covers! On the left, Christian Musselman created this detailed illustration for us, inspired by a 1950s Better Homes and Gardens cover. Inside, you’ll find a story on his work and even more custom illustrations of modern homes. Modern In Denver content covers a wide spectrum...
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Mid-century modern architect James Ream once practiced as a project designer for Eero Saarinen. He studied in New York and Italy and brought his talents to Colorado briefly to design this Sorensen House with the help of George Hoover (a member of the DCPA design team responsible for the detailed design and development of the Galleria and Parking...
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WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU BRING TOGETHER THE COLORADO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY, AND AN ICONIC MID-CENTURY ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE? A CURIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL MILITARY INSTALLATION. ROGER THAT. WORDS: CHARLIE KEATON | IMAGES: DAVID LAUER When called upon to design a new 63,000-square-foot building in the International Style, standard practice dictates...
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NESTLED IN THE LAKESIDE COMMUNITY OF BOW MAR SITS A HOUSE THAT SEEMED BEYOND REPAIR. BUT WHERE MOST SAW ONLY NEGLECT, ONE DETERMINED FAMILY GLIMPSED A CHALLENGE WORTHY OF THEIR FULL ATTENTION. THIS HOME NEEDED EVERYTHING. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT IT GOT. WORDS: Charlie Keaton IMAGES: Daniel O’Connor THERE WERE HOLES IN THE FLOOR, BUT THAT WASN’T...
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DEFYING CONVENTION AND DESIGNING REINVENTION ARE EXACTLY WHY DENVER-BASED CONSUME & CREATE SUCCEED AS A CLIENT-CENTERED DESIGN FIRM. FROM SKATE CULTURE TO GLOBAL BRANDS AND BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITY, TAKING A RISK MEANS THE POTENTIAL TO STUMBLE ONTO SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING FRESH. IT’S IN THEIR DNA. AND IT’S WHY THESE LOCAL INFLUENCERS (RE)DEFINE WHAT FRESHNESS...
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On Friday, September 25, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) recognized the best in interior design at its fifth annual BESTawards celebration. Modern In Denver magazine is committed to promoting and celebrating Colorado’s creative community, and we’re proud to have been the media sponsor. Congratulations to the following winners, and have a...
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WHEN WORKPLACE RESOURCE OUTGREW ITS LONGTIME LODO FOOTPRINT, IT OPTED FOR TWO NEW FACILITIES WITH ENTIRELY DISTINCT PURPOSES. BUT JUST HOW EASY IS IT TO DESIGN THE PERFECT OFFICE ENVIRONMENT FOR A COMPANY WITH AN ENDLESS RESERVOIR OF THE WORLD’S BEST OFFICE FURNITURE? WORDS: CHARLIE KEATON • IMAGES: DANIEL O ’ CONNOR Tucked away on...
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On Saturday, September 26, the Wheat Ridge Mid-Century and Modern Home Tour takes place from 1-5 p.m. with an after party at modmood. The self-guided tour includes a peek inside six homes. Carpooling is encouraged, and a suggested bike route is on the ticket that may be picked up the day of the tour. The...
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ONE ISSUE, TWO COVERS! Fall into our autumn issue—on stands now! Keep your eye out for one of two covers above. That’s right, we created two versions this issue. On the left: a renovated mid-century modern ranch in Bow Mar. And on the right is one of two new offices for Workplace Resource, the largest...
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On Sunday, September 13, come explore the Cliff May houses of Denver’s Harvey Park neighborhood. Six houses will be part of the Harvey Park Home Tour, in a self-guided, open-house fashion. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the Denver Modernism Show. The event takes place from noon until 4 p.m., and...
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Not one but three home tours are taking place in September that we’re excited about! We’ll offer sneak peeks into each of the tours in the coming weeks, but for now, save the dates and get your tickets!   Wheat Ridge Mid Century and Modern Home Tour  Saturday, September 26, 1-5 p.m.   Harvey Park Home...
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