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A new all-in-one unit brings the modern kitchen down to size. From young professionals to empty nesters, a growing number of people are opting for smaller and more functional living spaces. But no matter the size or scale, having a great kitchen is still a top priority. That’s the inspiration behind the Kitch’ T, an...
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SUMMER IS IN THE AIR! The summer issue of Modern In Denver is here! Featuring not one, but two covers, the summer 2016 issue is our biggest one yet. Inside, you’ll find stories on modern architecture from residential to commercial, featuring Charles Deaton’s Key Savings and Loan Association building, a look at the interior design of OtterBox, a...
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One of the defining characteristics of Colorado is our beautiful, if somewhat temperamental, natural climate. So how do you find the right-priced indoor blinds to moderate light? Or integrate automation for an amazing near year-round outdoor space? At the Denver Shade Company, they’ve got that covered. Nestled in the ground level of the Studio Como...
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TO HONOR DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS’ BOETTCHER MEMORIAL TROPICAL CONSERVATORY, CACAO SEEDS GROWN ONSITE BECAME A TREAT FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH THE HELP OF FORTUNA CHOCOLATE. WORDS: Amy Phare • IMAGES: Trevor Brown Jr. FERMENTING. ROASTING.CRACKING. WINNOWING. REFINING. CONCHING. TEMPERING. There’s a lot of work that goes into making a perfect bar of chocolate—but even...
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Denver’s newest design showroom is hosting a launch party on May 20, and you’re invited. The addition of new showrooms to the Colorado market is a great sign for our booming design community. In recent years, Denver has very quietly become an important city for fans of thoughtful, innovative design. Something is happening here. The...
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As part of Salone del Mobile—the world’s largest furniture fair held in Milan—Ventura Lambrate occurs. The curated district for design embodies the new and exciting possibilities, a place where designers can present themselves in a high-qualitative and creative way to the professional audience in Milan during the Milan Design Week. One of Denver’s very own—Housefish—participated...
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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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There was an endless supply of inspired new designs on display at the Salone del Mobile earlier this month—which was no surprise, given the thousands of exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of attendees on hand. We’ve already shared some of our favorites, and a quick Google search of Milano Salone is a good way to...
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Incorporating tech needs into a project’s design phase leads to better performance and fewer aesthetic compromises. By Jason Griffing Modern life is increasingly technology-reliant, and we know that today’s living spaces demand a growing level of tech compatibility. The smart move is to discuss this just as early and with the same thoroughness as electrical...
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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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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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We love that our community eats, sleeps, and breathes good design. Take for instance Distinctive Mantel Designs. A full-service provider for fireplaces, their priorities go beyond the product. “We are a forward-thinking, design-based company first and foremost,” said VP Eric Walden. “We work with our clients (designers, architects, builders, and homeowners) to achieve the best...
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Photographing flora is no easy task. What appears to be a simple shoot of a few houseplants for the winter issue of Modern In Denver was actually an 8+ hour job that required an emergency trip to the fly shop for fishing line to help style the leaves. “I think we usually had more light...
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WE ARE MORE EQUIPPED AND BETTER ENTERTAINED THAN EVER, BUT WE AREN’T EXACTLY WELL. CALL IT THE PARADOX OF PROGRESS. COULD THE POWER OF DESIGN BE OUR SALVATION?   WORDS: CHARLIE KEATON Forget political gridlock and never-ending debates about policy reform. In the face of a national health crisis, a wave of integrated design innovations, from facilities to technologies...
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A NEW YEAR INEVITABLY BRINGS WITH IT THE RESOLUTION TO TAKE BETTER CARE OF OURSELVES. NOW MORE THAN EVER, TECHNOLOGY PLAYS A ROLE IN THAT STRUGGLE. WANT TO GET IN BETTER SHAPE? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT.   The average American now accesses more than 26 different apps per month, spending well over 37 hours Tweeting, Snapchatting, or crushing candy. But...
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Sleep: necessary, glorious, and often elusive. According to even the most conservative estimates, 40 percent of adults don’t get the recommended seven hours per night—and even among those who do reach that magical threshold, quantity doesn’t always equal quality. As a result, millions of Americans wander through life, zombie-like, in a fog of drowsy irritability....
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In the winter 2015/2016 issue of Modern In Denver, we featured the comprehensive, six-part story, “Designing Wellness.” From Apple to apps, here are some tech-foward, well-designed health products to, well, get you well.   QARDIOBASE The rapid evolution of health technology has tipped the scales—literally. Qardiobase is a fully integrated “smart scale” that measures not just your weight,...
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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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Last week, Pantone introduced its 2016 Color(s) of the Year. For the first time, two colors were selected: Rose Quartz and Serenity. How can these pastels fit into modern design? Take a look at our top picks from furniture to art and accessories.    1. “Prairie 16” Artwork Local artist Danae Falliers’ images “function as a...
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