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At Modern In Denver, we strive to celebrate Colorado’s creative community, and we couldn’t do it without support of some of those creators themselves. As a way to say thanks to all of our advertisers—our partners—who have supported our mission over the years, we’ve compiled a holiday gift guide, complete with our favorite picks from their showroom floors....
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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams recently launched a racy ad campaign entitled, “A Modern Affair,” which appeared in the fall issue of Modern In Denver. Big supporters of the LGBT community, MGBW’s campaign is a testament to one of their core values, equality for all. We liked the campaign so much, we rounded up a few MGBW holiday...
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From original art to jewelry to books, museums often curate some of the most creative products for their stores—many of which make for unique holiday gifts. We hit up the art museums in town to find modern gifts for your holiday shopping. Take a look at some of Modern In Denver‘s favorite finds.  DENVER ART MUSEUM We...
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Our Modern In Denver fall Design Conversations event took took place November 19 at Studio Como. Jonathan Auty opened the topic “Quality Matters” based on his op-ed from the fall issue of MID. Attendees participated in a group conversation to explore his position further and to discuss what makes furniture high quality and how it can become more accessible. We’ve compiled a variety...
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FOR AN INDUSTRY THAT HAS LONG BEEN SHROUDED IN SECRECY, TRANSPARENCY IS QUICKLY BECOMING THE WINNING STRATEGY. WORDS: JOSH KRAUS | IMAGES: JAMES FLORIO IF YOU’RE EVER CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT’S ACTUALLY INSIDE A MATTRESS, STEVE VAN DIEST IS HAPPY TO SHOW YOU. “WHAT’S IN THIS BOND BED? I DON’T KNOW, LET’S TAKE A LOOK,” SAID...
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After seeing quite a few remarkable projects from Porcelanosa, we wanted to learn more about the materials that went into them. It turns out they all have one thing in common: the exterior cladding. The “ventilated facade” system reduces energy costs by 30 percent, and while it’s widely used in Eurpoe and Asia, its use...
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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.  WHY FURNITURE IS COSTLY—AND WORTH THE INVESTMENT WORDS: JONATHAN AUTY, STUDIO COMO “WHY IS EVERYTHING SO EXPENSIVE?” THROUGHOUT 15 YEARS OF SELLING HIGH-END MODERN FURNITURE, THIS IS A QUESTION I HEAR AGAIN AND AGAIN. I HAVE...
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We love the new Sugarberry wood option from Room & Board found in its Chilton line, so we dug a bit further to find out exactly what Sugarberry is. With the help of Michael Brotman, Room & Board Merchandise Manager for Casegoods, we learned that Sugarberry is a tree species that is native to 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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A NEW SMART KITCHEN GADGET TAKES THE GUESSWORK OUT OF GASTRONOMY. Two of our favorite things—food and technology—mingle in the modern kitchen with the latest smart gadget to hit the market: Countertop. Recipe generator, calorie tracker, food scale, and nutrition coach—the Countertop does it all with its simple and sleek board and corresponding app that knows you better than you know...
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WITH THEIR NEW LINE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNTERTOP APPLIANCES, SUB-ZERO AND WOLF CONTINUE TO BLEND INNOVATION WITH ACCESSIBILITY. WORDS: JOSH KRAUS Refrigerators, cabinets, pantries: These are but mere layovers on the way to the almighty countertop. It is here, on the hallowed granite fields, where chicken breast meets its balsamic glaze, where cheese meets its grater,...
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It’s time to perk up the pergola! Summer is still here, and we’ve scouted some of the top sources in modern patio furniture to help you outfit the outdoors. From new products to updated lines and just plain beautiful pieces for your porch, this roundup will make you want to take your indoor-outdoor living exclusively al fresco. SWING LIFE AWAY...
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Whether partaking in a well-designed getaway or staycationing on your modern patio for the summer, we compiled the best new design books for your literary lounging. Check out our five favorites! WORDS: CORY PHARE AND JACLYN BAUER ROOTED IN DESIGN: SPROUT HOME’S GUIDE TO CREATIVE INDOOR PLANTING Tara Heibel & Tassy de Give | Ten Speed Press Planting...
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On Saturday, June 20, spend the day with dad at the Mancraftival—or swing by to pick up that last-minute Father’s Day gift. Hosted by Ink Lounge, the daylong fest features some noteworthy makers. Here are a few we love.  ADAM RAIOLA FURNITURE We love Adam Raiola’s mid-mod inspired furniture. The collection consists of duotone cherry tables,...
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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,...
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Whether grilling on your balcony or tailgating with your friends, contemporary cookers help design a well-done experience. Today’s grills have grown up! By including solar components, smartphone apps, and new means of mobility, you’ll have gustatory greatness right at your fingertips. Marinate on these modern means of meat (or meatless) machines.  THE BRAINY BARBEQUE Is...
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Whatever the message, volume, or venue, the prints we hang on our walls serve as little amplifiers for our thoughts. Whether a gig poster or a giclée, the poster art medium is recognized as a legitimate component of contemporary decorative expression. But how did this come to be? How did information evolve into an art...
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The Denver Shade Company launched a newsletter and a blog—and they’re taking their business outside!  After traveling halfway around the world to research shades, they are now venturing into outdoor solutions. Inspired by products and methods used in Germany and Belgium—innovators in outdoor motorized shading—Jared Layton of The Denver Shade Company has partnered with Markilux...
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Happy Spring! Spring has sprung, as has the latest issue of Modern In Denver! The theme of renewal is in the air, with a profile of the new 24,000-square-foot showroom space for Studio Como, a look at the rebirth of Aspen—complete with a 20-page guide to its modern art and architecture—and a Denver artist who has...
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NESTLED QUIETLY IN THE BOULDER FOOTHILLS, A LITTLE-KNOWN CADRE OF CREATIVE DESIGN FIRMS IS WORKING TO UPEND THE WAY AMERICA APPROACHES ITS DIETARY NEEDS. THEIR LEADER IS A MAN FAMOUS FOR SELLING EVERYTHING FROM HAMBURGERS TO VOLKSWAGENS. BUT THESE DAYS, HE’S GOT A VERY DIFFERENT PRODUCT ON HIS MIND. WORDS: ROB BOWMAN + CHARLIE KEATON | IMAGES:...
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