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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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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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