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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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WORDS: Rob Bowman A huge amount of Skoop’s efforts and proceeds are funneled directly into furthering their public health mission. “Skoop is an incredibly uncynical brand/product/company,” said Mike Howard, who helped shape Skoop’s marketing copy. “As a relative outsider, it was cool to see people working to build something they genuinely believe in passionately.” Many...
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WORDS: Rob Bowman When Mike Howard was told about the Skoop project, he was immediately intrigued. A father with three daughters, he had begun trying a vegetarian diet for their collective health but found it tough. “I wasn’t very good at it. By that I mean, I was going at it but wasn’t extremely well-educated as...
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Mid-century modern items from the estate of Barbara Hovaten Myers will be for sale this Saturday, February 14.  An interior designer, Myers was a lover of mid-century furniture and art and graduated from Denver University in 1965 with a degree in Art and Interior Design. Along with artwork from notable regional artist Jack Roberts, a number of interesting...
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Shaped by influences from French modern to ’70s mod, the spring 2015 collection of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has launched. Transparent furniture accents and menswear-inspired fabrics like tweed take center-stage in this new line. To celebrate, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams are hosting an event at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center on Thursday, February 19 from...
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WOOD FLOORING HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE THE 1600s, WITH ITS SOLID WOOD AND STANDARD SPECIES. SO WE ASKED A FEW LOCAL EXPERTS TO FILL US IN ON TODAY’S TRENDS FROM PLANK WIDTHS TO PATTERNS—AND THEY ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT POLYURETHANE. WORDS: AMY PHARE PAY attention the next time you walk across a hardwood floor....
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[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lggWZBJ-fu0[/youtube] What’s it like to charge an all-electric car? After driving the Modern In Denver BMW i3 for a few months, we can tell you it’s a piece of cake! If you have your own parking space at home, you can easily charge the BMW i3 using the BMW i Wallbox. This charging...
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Here’s to cozy nights and tea-filled mugs. Throwback throws and trendy trivets. Flasks to warm you from the inside out and fire features fit for the shrewdest of shoppers. Temperatures may be dropping, but things are only heating up with these modern must-haves. Bring it, Polar Vortex. WORDS: AMY PHARE GIRARD THROW Alexander Girard designed...
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EVERY KITCHEN TELLS A STORY, BUT IS IT ONE OF TODAY OR TOMORROW? IN CONJUNCTION WITH KITCHENS AT THE DENVER, HARDWARE INNOVATORS BLUM HAVE BROUGHT TO COLORADO A TOOL TO SIMULATE WHAT IT’S LIKE TO NAVIGATE THE KITCHEN AT 70 YEARS OLD—AND HAVE WORKED TOGETHER TO DEVELOP ERGONOMIC SOLUTIONS BOTH FUNCTIONAL AND FORWARD-THINKING. HERE’S HOW...
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Room & Board has launched its 2015 collection, and to celebrate, they are giving one lucky winner the chance to win a Lars chair! To participate in the Lounge with Lars sweepstakes, visit Room & Board online and enter to win before February 11. 
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Designers, we have a color treat for you! Cosentino and Dekton have expanded their color options, offering new hues for the new year! Check out the two new lines below, available at Cosentino Center Denver and Kitchens at the Denver. Cosentino has expanded its most popular Silestone color series with the introduction of Nebula Alpha, a collection of four...
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Studio 2b adapts kitchen solutions for today’s European-stye shopping WORDS: ROB BOWMAN | IMAGES: JENNIFER KOSKINEN Europeans have been onto something for ages. Visits to the butcher and a single baguette become but a blissful daily routine. We’ll gladly swap that for our preservative-laden, processed bulk purchases. When did buying a 5-pound bottle of ketchup...
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No soil, no mess, and no fuss? Hello, air plants! Now how do they work? BY BETH MOSENTHAL Brown thumb? Us, too. So imagine our delight for the low-maintenance air plants, which are easy on the eyes and fun to accessorize. Whether shopping for a bedroom set at West Elm, picking up plants at Birdsall &...
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The Modern In Denver Holiday Gift Guide continues, and in this edition, we support local artists! In fact, in every issue of the magazine, we devote an entire section to the work and creativity of one local photographer. When shopping this holiday season, consider supporting the creators in our own backyard. Check out some of...
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In December, we’re launching the MID Wheels for a Week giveaway! We’re partnering with BMW and Schomp to give one lucky Colorado winner a day in the modern life with a brand new, all-electric BMW i3 to explore, drive, and show off for a full week—plus tickets, restaurant vouchers, and gift certificates to some of...
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By Sarah Barker From commercial interior designers to architects to cubemates, we are all in constant search of what’s next in workplace trends. After all, a well-designed office is not just easy on the eyes, but is key to boosting productivity and morale. In other words, we get why Peter Gibbons knocked down his cube...
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Need an office break? Check out this nap pod called CalmSpace by Marie-Virginie Berbet for Haworth. For a chosen duration, a combination of light and sound technologies encourages users to drift off to sleep and helps to gently wake them up, offering renewed energy upon return to work.  It’s all part of today’s modern office,...
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  We love snagging deals, and Studio 2b in RiNo is offering great discounts on their floor models! Check out some of the products here, including the walnut Spyder Dining Table above. They are also offering 15 percent savings on all lighting and Poggenpohl kitchens. You may recognize the German kitchen manufacturer from the fall issue...
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