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BOULDER’S MONTH OF MODERN EVENT EXPANDS PROGRAMMING TO FIT THE DEMAND OF A DESIGN-HUNGRY COMMUNITY. WORDS: Jahla Seppanen | IMAGES: Lisa Doane We’re off to the races as Boulder’s Month of Modern (MoM) returned to the Flatiron basin this past Thursday, Oct. 5., bringing more sessions and greater opportunities for modern enthusiasts to catch the...
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TAKE A STROLL DOWN SOLAR LANE FOR A CHANCE TO TOUR THE MOST FORWARD-THINKING AND ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOUSES OF TOMORROW. WORDS: Jahla Seppanen | IMAGES: U.S. Department of Energy Imagine you’re walking through a neighborhood of energy-efficient houses, topped with solar panels and designed in bold and inventive layouts to optimize smart energy production products. No, this isn’t...
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COME SEE HOW NATURE AND DESIGN INTERSECT IN THE HANDS OF COLORADO ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS. JOIN US IN WELCOMING SPRING AT THE 5TH ANNUAL DESIGN IN BLOOM. THIS IS A FREE EVENT, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED SO RSVP NOW! What would it be like if we challenged architects and designers with a different medium? What if they...
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A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS REIMAGINES EVERYDAY MEDICAL BYPRODUCTS TO BLEND PROVOCATIVE ART WITH BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE. NO PRESCRIPTION NEEDED. WORDS: Tara Bardeen | IMAGES: Trevor Brown Jr. and Chris Rogers  With glossy, colorful, and alluring shapes, artist Terry Maker’s oversized capsules are disarmingly playful. Yet get a little closer and you’ll find...
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Denver Arts & Venues, Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs, Denver Fire, and Denver Community Planning & Development present a community forum on creative safe spaces for artists. Wednesday, January 18 | 5:30 p.m. McNichols Civic Center Building | 144 W. Colfax Ave. Denver Fire and Community Planning & Development are providing a forum for proactively getting information to potential...
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Our Modern In Denver fall Design Conversations event took took place December 8 at General Assembly, with support from Slifer Smith & Frampton. Brad Buchanan opened the topic “Let’s Plan Denver Right” based on his op-ed published in Modern In Denver. Attendees participated in a group conversation to explore his position further and to discuss the future of Denver’s Built Environment. We’ve compiled a variety of resources for you...
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For nearly nine years, Modern In Denver has been promoting good design in Colorado through a quarterly print magazine celebrating everything from architecture to art, interiors, and more. We’ve built a loyal audience (that’s you, thanks!), and are dedicated to creating an even stronger community. That’s why we’re expanding our events even more in 2017!...
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On Thursday, November 11, Modern In Denver hosted a sold-out, advance screening of “Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future,” along with a special Q&A with his son and film producer, Eric Saarinen. See photos below from the event, and check out some resources we’ve compiled here to learn more about architect and designer Eero Saarinen.  THE...
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The inaugural Denver Design Week in July 2016 featured nearly 30 events at more than a dozen venues across the city. Participants soaked up lectures, workshops, home and studio tours, and an interactive launch party that attracted more than 1,000 people, setting a new standard for our city’s design community. By any metric, Denver Deign Week’s...
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On Thursday, November 10, Modern In Denver hosts an exclusive sold-out screening of the upcoming film, “Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future,” at the historic Mayan Theater. The film, which was produced and directed by Peter Rosen and which boasts Eric Saarinen (Eero’s son) as its Director of Photography, was the opening night...
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Modern In Denver is proud to present an exclusive advance screening of the new documentary, “Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future,” followed by a live Q&A with Director of Photography (and Eero’s son), Eric Saarinen. The film headlined opening night at New York’s Architecture and Design Film Festival last month, and while it...
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ART HANGING ON GALLERY WALLS TELLS ITS OWN STORY. BUT IN HER LATEST EXHIBITION, SARAH MCKENZIE SHIFTS HER FOCUS TO THE GALLERIES THEMSELVES, PROVING ONCE AGAIN THAT OUR SPACES HELP DEFINE OUR EXPERIENCES. WORDS: TARA BARDEEN At first glance, the white expanse of a gallery wall might seem empty. But as Boulder-based artist Sarah McKenzie reveals through...
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Denver Startup Week is back September 12-16, celebrating the very best in tech and entrepreneurship—and with a heavy dose of design. Explore the Designer and Maker Tracks for sessions ranging from architecture to virtual reality. (And the best part: It’s all free!) Read on for the top 10 Modern In Denver design picks during Denver Startup Week.   Too Big To Share Why...
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Join co-founders Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams for the grand opening of their new and expanded signature store in Denver. The event takes place Thursday, September 8 from 6-9 p.m. and will benefit the Design Council of the Denver Art Museum. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres along with tunes from DJ Lady Bunny. Valet parking...
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For a company named MINI, big things have always come in small packages. It’s part of their eclectic DNA. So when Schomp MINI recently opened up a new Highlands Ranch showroom—and more than quadrupled in size—it was an opportunity for the iconic vehicle to fill the space with their signature culture. “It’s kind of an...
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Big changes are coming to the most important room of the house. And it’s not all about technology. There’s a shift taking place in how people spend their money, with a growing number of experience-driven buyers looking to invest in good design. This is especially true in the kitchen, where preparing food is only part...
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An all-star lineup of architects, developers, and government officials discuss the practical realities of Denver’s construction boom—and what it means for our city. Denver’s built environment is growing, shifting, and evolving right before our eyes. But what does that mean for the city’s future? How will today’s new buildings impact our lives tomorrow … and...
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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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An expert in disruptive technology tells you what to expect, when to expect it, and how to prepare for the driverless car revolution. The term “disruptive technology” generally calls to mind the tiny or unseen—phones and other devices, or the hidden back channels of the internet. But when it comes to sheer scale of impact,...
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Our Modern In Denver spring Design Conversations event took took place May 5 at CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning. Rick Sommerfeld opened the topic “Bridging Architectural Theory and Practice” based on his op-ed published in Modern In Denver. Attendees participated in a group conversation to explore his position further and to discuss design-build education. We’ve compiled a variety of resources for you to dive...
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