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THE POETRY FOUNDATION IS UNIQUE IN ITS KIND: NOWHERE ELSE DOES THERE EXIST A PHYSICAL HOME SOLELY FOR POETRY. HOW DO YOU CREATE A HOME FOR SOMETHING SO ABSTRACT? WORDS + INTERVIEW: Caroline Joan Peixoto | IMAGES: James Florio John Ronan, of Chicago based John Ronan Architects did not shy away from the challenge, but...
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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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“WE DIDN’T WANT A FLAT WALL, BUT SOMETHING MORE DYNAMIC,” SAYS CAZES MARTIN OF SA+R, WHEN HE AND PROJECT JENNY OREAMUNO LOOKED TO ACTIVATE A BLANK WALL THAT SPANNED 34 FEET TALL AND 10 FEET WIDE. WORDS: Caroline Joan Peixoto | IMAGES: James Florio “The building design included a central light shaft connecting the ground floor...
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The Mid-Century and Modern Home Tour on September 30 provides visitors the chance to view six homes sprinkled throughout Wheat Ridge that are archetypal examples of mid-century and modern architecture and design. From vintage mid-century models to those renovated or restored back to modern style, this tour showcases the diverse styles within Wheat Ridge. Take...
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DANIEL GERMANI DESIGN COOKS UP THE IDEAL OUTDOOR KITCHEN WORDS: Michael Behrenhausen The joy of backyard barbecues during the summer is that they bring the intimate vibe and magnetic appeal that all kitchens seem to possess to an environment of fresh air and typically, more space. Many of us have similar ideas of outdoor grilling and often...
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AT VESELBRAND, OWNER KEVIN VESEL DOES IT ALL: DESIGNING, BUILDING AND INSTALLING KITCHENS. AND HE ALWAYS SWEATS THE SMALL STUFF. Balanced between elegance and functionality, this birds eye view from the kitchen desk keeps an eye on the Miele appliances that elegantly integrate into the wood and matte lacquer kitchen.   WORDS: Jane Craig  ...
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AS THE POWER OF PERSONAL COMPUTERS INCREASES, AND ARTISTS LEARN TO MARRY COMPOSITION WITH CODE, A NEW MEDIUM IS MATURING, AND IT’S RAISING PLENTY OF QUESTIONS.  “Boy Meets World” Aluminum Print. 30 x 24 inches. Ed. of 3, 2015 – Milton Melvin Croissant III.  “Boy Meets World” is a digital composition by Milton Melvin Croissant...
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Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto | Images: James Florio Built in 2012 and designed by Elena Perez and Alba Cortes of Madrid-based ensamble studio, Teatro Cervantes is a theater notable for its large metallic structure opening up into the public square of Plaza Carso, a park in the Polanco district of Mexico City. Located right next...
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Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto and Charlie Keaton | Images: James Florio Named for an esteemed housekeeper who resided there for more than 70 years, the Ignacia Guest House is a hidden gem in the uber-hip Colonia Roma district of Mexico City. Originally a private mansion constructed in 1913 and recently restored to bring in an...
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  Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto | Images: James Florio Looking more like something out of a science fiction movie than your average corner building, Liverpool Insurgentes, designed by Rojkind Arquitectos, stands out in the Barrio Norte neighborhood of Mexico City. That’s because Liverpool, a Mexican department store chain, asked Rojkind to shatter the “big box”...
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Mexa: Wicker is back.
Last week Jonas DiCaprio of Denver’s Design Platform visited the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design. The annual event, held in New York City, lures those hoping to get an insight into the very latest in design trends via an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, as well as a...
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THE ANNUAL CONTEST COOKS UP 25 “DESIGN PROFESSIONALS TO WATCH” IN ITS LIST OF FINALISTS, WITH FINAL HONORS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A GALA EVENT THIS SEPTEMBER.  “Brooklyn Residence” by Idan Naor and Shuji Suzumori of Naor Suzumori Architecture P.D.C. (NY). Continually heating things up in the kitchen arena: Sub-Zero and Wolf announced the 25 finalists of...
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A BULTHAUP KITCHEN REMODEL AT THE FOUR SEASONS IS LIGHT ON DECORATION BUT HEAVY ON STYLE. WORDS: Jane Craig  IMAGES: Emily Minton Redfield Sometimes understatement speaks with the power of a Pavarotti. That was the case with a recent kitchen remodel in a bi-level penthouse residence at the Four Seasons. The original kitchen, though high-end, had a...
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DON’T THROW AROUND THE WORD “STYLE” WITH INTERIOR DESIGNER GILLIAN HALLOCK JOHNSON. SHE’LL HAVE NONE OF IT.  “I basically start any project by abandoning any notion of ‘style,’ ” says Johnson, an award-winning principal at Denver’s Burkett Design who specializes in commercial interiors. “Style in and of itself can easily become a manifesto, and then...
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THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION IS BEST KNOWN FOR THE ARRESTING BEAUTY OF ITS WIDE OPEN SPACES. WITH AN EYE TOWARD THE FUTURE, WYOMING-BASED ARCHITECTURE FIRM CARNEY LOGAN BURKE CREATES DRAMATIC, CONTEXTUALLY INSPIRED STRUCTURES TO SUIT THOSE MAJESTIC ENVIRONS. Words: Charlie Keaton  Images: Matthew Millman, Audrey Hall, Gibeon Photography and Paul Warchol The hustle of modern...
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THE ANNUAL DOORS OPEN DENVER EVENT, PRESENTED BY DENVER ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION, RETURNS THIS WEEKEND, APRIL 29-30. DOD PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS TO EXPLORE OUR CITY BY CREATING CONNECTIONS TO THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND PROMOTING QUALITY DESIGN THROUGH SELF-GUIDED (FREE) OR EXPERT-GUIDED (FEE-BASED) TOURS. BUT WITH OVER 50 LOCATIONS FEATURED FOR THE TWO-DAY EVENT, WE...
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We’re still buzzing with excitement over last week’s Salone del Mobile Milano! Each year, the massive week-long event highlights industry innovation and talent in furniture design and accessories from across the globe. It offers visitors a look at the latest for the home, office, lighting and beyond. This year saw more than 343,602 attendees visit...
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LOOKING TO SEE HOW DESIGN CAN INSPIRE FINE ART? FOLLOWING A SUCCESSFUL SERIES OF EXHIBITIONS AT ROOM & BOARD’S SAN FRANCISCO LOCATION, THE DENVER SHOWROOM WILL SEE ITS OWN SERIES HIGHLIGHTING LOCAL ARTISTS. “Contemporary Abstraction” running from April 17-24 at Room & Board’s Denver showroom will feature the work of six local artists: Kristen Abbott, Tonia...
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THIS VICTORIAN FARMHOUSE IN GRANVILLE, OHIO BARELY SURIVED YEARS OF “KEGGERS” AND STUDENT HOUSING AT ITS UNIVERSITY LOCALE BEFORE SEEING A FULL RESTORATION. THE RESULT, THANKS TO DENVER/BOULDER-BASED FIRM ARCH11, IS AN INSPIRATIONAL RENOVATION THAT RESPECTS THE HISTORIC INTEGRITY WHILE CREATING A MODERN SPACE IDEAL FOR 21st CENTURY LIVING AND ENTERTAINING. Words: Beth Mosenthal, AIA...
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