Curl up and get cozy! Our winter issue has arrived, perfect for those long wintry nights when you yearn to get lost in a good story—or nine of them. That’s right, we’ve packed nine feature articles into our winter issue, from a Boulder abode that rose from the ashes in Fourmile Canyon to the art curated at Union Station’s Crawford Hotel. We also dive deep into Colorado’s craft coffee movement, with a whopping 16 pages dedicated to coffee’s evolution and how a few local game changers are carving a new path. It’s a robust issue—one that continues to celebrate Colorado’s creative community and go beneath the surface. See what else is inside below, and be sure to bundle up and grab a copy!
Check out some neat seats, tech treats, and other enlightening items in our Field Study section.
When the Fry family lost their home to the Fourmile Canyon fire, they looked up—way up. Rebuilding at 7,300 feet high, the family sought a friend to rebuild them a fire-proof and earth-friendly fortress.
THE CREATIVE CAMPGROUND
Condit Exhibits in Denver is an all-in-one design/build firm for exhibits. And their office decor packs even s’more design in this issue.
COFFEE BY DESIGN
Denver’s renaissance has been turning heads nationwide thanks in part to its chefs, brewers, and distillers. Now, a growing number of passionate roasters and baristas are adding another layer of sophistication to a city on the rise. Their goal is to introduce you to coffee’s stunning depth and diversity, qualities that—until recently—have gone largely neglected. Pull up a chair, pour a cup of your favorite roast, and get to know the game changers of Colorado’s craft coffee movement.
WOOD FLOORING GUIDE
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. Whether you’re outfitting your floors for the first time or are in search of the latest looks, this story covers six considerations from the pros.
CONNECTING THE DOTS
Amid the bustle of Denver’s newly redeveloped Union Station, The Crawford Hotel brings a uniquely modern flavor to a property best known for its history. Getting everything in its right place took plenty of time, resources, and collaboration. For the curators at NINE dot ARTS, placing nearly 600 works of art was only the beginning.
Read how a sleek, 400-square-foot cube made its way onto a Queen Anne Victorian in Denver.
Hardware manufacturer Blum travels to the future on a recent Denver visit, Wilco Bos gives a kitchen a facelift, and we take a look at the cutting edge on kitchen knives.
For this feature, we get inside Skoop, a Boulder-Based nutritional supplement company leading the charge to redesign a sustainable you.
PICKING A WINNER
The IIDA BESTawards recognize the top in interior design, so we caught up with IIDA CEO and awards judge Cheryl Durst to learn how the top winner made the cut.
INCREDIBLE LITTLE OBJECTS
It’s a mini, virtual museum, and Denver-based Ron Pollard’s Russian avant-garde collection was the recent exhibit at Lovey Town. Find out how it works and about Pollard’s fascinating story behind the art.
YOU’RE GETTING WARMER
We’ve rounded up the coolest products to melt away your winter blues.
Things are looking up for Denver photographer Keith Clark, who is building a following by following buildings.
ONE LAST THING
Everyone needs a little time away. Check out the modern Little Beaver Inn for a well-designed vacation.