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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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Whether grilling on your balcony or tailgating with your friends, contemporary cookers help design a well-done experience. Today’s grills have grown up! By including solar components, smartphone apps, and new means of mobility, you’ll have gustatory greatness right at your fingertips. Marinate on these modern means of meat (or meatless) machines.  THE BRAINY BARBEQUE Is...
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Whatever the message, volume, or venue, the prints we hang on our walls serve as little amplifiers for our thoughts. Whether a gig poster or a giclée, the poster art medium is recognized as a legitimate component of contemporary decorative expression. But how did this come to be? How did information evolve into an art...
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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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