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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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Recognize this beauty from the fall issue of Modern In Denver? Our friends at Architectural Design Sales featured this GROHE Blue Chilled & Sparkling faucet in their ad—and for a good reason. Right from your kitchen faucet, you can pour filtered, cooled, and carbonated water! And with this level of form and functionality combined, it...
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LYNNEL Art to Form recently provided artwork for the TUI European luxury cruise ship, the Mein Schiff 3. They worked with Wilson Butler Architects in Boston, the master planner and lead design firm for MS3. Thanks to the ship’s docking location—in Finland—Colorado art is getting exposure worldwide!  LYNNEL, a business partner to Modern In Denver, customizes...
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Chances are your dishwasher is something that gets very little thought until you remodel—or it breaks. Why wait to buy until you’re forced to eat takeout? After all, with today’s technology, dishwashers are energy-efficient time savers that can shave hundreds off your utility bills, having come a long way since they were introduced in the late 1800s. So...
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Gabe Blanchet and Jamie Byron believe that everybody on the planet deserves access to healthy, locally, and sustainably grown food. So they did something about it. The duo, who met at MIT, developed an aquaponic appliance, the Grove, which enables people to grow their own food with technology making farming simpler, economical, and accessible to...
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Like the clear, enclosed ant farms to observe the antics of insects, the Boskke Cube lets you peer into the mechanics of how plants grow. The transparent cube is a window into the soil, roots, and movement of a plant. The planter itself is also a reservoir to hold enough water for a month’s supply and was...
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Instantly recognizable and internationally adored, modern Scandinavian design has left an indelible mark on the crafted world. But according to Magnus Englund and Chrystina Schmidt, authors of Scandinavian Modern, that wasn’t always the case. This primer on the design evolution of uppermost Europe traces how major players came to prominence. Material history is cut into seven bite-sized pieces: wood,...
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Shake up Labor Day entertaining with vintage-inspired glasswareFrom rooftops to patios, a cool drink goes hand-in-hand with warm summer days. And while we take into account modern design when it comes to counters and couches, what about cocktails? “If I am going to eat off of something, drink out of something, or sit in something,...
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Historical wooden seating known as Tyrolean chairs (from their Austrian roots) get a contemporary makeover by designer Luca Nichetto. Simplified and clean, La-Dina is a solid seat made of ash wood that is simple to assemble, as well. “The legs are fixed into the solid wood of the seat, which in turn is secured to...
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Art is a story so expansive that seemingly narrow subjects take up whole libraries. Consider Show Time: The Most 50 Influential Exhibitions of Contemporary Art a helpful librarian who points you toward the best of the contemporary collection. Author Jens Hoffman, director of The Jewish Museum, argues that curation is now a relevant creative act...
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A lip circles the edge of the Around Coffee Table as if Danish designer Thomas Bentzen intended to personify the inanimate, modern object and create what looks like a bow-tie-wearing butler waiting to serve.  Bentzen has said, “I like to create objects that are functional and simple and meet the human need while in use—and...
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We love the simplicity of this new keyring, Keon V1, from industrial designer David Tsai. When you only need to carry one key, this does the trick! The 3D-printed ring comes in sizes 5-15 and is made of a nylon plastic. But the best part: This keyring is actually a ring, meaning no jingling of...
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In May, Cosentino opened its 27th North American Cosentino Center in Denver. After attending the grand opening, we wanted to spend more time exploring the showroom and learning about everything Cosentino offers. So we took a trip to the new location; keep scrolling for a peek inside! All visitors to the Denver Center are now able to...
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Move over, Roomba; there’s a new vacuum in town! The newest addition to Miele is this RX1 Scout—its first robotic vacuum. With integrated smart technology, a two-hour lithium battery and multiple cleaning modes, the Scout is the ideal companion vacuum. Unlike a chaotic navigation system, which randomly crisscrosses the room, the Scout maneuvers across the...
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Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, birth certificate to death certificate. Our lives are bound in paper, from crumpled receipts to prized diplomas. But where does all that stuff go? Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents digs into the recycling bin of history to answer that question, dusting off mimeographs and microfilm to...
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There’s a new tile at the Decorative Materials showroom, and we love its design inspiration: music! The Japanese art of Taiko uses large drums to create soul pounding rhythms. Musicians use a combination of strength and grace to perform this drumming tradition, and the performances are as much a treat for the eyes as the rhythm...
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The Copenhagen speaker series mixes classic looks with modern appeal by combining a custom-weave by textile maker Kvadrat and the convenience of wireless, high-fidelity sound. Created by Vifa, Denmark’s venerable pioneer of sound technology, the portable speakers shape is reminiscent of the old, black ‘80s stereo. But with minimal control buttons built into the case and its...
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