New-York based sculptor Kiki Smith's "Singer" greets visitors as they step off the elevator on the fourth floor.
It's about time downtown Denver diversified its lineup of accommodations. As of this week, the area's newest lodging option, the Art Hotel, is officially open for business. The 165-room space doubles as a gallery, with paintings and sculptures located in hallways, rooms, and the...
June 18 2015, 2:25 PM
At the Center for ReSource Conservation’s retail store, the showroom is built from the kinds of materials it sells, all perfect for upcycling. (All photos: Kiran Herbert)
Father’s Day, like so many other Hallmark holidays, can leave environmentalists in a bind: Our gifting culture emphasizes buying the newest, trendiest things, which are likely to be pushed aside in short order for the next hot item. It's a cycle that encourages unnecessary production and creates...
June 17 2015, 2:10 PM
Master gardener Jodi Torpey in her garden. Image courtesy of John Pendleton.
Whether you’re a master gardener or just hoping to turn your black thumb to a more pleasant shade of green, Colorado's climate presents a unique cultivation challenge. “You’ve got poor soil, high-intensity sun, temperature fluctuations, low precipitation, and windy weather—yes, all of that—...
June 8 2015, 9:00 AM
Base Coat nail salon is a non-toxic salon that recently reopened in LoHi's Lumina building. —Photo courtesy of Base Coat
When it comes to life’s little pleasures, a mani/pedi is at the top of our list. But a trip to the nail salon hasn’t always been a treat. Often rife with chemical fumes and featuring bland, off-the-shelf design and harsh fluorescent lighting, what should be a pampering experience can seem about as...
May 27 2015, 4:30 PM
CU Denver students showcase prototypes of the cabins they're building for Colorado Outward Bound School's base camp in Leadville.
—Courtesy of AJ Lindelow
How often does a groundbreaking partnership literally break ground? This month, one did, between two educational groups that, on the surface, seem very different: the nontraditional Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS) and the University of Colorado Denver’s College of Architecture and...
May 19 2015, 2:30 PM
Feed Denver's Sunnyside Farm, located on 44th Avenue, hosts market days on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Denver’s Sunnyside neighborhood has enjoyed a revival recently, thanks to an influx of development, restaurants, breweries, and new residents who are migrating north from the overly saturated Highland district. The area is primarily residential, with a mix of historic bungalows and modern homes...
May 13 2015, 3:49 PM
Next time you're looking for the perfect home decor gift, make the Lark's charming shop your first stop.
Where: Country Club
Go For: Tasteful home decor and all manner of sophisticated gifts.
5280 Pick: The faux cowhide acrylic rug pictured below. At $382, it screams Colorado and the American frontier.
“I’m a very visual person,” says Jill Livran, owner of...
May 4 2015, 12:30 PM
The Denver Tool Library is still awaiting a permanent sign, which will be designed by local artist Kevin Hennessy.
Sarah Steiner is a librarian. But instead of cataloging presidential biographies and cheeky children’s books, she curates tools.
The quirky blonde is the driving force behind Denver Tool Library (DTL), which opened its garage doors at 555 Santa Fe Drive on April 4 after months of...
April 23 2015, 10:00 AM