A rendering of Sunset magazine's 2015 Idea House in Hilltop. Tour the real thing starting August 7. —Courtesy of Sunset Idea House
When it comes to choosing a site for Sunset magazine’s annual Idea House, the team searches for the city and property that best capture the current “spirit of the West”—and it’s undeniably Denver’s moment.
“Denver is booming,” says Joanna Linberg, Sunset’s home editor. While our white-hot...
July 27 2015, 11:30 AM
Annie Huston owns Birdsall & Co. with her husband, Scott. (All photos: Kiran Herbert)
Neighborhood: Platt Park (on South Broadway's Antique Row)
Go for: All sorts of fun pieces geared toward outdoor living (think Fornetto pizza ovens and cast stone fountains), although you’ll likely walk away with a few decorative items for inside your home as well. From gardening tools and...
July 20 2015, 11:15 AM
(All photos: Kiran Herbert)
The Neighborhood: Golden Triangle / Civic Center
It wouldn’t take you more than a half hour to walk the entire length of Civic Center (known to locals as the Golden Triangle), one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods, which today boasts a healthy mix of history and entrepreneurship. Under 2,000...
July 10 2015, 9:33 AM
The Ascent Table, crafted by Fin Art Co. for Journeyman & Co.'s American Veteran Collection, features materials from WWII airplane wings.
—Photos courtesy of Journeyman & Co.
Offering up fine craftsmanship with a charitable bent is a tall order for a fledgling business. But it was always a twofold mission for the Denver-based duo behind the new online shopping website Journeyman & Co.
—Crystal Miller Creative
“We wanted to wrap up our passion for...
July 2 2015, 9:01 AM
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
Outdoor dining in the Mile High City is a guaranteed summertime pleasure. This year, add the new patio at Cuba Cuba Cafe & Bar in the Golden Triangle to your alfresco line-up. Here, good design adds something special to your happy hour vibe. Created by Jonas DiCaprio, owner of ...
June 22 2015, 12:30 PM
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