—Courtesy of Adam Bove
Old Studebaker cars and vintage campers rolled in and out of the garage at Abby Gerdeman’s childhood Ohio home. As her parents tinkered on these projects, Gerdeman learned to see beyond bad paint and stained interiors. In October 2013, Gerdeman turned her family’s knack for rehab into a business:...
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Once upon a time, a wreath on the door and some fake snow on the table qualified as festive holiday party stylings. No more (thanks a lot, Pinterest). Today, nothing short of real reindeer in the front yard will do. Fortunately for those of us planning for Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and...
—Courtesy of Sarah Boyum
1. Baere Brewing Company (pictured above)
Est. July 2014
Homebrewers Kevin Greer and Ryan Skeels took their passion public this summer with the debut of an “urban farmhouse–style” brewery. Translation: Mixed in with the IPAs and pale ales, you’ll find two to four saisons flowing...
—Courtesy of Mark Mothersbaugh
For Mark Mothersbaugh—prolific composer (The Lego Movie, Rugrats), artist (he’s had more than 100 shows), and co-founder of rock band Devo—art means perpetual motion. “My nature is to keep moving forward, even when I’m facing backward,” Mothersbaugh says. The new Mothersbaugh exhibit at the Museum...
—Paul Heaston’s drawing of a Denver fire station.
We all know Denverites gather in bunches to drink beer (pub crawls) and ride bicycles (cruiser rides). But, it turns out, Mile High City–dwellers also converge for a more artistic endeavor: drawing. It’s a local expression of an international trend demonstrated by at least 10,000 members of the...
Penny Preville Deco cuff in 18-karat green gold with diamonds; $10,000, Hyde Park Jewelers, 303-333-4446, hpjewels.com
—Photography by Paul Miller
Cartier’s most lavish design motif—art deco—gained traction in the early 20th century (think The Great Gatsby and New York City’s Chrysler Building) and has held on as a source of inspiration for designers ever since. Easily recognized for its use of bold symmetrical shapes such as...
—Courtesy of Cartier New York Archives
There is, perhaps, no red-carpet accessory more timeless than Cartier jewelry. Since the early 1900s, the brand has been the preferred choice among fashion icons (and the super-rich) thanks to the house’s high-quality work and innovative designs. (A single piece can require more than 300 hours of...
—Courtesy of Mayah Demartino
Rock climber Craig Demartino was cragging with his friend and climbing partner Steve Gorahm in 2002 when a miscommunication led to a 100-foot fall from Sundance Buttress in Rocky Mountain National Park. The error changed the trajectory of DeMartino’s life. A tree interrupted his plummet,...