Photography by Rebecca Stumpf
What’s the one word we’d like to hear more often during this hectic time of year? Effortless. For Heather Dwight, owner of Calluna Events and 13-year veteran of the party-planning business, “effortless” is a guiding principle. “I love and appreciate minimalist design,” she says. “You can accomplish...
Courtesy of Ladyfingers Letterpress
Trust us: A handwritten note will never go out of style. Lucky for you, local paper artists are churning out cards that show off letterpress designs, hand-painted images, and punny messages. Boost your card-giving game this holiday season (and all year!).
1. Ladyfingers Letterpress...
Left: Cornelia Peterson (pictured) and her mom, Sydney, create beautifully unusual floral designs for all occasions. Right: Western influences, such as cacti and mounted skulls, give Sacred Thistle a strong sense of place. —Photos by Rebecca Stumpf
If a dozen long-stem red roses is what you’re after, don’t call seven-month-old Sacred Thistle. Or rather, do—and let proprietors Sydney and Cornelia Peterson (mother and daughter, respectively) gently educate you on the beauty of other options: blooms that are less traditional, grown domestically...
A chromatic floor-to-ceiling art installation, fabricated by Denver’s Vonmod Ltd., sets the scene for Sushi-Rama’s conveyor-belt-delivered fare. Sputnik chandeliers and red vinyl booths round out the midcentury look, while wood-laminate chairs (by Denver’s Housefish) keep things vibrant but minimalist. —Photography by James Florio
When chef Jeff Osaka set about concepting Sushi-Rama, his year-old RiNo hot spot, he wasn’t going for the minimalist, Zen vibe of most sushi shops. Instead, he and business partner Ken Wolf asked Denver-based LIV Studio to explore the modular look of the ’60s. They provided two key inspiration...
Salts: Spicy Sea Salt Gift Collection, $48, Bespoke Salt Anthology, bespokesalt.com
Dish Towel: Colorado Map Kitchen Towel, $12, Counter Couture
Coasters: Upcycled Pine Bicycle Coasters, $35 for four, Sage 8 Studio
Cutting Board: Rectangle Cutting Board in “Retro Red Flowers” by Julia Da Rocha, $35, DENY Designs
—Photos courtesy of Stella Maria Baer
When Denver artist Stella Maria Baer was growing up in the desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico, all she wanted was to be somewhere else. So she hightailed across the country to attend Dartmouth and Yale in the Northeast, which is where she developed her passion for painting into a career. Ironically, it...
Rug: Arrowstix Green Rug, $552 to $1,102, Lulu & Georgia, luluandgeorgia.com. —Photo courtesy of Lulu and Georgia
—Photo by Charlie Brown
Our inner 10-year-old can’t imagine a cooler place to have a sleepover than this custom, wood-slat bunk room by architect Dale Hubbard of Boulder’s Surround Architecture. He designed the ultracozy space for his client (and brother) to mimic the “dappled light of the snow gum forests” of the...