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3 Things for Design Lovers to Look Forward to This Summer

A tiny-home convention, an Aspen architecture firm book release, and a women-led mural festival.

Home Show: Great American Tiny House Show

Celebrating its fifth year, this two-day convention invites small-living enthusiasts and minimalists to explore the latest trends in tiny homes. Peek inside a variety of container, modular, and portable structures; browse building materials, accessories, and recreational products; and learn what it takes to “go small” through a series of panel discussions and seminars with tiny-home experts. Tickets start at $10, June 5–6, Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, greatamericantinyhouse.show

Book Release: Connection by CCY Architects

One key to great residential design—especially in a region with landscapes as awe-inspiring as those of the Rocky Mountain West—is creating spaces that celebrate their natural surroundings. Aspen-based CCY Architects explores this theme in the new coffee-table book Connection, which showcases 10 modern residences dreamed up by the architecture firm, and studies the concept of environmentally responsive design. $60 for hardcover, available for preorder through Monacelli Press, monacellipress.com

Public Art: Babe Walls Mural Festival

On a mission to give women and nonbinary artists a distinct platform within the male-dominated street-art scene, Babe Walls is back for its second-annual mural festival. More than 26 local artists—including Romelle and Alexandrea Pangburn—will team up to create vibrant, large-scale works on public structures situated along Ralston Creek Trail in Arvada. Onlookers are invited to watch the murals come to life starting in mid-July. July 15–18, Ralston Creek Trail, Arvada, babewalls.com

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