Coffin races? What? Every October, the annual coffin race is a star attraction in Manitou Springs, Colorado. It’s no upstart either — going strong into its 20th year in 2015, the race sombrely commemorates the memory of a certain Emma Crawford, who died from tuberculosis in 1891. Certainly doesn’t hurt that it looks like a […]
They say that death comes in threes. So for the past week, we wept and mourned for the passing of actor Paul Walker and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela. Who’s the third? Watch this video about a little-known artist with a zest and enthusiasm for life, and you’ll know. Zina Nicole Lahr was an artist, creator, […]
I don’t know about you, but one of the first things I do in a new hotel room is to jump on the bed. I guess Alex Schweder likes doing that too because when he got around to designing a pop-up hotel for The Curtis, he made every surface inflatable for maximum bounce. This tiny, elevated […]
I first discovered Karen Dalton through a friend and she features in the Bob Dylan autobiography, ‘Chronicles’, where Dylan says she had ‘a voice like Billie Holiday and played guitar like Jimmy Reed’. This clip is taken from a French TV show at her then home in Summerville, Colorado, in 1970. She struggled with addiction […]
Based out of Denver, Colorado, Nick Sparks is an editorial and art photographer. After picking up a film camera at age 20 and shooting landscapes on Kodak Tri-x film for a few years, Sparks decided to ditch film and start shooting editorial work using digital format. He composes vivid, emotionally charged portraits, drawing the viewer […]
West meets East in these incredible bamboo sculptures by Tetsunori Kawana. Each huge structure in the Denver Botanic Garden is elegantly curved and winding. They were constructed by a painstaking process of splitting and bending each piece of bamboo. The installation is a growing changing thing. Though the bamboo is no longer living, it changes […]
There is an inner hippie in me that really really loves these painted trees that artist Curtis Killorn has been installing around Colorado. If you go to Burning Man this year, you can see some of Killorn’s trees.
Once upon a time there was a brew house in Colorado that concocted fairytale drafts in bewitching bottles. Known as the Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, this craft brewery honors two great German traditions: beer making and folklore. Three German-style beers cleverly embody some of the Grimm Brothers’ famous tales in both flavor and hue, coupled with enchanting labels by The Tenfold Collective.