Bouncy hotel room touring America: by Alex Schweder

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By Annie Churdar in Cool Travel on Thursday 10 October 2013

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 […]

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Dark, emotionally charged photographs by Nick Sparks

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By Contributions in New Photography on Friday 8 March 2013

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 […]

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Incredible bamboo sculptures by Tetsunori Kawana

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Saturday 2 March 2013

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 […]

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Comic Con: dress up and come out to Denver

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By Tom Pounders in New Events on Thursday 31 January 2013

If you like a good freak show along with comics, you need to check out Comic Con Denver. This year will be the second time it will be held here and this time Stan Lee will be there, along with many other well-known cartoonists. But half the fun is the people watching: fans lose all […]

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An Ink Off outdoor mural performance in Denver

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By Tom Pounders in New Art on Wednesday 16 January 2013

I was recently asked to do an outdoor Ink Off with another illustrator for the AIGA in downtown Denver. They set up a huge wall covered in brown craft paper and we had one hour to create a mural using a bucket of ink and some big brushes. It was interesting to work in front […]

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Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Monday 10 August 2009

Grindcore is usually super fast and spazzy, with bands of the genre trying to pound out as many notes as possible within songs that are never longer than a minute or two, but Denver’s Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire slow things down every so often to show you how menacing their riffs […]

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Air Forest Pavilion is mobile

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By Katriane Hill in New Eco on Wednesday 1 July 2009

Mass Studies, a Korean architecture design firm, constructed the Air Forest for Denver’s annual Dialog:City, a meeting of minds to create interactive products for urban areas. The Air Forest is made to work with, and not against, its environment, allowing for wind, weather, and the sun to shift it. The easy set-up (all that is required […]

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Max Kauffman

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By Kate Barnett in New Illustration on Thursday 15 January 2009

Denver-based artist Max Kauffman has been productive, despite the finger numbing winter weather. In the last couple of months, he’s taken part in the successful group show, West vs. Middle (worth leaving the heater for, but be quick, it ends in February) and produced dreamy new watercolor and gouache pieces for his solo show, Ghosts […]

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