A former architect and industrial design teacher, Kerry Larkin of Comma Workshop recently headed West with a passion to reconnect with her family lineage and a determination to create a life more centered around working with her hands.
Name: Amy Tremper of Stitch & Hammer Location: Boulder, Colorado Size: 350 square feet Years lived in: 8 months; Rented
Everyone meet Amy, owner and founder of Stitch & Hammer, a leather goods shop based out of Boulder, Colorado. What started as a desire to reconnect with her family heritage led to a serious side project and quickly (and perhaps somewhat unexpectedly) evolved into an established and fast growing business. Taking a peek inside her studio, I was not at all surprised to find it just as inspiring as her story.
Meet Shawn Reagan, the designer, pattern maker, and tailor behind Primary Ties. I recently got a peek into his home studio to take a look at his current collection. Reagan's classic ties, featuring varied patterns and hues, are both fresh and timeless.
When I arrived to tour the fabulous Allison Shaw's home last month, she was in the final stages of prepping her latest venture: Brick & Mortar, a traveling dry goods general store housed in a Vintage 1964 Aristocrat Trailer. Allison and her equally fabulous business partner, Tran Wills, are two of the biggest supporters of local design in Denver, making both their homes and business fun and enticing.
Name: Joseph Findeiss Location: Capitol Hill, Denver, Colorado (the "Owl House") Size: 1,948 square feet Years lived in: 6 years
Artist Joseph Findeiss has spent the past six years creating and perfecting what might be his largest project to date. Like his smaller assemblage works, his home is a perfectly curated adventure, boasting tales of travel, history, and stories that might be told around a campfire.
Many traditions surround weddings, including the age-old
ritual of bringing a gift for the newlyweds. Like my mom always said — never go
to a party emptyhanded. Weddings are
the perfect excuse to show appreciation for the couple and to say thank you for the invite to
an awesome party. But perhaps for some weddings
(such as your best friend’s big day), that Calphalon pot or set of Egyptian
cotton sheets you see on the registry just doesn’t seem to be quite fitting.
Instead you get the urge to stray from tradition and do something a bit more
Walking into the workspace of Denver based artist and floral designer Stephanie Clark of Lale Florals, I finally felt as if I had found my floral designer match! Nothing in her space was fussy or frilly.
It's often said that planning a wedding can feel like learning a new language. As a wedding photographer, I can definitely attest to this. The moment you get engaged, you step into a whole new world complete with its own foreign jargon, list of expectations and varied recommendations, both good and bad. This month, we are meeting with some of the industry's best and asking themto give us some solid tips for all the engaged couples out there...
Name: The Denbow Family: Rachel, Brett, Sebastian, and Ruby.
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Size: 1,300 square feet
Years Lived In: 14 months
In the heart of downtown Colorado Springs sits a quaint, colorful house filled with laughter and the pitter patter of playful feet. It's the bustling Denbow home of four, headed up by crafty momma blogger Rachel Denbow, of Smile and Wave and Red Velvet Art. Upon arrival at the Denbow abode, I am greeted at the door by young Sebastian. "Izzy drink?!" he asks with excitement. "I cleaned my room!" "Can I show you my room now?!", chimes in little Ruby without missing a beat. I'm quickly ushered into the main living space by the two cuties, and am not at all surprised to find a home that so perfectly reflects the warmth and energy that just greeted me at the door.