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  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    Photos: Fifteen Beautiful Colorado Paintings on Postcards

    In many ways, postcards are becoming something of a lost art -- but even rarer are postcards of places like Colorado that feature paintings rather than photos. We found a slew of examples on ArtFire -- if you're unfamiliar with the site, think of it is an even artsier Etsy -- and they're absolutely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Kaitlin Ziesmer Creates Starstruck Paintings

    You can find art all over town -- not just on gallery walls. In this series, we'll be looking at some of the local artists who serve up their work in coffeehouses and other non-gallery businesses around town. "I'm obviously inspired by film," says freelance artist Kaitlin Ziesmer, who paints famous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Behold the Cheeto That Looks Like Jesus: Cheesus!

    Denver blog posts find heaven in the strangest places. At our Cafe Society blog, Jenn Wohletz counts down the top five most famous moments in Cheetos history, including...Cheesus! Roundball Mining Company's Erlingur Einarsson is upbeat about Kenneth Faried's World Cup performances. Colorado Pols: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Etsy Has a New Way to Sneak Pot Into Music Festivals

    Even though recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado, you can't smoke it in public and most private operations still ban its use. So how are you going to sneak your drugs into music festivals while wearing as little clothing as possible. Is there really a good way to do it without sticking so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    The Ten Best Hipster Bars in Denver -- Summer 2014 Edition

    The word "hipster" gets tossed around a lot in the blogosphere, usually as a derogatory term for someone who wears different clothes or likes different things than the troll or flamer employing the word as a slur. But every generation has had its defining iconoclasts -- the mostly young and style-co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Berkeley Untapped takes over former wine bar on Tennyson

    The bunker-like space on the ground floor of a condo building on Tennyson Street wasn't very lucky for former tenants. Tastes Wine Bar lasted five years in the spot, but fizzled along with then-owner Daniel Kuhlman's short-lived Wild Catch on East 17th Avenue, while the art bar that took its place b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Sara Century and collaborators on Splinters, her first musical

    Splinters, the first musical conceived and written by Sara Century, is a surrealistic combination of music and performance art in twelve acts with set and costume changes throughout. Working with Denver friends Katie Taylor and Heidi Kleder, Century has created a three-woman vehicle about the someti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    West Elm celebrates local goods with a launch party Friday

    West Elm Local will launch on Friday, June 13, celebrating a partnership between the home-decor store and Denver artists. Bringing a Mile High flair to high-end furniture, the gathering is also an opportunity to meet the artists behind local goods. "We'll show a lot of unique, handmade art and it ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Get your craft on with Share Denver at Friday's Etsy "Recapture" Craft Party

    For supreme crafter Becky Hensley, the best thing about doing work by hand is not knowing everything about a chosen artform. "A big part of Share Denver's philosophy is that you probably know how to do something and that thing you know how to do is probably something I want to know how to do," says ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Photos: Ten best states for hippies -- and the ones ranks above Colorado

    Colorado has long been known as one of hippie culture's great bastions. But in its list of the best and worst U.S. states for hippies, suggests that while Colorado still deserves recognition, it's rep may soon start to slide. Really? Judge for yourself by counting down the roster, supp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Vivan Doan spotted rocking a corset on the Auraria Campus

    Although spring in Denver runs hot and cold, the local street style is definitely heating up. We recently spotted a corset on campus, being rocked by none other than Vivan Doan, a student from Lafayette studying secondary education and English writing. Keep reading to learn her style icons, favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Enter the future-past through artist Katrin Davis's diorama world of miniatures

    You may not know artist Katrin Davis by name, but you've definitely seen her work around Denver. The artist's collages have been used on posters and fliers for shows for years, pieces that incorporate vintage photographs with vibrant, retro-feeling colors like turquoise and coral. Late last year, Da ... More >>

  • Film

    March 20, 2014
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    March 12, 2014

    Womenswear: Christina Tate is all dolled-up in Cherry Creek

    Fashion steps into the world of fantasy with this cotton candy-colored look. We spotted dolled-up Christina Tate at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center recently; keep reading to learn her favorite color, accessory and places to shop. See also: Womenswear Wednesdays: Jessie Maynard on her Alice in Wond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Double-shot double take: Chris Johnson follows his bliss to a place where pigs fly

    You can find art all over town -- not just on gallery walls. In this series, we'll be looking at some of the local artists who serve up their work in coffeehouses and other non-gallery businesses around town. "Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    Double-shot double take: Cara Harjes paints children's art that parents adore

    You've seen their work lining the walls of your favorite coffee shops. Maybe you've done a double take while sipping your double latte, admiring -- or perhaps despising (sad emoticon) -- a certain piece that you spy from your seat. But what you probably haven't seen are the faces behind all of that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Photos: Colorado pride items on Etsy, holiday shopping edition

    Etsy is a treasure trove of Colorado pride items, and we've highlighted some memorable ones in posts from January and March. And with the holiday shopping season officially launching this week, we thought it was the perfect time to highlight the latest and greatest, ranging from artwork made from di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Horseshoe Fall Market features 117 vendors, a costume swap and free crafts Saturday

    Perhaps even more than the cooling market and pumpkin spice lattes, the Horseshoe Fall Market marks the beginning of autumn. And this year will be the biggest fall market yet, with 117 vendors selling everything from local crafts to antiques, mobile boutiques, a Halloween costume swap and other comm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Reader: A taproom that looks like Grandma's attic? Am I in a Portlandia skit?

    If you heading to Grandma's house next holiday season, you'll be rewarded...with beer. Yes, Denver is getting another craft-beer spot, this one located at 1710 South Broadway and named Grandma's House. "I wanted to go with the crafting and craft brewing aesthetic and maintain that kind of Etsy-type ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Grandma's House, a planned brewery, will knit crafting and craft beer together

    Do you like the cozy, kooky feel of your grandma's house. Then you'll feel right at home at Grandma's House, a new brewery that will be modeled after your Nana's place. "I wanted to go with the crafting and craft brewing aesthetic and maintain that kind of Etsy-type community feel," says brewery ow ... More >>

  • Film

    September 5, 2013
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    August 9, 2013

    Photos: Ten most unusual Broncos items for sale on Etsy

    The Broncos won their preseason opener against the mighty San Francisco 49ers last night, 10-6. The game doesn't count -- but even so, the "W" should only heighten the enthusiasm of Broncos fans hoping for a Super Bowl season. The excitement is certainly clear over at Etsy, one of our favorite onlin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Photos: Top fifteen funniest Colorado T-shirts

    Last week, we shared our picks for the ten latest and greatest Colorado pride items on Etsy -- our second Colorado-centric collection culled from the crafty website. But what about Colorado items with a sense of humor? We found plenty of T-shirts that fit the bill. Look below to see and count down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Photos: Etsy's ten latest and greatest Colorado pride items

    Back in January, we shared our ten favorite Colorado-centric items on Etsy, an online marketplace where the crafty among us gather to peddle out-of-the-ordinary creations and unusual discoveries of every description, usually at super-reasonable prices. A couple of months later, there's already a ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Photos: Ten weirdest pieces of John Denver art

    When stars meet their maker, the fans they leave behind (or people who want to appeal to them) pay tribute, often in very strange ways. That's certainly the case with the late John Denver, who took his name from our fair city. Below, see the ten oddest artistic salutes to the singer of our state's o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Colorado pride: Our ten favorite home state items on Etsy

    If you haven't visited Etsy yet, you're missing one of the most intriguing online marketplaces on the web -- a site at which the crafty and entrepreneurial among us share products and items often of their own creation. For a sample, peruse the following ten pieces of clothing, art and random stuff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    What's in your bag? Skirts, candy and more!

    While many people march to the beat of a different drummer, some create their own rhythm. Such is the case with Precious Hill, who is in two bands, Lunar Fire and Inti, and whose own music creates the soundtrack for her life. We stumbled on Hill in Uptown, and immediately responded to her vibrant, c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Photos: Anatomically correct mushroom fungus and other weird school posters

    As you know from seeing our past collections of bizarre discussion placards from the '70s, we love vintage school posters -- and we found a treasure trove of them on, including erotic plants, smiling tighty-whities and more. Count down our top fifteen below, and click on the links if you'd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Artist Sara Guindon on her new show, Barkley Towers

    Peek into the partially real, partially imagined world of Barkley Towers at artist Sara Guindon's new show that opens Saturday night. The artist creates beautiful, cartoon-like depictions of characters in everyday situations that all revolve around an apartment complex she lived in when she was grow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    What's in your bag? Spirituality, Chipotle and more!

    While there have been fires in the forests and fireworks in the sky, the streets are also on fire -- with hot, hot fashion. Check out this week's eclectic mix of frontwoman and skater styles. See Also: What's in your bag? Anime and spray paint at PrideFest and Comic Con What's in your bag? Dinosau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    A sneak peek of New Belgium's Clips of Faith film fest, beer not included

    New Belgium's Clips of Faith -- a free, outdoor film and brew fest -- reels into Boulder tonight for the third year running. We think the chance to lounge on a picnic blanket, drinking in the fresh (albeit smoky) air as well as rare selections from New Belgium's line of "esoteric" beers, is reason e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    So that's how Etsy works! (infographic)

    There are more than fifteen million Etsy sellers across the globe, in more than 150 of the world's 196 countries. That's a lot of crap, yes, but it's also become a powerful business globally. Of course, not everything made by a DIY'er on Etsy is good. Some of it is bad. And two out of three Etsy'e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Q&A with Steampunk Tarot's Barbara Moore

    It was only a matter of time before someone came out with a steampunk-based tarot deck, as popular as that particular style has become -- we're just thankful that it was someone like Barbara Moore, with a solid knowledge of the widely used Rider Waite Smith decks and a good grasp of what steampunk a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2012
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    February 21, 2012

    Lost and found: Denver skyline spray-paint/airbrush art by Mizu

    ​Artists, it's always a good idea to sign your work -- and in this day and age, when you can include a website on the piece, all the better. Case in point: a square-foot piece of art we found on a busy Denver street this past weekend. It was only because the artist had thoughtfully included a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    No more owls! Why are Denver DIYers so scared to celebrate the fact that Denver is in the West?

    EtsyThis candlelight of Western love can be shipped to you from Southern California.​I had the perfect Christmas present plan for the out-of-towners in my life: kitschy Western-inspired accessories and home goods. I walked around town, looking for them. Talulah Jones sold necklaces with horses ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    West Elm throws an Etsy party so you don't have to wait to get locally made holiday gifts

    Watercolor by Summit Ridge Studio​If this weekend is just too long for your so-twee-it-hurts heart to wait for Fancy Tiger's Holiday Handmade Craft Fair or the Holiday Mancraft event at Ink Lounge, West Elm in Cherry Creek is inviting five Etsy-approved crafters to sell their wares tonight fro ... More >>

  • News

    November 10, 2011
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    October 7, 2011

    Hazel and Dewey does one of a kind housewares right, with plenty of local contributions

    While Hazel and Dewey is named after owner Jenna Miles's great aunt, there's nothing geriatric about the store. Located on South Broadway, the shop (which opened in June) is William and Sonoma's spunky, Etsy-ified little sister where juicers have gnome heads, aprons are printed with apple motifs and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Craftin' Carnival: A brave new world of local crafters

    ​We love Denver's crafty DIY spirit and think there's always room for more: so strong is that enthusiasm here that it's experienced an enormous trickle-down. More and more people are thinking about ways to recycle old materials into new gifts, create new urban looks or channel timeless pastime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Game soundtracks like Bastion and Sword & Sworcery continue to peak on Bandcamp

    ​Long before Lil Wayne allegedly sampled a track from Sword & Sworcery, independent video-game soundtracks have consistently been topping the sales charts on Bandcamp. It's gotten to the point that when a reasonably hyped game releases a soundtrack, it's almost inevitable that it will end up i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Move over, Etsy: Regretsy is taking over this crappy internet yard sale

    Sorry, folks. This Lil Kim baby gown is currently sold out.​Oh, You're like the website version of that overly supportive hippie school where everything everyone creates is great, because art is you and you are art, or whatever.  Luckily for us realists, there's, a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 5, 2011
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    March 30, 2011

    Paper Bird captures our hearts with construction paper and string

    ​For a flier to get a nod in this space, it's either about technique or execution. This week, it's a little of both. The flier -- touting Paper Bird's show this Saturday with Princess Music and A.Tom Collins at the Gothic Theatre -- is so damn adorable, it captured our hearts immediately.

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Style Local: Kirsten Coplans, Pearl Clothing

    ​Kirsten Coplans thinks small. She lives and works simply in a tiny, eclectic Uptown matchbox of a house furnished with retro furniture and blooming collections: Chinese jewelry boxes with miniature drawers, Asian dolls, vintage glass casseroles patterned in fruity colors. Her studio, where sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Talking Shop: Benjamin Ballerina takes a bow tomorrow at The Other Side Arts

    ​Dylan Scholinski and Maggie Evans had a dream. It wasn't political, a dream that would change the world, or even necessarily a money-making scheme, though the latter wouldn't hurt; they just wanted to make and sell adorable children's clothing, made from reclaimed fabrics and set apart by Dyl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Five great culinary items that'll give foodies a wet dream

    Despite our usual aversion to stupid kitchen gadgets, cheeseburger-inspired jewelry and food that's been lacquered and strung on a rope, we still love fun food-themed gifts, especially when we're not likely to find them at every mall store on the planet. There are dozens of must-have food-related fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Gastro Gift Guide: Textiles edition

    ​Pet peeve: You go over to someone's house for a dinner party, and you go to the bathroom, and there's a fancy pair of hand towels hanging there with ridiculous embroidered gold snowflakes or something, and you can just tell that even though they're towels, and they're hanging there in the bat ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 18, 2008

    Talking Shop

    Studio Bead and other boutiques offer eleventh-hour gifts.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2008

    Q&A With Kimya Dawson

    Kimya Dawson, the subject of an April 17 profile and the Q&A below, isn’t a new artist. She and Adam Green were part of the Moldy Peaches, a so-called anti-folk combo whose debut CD arrived in 2001 – and since then, she’s issued several solo albums and cut a disc with another band, Antsy Pants ... More >>

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