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    September 30, 2014

    Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Amy Yetman

    #54: Amy Yetman Amy Yetman knows outdoor markets. Wandering through the big-city craft and flea markets of Boston and Chicago gave her a good idea of the kind of fair she'd like to see in Denver -- and she finally realized it was up to her to bring the concept here. "It was a little dream of mine," ... More >>

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    August 20, 2014

    Tricia Hoke on The Cotery and Bringing Out Your Inner Designer

    For those of us who lack the talent and imagination to be a designer, there's now a website for that. The Cotery has made it easy for anyone to become a designer without worrying about the production and distribution side of the business. Tricia Hoke and Charlotte (Char) Genevier are the creative mi ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Photos: ArtStir at the Denver Pavilions

    Over Memorial Day weekend, ArtStir -- a Colorado-centric festival of fine art and craft -- brought a taste of local culture to downtown Denver and the Denver Pavilions. Crafted by Samuel Schimek of the I Heart Denver shop in the Pavilions, the fest cast a modern, urban slant on an old tradition, pow ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014
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    May 19, 2014

    Lexis Krieg conquers collage and gets brave about painting

    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 love collecting old vintage pieces," says graphic designer and mixed-media artist Lexis ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014
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    January 27, 2014

    Welcome to Colorful Colorado: Pot is coming to the Denver County Fair in 2014

    Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore: Dana Cain and Tracy Weil of the Denver County Fair just announced that the nation's first Pot Pavilion will be part of the annual event's three-day run in August at the National Western Complex. The new 21-and-over pavilion, to be located on a newly added third lev ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014
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    November 29, 2013

    Ten best Denver hipster shops

    This week, we're covering all things hipster in Denver: best bars to run into them, best restaurants to eat with them, and now, best stores to shop with them. From do-it-yourself creative spaces, locally-made apparel, geeked-out workshops, and antique oddities, the Denver hipster scene is alive and ... More >>

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    October 29, 2013

    100 Colorado Creatives: Samuel Schimek

    #36: Samuel Schimek Artist, designer and entrepreneur Samuel Schimek bridges the gap between art and business in his Denver Pavilions shop, I Heart Denver, which serves as a working incubator and showcase for dozens of Colorado artists and independent companies. In the process, he's perfected the a ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Sacred Economics workshop will help local business owners think about a deeper purpose

    Tonight at Green Spaces Colorado, Mile High Business Alliance will host "The Deeper Purpose of Your Business," an evening with author Charles Eisenstein aimed at bringing global consciousness to the world of small business. Local business owners, entrepreneurs and anyone working in Denver's business ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    I Heart Denver among the 2013 Business for the Arts Awards winners

    The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts just announced the winners of its 2013 Business for the Arts Awards at a sold-out luncheon at the Seawell Ballroom. "Congratulations to the arts and business leaders recognized today," Governor John Hickenlooper told the crowd of crowd of arts, business a ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    Photos: The North American Handmade Bicycle Show shines a spotlight on custom bikes

    The North American Handmade Bicycle Show brought more than 200 custom-bike builders to the Colorado Convention Center over this past weekend, and the place was packed with cycling enthusiasts who stopped by to see their creations. Photographer Brandon Taylor brought back these highlights; for more, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    I Heart Denver's first webisode peddles bike safety and T-shirts, too

    When Samuel Schimek of the all-local I Heart Denver store in the Denver Pavilions sets out to do something, it more often than not seems to have a built-in public-service component. That's definitely true of his first I Heart Denver webisode, which he personally wrote, directed and funded, with help ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Denver Startup Week starts today with dozens of free events

    Denver has a reputation as an entrepreneurial town, which means there are a lot of brains to pick here. And whether you're already among the ranks of local creatives and small-business owners or thinking about joining them, you're sure to find something interesting going on during Denver Startup Wee ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    New at I Heart Denver: Denver Picard Schimek in a box

    We love our dogs in Denver, but few local pups have stirred up as much heart-thumping love and attention as house corgi Denver Picard Schimek, the I Heart Denver Store's animal ambassador. His owner (and I Heart Denver entrepreneur) Samuel Schimek says the precious pooch turns one this month. See ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012

    Fallene Wells talks about Modern Nouveau's big reveal and the price of garment production

    For her latest endeavor, Fallene Wells went big: She launched a $20,000 Kickstarter campaign to fund her Modern Nouveau line. Fans of Fallene's work came through, the designer reached her goal, and on August 24, she will debut her fall mix-match collection at Walker Fine Art Gallery, in a solo, Fren ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    Style Strike bags fashion fans with its first episode

    Style Strike debuted yesterday in the plaza of the Denver Pavilions. In this home-grown reality show, host Samuel Schimek -- of the I Heart Denver store in the Pavilions -- chooses audience members with old, out-of-style accessories to "strike" and replace with new items that are actually in "style. ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    Denver Cash Mob at I Heart Denver store tonight

    Denver's first cash mob meets at the Capitol.Flash mobs are so yesterday. Get ready for cash mobs! Rather than inciting a riot or inspiring a funky dance, these mobs encourage people to throw money at local businesses. As Samuel Schimek, who will be hosting the first installment of Style Strike at t ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012
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    June 8, 2012

    AIGA Colorado invites you to do Denver by the letter -- all 26 of them

    Urban adventure races and downtown scavenger hunts have become old hat in adrenaline-conscious, wheel-happy Colorado. But when AIGA Colorado, the regional design association, decides to put on an outdoor event, you know it's going to be of a very different type. To that end, letterpress typographer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Fallene Wells reaches her Kickstarter goal, will kick off Modern Nouveau Collection

    Fallene Wells was getting ready to acknowledge defeat in her Kickstarter campaign, which ended on February 22. The Denver fashionista was even preparing a second fundraising effort -- with a more modest goal -- on another crowdsourcing website since she was so far away from the $20,000 she'd hoped t ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011
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    October 27, 2011
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    October 18, 2011

    Topo Designs creates bags for the realistic, nostalgic outdoorsman

    Topo Design's Klettersack.​It starts with photographs. They're set in a storybook West -- mostly in the back country of Colorado and Wyoming, but Mount Rushmore pops up as well. They're populated by little girls in pigtails whose noses are scrunched either because of the sun hitting their eyes ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Talking Shop: Sara Guindon of the Pin Pals opens her trunk at Fancy Tiger tonight

    ​While cruising last winter's Fancy Tiger Holiday Handmade show, we chanced upon the most delightful booth: Featuring paper dolls, prints and cross-stitched buttons by crafty Canadian partners Sara Guindon and Samantha Purdy, who together comprise the Pin Pals, their table offered up something ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    H&M gets added to the Denver Pavilion retail line-up

    Hannah ThomasMark Sidell, Richard Scharf, Tracy Huggins, Bill Vidal, and Tamara Door all welcome the global retailer to the Denver Pavilions.​Although a date hasn't been confirmed, the internationally renowned clothing store H&M is set to take over the current Nike Town location of the Denver ... More >>