Samuel Schimek

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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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    May 29, 2014

    Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Buntport Theater

    #78: Buntport Theater Brian Colonna, Hannah Duggan, Erik Edborg, Erin Rollman, Samantha Schmitz and (sometimes) Evan Weissman are Buntport Theater, and it's not too far off the mark to think of this sextet of personalities as a single entity -- that's just how they work, slinging ideas back and for ... 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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    February 20, 2014
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    January 15, 2014

    100 Colorado Creatives: Jil Cappuccio & Kirsten Coplans of SEWN

    #21: Jil Cappuccio & Kirsten Coplans Long before seamstress/designer JIl Cappuccio and upcycled-clothing designer Kirsten Coplans opened their South Broadway boutique SEWN, the two handy friends found ways to market their lines as a duo -- at gift markets and craft fairs and special events they thr ... 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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    February 7, 2013
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    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 >>

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    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 19, 2012
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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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    July 10, 2012

    Say yes to the...purse with Denver Pavilion's new series Style Strike

    Every heard of Extreme Makeover? How about Say Yes to the Dress? Well, the Denver Pavilions debuts its own series tomorrow from noon to one in the plaza. With the tagline "If you don't like it...STRIKE IT!," Style Strike replaces outdated accessories with new, trendy items hand-picked by style host ... More >>

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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 >>

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    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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    February 10, 2012

    The Sweetheart Boutique Crawl will have you loving Denver's independent boutiques

    ​Get ready to place your paws on DIBS, or Denver Independent Boutiques, this Saturday. Because come sunshine or snowfall, DIBS creator and Rakun owner, Meghan Throckmorton, along with her contemporaries, will host an event called Sweetheart Boutique Crawl. "This event is one way that we can e ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    Project Runway's Fallene Wells looks to Kickstarter to sew up new fashion line

    Denver designer Fallene Wells will use the most modern of fundraising mechanisms to gather money for a clothing line that harks back to the past, specifically the 1920s. Wells, who starred on Season 9 of Project Runway, kicked off a campaign on Kickstarter this week, in which she hopes to raise $20 ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Fifteen best Denver ART moments in 2011

    Bicycle vs. Homing Pigeon vs. Moped from Village Voice Media on Vimeo.We've been rolling off lists this week like there's no tomorrow, and maybe there isn't, considering that pesky 2012 Mayan prophecy and all that. Earlier this week, Jef Otte presented his 10 best moments in Denver arts list, riffin ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    Need something to do? Let I (heart) Denver send you in the right direction

    Courtesy of I ♥ Denver ​ We never get tired of showering the love on I ♥ Denver, the progressive all-Colorado gift shop run by community-minded entrepreneur Samuel Schimek at the Denver Pavilions.

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    June 6, 2011

    Microclimates: Out of the woods and into the meadow at Super Ordinary Gallery

    ​ The gods were smiling on Saturday night, when the food trucks lined up on Larimer Street and Tran and Josh Wills rolled up their Super Ordinary Gallery's garage door on Microclimates, a finished Kickstarter project by Samuel Schimek and Rob Mack that comprises three environments based on the ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011
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    April 15, 2011

    Five new retail stores we'd like to see in Denver

    ​Now that IKEA and H&M have both signed on the dotted line in metro area, folks who've waited patiently for their first chance to walk in the door of either of those trendy Scandinavian outlets will finally have their day. But after those open, and we're all done dancing in the streets, what's ... 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 >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Talking Shop: I ♥ Denver spreads the love

    ​ Samuel Schimek's newest pop-up incarnation, I ♥ Denver, opened its doors over the weekend in a newly painted second-floor suite at the Denver Pavilions that's been slicked up with serene ice-blue Scandinavian highlights befitting a city about to welcome IKEA and H&M into its retail fold. U ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Make something happen: Help kickstart a dream for Rob Mack and Samuel Schimek

    ​Big ideas take time to hatch, and for that reason Denver artists Rob Mack and Samuel Schimek have already announced their joint exhibition, Microclimates, which they describe as a large-scale graphic art environment in three distinctive parts and will open in June at Super Ordinary Gallery (a ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    December 22, 2010

    My dinner with Steven: A convivium and preview night at Illiterate Gallery

    A Convivium Illiterate Preview Dinner with S.D. Prochyra.​ Quietly, very quietly, over the last year since the venue opened, Illiterate Gallery director Adam Gildar instigated a resident artist program, wherein Illiterate offers artists who go through an application process a chance to stage a ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    January 1, 2010

    Today: Free cupcakes, cereal...and art

    ​If your New Year's Resolution was to find more food for thought in 2010, head to Green Spaces Colorado, 2590 Walnut Street, from 4 to 8 p.m. tonight for a First Friday event featuring green artists and designers from the Denver area. The event includes a Re-Purposed Pop-Up Market with item ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009