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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. Unlike the previous Pavilions pop-up, YesPleaseMore, I ♥ Denver is Schimek's project alone. Working without a partner this time, he's focusing closely on showcasing Denver-centric designers and their creative symbiosis with the city where they live and work.
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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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