To The Beat of the Drumline

Of the myriad high-quality programs offered at Boulder High School (BHS), one program, in particular, is making a lot of noise, both in the community and around the world: the music program. 

Let it Fly

When the landscape is untouched, the flies have been refined, and the gear is in order, It’s these days that the romantic ideal of fly fishing is realized.

Family Tradition

 Best of the abuelas.  That might be the way to describe what Teocalli Cocina, a new Lafayette Mexican restaurant, is trying to do. Not Tex-Mex, not dishes confined to a specific region, but the greatest hits that grandmothers are cooking up in kitchens all over Mexico.  It’s a great idea, but it’s not the one that owner Grant Hopfenspirger started…

Dancing Grains

 It all started with a spoon.  While working as a wilderness therapy instructor years ago, Austin Aaron found himself without a spoon. So, he carved one. One became two, two became three, a spoon became a spatula, and on and on it went.  For years, he nurtured his hobby as just that: a hobby. Woodworking was no grand plan, no…


I was born in Detroit, MI then lived in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and finally moved to Longmont when I was eight years old. I moved away at 17 and lived in many places, including MD, FL, WA, and VA, where I spent eight years during my medical training. Living in so many different places gave me an appreciation of how…


 Where did you grow up?  Well, as you can see by my picture, “grown-up” might not be the appropriate terminology. I’m a proud graduate of both Palisade High School and Colorado Mesa University. WEST SLOPE BEST SLOPE!  What brings you the most joy in going to music festivals? 

Who Are You?

 ADRIAN WISNIEWSKI       Project Development Manager  Melton Design Build

On the Radar

Sarah Lucas, Frida Kahlo, Kara Walker, Agnes Martin, Lucio Fontana, Richard Serra, Jasper Johns, Sol LeWitt, Annette Messager, Rauschenberg, Rothko, Lichtenstein…

Be Our Guest

1. Planar Chair by Housefish $350.00—MADE IN DENVER | 2. Key Storage (Medium) by Housefish $619—MADE IN DENVER | 3. Enright Coffee Table by ATLA $850—MADE IN BOULDER | 4. Standing Planter by Cream Modern $145—MADE IN DENVER | 5. O'Fallon Table by Sjotime Industries $2500—MADE IN DENVER | 6. O'Fallon Side Chair by Sjotime Industries $575—MADE IN DENVER | 7. Serving Bowl by Mortar & Stone $103—MADE IN DENVER | 8. Plant-Dyed…

High Performance Fuel

We sat down with the founder of Cloud Medical to talk about whether is such a thing as an optimal diet. According to Dr. Tusek, there are five main things to keep in mind:

Beer & Food Pairing

Look like a crafty, beer connoisseur with these quick hits that are a match made in heaven. 

Perch Picks

It's finally that time of year where an outfit calls for layers (yes!). With a new season, there's always room for a fresh, new look. 

I got five on it

 Article and Photography  I always walk away from the Month of Modern kick-off event feeling energized and inspired! The guest panel is typically an unexpected mix of professionals from various aspects of the design industry (cooking, industrial design, architecture, bicycle design, etc…). This event is a true and rare opportunity to make connections with people we may not meet otherwise.…

Mealtime sans Meltdown

 Article Kelli Ruhl | Photography Illustrations Sarah Leituala  Sweet Cow Louisville   This ice cream haven is what dreams are made of offering 22 daily flavors (including a perfectly portioned “tiny” size), and a shaded patio flanked by an expansive stretch of grass peppered with bouncy toy cows, Sweet Cow has crafted a space perfectly engineered for enjoying — and expending…

One Summer Day

 Article Chantel Ellerington | Photography Ted Heron  1 Eldorado Springs PoolImagine, a 1905 historic pool at 80 degrees F, surrounding the Foothills. Its a scene, get there early.  294 Artesian Drive, Eldorado Springs |   2 Scott Carpenter PoolOn any given day you will spot an athlete training, hence its Boulder's only 50-meter pool. Oh, and the skatepark at Scott Carpenter…

Like Father, Like Son

 Article and Photography  Rolex Milgauss  When I graduated college my dad knew I'd probably find a job somewhere far away from Boulder. So he gave me his watch as something I could keep on me to remind me of him, and I wear it every day.

Ty Haney + her mom

 Article and Photography  HOKA Clifton 4  Outdoor Voices, $140

Tools of the Trade

The right tool can make any job much easier, and that becomes especially true when tooling around in the garden. Garden enthusiast spend so much time in the garden, so why not find the right set of tools to make your life as comfortable as possible. This will allow you to sit back and spend more time enjoying the fruits of your…


We're highlighting the #optoutside, #beautifulboulder #wanderfolk #colorfulcolorado #livevividly shots of Instagram (#yougetit, right?). It's what we like to call #naturegram and Boulderites seem to know how to hone in on our hometown's beauty. 

My Favorite Things

WHO  Billy Williams WHAT  Founder of Urban MattressWHERE  Boulder & beyond, 1. Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey
2. Alpine Modern Cafe Latte
3. Oliva Serie V Cigar
4. Kuhl Down Vest, Black
5. Black Converse
6. Ray-Ban Aviators
7. River and Wood's 
 Colorado Short Rib

hy • gge

The Danish concept of hygge is creating a cozy atmosphere to enjoy life's simple pleasures. Often enjoyed with good food and drinks, warm blankets and soft candlelight.

Current Mood

Be A Good Person is a brand with a pretty clear message. As they say on their website, “We believe that positive change truly starts with within ourselves, one person at a time.” Julian Donaldson, co-founder of Be A Good Person, is sharing the team’s inspiration shelf with us. On the shelf are past and present items that they’ve had…

What’s in my Bag?

There's nothing quite as exciting as getting a fresh batch of school supplies for a new year. Here are some items that are sure to make your kids excited to go to school every day... and keep them on track with their schoolwork.

July 2017 Local’s Choice

If Will and Coral Frischkorn know about anything, it's food. The Boulder locals and owners 
of Cured Boulder share their picks for creating 
the perfect summer picnic...

It’s a Match

There's something old school cool about picking up a custom matchbook. It's the tinder before "tinder." After finding one book at a favorite local hotspot, Flagstaff, it sparked our team to collect as many matches as possible.

In the home of…


Do Just One Thing (or Five)

Giving back to the community can have a lasting effect on both the giver and the receiver. And kids and teens can offer just as much heart as a grown up! Here are five incredible ways younger generations can lean in to help our surrounding communities thrive.

Joe’s 2016 Design Picks

"This year we are loving crisp white spaces warmed by gleaming accents of brass and copper balanced against cool contrasts of indigo, ink brushwork and black burnt wood. In this collection, many elements hail from Japan. The look is natural, artistic and modern with a touch of high style and the relaxed spirit of Zen.” - Joe McGuire

Who Are You?

Who are you? That's a deep question. 

What did you want to be when you were a kid? Growing up, the only thing I’ve ever wanted to be was a dentist. That’s a little weird for a kid, but teeth are in my blood. Not literally.

dude food

Crystal River Meats, Carbondale, CO Beef Eye Round Steak |

Pearl Street Sweets

Confections are the new centerpiece obsession designers are loving for weddings and parties. We explored up and down Pearl Street to find decorative treats that are good enough to eat. Here's our sweet escape.

My Favorite Things Music Edition

The natural existence of those rocks not only produce a perfect sound, but create a tangible energy that transcends into a religious experience.

A Few Of My 
Favorite Things

Our silver Electra office bike from University Bicycles is how I get to the job site and building department. I love being an inventor. No more tangled earbuds! The LOOP The art and architecture of Burning Man. is a fantastic place to collect ideas. Small can be beautiful.

Pantone Color of the Year Picks

1. Hable for Hickory Chair 2. Sara Robichaud A Moment and Chromatic Dissonance 3. Big Chill Retro Oven