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Our Favorite Things Vol. 20

As the New Year approaches, Our Favorite Things Vol. 20 is having a rubberneck moment. Normally we look outward at what the world has to offer in cool architectural products, materials, and smartly designed projects. But what about us?!! Over here!!! We have something to show you: Five reasons why people light up when they walk into our Studio for the first time.
Watershed Revival: A Heartwarming Flood Story
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Watershed Revival: A Heartwarming Flood Story

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Clients Ben and Shannon share their story of loss "After the Big One," and how they gained it back, in the cover story of Boulder County Home & Garden magazine.
Our Favorite Things Vol 19
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Our Favorite Things Vol. 19

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Vintage Edison Bulb: The Buster / London’s design label Buster + Punch declares they have created the world’s first designer LED bulb. With the energy efficiency of today, the Buster Bulb lets your nostalgic flair flourish. The resin light pipe at the center of the bulb is where all the magic happens.
Boulder Foothills Home Wins AIA Colorado Architects Choice Award
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Boulder Foothills Home Wins AIA Colorado Architects Choice Award

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Last week, AIA Colorado honored Phoenix Home in Boulder, CO with their 2014 Architects Choice Award. We’ve touched on the unique story about this home before: a client’s dream retreat rising from the ashes of the 2010 wildfires.
Favorite Things Volume 18
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Our Favorite Things Volume 18

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Rebecca, our Interiors Intern and Librarian, is slightly obsessed with the Lumio…a brilliant lamp that cleverly disguises itself as a book!
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Daylight: Come to Life!

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On many mornings I sit in a café where daylight surrounds the lives that come and go. Caffeine serves as a temporary agent of our awakening; we are warmed inside by a quiet moment, conversations, a new day. I watch as the light dances beautifully across faces, subtle expressions revealing an inner response that might have been missed sitting in a darker corner.
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Time Lapse Mural Painting

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Rye Quartz wandered into our office last summer and made his offer: we buy the paint, and he paints our big, blank, boring cinder block wall facing the alley. One look at his website assured us this was an excellent opportunity to partner with a talented young artist. Rye drew inspiration for his mural painting from our architecture portfolio, then he got to work.
The Curse of Houzz (and 5 ways to make it a blessing)
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The Curse of Houzz (and 5 ways to make it a blessing)

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Need ideas for your kitchen remodel? No problem. On Houzz.com you have access to four million colorful photos of interiors and exteriors. Simply filter on 15 different attributes including number of islands, kitchen shape, and even backsplash color.
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Barrett Studio: 2010 AIA Colorado North Firm of the Year

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by Maggie Flickinger Barrett Studio was recently lauded as…