Inspirations

A collection of what we discover every day—at home, at Alpine Modern, in Boulder, and out in the world.

  • 29|2 Aurland, Norway

    While on our family vacation through Scandinavia this summer we stayed at a magnificent bed and breakfast in the heart of the Norwegian Fjords. 29|2 Aurland is nestled within the Aurland valley. We starting our Fjord journey in Oslo and rode a high-speed train to Flam. We boarded the Flam Railway and traversed down toward the …

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  • Oaxen Slip Restaurant — Stockholm

    Our good friend and culinary expert, Colin Kirby, recommended we lunch at Oaxen Slip while visiting Stockholm this summer. The weather was perfectly sunny but even in the middle of summer, there can be a chilled breeze off the water. Fortunately, the restaurant provides cozy wool blankets to keep you warm while you dine. We …

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  • Louisiana Art Museum in Denmark

    If you must see one museum while in Copenhagen, go to the Louisiana. It’s about one hour north of the city and you can get there by bus or taxi. The exhibitions and installations are nice but what truly sets this museum apart is the architecture of the building and its setting on the water. …

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  • Best Airbnb in Hellerup, Denmark

    While traveling through Scandinavia this summer we stayed at the perfect Airbnb in Hellerup, Denmark. It’s about 20 minutes North of Copenhagen in a residential neighborhood and just steps to the beach. We were a bit hesitant to stay outside of the city but it turned out to be a great decision. The house was …

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  • Miss Holly Chair

    Yes, another favorite from Jonas Lindvall, our favorite Swedish architect. We saw this chair in small shop in Hellerup, Denmark Description of the chair from Stolab, which licensed the design and manufactures it: Miss Holly was produced with respect for the past and a feel for what is lacking today. Jonas has gained inspiration from …

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  • Arne Jacobsen Station Wall Clock

    Arne Jacobsen’s Station wall clock is an iconic Danish design dating back to 1939. As we toured Copenhagen on our family trip this summer, we couldn’t help but fall in love with this clock. The Airbnb that we stayed at in Hellerup had the smallest size hung in the living room. It was the only piece …

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  • Samsung Serif Television

    Samsung’s newest television, the Serif, opens many possibilities for integration into the modern home. A long time ago, TV’s were built like furniture, and it’s nice to see the pendulum of design swinging back in this direction. View more information on Samsung’s website.

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  • Jonas Lindvall

    Jonas Lindvall was educated as an interior architect in Gothenburg, Sweden and studied furniture design at the Royal College of Art in London and architecture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen. Upon completing his studies he returned to his hometown, Malmö, where he opened his own office. As an …

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  • PM & Vänner Hotel and Restaurant

    This hidden gem of a hotel is located in Växjö, Sweden. We stayed here in July and fell in love with the design, service, and dining. Architect, Jonas Lindvall, is responsible for the building and interiors. We were so taken by his design that we purchased a book of his work. We booked our hotel …

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  • Peace Industry

    Peace Industry began with a gift. In 1999, Dodd Raissnia bought his friend Melina, a painter and graphic designer fresh out of Chicago Art Institute, a little felt rug that he found in a craft shop in Tehran. When the pair became a couple, they wanted to build a business together. Melina, completely charmed and …

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  • Home Accessories in Felt

    So touchable! Modern pillows, baskets and rugs made from wool and other warm materials.

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  • Photo courtesy of Tetsuya Otani

    Minimalist Pottery in the Kyoto Mountains

    An intimate visit with husband-and-wife pottery artists Momoko and Tetsuya Otani at their home and studio in Japan

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  • Minimalist Metamorphosis: Cowshed turns cultural center

    A local hotelier turns his family’s old barn into a beautiful center of cultural life — the Allmeinde — in Lech, Austria

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  • Colorado winter / Photo by Grant Lemons

    Pictorial Road Trip—Peaks and Lakes in Colorado

    Denver filmmaker and photographer Grant Lemons experiences seasonal Colorado landscapes from behind his lens

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  • Beet Hummus Tartine and First Ascent Iced Tea / Photo by D'Ann McCormick Boal

    Introducing Alpine Modern’s New Nordic-Alpine-Inspired Menu

    With worldly Chef Ellory heading the kitchen, seasonal ingredients shine in simple, clean food at the Café

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