Inspirations

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

  • 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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  • The Line between Everyday and Heirloom

    A Visit to the Lake Tahoe Home of the Owners of Heath Ceramics

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  • Photo by D'Ann McCormick Boal

    Introducing: Alpine Modern’s Chef Ellory

    After traveling the world for a year, our new executive chef brings Nordic-alpine flavors and tales from around the globe to the kitchen at Boulder’s Alpine Modern Café  

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  • Photo by Ashton Ray Hansen

    Morning at Home

    “I’m going to make everything around me beautiful — that will be my life.” — Elsie de Wolfe (1865–1950), interior designer, United States Surrounding yourself with delightful everyday objects you love makes everyday life more beautiful. Items you look at and touch all of the time carry significance in creating life’s simple pleasures. Both form and function …

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  • Photo by Beierle.Görlich for Euroboden

    Editor’s Choice: Concrete Beauty

    5 brilliant examples of use of the quintessential building material that helped to define the aesthetics of modern architecture.

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  • Buser and Chapoton blackened the exterior cladding themselves / Photo by Kamil Bialous

    Family HQ in Alaska

    In the shadow of Denali mountain, amid Alaska’s meadows and icy streams, a former teacher and a four-time Iditarod winner build a modernist cabin as expansive as the Last Frontier.

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  • Grapefruit Brulée / Photo by Ashton Ray Hansen

    Recipe: Grapefruit Brulée

    Broiled in the oven, the grapefruit forms a delicious golden brown and crispy surface.

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  • My Source of Architecture

    A structural impossibility impels Colorado architect ml Robles to deconstruct her design and rethink the source of architecture. Surrendering to the house’s revelation ignites a deeper means to practice her métier.

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  • Treehotel’s 7th room in Sweden / Photo by Johan Jansson

    Up and Away: 10 dream tree houses

    These ten small structures make childhood dreams come true.

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  • Photo by Beierle.Görlich for Euroboden

    Art Photography in the Shoemaker’s Farmhouse

    From the Photo Archives… The shoemaker’s farmhouse in Alt-Riem near Munich was built in the 18th century. Stefan Höglmaier, founder of the Euroboden Group, bought the historical structure in 2013 and converted it into a a two-family house in collaboration with architect Peter Haimerl. The architectural concept of the Stockerweg project is based on the premise of …

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