Studio Visit: Trail Map Artist James Niehues

On painting the slopes, from trees to terrain, with no digital software

If you’ve ever grabbed one of the colorful trail maps stocked in ski lodges, or affixed to the chairlift bar, there’s a good chance you’ve seen—and used—the work of landscape artist James Niehues. Niehues (who goes by Jim) is one of just a handful of people who have mastered the art of capturing the workings of mountains for those traversing them, having succeeded industry greats …

Dixie Elixirs’ Cannabis Edibles

We peek into one of the preeminent labs creating delicious legal marijuana treats

For a long time, ingesting cannabis usually meant indulging in a pot brownie. But the realm of edibles has gone chic and quasi-mainstream thanks to brands like Dixie Elixirs. Combining a foundation in the medical world with a firm footing in scientific innovation (their head of science Shellene Suemori has worked for NASA) with fresh, sophisticated branding, the Denver-based brand bills itself as “the future” …

Word of Mouth Denver: Cannabis and Culinary Culture

The mile-high city comes into its own with regulated recreational marijuana and an equally thoughtful boom in the food scene

The hype surrounding the highly regulated legalization of retail marijuana in Colorado has subsided in the last six months, with tax revenue forecasts being taken down a notch and the absence of statewide hysteria confirming what may have motivated many of the majority voters: it’s really not that big a deal. When it comes to Denver, cannabis culture isn’t exploding with the modified laws so …

Rib & Hull Heirloom Carryall

The Warsaw studio adds another perfectly minimal bag to the lineup

The Rib & Hull Heirloom Tote strikes a perfect balance of richly handsome leather with a timeless and functional silhouette, but just when we thought that was the only bag we’d ever want or need, its Warsaw-based designers, Alexandra Wrega and Rafal Szamborski, introduced a beautiful new competitor. The slightly larger Heirloom Carryall features a zipper enclosure which the designers added based on fan feedback. …

Snocru

One app for tracking and mapping speed, mountain conditions and all your friends

While there are a few different apps for obsessed skiers and snowboarders to track their speed, distance and altitude or follow weather conditions, Snocru goes one step further to unite your pack so you can keep track of all that—and each other. Launched in 2010 and continuously updated with an increasing array of social sharing and tech features, Snocru came in quite handy on a …