Winter Session

Canvas and leather goods from Denver's Five Points neighborhood, designed and produced by one team

Deep in the heart of Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood, a group of five artisans and designers are reviving the Western tradition of leather-crafted, rugged goods with Winter Session. Once dubbed the “Harlem of the west,” over the years the neighborhood has been home to a thriving jazz and beatnik scene—including stints from Jack Kerouac and Billie Holiday—before falling on rough times up until a …

City Guides Spotlight: Denver

All the not-to-be-missed spots in the mile high city

Sponsored content: A mile high city with Wild West roots and the scenic background to support it, Denver is as cosmopolitan as it is adventurous. From Rockmount’s original Western apparel to Pearl Velo’s stylish bikes, it’s not difficult to adorn yourself with the best of the west. And as a growing foodie destination, Denver is host to the sprawling indoor urban farm Growhaus. Find comfort …

Puff’s Preserves

Spice up breakfast with these boozy jams made in Denver, CO sourced with local spirits

Whether it’s homemade vodka popsicles or alcoholic cupcakes, the CH staff seems partial to sweet treats that involve a little tipple. A welcome newcomer is Denver-based Puff’s Preserves; handcrafted small-batch boozy jams that spice up any ho-hum breakfast (or lunch, afternoon tea, or dinner) routine. Kirsten Farabi uses her location to her advantage: Colorado is renowned for its craft breweries and artisan distilleries are also …

Painter Christian Rex van Minnen

Taking Surrealism back to its roots, Denver-based painter Christian Rex van Minnen has a less direct approach but similar style to that of Giuseppe Arcimboldo's sixteenth-century portrait heads. Playing with finely-rendered textures and visceral components suggesting organs, skin, meat, crustaceans and plant life, but also including more literal elements like flowers, clothing and silhouettes, the artist uses dramatic, one-point lighting adding a depth and creepiness …

Libeskind in Progress

We mentioned Libeskind's addition to the Denver Art Museum back in February and just included a rendering of the fantastic cubist design. Cubistro has been taking photos throughout the construction process that are a must see for any of you die-hard fans.