Describe an instance where you “failed forward” when it comes to running MID.
Failing forward is pretty much part of the DNA of Modern In Denver. With each issue, we make mistakes and try to learn from them. One funny example occurred in an early issue where we were running a story on some public art. We proofed the story and ran spell check, but the headline ended up being “Pubic Art!” It was an embarrassing lesson that taught me that spell check is not fail-proof. We made it to the next issue.
How do you define your home’s style in three words?
Simple, warm, modern
What do you love most about your home?
Our home has a great flow to the space and features tons of huge windows that look out onto a view of the mountains. The house was built in 1963 and features some incredible millwork that covers almost all of the walls. The home has very little drywall. The millwork is beautiful and is one of the unique features of the home.
If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Paint, travel, work on new projects and spend time with my family and friends.
I love so many fonts, but since I have used it in the magazine since the beginning, I should probably say DIN. I love how clean and simple yet elegant at the same time.
I particularly love the “R” and “M.”
What’s something you always have within arms reach?
Pen, paper, phone and my air pods.
Reading: Slowness by Milan Kundera, Chalk, The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly by Joshua Rivkin, Range by David Epstein
Listening: Led Zeppelin (III), Howard Tate (The Bitter End), King Princess (Cheap Queen), Pink Floyd (Wish You Were Here), and Radiohead (In Rainbows)
Watching: Ozark, The Great British Baking Show, Atypical, The Irishman
Finish this quote: In modern design, …
it is important to point to the future, be bold, brave and full of empathy while maintaining a strong understanding and appreciation of the creativity from the past. It is also important to have a sense of fun and not take yourself too seriously.