The first thing you'll see at RedLine is a red line. It's no mere logo?it's a threshold meant to symbolize the crossing over into unchecked creativity, a sort of meeting point where envelope-pushing artists and Denver's citizens interact and engage. That's how Laura Merage, artist, philanthropist, and founder, sees it. RedLine, which bills itself as a "diverse urban laboratory," serves the art-loving public by serving its artists; according to the Denver Post, "No gallery vets and nurtures local talent as thoroughly as Denver's RedLine." The result: a showcase of bold exhibitions that harness the riches of complete creative license, ample space, and mentorship that RedLine provides its residents.
The building itself, a modern space designed by architects Semple-Brown, houses the artists and their work with plenty of room to breathe. At any time, 25?30 resident artists use RedLine as a studio and exhibition space. Additionally, curators schedule exhibitions that feature a wide swathe of subject matter?current shows include a retrospective on trailblazing female artists in contemporary art, and an exploration of celebrated abstract painter Harmony Hammond. In their mission to be more than just an art gallery, RedLine takes many initiatives to serve the public. For example, there's the Young Artists and Monthly Art programs, which foster creativity in children of all ages, and the Reach Artists program, which offers a safe and supportive haven for Denver's transitory artists.
Mattress Firm has a large selection of beds from such brand names as Sealy, Simmons Beauty Rest, and Stearns & Foster. Sleep options range from the soft, cushy Hampton and Rhodes Perthshire pillow-top mattress set ($448+) to the firm and supportive Hampton and Rhodes Stirling firm mattress set ($198+). Browse the full selection on Mattress Firm's website using an Internet connection and Internet-ready navigation device.
Djuna's furniture hunters scour the globe for distinctive home accessories, furniture, and artwork, sourcing their collections from importers and producers such as Harrogate House, Ralph Lauren, and Abend Gallery. Through their copious connections with respected merchants, the decorators at Djuna help clients create strikingly individual spaces throughout the home, draping interior landscapes with luxurious fabric, lustrous silver, and stately antiques. After perusing the ever-evolving stock of beds, garden salvage, and hard-to-find decor, shoppers can confer with a professional design team to seek inspiration for awe-inspiring home projects, such as turning the den into a warm, woodsy ski lodge, or accenting hallways with notes of hand-wrought iron. After equipping homes with newfound leather sofas or antique easy chairs, Djuna donates old furniture to responsible community recycling programs, reducing carbon footprints and ensuring that orphaned loveseats won't catch cold on the curb.
At HW Home, owners Jim Hering and Ron Werner curate a luxurious collection of living-room, bedroom, and dining-room fixtures that have earned a slew of industry awards, including a Retailer of the Year title from the National Home Furnishings Association in 2013. Friendly, knowledgeable staff members guide shoppers through the selection of contemporary and classic chairs, sofas, beds, and tables from collections such as HW Interiors, Ralph Lauren, and DwellStudio. Their insight can help create ornate interiors filled with mahogany tables and leather upholstery or modern settings decorated with metal, glass, and nanobots. After purchasing their artisan buffet cabinet or bedroom set, customers can enlist the help of handy movers, who deliver, unwrap, and assemble all pieces.
Whether you've got a flair for flares, an addiction to cigarette jeans, or you push toward pedal-pushing pedal pushers, The Blues Jean Bar has the stone-washed, pre-torn, or impeccable indigo of your dreams. The shop is designed like a tavern, keeping the savory styles of more than 40 top labels (for both men and women) “on tap.” Saunter up to the wood-hewn bar and ask the friendly denim-smith to whip you up a pair that combines your favorite wash, size, cut, and aroma. He or she will rifle through shelves stocked with labels such as Citizens of Humanity, 7 For All Mankind, and Red Engine to find your fittingest fit in the latest fashion, eliminating the drudgery of surfing wave after indistinguishable wave of blue. D Magazine, which recently named the bar the Best Place to Buy Jeans, calls it "almost as fun as a real bar." Prices range from $150 to $225, depending on the label and style.
At Bella Glass Studios, students unleash boundless creativity during a variety of do-it-yourself craft classes including paint-your-own pottery, glass fusing, and glass ornament-making classes. The Twigs-N-Berries class equips students with the tools and necessary know-how to fashion two quirky, colorful pendants. Or they can create functional dinnerware in the Sue, She Needs a Plate! class. Students can also design key chains, letter openers, or the global currency: marbles. Throughout each class, staff members monitor students as they arrange smooth glass balls among thin vitrigraph to craft abstract compositions or wield colors as bright as their imaginations.