There are stores you walk into and you are mind-blown by the aesthetics and the spot clean interiors. And then you end up leaving empty handed because the price tag is a little over your monthly spending budget and/or you really don’t need the items. You may not even want them much at all! And then there are stores you walk into and you instantly feel at home… like it was a place just for you to hang out and shop at. Sub Rosa Mercantile belongs to this second category.
I came across a picture of Lore on somebody else’s Instagram profile on one fateful day. The rustic decor grabbed my attention first, and when I visited their website, I fell in love with the idea. Lore is a tea shop, that also sells home goods, textiles, women’s clothing pieces, and hosts an array of classes, like calligraphy, cooking, tea brewing, etc. It sounded like such a unique place that when Alex and Kiley, the owners, agreed to let me come and take photos of their space, I was beyond ecstatic. Continue reading “Lore — Tea, Textiles, Home Decor, and a Place for the Community to Gather”
Last year I photographed Kim and Dustin Nyhus — the creative heads behind a curated home decor studio DENY Designs, here in Denver. The shoot was initially for a local online publication, however, things did not quite work out and the photoshoot remained half done. Sad really, because I would have loved to get more photographs of this awesome space. But since the deal fell through, I wasn’t able to complete the assignment.
Well, since I practically fell in love with the studio and the items they carry, I figured I would at least share the few photos I did get here on my blog. It would be a shame not to. The day I first went to the studio, I felt like I walked into some fairy tale land. The retail area, or the studio space so to speak was curated with the most fantastic pieces of furnitures and other home decor item imaginable. DENY commissions artists all around the world and then transforms their art into statement pieces that are whimsical yet fully functional. Continue reading “DENY Designs — Home Decor for the Creative Type”
The LoHi neighborhood of Denver is a pretty hip place. Two years ago, when I first moved here, I used to go on short drives around the city and I remember chancing upon Platte Street in LoHi and thinking to myself — this is cool! Denver is not New York City by any means, nor is it Dallas, but despite being much smaller, this city does offer it’s own, very unique streets and corners.
Back then, I was doing a series of location based stories for Lomography Magazine, and since stumbling upon Armitage & McMillan during one of my local trips, I had decided to include this shop to my story. The photos here are from that series. Continue reading “Armitage & McMillan — A Men’s Clothing and Lifestyle Boutique in Denver”