February 2012

Austria's Avalanche Center

Earlier this week we mentioned the importance of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Like in most ski towns an avalanche information center keeps skiers and riders abreast of the risks of an avalanche in that particular area. We recently came across Austria's Avalanche Center, which...

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Steamboat

Living and working in Colorado we are lucky to enjoy world-class skiing and recreational activities all year long. This month we have had a lot of snowfall here in Steamboat Springs. And although it is our instinct to hit the slopes with this abundance of...

Test Your Knowledge of Architecture

NEXT Architects has released a second edition of their popular Modern Architecture game. This version, features a wider array of global architects and structures, comes more than a decade after its predecessor. The game is played on a board fashioned after a construction drawing with...

Architecture, A Work Of Fiction?

At Vertical Arts, we know that Colorado builders and residents are passionate about architecture and so when we came across the "Top Ten Novels About Architects" on Architizer we had to share. These books do a great job combining the passion of reading and architecture. So...

Design Apps We Love

Colorado has become host to some of the most stunning homes in the nation. Colorado builders have focused on sustainable design and assembling homes steeped in luxury. Whether working with primary residences or second homes, interior design can help elevate your home to the next...

The Evolution of Architecture

We wrote about Scott Timberg’s article “The Architecture Meltdown” in our post "Modern Day Architecture", but as popular as Scott's article has been, the response from Thomas Fisher on Metropolis is getting just as many hits.  Where Timberg writes about the downfall of architecture, Thomas...

Modern Day Architecture

Have you read Scott Timberg’s article “The Architecture Meltdown” which appeared in Salon on February 4, 2012? It is creating quite a buzz. Timberg questions the direction architecture is taking after the crash of the housing market. Scott writes "for all its soaring lines and...

Construction Spending On The Rise?

Is it good news is on the horizon for the housing market? Bloomberg is reporting that "Construction spending in the U.S. rose in December at the fastest pace in four months, reflecting broad- based gains that signal the industry is stabilizing." Figures released by the...

Design Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is approaching so we wanted to share some of our favorite gift ideas for the designer in your life. Looking to brighten up the life of your favorite designer? Try one of these iPad and iPhone cases. A designer's favorite accessory is their Macbook...

Design Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is approaching so we wanted to share some of our favorite gift ideas for the designer in your life. Looking to brighten up the life of your favorite designer? Try one of these iPad and iPhone cases. [caption id="attachment_1931" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption=CB2, $24.95 to $44.95][/caption] ...