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Take It With You


Take a break from snapping photos on your phone to find a tangible take-home from your next road trip through the Southwest. These artisan souvenirs are made to last. By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg Celestial Swagger This is not your average belt buckle. Inspired by the piercing blue skies of Northern New Mexico, John Rippel…(Read More)

Rob Woods, the managing partner of the family-owned design and build firm in Santa Fe explains how the new Southwestern home differs from its more traditional predecessors. What does the new Southwestern home look like? It brings the outside in. Imagine large masses of glass mixed with sharp corners, thick plaster walls and a…(Read More)

Forget boring beige. Crisp whites, honeyed browns, and creamy grays and yellows breathe a modern sensibility into Southwestern homes   Last Light In this print, Colorado artist Kathy Beekman captures the vast skyscape Southwesterners know and love. Just imagine how the pastel sunset would pop against a crisp white wall. Last Light, starting at $180…(Read More)

There’s nothing quite like cookout season in the Southwest. Up your grilling game with these entertaining essentials By colleen ringer Kitschy Cute Inject a little cowboy culture into your cookout with Thomas Paul’s bandana-inspired Ranchero melamine dinner plates. They are practically indestructible, just like John Wayne. $48 (set of four),…(Read More)

Frank Lloyd Wright pioneered several principles of Southwestern architecture in an Arizona home he designed in 1950 for his son David. More than 60 years later, a mother and son are leading an effort to restore its glory and preserve its heritage.     When Zach Rawling was just a tyke, barely in elementary school…(Read More)

Blue Blood


Rooted in the Western tradition of functional, durable denim, a Colorado designer is handcrafting jeans the old-fashioned way By Ellen Ranta Olson | Photography by Stephen Smith Ryan Martin is the first to admit that he has a terrible business model. As the sole owner, operator, designer and producer behind Berthoud, Colorado-based W.H…(Read More)

Swap your department store cosmetics out for one of these locally made products   1. The Little Herbal Apothecary Started by a certified clinical herbalist and mom of three, this Lafayette, Colorado-based brand handcrafts each product with ethically sourced, organic ingredients. Product to try: Rose and Carrot Face Cream 2. La Curie La Curie…(Read More)

Interior designer and owner of Anteks, Anteks Curated and J. Alexander Home Accessories, Jason Lenox explains how to go wild with style What are three must-have items for any Southwestern home? Vintage Navajo rugs, antique wooden furniture and good pueblo pottery. These three elements go a long way toward establishing a solid design foundation…(Read More)

Inspired by iconic fauna, these five pieces will add a bit of animal spirit to your home décor By Ellen Ranta Olson Paper Chase Barneby Gates’ wallpaper designs have a distinctly British feel, but many of the prints translate well into a Western home, like this stag skull and thistle pattern. Deer Damask in…(Read More)