Holiday Gifts, the Vintage Edition!

If you or your friends are anything like us here at mod livin’, we prefer gifts of the antiquated sort! Anything with a history or story behind it make the best presents. We’ve built a great little list of vintage gifts for the discerning vintage collector in your life. These items are one-of-a-kind and available in store only. Once they’re gone, we don’t have any more! Stop by the showrom ASAP to get your hands on what you see here.

mod livin’ || 5327 e colfax ave || denver, co 80220 || 720-941-9292 ||


Scandinavian Art Glass Vase

This incredible Scandinavian designed vase looks like it’s floating above any table you set it on.

Layered smoky gray glass within pristine clear glass surrounding it are joined together to create a beautiful organic shape.

$62.00   available in store only


“The Ritz” Bakelite & Chrome Shaker

This extra large cocktail shaker is perfect for any Bakelite collector or enthusiast.

In 1907, a chemical process gave the world an early plastic that people in 2011 seek out.

Bakelite (or Bakelit) provides retro appeal and can help you determine when something was made. This 1930s Chromed & Bakelite Shaker would be a conversation piece for any mixed drink event you would care to throw!

$125.00   available in store only


Murano Glass Parrot

Murano glass is a glass making technique developed on the small island of Murano, Italy.

Traditional glass-making here goes back to the 9th century and has been passed down through generations. The artisans utilize chemical compounds to color the hand-blown glass. These pieces are highly sought after.

Murano glass had a peak of popularity in the 1950s and 1960s when tourists flocked to the Mediterranean Sea for sun and


This beautiful parrot figurine features great colors and great lines that would be a beautiful addition to any home!

$68.00   available in store only


Harris Strong Tile Mosaic

Harris Strong, a veteran of World War II, created beautiful tile mosaics of a variety of scenes.

He studied ceramics and pottery making in college and through the tools and trade learned there developed a style that remains collectible and sought after through today. Pieces can be found on online auction websites for thousands of

dollars, and we have a great water scene here for a great price.

This piece, ca 1960s, would be a beautiful and thoughtful gift for any appreciator of American art.

$165.00     available in store only


1930s Ruby Shaker & Glasses

The crimson, oversized shaker features a hunting scene screened on two sides. The shaker & cups are ruby glass (or cranberry glass). Ruby glass is made by combining a gold compound to the glass to create the distinct ruby hue.

The topper is sterling silver.

Buy the shaker alone or with the cups shown below for a beautiful red holiday gift.

SHAKER ONLY $225.00       available in store only

Set 4 Cups $45.00     available in store only


Dorothy Thorpe Martini Set

Holy moly, how chic are these? Sterling ringed cocktail glasses and mixer.

Dorothy Thorpe was an American born designer who got her start working art on existing glass.

She often purchased glassware and decorated it through sand-blasting, etching or silver overlay (see right!).

She also worked on ceramics.

$68.00    available in store only


Brad Howe Table Top Mobile

Brad Howe specializes in using color, line and mobility to create sculptures and furniture that amuse and entice. Dimension and shape are integral parts of his creative process, and any fan of modern art would adore this kinetic sculpture for a desk or table.

My sculptures are composed with vitality and celebrate beauty. Their structures are composed with actual or implied kinetic properties aimed at exposing energized moments between connection and disconnection, as well as between strain and serenity. –  Brad Howe

$290.00     available in store only


Danish “Turned” Candle Holders

These beautiful enamel candle holders take on the shape of turned wood.

Sleek and modern, these would be a great addition to any Danish Modern inspired home.

$22.00 (pair)    available in store only


Rude Osolnik Candle Holders

America’s premier wood-turning expert, Osolnik designed beautiful, organic wood pieces for the home.

Both practical and beautiful, his works are widely sought after. The Queen of England received a hand made bowl by Osolnik as a gift from the United States. Give a gift of American craftsmanship and high design with these.

$120.00 (pair)     available in store only

Holiday Gift Guide !

Are you hunting all over Denver for that perfect and unique gift for someone? Look no further! Mod Livin (5327 e colfax ave, denver 80220) has everything you could possibly want to give or receive as a gift at every price! We’ve compiled a few of our favorites to get you started. Don’t hesitate to call about availability! (720-941-9292) HAPPY SHOPPING!

All products featured are showroom exclusive unless otherwise noted.



All new from L&G! Their all original Chalk-it-to-me Piggy Bank. Constructed from silky-smooth pigmented ceramic that allows it’s body to be drawn on time and again. Draw your favorite pattern, label what you’re saving for, let your friends play graphetti artist, or simply leave him clean and minimal. This piggy is ready to be your friend and help you save. He’ll even lend you some of your own money in a pinch…what a pal?!

includes chalk and cloth wipe.

$85.00     showroom exclusive



The Furoshiki-shiki card holder is made from a single sheet of translucent material. Made in bright colors this makes the perfect gift for your co-worker

$16.95    showroom exclusive



The very nature of the “Hug Salt and Pepper Shaker” symbolizes brotherhood.

The bold use of black and white suggests that we are all brothers and sisters on this planet and we need to treat each other with kindness, compassion and respect. The rethinking of a salt and pepper set on this level, as well the clever geometric aspect of the design and the inherent ergonomic and storage benefits that it provides all contribute to the design’s universal appeal.

$30.00     showroom exclusive



The Mint Wine Knot is a seven bottle wine rack for six regular sized bottles and one oversized magnum or champagne bottle. The use of two intersected molded plywood components in birch and walnut allows the Wine Knot to live comfortably in the kitchen, living room or den. This intersecting “knot” of wood creates the pockets for each bottle by working together with its mating component, an idea that is common to other products in the Mint range.

Sold out!     showroom exclusive



The Mint “A-Frame” is a two-sided 5” x 7” photo frame made from brushed stainless spring steel and beveled plate glass.

The photo is simply sandwiched between the steel frame and the glass and held in place by gravity

No hardware or complex assembly is required.

$39.00     showroom exclusive



There is nothing more classic and homey than a cuckoo clock. We have upgraded and chic versions of these clocks in-store. The pictured clock is a silhouette of the classic design done in a relatively two-dimensional design. Must See!

$360.00        showroom exclusive


A potter by trade, Adler sold his first designs to Barneys New York in 1993 and opened his first retail store in Manhattan in 1998. His company has since expanded to include fourteen retail stores nationwide, a thriving e-commerce site, and a wholesale business boasting over 1,000 locations worldwide.Adhering to the company motto “If your heirs won’t fight over it, we won’t make it,” Adler has developed a unique style that mixes modernist forms with bold colors and groovy graphics. Offerings include decorative objects, tabletop collections, bath accessories, bedding, candles, furniture, rugs, pillows, and lighting. Jonathan Adler is a design company dedicated to bringing style, craft, joy, and a general feeling of grooviness to your home.
$24.00       showroom exclusive
This colorful and playful nativity scene makes a great addition to any modern home. Friends and family will love the bright hues utilized and different design elements incorporated to bring to light a classic image in a different way.
Presepe Group christmas figurine in porcelain. Designed by Massimo Giacon for Alessi, Italy.
$120.00    showroom exclusive
Husband and wife team, Nic & Kirsten have your remedy for homesickness! These prints featuring our own beautiful Colorado mountains put you right at home no matter where you are. Send one to a recently relocated friend or off with your college age children.
Many of the prints can be done in multiple colors, and everything from small cards to canvas wraps are available.
Get in and pick up your favorite print today. We have those pictured and MORE in the mod livin’ showroom.
$10.00-$86.00     showroom exclusive
Modeled after the most perfect of river-weathered stones, this salt and pepper shaker set brings nature to the table.
For your friends who are nature-lovers at heart or for those who just appreciate unique design, this set is perfect.
Appreciate the great outdoors at your own table and pick these up today!
$23.00              showroom exclusive
DREAMING OF A ________?
Help your friends help themselves! This great bank encourages your friends to save for their dream vacation or car or whatever their wishes may be. Place a picture of the desired outcome and voila, instant encouragement to pinch pennies to make it happen!
$25.00         showroom exclusive     
One of Denver’s most recognized and rewarded restaurants, Vesta Dipping Grill has been feeding the good people since 1997, and NOW you can take the kitchen home with you.
The cookbook features recipes by Chef Selby that even the most finicky eater would love to try at home. Give a piece of Denver culinary history with this great cookbook!
$29.95         showroom exclusive
What better way to wash down a five star meal than with a great bottle of wine? And what better way to display that wine than with a beautiful rack from Roost?
This unique display piece is silver and almost appears hand-made at the joints.
Carries 7 bottles easily and beautifully. A great gift for the wine-centric.
$98.00             showroom exclusive
Give someone a very Mad Men Christmas with this great martini shaker set from mod livin’s own martini-centric pop up shop “Mod Martini.”
Featuring all the martini-ware anyone could want, Mod Martini carries shakers, glasses, shot glasses, trays, and books of vintage cocktail and various decor.
Get the martini enthusiast on your list this year a great set!
Pictured: Jingle Bells Set (2 glasses, shaker & tray)
$75.00        showroom exclusive
Lawrence “Bud” Stoecker designed his first modern version of the Christmas tree made of concentric rings in 1966. From the tree’s inception in the mid 1960’s, through the 70’s and 80’s, the design was refined. In addition, the tree was decorated differently each year. Some of these changes are documented in photos. They are also documented on paper in painfully detailed notes and codes, patterning the organization of ornaments and decorations used for that particular year, so as not to repeat what had already been done.
VITRA Eames Elephant
Almost no other animal enjoys such popularity as the elephant. Admired for its majestic size and loved for its proverbial good-humour, it is part of our everyday experience as a child’s cuddly toy, a storybook character and a majestic creature. Charles and Ray Eames also succumbed to their charms; and, in 1945, designed a toy elephant made of plywood. However, it never made it into mass production. The Eames elephant is now available for the first time in a plastic version for those it was originally intended for: children. Whether used as a toy (also outdoors) or a decorative item in a children’s room – this friendly-looking animal with its distinctive, over-sized ears is bound to bring cheer and enjoyment to many a child’s and parent’s heart.
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Flock of Butterflies wall clock Designed George Nelson, 1955 Sheet aluminum, varnished Made in Poland by Vitra
available onlne at

Mod livin’s POP UP SHOP, Mod Martini is having 50% off Sale !

Mod MARTINI  one of our POP UP SHOPS at mod  livin is having a 50% SALE!
“Black Friday Weekend sale at Mod Martini our POP UP SHOP In MOD LIVIN!”  The entire shop, Friday and Saturday will be a whopping 50% off!  Stop in and get cool martini inspired gifts (one for you, one for me??), or maybe spruce up your bar and get something for your next cocktail party.  Great gifts at Great prices, two days only!

Japanese Clothing and Accessories Bazaar during Small Business Saturday @ mod livin!

Saturday, November 26th 2-6 p.m. at mod livin 5327 east colfax ave denver colorado

Anime/J-Rock/Lolita/Japanese Clothing and Accessories Bazaar!
We will have several booths by locals into J-Stuff who want to sell their gently used clothes, manga, videos, accessories and more! Also, artists/designers with their own new stuff, too! It’s FREE!
Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast will provide snacks/drinks and a dressing room!

Mod livin hours are 10-7 daily!