DENY Discovers: MANDY HAZELL

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DENY Artist: MANDY HAZELL

DENVER, CO

Mandy Hazell is a proud Denver artist who spent most of her childhood drawing and creating different forms of art. Completely self taught, she enjoys working with acrylics and creating pieces that are bright, vibrant and whimsical. Color is of the essence when it comes to her work. Mandy is also a tattoo artist at Bound By Design Tattoo and Piercing located in Denver. Mandy_Incar You can find her full collection of fun designs at denydesigns.com! pillow-blog blog clock-blog

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Introducing DENY Trays and Coaster Sets!

slider-cleanIntroducing new DENY trays and coaster sets! Now, the most versatile styling piece in home decor is available in any design from your favorite DENY Artists! Featured in two versatile shapes and multiple sizes, your options are endless for home decor styling in any room of the house.

Now get 20% off all trays and coasters through October 18th!

Shop them all: http://www.denydesigns.com/pages/trays-and-coasters

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New Woven Rugs 30% off!

New Woven Rugs Have Arrived!

If you’ve ever wondered where you can find a super cute, unique and statement making area rug, then you’re in luck! Introducing new DENY woven rugs. They make a killer colorful statement in any room of the house – kitchen, bathroom, living room, bedroom…anywhere! Even better, be one of the first to get a new colorful rug for your home at 30% off through¬†August 27th with code “rugsrock30″.

New Woven Rugs Have Arrived!

Step up your style with DENY rugs featured in two versatile sizes, 100% polyester flat jacquard woven fabric, and made perfectly colorful using a 6-color eco-friendly dye process.¬†Now the only trouble is picking which design you want out of over 4,500 to choose from. They’re all too cute!¬†Get your shop on.

Get on your way to a colorful home with 30% OFF ALL RUGS through¬†August 27th¬†with code “rugsrock30″!

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New Woven Duvets Have Arrived!

Woven Duvet Covers Have Arrived

New woven duvet covers have arrived! We couldn’t resist creating the most luxurious and high quality duvet for you. This one prints so vibrant that you can’t help but smile every time you walk by!

Woven Duvet Covers Have Arrived

Featuring new luxurious woven fabric, a cozy poly-cotton underside, new interior corner ties for securing comforter, new hidden zipper design and as always, custom made using a 6-color dye process with eco-friendly water based inks! Even better, you can wash your new duvet as many times as you desire and the color will be just as vibrant as the day you received it.

Get first dibs on these puppies with 30% OFF ALL DUVETS through¬†August 13th¬†with code “getwoven30″!

Woven Duvet Covers Have Arrived

Woven Duvet Covers Have Arrived

Prince William and Kate Middleton Nursery Inspiration

Prince William and Kate Middleton Baby Nursery Inspiration

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It’s no new news that Prince William and Kate Middleton gave birth to a beautiful baby boy today! But, we’d like to just throw it out there that if the royal couple were to choose their favorite DENY designs to decorate the to-be-announced named baby, then they would TOTALLY choose this collection. We think it’s down right adorable and totally fit for a prince with style!

Prince William and Kate Middleton Baby Nursery Inspiration

Shop the Royal Baby Collection here!

1. LONDON BIG BEN by Jennifer Hill

2. QUATREFOIL by Arcturus

LONDON by Anderson Design Group

RUGBY STRIPE by Holli Zollinger

3. CONNECTED by Jane Kathryn Kolles

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON by Andi Bird

NAUTICAL SPARKLE by Social Proper

Summer Reading List | 10 Fab Reads to Get Your Hands On Now

Summer Reading List

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We love us some books. Some to get lost in, some to learn about our favorite hobbies and passions and some to secretly indulge our inner super powers. And what better time than the summer to find a new read? Something about being in a hammock in the cool breeze makes for the perfect reading environment.

So, we asked around the office, “What’s your favorite summer read so far?” It not only confirmed that DENY is filled with a bunch of unique individuals, but also opened our eyes to some new ideas for great new books to look forward to! So, here are our best suggestions, just for you and your reading pleasure.

The Selection by Kiera Cass

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Summer Reading List

“If The Hunger Games and The Bachelor had too many lime-a-ritas one night and got it on, this would be their sad little bastard child. If you‚Äôre picking up this dose of YA fiction it‚Äôs not to improve your IQ, but for a trashy beach read you really can‚Äôt go wrong. Best enjoyed on a Kindle to cut down on judgmental looks.”

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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“Gotta recommend “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. This is not one of those feel-good books, nope. This is a seriously demented, crazy read, but so well written with the most intricate of details. Like how did Gillian Flynn come up with this stuff?! I read the book in a matter of days and could not put it down!”

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Lean On Pete by Willy Vlautin

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“This story is told through the eyes of a struggling 15-year-old boy named ‚ÄúCharley‚ÄĚ who yearns for a loving family life. The expression of his raw emotions really tugs at your heart. He finds a companion in a quarter horse and the love and care that he expresses for this animal is just beautiful. ¬† Let‚Äôs just say that if I could plunge myself into this book and bring this sweet little boy under my wing, I would do it in a heartbeat.”

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Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson

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Summer Reading List

“Well, for starters, funniest book I‚Äôve read so far in life. But before you pick up a copy, you should know that it‚Äôs totally crass and full of language. But, it‚Äôs also totally relatable. So much so that you may or may not be laughing so hard that you‚Äôre ugly-crying in the middle of a coffee shop with people staring at you simultaneously wondering if they should give you CPR, call a mental institution or just plain order ‚Äúwhatever she‚Äôs having‚ÄĚ. (No, I do not have a personal experience of this‚Ķ) My favorite chapter involved a cat rapist, overdosing on ex-lax and passing of notes under the bathroom door when you’re completely alone in the house. You‚Äôll find her recounting a crazy childhood filled with dead squirrel puppets, a loony taxidermist for a father, plenty of references to her vagina, and some helpful tips on burials. Basically, Jenny takes the mundane of life and turns it into a crazy whirlwind of what happens when you let your brain go unfiltered and fancy-free with a pristine sense of humor as fuel. It‚Äôs safe to say this book will make your troubles go away, or at the very least give you really, really tight abs.”

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The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward

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“I am loving trashy vampire books for great mindless reading. It is also part of an ongoing series which is fantastic because you know what book you’re reading next.”

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The Sun Literary Magazine

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“I am not great at committing to reading an entire book. I tend to lose interest and it becomes more of a chore in my eyes. This has short stories, articles, poems, excerpts from novels, and (best of all) a readers write section. I get a perfect dose of whatever I am craving.”

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What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

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“I just started What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. Happily married, a child on the way, her life perfectly fulfilled, she slips and has a concussion and wakes up to discover the last 10 years of her life have passed. The story draws you in as she tries to untangle the web of new “norms” in her life that previously were completely foreign to her. She’s a completely different person trying to figure out why her relationship has gone down the tube, why she doesn’t speak w/ her bestie anymore, etc. A constant battle of whether it’s possible to start over or if forgetting the past is a blessing is a reoccurring theme. Enjoying the book so far, but haven’t finished it yet.”

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The Help by Rebecca Cope

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“I’ve read it before and it’s that good I want to read it again. Next in queue: Goodness and Mercy a new novel by Patti Hill.”

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Bait Casting With A Thermometer by Frank Steel

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Summer Reading List

“Great insight about certain habits of fish depending on the season and water temp.” (Editor’s Note: This ain’t no joke. Darrell is totally a master angler!)

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Anthology Magazine

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“I have a subscription to the quarterly magazine, Anthology, which I love to read. It is always exciting when I open my mailbox and find the newest publication. The magazine feels great, the paper quality and print are fantastic, and includes many different articles. The latest spring issue is all about food – yum! I have many pages flagged so I can try out the suggested recipes. Sitting down on a lazy¬†sunday¬†morning with coffee and a snack is the best way to read this publication.”

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There you have it. We hope you find a new story to get lost in for the summer months!

Tell us, what read are you currently digging right now?

Graduation Gift Guide 2013!

Graduation Gift Guide

It’s just about that time of year! Show the coolest, most creative, freshest, radest, funest grad in your life how much they mean to you with a stylin’ gift of congratulations. We’ve put together a fool-proof gift guide full of ideas to get your grad excited about their next chapter of life. Throw pillows, duvets and sheet sets are the perfect gift for a high school graduate that’s preparing for their upcoming college adventure! Imagine them cozying up in the coolest, most colorful throw blanket on their dorm hall making everyone oh-so-jealous.

Or how about one our new clocks, mirrors and magnet boards? They are perfect for adding that statement of personality to proclaim to the world, “I did it!” Whatever you decide, we have over 100 artists and over 3,000 designs to choose from that will make graduates of all personalities yelp for joy!

Graduation Gift Guide 2013!

LA WHITE by CityFabric, Inc. Throw Pillow

YOU ROCK by Heather Dutton Throw Pillow

SEIZE THE DAZE by Wesley Bird Quatrefoil Clock

ESODREVO by Bianca Green Sheet Set

TEXPAN by Fimbis Duvet Cover (pillows sold separately)

Graduation Gift Guide 2013!

WILD MAGIC by Kris Tate Magnet Board

AERIAL DISPLAY by Budi Kwan Throw Pillow

BE SPECTRUM 1 by Kal Barteski Throw Pillow

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ORANGE by Bird Ave. Throw Blanket

STAR POWER by CMYKaren Baroque Mirror

SO FRESH SO CLEAN by Leah Flores Shower Curtain

Congratulations Grads!

Shop the Graduation Gift Guide Collection!

 

DENY hearts Boston.

DENY Hearts Boston

We heart Boston. ¬†In the unthinkable acts that occur in our world, the one thing we can count on is coming together as a community. Today, DENY will donate 10% of today’s sales to benefit victims of Monday’s Boston bombing tragedy. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to all those affected.

Mad Men Meets DENY Designs

Mad Men Meets DENY Designs

We’re MAD for Mad Men here in the office.

With the 6th Season 2-hour opener right on the horizon, we thought we’d celebrate by featuring a one-of-kind Mad Men collection! We’re giving you the best of the best DENY designs that reflect everything we love about the Mad Men series: The 60s era colors and patterns, the New York city retro mentality, and the cool cat vibe that our favorite characters ooze out of every scene.

Matthew Weiner, the creator of Mad Men, took a brief hiatus¬†directing his first feature film, ‚ÄúYou Are Here,‚ÄĚ an independent comedy with Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler and Zach Galifianakis. Now back in full action, he’s launching Mad Men with fresh stories and new character developments. Especially focusing on Don Draper, Mad Men fans are expected to see new sides of the character and be re-introduced to the¬†cigarette-smoking, whiskey-loving ad¬†executive.

And with new rumors and photos just released of scenes shot of Don Draper and his wife in Hawaii, we’re in for a treat this season and can’t wait to see the beautiful costuming and set designs!

Mad Men Meets DENY Designs

Mad Men Meets DENY Designs

Make sure to set your clocks for the premiere this Sunday, April 7th at 9pm/8pm Central.

Mad Men Meets DENY Designs

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See the entire Mad Men collection here to get inspired to bring the glam and 60s attitude into your own home!

Mad Men Meets DENY Designs

The New DENY Wall Collection & A Giveaway!

Clocks. Mirrors. Magnet Boards. Your walls will thank us.

Get excited for the prettiest mirrors, clocks and magnet boards you’ve ever seen. Most loved for the beautiful statement they make in any room, the new DENY Wall Collection uses chic layered engineered wood covered in beautifully dyed metal in the artwork of your choosing.¬†Featured in two distinct styles, quatrefoil and baroque, and three sizes (small, medium, and statement-making large), your walls will be the belle of the ball again.

Clocks. Mirrors. Magnet Boards. Your walls will thank us.

And true to the DENY way, you can get any mirror, clock or magnet board printed with any one of our DENY Artists’ 3,000+ designs!¬†When you’re ready to order, we custom print the product and assemble it just for you. We’ll send it off to you with love and congrats for being an art collector of your own home.

And to introduce our new line, we’re doing a GIVEAWAY!

Clocks. Mirrors. Magnet Boards. Your walls will thank us.

Yeah, yeah, we love you, so what. Here’s how to enter:

1. Like us on our Facebook page if you haven’t already. (Don’t worry, we only post the coolest stuff)

2. Go to DENY Designs and find your favorite piece from the new wall collection. Team Quatrefoil or Team Baroque? Clock, Mirror, Magnet Board? Then pick your favorite artist and design.

3. Once you pick your favorite piece, tell us what it is and where you would use it in your home  in a comment below.

The best answer will be voted on by our office and the winner will get a LARGE size of their selected piece! Contest closes Monday, March 11th at 12pm EST.

Now the only question left is, which team are you, Team Baroque or Team Quatrefoil?To help give you a head start on picking your favorite, we’ve highlighted some awesome combinations below!

Team Baroque

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Are you on Team Baroque? Let’s find out if this sounds like you:

  • When you get dressed up to go out, you call it “peacockin.”
  • Over-accessorizing is not in your vocabulary.
  • You’re the life of the party and smiling is your favorite.
  • If you had the choice between owning a deserted island or unlimited clothes, you’d be one well dressed human.

The New DENY Wall Collection & A Giveaway!

The New DENY Wall Collection & A Giveaway!

The New DENY Wall Collection & A Giveaway!

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Team Quatrefoil

The New DENY Wall Collection & A Giveaway!

How about Team Quatrefoil? Let’s find out if this rings a bell:

  • You’re middle name is “class” and you know how to use it.
  • Your home is laid back, clean-lined, but not lacking color.
  • You’re the most lovable at any party.
  • You’re poised, calm and ready to take on the world.

The New DENY Wall Collection & A Giveaway!

The New DENY Wall Collection

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Now what are you waiting for?

The new DENY Wall Collection comes in three amazing sizes:

Small: Perfect for livening up your office space or getting a head start on decorating your dorm room!

Clocks. Mirrors. Magnet Boards. Your walls will thank us.

Medium: Not too big, not too small, but always makes a statement.

Clocks. Mirrors. Magnet Boards. Your walls will thank us.

Large: For the folks who live by the motto¬†Go big or go home. This size is a color-radiating anchor to set off any room right. Go ahead, make the Jones’ jealous.

Clocks. Mirrors. Magnet Boards. Your walls will thank us.

Stop dilly dallying. Go pick out your favorite and let us know!

Colorado Expression & DENY Designs!

Colorado Expression Magazine and DENY Designs

Art Outside the Lines. 

“The left side your brain says:

Art must hang on the wall.

You must have a warehouse full of inventory to start a business.

Artists must starve.

DENY Designs is proudly right brained – the creative side. DENY’s unconventional thinking is looking pretty smart.”

We were so thrilled to be featured and interviewed for the February/March 2013 edition of Colorado Expression. They wrote a beautiful article on us and we are pumped about it! Check it out for yourselves at your Colorado newsstand or bookstore! Thank you Colorado Expression!

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2013 Oscar Nominations Inspire DENY Designs

2013 Oscar Nominations Inspire DENY Designs

We’re just giddy for the upcoming Oscars. The lineup of Best Picture nominees is out of this world and we’re having a hard time deciding who we think deserves the gold. The nine nominees this year have produced heart wrenching, beautiful stories that inspire us in so many ways. Haven’t seen some of them yet? Never fear! We’ve recapped each film and matched it to a DENY Artist Collection that will help guide you through the best of the best.

Amour

Amour | 2013 Oscar Nominations Inspire DENY Designs

Amour: True love is put to the test in this heart-wrenching tale of a couple in their eighties. The story follows Georges who becomes the caretaker for his wife after she suffers a stroke. Don’t forget your tissues for this one.

See the 2013 Oscar Nominations Inspired Amour Collection

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Argo

Argo | 2013 Oscar Nominations Inspire DENY Designs

Argo: It‚Äôs not always glitz and glam in the movie making business. Based on true events this suspenseful flick about a rescue mission in Iran will keep you biting your fingernails ‚Äėtil the last second.

See the 2013 Oscar Nominations Inspired Argo Collection

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Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild | 2013 Oscar Nominations Inspire DENY Designs

Beasts of the Southern Wild: Hush Puppy is one fierce little gal who won’t let a hurricane in the Louisiana bayou bring her down. An inspiring and fantastical tale with the most dynamic six-year old we’ve ever seen.

See the 2013 Oscar Nominations Inspired Beasts of the Southern Wild Collection

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Django Unchained

Django Unchained | 2013 Oscar Nominations Inspire DENY Designs

Django Unchained: Yep, he’s an outlaw, all right. A sometimes gruesome tale (but hey, it’s Quentin Tarantino!) of a slave out for revenge, the performances from Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leo DiCaprio are definitely worth a look. Tarantino shows us again that sometimes history just needs to be re-written a little…

See the 2013 Oscar Nominations Inspired Django Unchained Collection


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Les Misérables

Les Miserables | 2013 Oscar Nominations Inspire DENY Designs

Les Miserables: You know the characters. You know the music. So what’s better than seeing it come together on the big screen? Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway excel and (almost) make up for Russell Crowe’s singing… if you can call it that.

See the 2013 Oscar Nominations Inspired Les Misérables Collection

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Life of Pi

Life of Pi | 2013 Oscar Nominations Inspire DENY Designs

Life of Pi: Man’s best friend: a dog? Nope, it’s a tiger. Based on the best-selling novel this magical adventure story comes to life in a huge way. Orangutans, zebras, and hyenas, oh my!

See the 2013 Oscar Nominations Inspired Life of Pi Collection


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Lincoln

Lincoln | 2013 Oscar Nominations Inspire DENY Designs

Lincoln: Sure, sure, we all know the story. But do we? Daniel Day Lewis transforms himself as the leader of our country during one of the most significant points in history with the passing of the 13th Amendment.

See the 2013 Oscar Nominations Inspired Lincoln Collection

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Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook | 2013 Oscar Nominations Inspire DENY Designs

Silver Linings Playbook: What happens when two people with emotional problems who can’t function in society spend time together? A dance competition, of course!

See the 2013 Oscar Nominations Inspired Silver Linings Playbook

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Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty | 2013 Oscar Nominations Inspire DENY Designs

Zero Dark Thirty: This political drama based on the assassination of Osama Bin Laden is not for the faint of heart. It’s unapologetic in showing the realities of war and the brutality of interrogations, but with cinema sweetheart Jessica Chastain in the lead it’ll definitely surprise you. She’s one bad motherf****r.

See the 2013 Oscar Nominations Inspired Zero Dark Thirty Collection

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We’re in this month’s HGTV!

Check us out in the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of HGTV magazine!

This issue features¬†Khristian A Howell’s Nolita Chevons and Kaui Blooms¬†throw pillows as best “bangs for your buck” when outfitting your home with unique style!

HGTV | Khristian A Howell

HGTV | Khristian A Howell

HGTV | Khristian A Howell

Check out the stories on page 43 and page 50 in Jan/Feb 2013 issue of HGTV Magazine!

And shop Khristian A. Howell’s designs here:

Nolita Chevons

Kaui Blooms

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Hilarious Fingerprint Portraits by Artist Dito Von Tease

Recognize any of these fingerprints? Well you should thanks to the elusive Italian artist known only as Dito Von Tease.

Dito has embarked on a project called¬†Ditology¬†that features eerily familiar portraits of celebrities on the ordinary human finger. The faces produced on each solo finger range from the well-known public personality (Steve Jobs) and political figure (Che Guevara) to the fictional icon (Mr. T) and religious guru (Dalai Lama). There is no person that is off limits in this lighthearted, comical series. Every “person” in the presented portraits is intricately adorned, costumed, and given an appropriate backdrop.

In addition to the ongoing project’s humorous nature, the artist behind the work adds another level of playfulness through his entirely appropriate chosen name “Dito” that translates as “finger” in Italian, which would also mean that¬†Ditology¬†translates as¬†Fingerology. What’s perhaps most ironic in all of this is that we often use fingerprints to identify people, yet Dito Von Tease has managed to retain some anonymity by only exposing his fingerprints.

 

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