Ground Up Speed Shop: A look Inside A Bike Builder's Mind

Nestled quaintly in a mesa hillside on the West Side of Colorado Springs sits Ground Up Speed Shop. The owner, Eric Baar, is a gem in the local bike community and beyond. He’s known as a one-of-a-kind custom bike frame-builder. Whether they’re raced professionally or being used recreationally on local mountain biking trails, Baar’s frames take bicycle performance to a higher level of quality and versatility

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The Universe Conspires

Brianna Michael McGrew is a talented jeweler and a Colorado girl with a wanderer’s heart. Brianna works out of her apartment in the Springs, which in itself is a well-curated work of art. Polaroid photographs with friends litter the walls, her work station is filled with odds and ends, torches and tools and sketches of future and current designs.

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Stitch Studio

On Saturday afternoons a storefront in Historic Depot Square echoes with the whir of sewing machines, the hiss of irons, the rush of passing trains and the joyful sound of laughter. In the year since its grand opening last April, the owners of Stitch Studio have created a community of sewers in their 20s and 30s on the western edge of downtown Colorado Springs.

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The Worley CO.

 I guess it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as Instagram is such a popular platform these days with makers and creatives, but I was excited when I discovered The Worley Co. The small design company is Jeremy Worley’s passion project and his lovely wife Koren stands by his side. The Worley Co. dreams up beautiful and thoughtful designs that not only inspire, but impact communities around the globe.

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A Poem for Mud Woman and Mothers

Suzi Q. Smith hails from Denver and is a mother, poet, activist and  family to founder Mundi Ross. Since we are celebrating woman this month, we asked Suzi to share a poem inspired by women. A Poem for Mud Woman and Mothers is a unpublished and ekphrastic piece that was inspired by "Mud Woman Rolls On," a sculpture located in the Denver Art Museum.

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