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City Guide

Design-Friendly Destinations in Detroit

Out of the ashes of recession rises a promising design scene in Detroit. Endemic residential vacancy and a persistent industrial core present challenges as well as opportunities for enterprising...
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A Great Idea

A Clever System Turns Nearly Anything into a Shelf

Two Detroit-based designers create a brilliant system that turns nearly any flat surface into a shelf or table. We go behind the scenes to see how the products are made.
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Interviews

Retooling Manufacturing in Detroit

Manufacturing and the history of Detroit go hand in hand—from heavy industry to automotive to personal accessories and more. There's a belief that one can get anything fabricated in the city and in...
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Event Spotlight

Local Manufacturing at the 2014 Detroit Design Festival

From September 23–28, the Detroit Design Festival takes place to celebrate the city's diverse creative industries through an impressive roster of events ranging from open studios to art installations...
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Shops

Shops We Love: Nora, Detroit

At the Detroit shop Nora, find a mix of Japanese- and Scandinavian-inspired wares.
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Renovation

A Detroit Business Incubator with an Industrial Edge

Ideas are forged inside this garage-turned-next gen startup space.
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Post

Shinola Expands its Detroit Manufacturing Space

Shinola brings leather making in-house with a new 12,000-square-foot studio.
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Shops

Shops We Love: Hugh

In Detroit's Cass Corridor, retailer Joe Posch has created a destination for those seeking furniture and housewares that nod to the midcentury.
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Profiles

Local Fundraising

Creative projects get a leg up and their word out at gatherings that serve donations with a side of social capital. Move over, Kickstarter. Across the country, philanthropy is getting personalized.
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House Tours

Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette Park

High-rise superblocks and identical clusters of row houses set apart from the urban grid have been much maligned as some of the major wrongdoings of modernism, but Detroit's Lafayette Park—the first...
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