Three years ago, writer James Griffioen quite his job as a corporate lawyer in San Francisco and moved his kids to Detroit. When not with his kids, he wanders around the city's abandoned factories, skyscrapers, schools, zoos, and churches and writes about them on his blog, sweetjuniper.

Campbells' Coup
Modernist furniture may signal worldly tastes, but its American origins lie in Michigan’s humble reaches. It’s here…