Design

Some of the most innovative work done in Southeast Michigan comes from a large, renowned field of top-notch designers, including cool furniture makers in Royal Oak, cutting edge fashion labels in Detroit, and a much-sought-after tile-works in Ann Arbor. And don’t forget the gleaming cars that come from the creative minds all over metro Detroit.

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Skinnytees

The Skinny on Reinvention

For Linda Schlesinger-Wagner, the only thing constant in the world is change. Change motivated the creator of the Birmingham-based clothing line skinnytees to flesh out a middle-of-the-night idea in 2009....

SeatSational Changes the Game for Advertising in Stadiums, Arenas

Gina Hoensheid was at an event at the Palace of Auburn Hills when she had her "Ah-ha!" moment. She remembers looking around during intermission, just doing some people-watching. Hoensheid has...

Auburn Hills-based Mahindra champions the art of local high school students, seeks to grow program

Paul Lowis looked to places like the Museum of Modern Art in New York City for art design inspiration at Mahindra Automotive’s North American headquarters in Auburn Hills. But what he...

Can Metro Detroit’s treasure trove of mid-century modern architecture be preserved?

When the Reynolds Metals Regional Sales Office opened in Southfield in 1959, Interiors magazine described the experience of entering the building as "like entering a cut jewel."  Minoru Yamasaki,...

Transportation design students learn emerging mobility skills here in Detroit

Ever since he was a young boy, Deven Khatri has always had a passion for cars. He studied transportation design back home in India and landed a job after...

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Featured Video: Sundberg-Ferar

Sundberg-Ferar was established in 1934 and is the second oldest industrial product design company in the United States. The Walled Lake company is an industry leader with a product roster...
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Featured Video: Cranbrook Art Museum’s Grand Re-Opening

Thanks to a two-year, $22-million dollar renovation, the newly-imagined Cranbrook Institute of Art dispels the notion of dusty museum collections hidden away from the public eye. Every piece from...
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Featured Video: The Robot Garage

At The Robot Garage, LEGO toys and robotics adventures are more than just childhood pastimes. Located in a converted warehouse in Birmingham's Rail District, this imagination laboratory hosts building...
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Featured Video: The Fifth Luxury Condos

Royal Oak is redefining the notion of Detroit's 'burbs, fashioning a downtown that appeals to urban dwellers and cultural creatives. It's latest addition --and the community's tallest building-- brings...
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Featured Video: Hillberry Gallery

If you want proof that Ferndale's arts and culture scene is coming into its own, consider that the esteemed Susanne Hilberry Gallery moved from toney Birmingham to a quiet residential area not...

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