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.

Features

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Gets Creative During COVID-19

Annie VanGelderen discovered the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center 20 years ago when she purchased a piece of art glass at its Holiday Shop.“They threw a program book in the...

Going Mobile: Leading the Way in Connected Vehicle Research and Planning

By M.J. GalbraithWhen it comes to the future of connected mobility, Oakland County is playing the long game.It’s a measured approach to the exciting technology that links vehicles to...

COVID Response: ‘Saving Lives’

As Oakland County residents sheltered in place one recent Thursday during the COVID-19 crisis, four Sysco semitrucks lined up outside a warehouse at Oakland University, each filled to capacity...
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...

Featured Videos

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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