MSI Opens Detroit-area Distribution Center

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65,000 ft² facility includes slab and tile showrooms, computerized visualizations tools for customers. Featured Company News

Mies van der Rohe Townhouse in Detroit Listed for $225K — Design News

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A condo in Mies van der Rohe''s Lafayette Park building in Detroit has been listed for $225,000. If you''re in the market for a place with a starchitect pedigree for not a lot of cash, here''s one for you.

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5 Unexpected Ways to Use Tile in Your Home

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Custom Foliage Detroit Blues Glass Mosaic Wooden Tub Tray (above). January 2016 – Rockville, MD – Tile is everywhere. Unless you’re a cowboy, you probably see tile on a daily basis.

A Modern, Industrial Detroit Loft in a Renovated 1920s Building — House Tour

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Location: New Center — Detroit, Michigan. Jesse and Cali's apartment building is inspiring, not only because they've created a beautiful modern and minimal home without splurging, but because of its deep history in Detroit. Name: Jesse and Cali Green. Size: 980 square feet. Years lived in: Rented 1.5 years.

Artists to Turn Historic Detroit Building into Curiosity Museum — Design News

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The Seafoam Palace is part restoration project and part creative endeavor, with a team of artists, writers, filmmakers, sociologists, engineers, and historians intent on creating a museum of curiosities in this old Detroit structure.

Detroit Downtown Development Authority Approves $52 Million in Construction Contracts for Detroit Events Center

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At the recommendation of Olympia Development of Michigan, the Downtown Development Authority approved nearly $52 million in new contracts today for work on the new Detroit Events Center, raising the

Before & After: A Bathroom, Unused for 30 Years, Gets a Gorgeous New Life — Professional Project

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Interior designer Laura Breisch of Making Home Interiors took on her toughest client — herself — when she purchased this Detroit home that had stood empty for 30 years and she purchased in a foreclosure auction. (Image credit: Laura Breisch ).

Mystery Bidder Offers $3 Million for 6,000 of Detroit's Foreclosures — Design News

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What does $3.2 million get you where you live? In Wayne County, Michigan, it''s the bid for 6,000 foreclosed properties. An unidentified bidder is prepared to pay $500 (the minimum opening bid) for each of the homes in the "blight bundle."

A Couple & Their Cute Pup Share 550 Square Feet in Detroit — House Tour

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Location: West Village — Detroit, Michigan. Jordan is an Ohio native who moved to Detroit on a whim in the summer of 2016 because of her love for the state of Michigan, particularly its lakes. Name: Leo + Jordan Miller + Alexander Lynch. Size: 550 square feet. Years lived in: 8 months, renting. Al grew up in a small town in the Upper Peninsula called Norway.

An Event Planner's Modern, Quiet Quonset Hut in Detroit — House Tour

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Location: True North — Detroit, Michigan. Haley Lertola owns an event planning and design company, Detroit Cultivated , where she's "committed to disrupting the Detroit event industry by creating inspired experiences that incorporate sustainable practices. Name: Haley Lertola. Size: 1,100 square feet. Years lived in: 1/2 year, renting.

Office Design Trends: GIO Looks at the Changing Work Environment


This Quicken Loans innovative office in downtown Detroit boasts a colorful space for events. Work environments are changing–and those who design and furnish offices are striving to keep pace.

A Detroit Designer's "Collected Modern Comfort" Home — House Tour

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Patrick Thompson is an award winning interior designer residing in the suburbs of Detroit with his lovely wife, their energetic three-year-old son and their sweet dog. Name: Patrick Thompson , his wife Courtney and their son Monty. Location: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Size: 2,400 square feet. Years lived in: 2 years. His design firm, Patrick Thompson Design , specializes in hospitality, commercial and retail spaces. READ MORE ». House. Tours

Mies' Lafayette Park in Detroit Named National Landmark — Design News

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Great news this week for Detroit and mid-century architecture fans—Mies van der Rohe's Lafayette Park was designated a National Landmark by the Parks Service and the Department of the Interior on Tuesday. Pin it.

Detroit's Fisher Building Hits Auction Block Today — Design News

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The online auction of Detroit's iconic Fisher Building starts today. Pin it. It's reported that it could sell for as little as $30 million. READ MORE ». Real Estate.

This Detroit Fixer Upper Is Basically a Timeline of Wallpaper Trends

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The sheer variety of styles in this Detroit home for sale is impressive, to say the least. Whether you love or hate wallpaper, you'll surely have a reaction to this house. And it can all be yours for the bargain price of $239,000. READ MORE ». Real Estate

2015 Trend Report: Genevieve Gorder — December Maker Talk

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In: Texture, Detroit, Vikings. Out: Stainless Steel, Travertine, Granite. READ MORE ». Maker Talks

Two New Yorkers Upsize Into an Industrial Modern Loft in Detroit — House Tour

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Location: Detroit, Michigan. Name: Gretchen and Kevin. Size: 2,200 square feet. Years lived in: 1.5 years, owned. After spending four years in 800 square feet in New York City, Kevin and Gretchen were able to design their dream loft back in their home state of Michigan. They found a space in an old, industrial building in a mixed-use neighborhood that's lively and vibrant.

A Bright Detroit Rental Loft Full of Local Pride — House Tour

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Location: Downtown — Detroit, Michigan. Lori's downtown Detroit apartment is a good example of a space that appreciates functionality and modernism, but still manages to be a warm, welcoming home. And from her corner apartment's big windows, Detroit's on full display, too! Name: Lori. Size: 1,195 square feet. Years lived in: Rented 1.5 years.

A Modernist Steal of a Deal: Mies-Designed Townhome in a Detroit National Landmark — House of the Day

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Mies van der Rohe's Lafayette Park in Detroit was designated a National Landmark just last year, and now you can own a piece of it for $349,000. (Image credit: via Zillow).

Get the Look: Minimal, Modern & Affordable — Shop the Style

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Jesse and Cali wanted their Detroit loft to speak for itself because its rich history, so they kept the decor minimal and modern to not overwhelm the space. To find some of the beautiful (and affordable!) pieces that made it into their loft, check out the sources below. READ MORE ». Shopping Guides. Furniture. Shop the Style. Decor & Accessories

Detroit Breaks Ground on Electric Streetcar This Month — Design News

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It''s been 60 years since Detroit had streetcars. Part of the revitalization of the city, construction will break ground on a new line this month along Woodward Avenue. The 3.3-mile track will have 12 stops from downtown north to the New Center district. It is scheduled to open in 2016.

Habitat for Humanity is Renovating More Houses Than It's Building — Design News

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The nonprofit finds itself renovating more properties, especially with the abundance of foreclosures available in metro areas like Detroit. Why is Habitat for Humanity building fewer homes these days? In short, the cost of land.

Advanced Camera Provides Live Streaming Video of Detroit Events Center Construction

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Olympia Development of Michigan announced today the launch of a 24/7 live streaming webcam that will allow people worldwide to see real-time, rapid progress being made on construction of The District

The Floyd Leg — Maxwell's Daily Find 10.20.14

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Straight out of Detroit, Alexa O''Dell tipped me off to this great DIY design leg that her studio produces. The Floyd Leg. • $179 for 4. Make yourself a table, coffee table (or shelf) out of their Floyd clamp legs. Powdercoated steel in five colors. READ MORE ». Daily Find

Before & After: Watch Kristen Bell Give Her Sister's Basement a Total Makeover

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The Good Place star surprised her sister and her family with a totally new basement for their Detroit home. If there's anything we love more than a great before and after, it's a great before and after with Kristen Bell.

A Clean & Classic 1920s Michigan Home — House Tour

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Location: Metro Detroit — Pleasant, Michigan. Justin is a Detroit native, a luxury retail manager, a workout-aholic and a neat freak. Name: Justin Pelcher. Size: 1,650 square feet. Years lived in: 2 years. But most of all, Justin loves redoing houses and seeing something ugly become beautiful. That's just what he was able to do with his house in Pleasant.

ModCraft Tile Valley in White Gloss Glaze


ModCraft dimensional wall tile style Valley adorns the wall of this indoor/outdoor pool in this uber chic contemporary home in the suburbs of Detroit.

Melissa & Kevin’s "All About the DIYs" in Old Rosedale — House Tour

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Melissa and Kevin are raising their family in the Detroit suburb of Livonia. They live in the historic Old Rosedale Gardens neighborhood, which was modeled after Detroit’s Rosedale Park. Pin it. Name: Melissa and Kevin ; children Elle, Harper and Beckham; and Ally the cat.

Before and After: A 100-Year-Old House Gets Rejuvenated

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They bought this house in Detroit about a year ago. Meg and Joe are both graphic designers. Though their budget was small, they were able to refresh the whole house thanks to fresh paint. And they made the home their own by adding in personal objects with history, as well as art made by themselves or friends. The couple says the entire house is still a work in progress, but that's what they like about it: They're making the house their own home. READ MORE ». Remodeling Ideas. Tour Feature.

ModCraft tile Valley in White Gloss Glaze


ModCraft dimensional wall tile style Valley adorns the wall of this indoor/outdoor pool in this uber chic contemporary home in the suburbs of Detroit.

A Visit to Fellow BarberNew to the mid-Market area in downtown.

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This marks Fellow Barber’s second location in San Francisco (in addition to 3 in New York and 1 in Detroit), and it’s easy to see why men are willing to stand in line for a chance to get groomed here.

Janet Bennett: A Life in Design

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Bennett grew up in Detroit; her father was a painter. “Are you the artist Janet Bennett?” Bennett is a striking and elegant woman who looks quite at home in the colorful surroundings of Robert , the restaurant housed within the Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan.

The Palace of Auburn Hills Installs Musco’s Customized LED Lighting System

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The Palace of Auburn Hills—home to the NBA’s Detroit Pistons—continues a legacy of providing leading-edge sports entertainment thanks to a newly installed, state-of-the-art lighting

Hank's Colorful, Maximalist Mini-Museum in Massachusetts — House Tour

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When Hank Scollard was a child growing up in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan, his mom would take him to open houses. Pin it. Name: Hank Scollard and his two cats. Location: Inman Square — Cambridge, Massachusetts. Size: 1,200 square feet. Years lived in: 16 years; Rented.

These Iconic Cars Are Making a Comeback

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This year, the Detroit Auto Show was a return to nostalgia. Two famed cars from decades past are making their way back into hearts and garages—though admittedly, they may have never quite left. READ MORE ».

A Tiny Home Community That Makes Buying Affordable Even at Minimum Wage

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In Detroit, one woman is on a mission to use tiny homes as a gateway for upward mobility and wealth. (Image credit: Cass Community Social Services).

A Dilapidated House Gets Filled with Flowers — Design News

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There's a lot of ruin porn in Detroit, but here's a place that's truly beautiful. Pin it. Flower House is an installation of flowers and living plants on display this week in a 15-room dilapidated property. READ MORE ».

An Eclectic Chic Michigan Bungalow — House Tour

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Danielle and Michael were both born and raised in the Midwest (Metro Detroit and St. It's here that they settled in Downtown Plymouth, a Detroit suburb, which has a very family-centric and city vibe. Name: Danielle , Michael, Enzo, and Ziggy Gutelli. Location: Plymouth — Michigan. Size: 1,700 square feet. Years lived in: 2 years, owned. Louis, respectively) and met in Chicago, where they resided together for 10 years.

Residential Deconstruction versus Demolition | Life of an Architect

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The Saarinen House

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The tile was designed by Eliel and crafted by the Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, which was unusual for them as they were known for their glaze variations. A number of years ago I was fortunate enough to take a tour of the Saarinen House at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI.