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Northwest Ferndale

Have you ever found yourself wishing there were just a few more streets in Pleasant Ridge? Well, we did. So we ventured south into Ferndale and found a pocket of perfectly pleasant living just outside The Ridge.

The Culture Club

In Detroit, you don’t have to wish upon a star. Instead, you can whisper your wish to the bark of the ginkgo tree Yoko Ono planted downtown in 2000. One of many wish trees...

Five Questions with … Mary Liz Curtin

Though Clawson’s Leon & Lulu is owned by a husband-and-wife team, their names are not Leon and Lulu. Instead, owners Mary Liz Curtin and Stephen Scannell named the store after the family pets. Since...

Hamtramck Disneyland

Dmytro Szylak, A Ukrainian immigrant, worked 32 years in a GM factory before retiring and beginning construction on an ever-evolving, always-expanding art installation perched high atop two adjacent garages behind his house in Hamtown.

Gimme Shelter

Of all his creations, Roger Margerum is most proud of a simple, award-winning steel park shelter located just downstream from the Ambassador Bridge.

Three Things About Alexander Girard

His donation of more than 100,000 pieces from the folk art collection quintupled Santa Fe’s Museum of International Folk Art.

Bathing Beauties

Dornbracht Tara.Logic complete hand-shower set, $482, at H.L. Claeys, Warren; 586-264-2561. Alape dish basin, $648, at Advance Plumbing, Walled Lake; 248-669-7474. Shaving set by Samuel Heath, $428, at Russell Hardware, Bloomfield Hills; 248-644-0100. Duravit Starck-1 toilet, $2,940,...

What’s Cooking?

Whether it’s carryout, coffee, cocktails, or conversation, the kitchen’s where it’s happening — which is likely why they’ve grown larger and larger over the years.

The Bureau of Decorative Affairs

Not only has Bureau of Urban Living provided a hot spot for home goods but its owners, Claire Nelson and Francis Grunow, are committed city boosters.

Getting the Green Goods

Timeless: In the mythology of the Andaman Islands, humanity emerged from a bamboo stem. And while the good folks over at Bambu may not believe in bamboo-based creation, they have married modern design with...