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Duncan Phyfe

Duncan Phyfe left an indelible mark on American furniture and design. Born in 1768, Phyfe moved his family from Scotland to Albany, N.Y., in 1784 to apprentice as a cabinetmaker. His most recognized and...

Five Questions with … Catherine Thursby

Catherine Thursby named her colorful Ann Arbor store Red Shoes, but you won’t find any footwear in stock. With its eclectic mix of vintage, handmade, polka-dotted, and one-of-a-kind home goods, Red Shoes specializes in...

Going Green without Wearing Sandals

When Kermit sang “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” the famous frog wasn’t referencing the cost of solar panels. Nevertheless, there’s no shortage of authors hoping to change the Muppet’s mind.

Dutch Colonial

Dutch control in colonial America was remarkably short lived. Within 50 years, the English took over and the Dutch influence began to wane. As a result, remaining examples of their building traditions post-date the...

Bringing Down the House

In just three years, the Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit has saved 1,000 tons of material that would’ve otherwise been lost to the wrecking ball.

Lap of Luxury

1. Inspired by an east-Asian island resort, this three-sided, negative edge pool by DesRosiers Architects (Bloomfield Hills; 248-642-7771) has a spa built flush to the water. The pool’s site was carefully chosen to take...

Where There’s a Grill, There’s a Way

Big Rock Chophouse executive chef Jeff Rose shares the menu, recipes, and secrets to a perfect summer steakout.

Brush Park

Detroit’s population swelled after the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825. So entrepreneur Edmund Busch -— recognizing the rising value of his family’s plot just north of downtown — began developing the area as a neighborhood for the city’s emerging elite.

Yes Sir, That’s My Burro

Right now, the majority of the world’s 44 million donkeys are doing the same type of work they’ve been doing for the past 6,000...

Interiors Designed

Even as a child, Jeanine White-Haith had an eye for interiors. When her grade school unveiled a new playhouse for the kids, she came away disappointed that it didn’t have curtains. So when she...

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