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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.

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

Inspired by an east-Asian island resort, this three-sided, negative edge pool by DesRosiers Architects has a spa built flush to the water.

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, she was disappointed it didn’t have curtains.

Getting the Goods

Thanks to School-house Electric, the schoolhouse finally does rock. They produce retro light fixtures using century-old designs and production methods.


If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, what is writing about architecture like? Phaidon’s 10x10_2 does nothing to answer that question.