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Five Questions with … Scotty James

Scotty James knows a thing or two about making what’s old new again. General manager of Materials Unlimited — a 15,000-square-foot architectural salvage showroom in Ypsilanti — James has a degree in historic preservation...


As Colonial America’s population swelled and became more prosperous, people developed a taste for more fashionable homes.

Bond & Bowery

These days, you can buy a wide-collared polyester shirt from a former disco devotee in San Bernardino with nothing more than a quick click of the mouse.

Michael Thonet

After countless reproductions and knockoffs, it’s likely everyone, at one time or another, has sat on or owned a copy of Michael Thonet’s chair design.

Tour of Beauty

Detroit had yet to become “The Motor City” when Indian Village’s first homes began construction in 1895.


Children lucky enough to have their own playhouse traditionally have had to make do with the run-of-the-mill, Hansel-and-Gretel style, gingerbread design.

2008 Design Award Judges

Design Awards 2008 - Judges


Split-level houses — a multi-story modification of the one-floor ranch — became popular in the 1950s. Retaining the ranch’s horizontal lines, low-pitched roof, and overhanging eaves, the split-level added a two-story unit intercepted by...

Paul McCobb

Trained as an artist in Boston before moving to New York in the late 1940s, Paul McCobb made his name designing retail displays and furniture. By the mid-‘50s, he was known as “America’s decorator”...

Five questions with … B.C. Cabangbang

What trends are you seeing now? Eco-friendly products are a major trend, from soy candles to renewable materials like bamboo in fabrics, flooring, and furniture. In terms of finishes, there’s a lot of brushed steel...