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Kemble’s Keepers

Sought-after interior designer Celerie Kemble has released a coffee-table book attractive enough to grace the sophisticated rooms she creates. But Celerie Kemble: To Your...

Stretching the Boundaries of Yoga

Designers tend to be conceptual, big-picture types. But even given that, pairing yoga with architecture and urban planning seems a stretch, so to speak. It’s...

Five questions with … Jacqueline Linklater

Jacqueline Linklater felt there was nowhere to go for bright, whimsical décor. So she took action. As owner of Rochester’s Purple Pear, she offers...

Gothic Revival

The Gothic Revival in American residential architecture officially began in 1832, when architect Alexander Jackson Davis built the first fully developed example of the picturesque country home popular in rural England since 1749.

Etsy

Established in 2005, Etsy.com has become a virtual flea market, without the fleas. The online artists community uses high-tech means for handmade hawking. A...

Design in our Time

Whoever said “form follows function” must not have owned an orange rubber saltshaker or a Peter Max-designed Arizona Iced Tea bottle. With Antiques of...

Wharton Esherick

Wharton Esherick spent his early years as an impressionist painter in his hometown of Philadelphia. Influenced equally by Thoreau’s Walden and the Arts-and-Crafts movement,...

It’s Frying Time Again

Sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts): ¼ cup lukewarm milk*, 2 tablespoons dry yeast, 3½ tablespoons sugar, 2½ cups flour, 2 egg yolks lightly beaten, pinch of salt, pinch of cinnamon, 1½ tablespoons butter* softened, raspberry or strawberry preserves...

The Old and the Beautiful

Whether it’s a rustic kitchen table, an Art Deco candelabrum, or a pile of vintage books, metro Detroit is chock-full of places to go...

A Midwinter Night’s Gleam

WINTER — if you believe the ancient Greeks — came about when Demeter was mourning the abduction of her beloved daughter Persephone. To protest, Persephone’s mythic momma refused to nourish the earth until her daughter was returned from the underworld.

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