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Rococo

Rococo was an answer to the oppressively formal baroque style. Much like French ruler Louis XIV — whose reign is synonymous with it —...

Five questions with … Lisa Rennell

During the chaos of holiday shopping, it’s good to have a go-to gift shop when collecting odds-and-ends for family and friends. Grosse Pointe’s Rennell...

The World’s Greatest Metro Detroit Holiday Gift Guide

  1. Michelle Maule’s “I my bike,” $180, 323 East, Royal Oak; 248-246-9544. 2. Wood box with rabbit, $105, Elegance by Design, Ferndale; 248-582-0090. 3. Hand-carved...

Neoclassical

The World’s Columbian Exposition — the last of the great 19th-century world’s fairs — celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in America....

UGallery.com

If you gotta have art, you’re gonna need money. But with www.ugallery.com you’ll need a lot less. The online gallery offers student artwork searchable...

Isamu Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi was born in Los Angeles in 1904. After graduating from high school, he served an apprenticeship under Gutzon Borglum — the sculptor...

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...

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...

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,...

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