Home Décor

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.

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.

Personal Shopper – Stephen Knollenberg

If you were an interior designer, you’d likely know where to go for the finest fabrics, furniture, and art. But you’re not. So shopping for home décor is probably more of a hit-or-miss proposition.

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.

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...


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.