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Lavender Love

How does their garden grow? With lots of volunteers, heartfelt passion, and a cool festival
Megan Swoyer

Creative Powers

Beyond editing this publication, I teach beginning watercolor painting. In my classes, I try to explain the art of expressing with paint, of turning...
Megan Swoyer

House Hugs

Letter from the Editor, February/March 2019

Love’s Symbol

Where does the iconic heart shape come from?

It’s in Cement

Line Studio casts head-turning creations out of everyday materials

Beauty from the Inside Out

I’ve always been wowed by the electricians, plumbers, heating and cooling professionals, roofing folks, pest control experts, and all whose specialized work one doesn’t really notice, per se.

The Big Yellow Bowl

Whenever I use my mother’s big yellow Pyrex bowl (circa the late 1960s/1970s), I recall scenes of cozy kitchens and think of her everyday, practical must-haves.

The Spirit of Home

When my sons mentioned they couldn’t remember a trip we had taken to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore when they were younger, I thought, “Sleeping Bear, here we come!”

The Root of the Matter

Traditions. Year after year, they create a sense of connectedness; they’re something cherished to hold onto in a sea of constant change. If my mother had ever thought to skip that gardening ritual, I’d truly be lost!

It’s Up to Me

Winners of this year’s Detroit Home Design Awards march to a self-confident mantra: ‘If it is to be, it’s up to me.’