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Put to Good Use, Again

A lot of houses could benefit from the practices of a good commercial kitchen. Managing waste is the big one.

Harvest Home

Ongoing // Judy Frankel Antiques Designer Vignettes feature designers who use antiques to create home décor settings. Ian Hartwell will be featured Sept. 25,...

Date Book: Summer 2011

June 5 // Corktown Historical Home & Garden Tour starts at the Gaelic League of Detroit; 2068 Michigan Ave., Detroit. Noon-5 p.m. Tickets: $12...

Tinges of Local Color

Sometimes at night, just before bed, I’ll tune in the BBC to hear the distant and vaguely romantic sound of a British radio voice...

Upstairs, Downstairs

Homes are so seductive that we could go on planning, envisioning, and reshaping forever. But as the song lyrics say, “Too many lives to...

Lifting the Shroud

Edna liked to watch “her stories,” as she called the CBS soap operas. When I would stop by sometimes, we’d watch together — a college...

Date Book: Winter 2010-11

Sunday Artisan Market // This open-air market features textiles, paintings, ceramics, photography, glass, and woodworks. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5, 12, 19. 315 Detroit...

Spurred to Action

A warm, furry weight just dropped onto my right foot with a thud. Our 15-year-old terrier — perhaps aware that she has been granted a...

Making Summer Last

There’s a war going on the garden, and the buttercups are winning — or they were, until I stepped in to give the bee...

Morning Glory

We’ve all heard the cliché of seasonal changes as a metaphor for age. I prefer a clock analogy for the seasons, with us swept along...

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