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Some of the most innovative work done in Southeast Michigan comes from a large, renowned field of top-notch designers, including cool furniture makers in Royal Oak, cutting edge fashion labels in Detroit, and a much-sought-after tile-works in Ann Arbor.  And don't forget the gleaming cars that come from the creative minds all over metro Detroit.

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Salvaging parts of South Lyon's historic mill

Saving the Leonard Mill, a 19th century agricultural relic in Oakland County

Parts from a doomed historic mill in South Lyon will be used to restore a similar mill in the Village of Leonard, creating a historic destination on the Polly Ann Trail.

Saginaw Street Consignments

Saginaw Street Consignments is Vintage Pontiac

Saginaw Street Consignments is a vintage store located 150 N. Saginaw St. that sells previously-owner furniture, lighting, fine china, artwork, designer handbags, jewelry, vintage audio equipment, and other housewares and accessories. Co-owner April Ogg-Ivankovich’s family has owned and operated the downtown Pontiac building for over 50 years. 

Milford's Central Park

Get AMPed: A New Multi-Purpose Amphitheater is Coming to Downtown Milford

AMP in Central Park is a grassroots effort to build a multi-use outdoor amphitheater in Milford's Central Park. AMP is a collaborative effort between the Rotary Club of Milford, the Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Milford Downtown Development Authority

The Crofoot

From a dying landmark to live music, the Crofoot rocks Downtown Pontiac

Both the building at 1 S. Saginaw in Pontiac and the McGowan family have deep ties to Michigan history. Through their redevelopment of the Crofoot building from abandoned office space to a ballroom, the family proved that the recipe for downtown revitalization is one part historic preservation, one part innovation, and a dash of rock 'n roll.

iscg-royal-oak-abs

Walking The Talk: ISCG Creates Its Own Inspired Workplace

ISCG in Royal Oak has long been designing workplaces for clients with an eye toward rehabilitation and re-use. Last year the firm put its money where its mouth was and became its own client. The building? The discarded Royal Radio building on Main Street. The results speak for themselves.
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Featured Videos

Featured Video: Epiphany Studios

Move over Chihuly, Epiphany Studios is out to eat your lunch. Okay, not really, but this Pontiac-based glass studio produces some incredible work, employing techniques developed and mastered by Italian glass blowers over hundreds of years.

Blossoms

Featured Video: Beauty Blossoms In Metro Detroit

Norm Silk and Dale Morgan are all about aesthetics -- whether it's the explosion of flowers that fill their Birmingham boutique or the restoration of the only home in Detroit to be designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

The Robot Garage

Featured Video: The Robot Garage

At The Robot Garage, LEGO toys and robotics adventures are more than just childhood pastimes. Located in a converted warehouse in Birmingham's Rail District, this imagination laboratory hosts building classes, birthday parties, weekend competitions and one of the coolest retail shops in all of Oakland County. Whether you're a creative kid or just a child at heart, there's plenty to discover.

Ronin

Featured Video: Ronin

The Ronin were masterless samurai forced to carve out a path of their own. So too does this Royal Oak eatery, combining contemporary bistro sensibilties with a uniquely woodsy ambiance.

Cranbrook

Featured Video: Cranbrook Art Museum's Grand Re-Opening

Thanks to a two-year, $22-million dollar renovation, the newly-imagined Cranbrook Institute of Art dispels the notion of dusty museum collections hidden away from the public eye. Every piece from the museum's storied 80-year history is now displayed in glass vaults and custom-designed cabinetry. The result? An integrated teaching and learning machine where accesibility is paramount. Join Tom Hendrickson on a tour inside.
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