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Recycling away my youth

June 23rd, 2008

I’m sitting here still with my “spring” (ha ha that’s a joke) cleaning, and I’m on to the recyclables. Even as a teen I was a magazine whore, so you’re looking at a few of dozens of 90’s era magazines that I have to sadly part ways with. Looking back at my old YM’s, Seventeens, [...]

I’m officially wrapping up week 3 of the D in Decor blog, yipay!
This week:
* I briefly introduced to you my kitchen, and my literal boo boo kitty Lula (well. maybe not the boo boo part).
* Bureau of Urban Living was featured as our first shop guide.
* I also got a chance to sit with Bureau’s [...]

It’s Friday, you know what the means! Yeah I’m ready to swang, but it’s also the day when I scour Craig’s List for the best used goods for you to pick-up in your uncle’s truck this weekend.
This week I have not one, not two, not even three, but four modern seating options for you to [...]

* Last weekend to see the “not necessarily functional furniture” exhibit at Design99.
* The Glass & Clay festival is on this weekend in Downtown Royal Oak.
* I will be attending the Allied Media Conference this weekend, featuring alternative media makers, artists, and social changers. This will be my third year attending, but my first in [...]

Here’s a little feature I’m going to call “Linked In”. It’s simply a way to show love to my fellow bloggers, online pubs, and other sites by linking to related news.
* Metro Times: Going Green in Southeastern Michigan and Frank Bank$ lives in a Loft
* Shout out: Girl in the D and her husband, welcomed [...]

I had a chance to sit down with Claire Nelson, owner of The Bureau of Urban Living recently, and boy did we have a lot to talk about. Her store, which she co-owns with her husband Francis Grunow, has been open for a year now and Claire has all kinds of plans in mind [...]

Bureau of Urban Living
460 West Canfield Street
Detroit, MI 48201
Hours: Tues-Sat 11-7

Only a year old, and Midtown’s Bureau of Urban Living is everything you could ever want in a modern home accessory shop. But what really makes this shop special, is the love of community instilled in its owners.
Bureau is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team [...]

You should see my living room right now, its jam packed full of crap. I started “Spring Cleaning” (I know Summer officially starts this week). The Salvation Army truck is coming to pick up everything on Wednesday, including our hideous blue sofa and loveseat so I’m excited to finally be rid of it. I [...]

Here’s what happened this week:

* Detroit Home Ownership Event is today!
* Michigander Mary Gamelin sells beautiful pillows + other home products in her Etsy shop.
* I indulged in a few favorite things at Urban Outfitters.
* Weekly Craigslist Find: Italian Leather Sofa
* Last and yes, probably least relevant, I shamelessly plugged
Back atcha Monday!

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Ok, so this is so not related to home, product, or craft design, but I just had to plug Two Detroit Girls, which is a new web development and social marketing firm that I am collaborating on with my good friend and fellow designer/developer Gana Moore. We wanted to get back to the basics with [...]

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