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Beyond bricks and mortar: The psychology of retail store design

Beyond bricks and mortar: The psychology of retail store design

David Hall – What kind of shopper are you? A hunter? A gatherer? Either way, the people who design malls and retail stores have got you pegged. There’s a lot of thought that goes into the planning and design of retail spaces, particularly high-end malls. Crain’s takes a look into the psychology of retail with […]

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M-1 Rail picks Czech firm to design, build streetcars

M-1 Rail picks Czech firm to design, build streetcars

Bill Shea – Organizers of Detroit’s M-1 Rail streetcar line said today they will begin talks with the parent company of Czech rail car manufacturer Inekon Trams to design and build six streetcars for use on the Woodward Avenue loop when it begins service in late 2016. The six streetcars are expected to cost a […]

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Detroit Design Festival

Detroit Design Festival DDF Kickoff Party and Festival Preview: Mix and mingle with design professionals and enthusiasts over cocktails, appetizers, and live entertainment while exploring themes of design and manufacturing in the city, special exhibits, student shows and … Full News here – Read more on Detroit Free Press

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‘Fathers’ proud as fourth Detroit Design Festival kicks off

Anjana Schroeder – Six years ago, brothers Erik and Israel Nordin had a vision to celebrate and add to Detroit’s design momentum while creating a bandwagon for local artists to jump on. Their vision remains strong as the fourth edition of the Detroit Design Festival — which includes the return of Dlectricity, a nighttime festival […]

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Art and design festivals to light up Detroit

Art and design festivals to light up Detroit The fourth annual Detroit Design Festival opens Tuesday and the second biennial Dlectricity outdoor festival of art and light begins Friday night. Together they promise six days of overlapping programming in Midtown including dozens of events and art … Full News here – Read more on Detroit Free […]

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Detroit Design Festival and ‘Dlectricity’ join forces for innovative city-wide illumination, block party

DETROIT, MI — September marks a huge month for the Detroit’s emerging and constantly evolving arts scene. The Detroit Design Festival (DDF) and DLECTRICITY will join forces Sept. 23-28 for a series of events that are aimed to explore the intersection of art and design in a variety of forms. Full News here – Detroit […]

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Q&Auto: The design guru behind Caddy’s curves

After decades in the wilderness, that Caddy swagger is back. Design Director Bob Boniface and his team are producing tomorrow’s classics today. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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2014 Woodward Dream Cruise: GM Design Team Car Show mixes current, future classics

There aren’t many places you can go and see a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray parked next to a custom Ford two-door hot rod. The GM Design Team Car Show is one of them. The annual car show combines current classics like Pontiac GTOs and Chevrolet Bel Airs with future classics like Pontiac Firebirds and current-generation […]

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Dan Gilbert on Detroit Red Wings arena plans: ‘thoughtful and impressive design will be transformative for downtown’

Dan Gilbert has not sat around and waited for other developments to spring up around his investments in downtown Detroit. But damned if a $ 650 million pro hockey arena and entertainment district just down the road from where he owns 60 buildings isn’t a welcome plan. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Sponsored Content: The Importance of Sustainable Design

  The state of our environment effects all those who live on Earth. Across the globe, buildings account for 40% of energy use, 38% of greenhouse gas emissions, 12% of potable water, and 20% of solid waste streams in developed… Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Recent KCAD grad’s design among products spotlighted at NeoCon 2014

Several West Michigan office furniture products impressed judges at Metropolis Magazine. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Poll: Which of six design options is best for Detroit’s I-375?

The stretch connecting I-75 to the eastern portion of Downtown Detroit is in need of $ 60-$ 70 million in repairs, and pressure to make room for business development and create more green space has the state transportation department and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation are exploring unconventional alternatives for fixing I-375. Full News here – […]

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Sponsored Content: Office design and how it generates productivity

When you walk into an office space that has stale fluorescent lighting, old tile floors, lackluster furniture and a complete absence windows, how do you feel? Many would agree that this isn’t the most conducive scenario for those who want… Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Jeep unveils four design concept vehicles in China

The four design concepts include two interpretations of the all-new Jeep Cherokee – the Sageland and Urbane – a premium, luxury version of the Jeep Wrangler. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Dan Gilbert is doing more than buying, he's leaving design mark on downtown

Dan Gilbert is doing more than buying, he's leaving design mark on downtown … Businessman Dan Gilbert may lack an architect's degree, but he's beginning to exercise influence on the look and design of downtown Detroit. From the Christmas lights that adorn storefronts on Woodward to the colorful street furniture Gilbert's team … Full News […]

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