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The great indoors: Michigan businesses make a splash, earn accolades on international design website

The state’s home design industry is trending internationally on design website Houzz, to the benefit of local businesses. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Why auto show display design is tricky: Marketing executive talks strategy

Why auto show display design is tricky: Marketing executive talks strategy

Dustin Walsh and David Hall – Automakers and suppliers spent an estimated $ 300 million building out displays for this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. During last week’s media preview, Crain’s chatted with Scott Kellner, vice president of marketing for Auburn Hills-based display maker George P. Johnson Co., who said display spending […]

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Detroit Electric unveils final design of 1st car

Detroit Electric unveils final design of 1st car Detroit Electric last year scrapped plans to build its car at an unidentified facility in Plymouth that would have employed more than 100 workers, and said it would build the car overseas in Holland later this year. It now has plans to produce the car … Full […]

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Husband and wife leave Chicago’s art world to open downtown Ypsilanti photo and design firm

While a typical career path in the arts leads one out of smaller towns like Ypsilanti and onto bigger cities like Chicago, Yen and Nick Azzarro are returning to where they cut their teeth as students and young artists to take the next the next step in their professional lives. Full News here – Oakland […]

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Fleetwood Diner installs neon sign replacing iconic design

A neon light featuring a slightly updated logo was installed Tuesday afternoon six months after the owner decided it was time for a change. Full News here – Oakland Business

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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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