Legacy in design

Text: R.Collins  As a testament to easy-going summers and northern Michigan’s distinctive natural elements, Architect Ken Richmond, AIA, composed a modern-day wood cabin perched on one of Lake Michigan’s scenic bluffs for a family positioned in Chicago full-time. The three-story...Read More

Profile: Angela Goodall

Text: R.Collins Since 2003, Angela and Mike Goodall have been transforming Traverse City-area home and retail spaces into strategically and aesthetically designed environments through their remodeling and interior design firm, Kitchen Choreography. Though the firm has completed more than 800...Read More

Re-envisioning Benzie

Text: Kyle Gandy The Benzie County Visitors Bureau, or CVB, specializing in tourism and hospitality marketing in northwestern Michigan off the coast of Lake Michigan is revitalizing their brand with the launch of Make it Benzie. With the help from...Read More

Arbor reborn

Text: R.Collins  In the early 2000s, when the invasive Emerald Ash Borer beetle sparked an epidemic in southeastern Michigan, many trees native to the region had to be cut down and replaced. Then, about five years ago, Jenny Barger, co-founder...Read More

Outdoor oasis

By Kyle Gandy The summer heat is an old acquaintance with residents of the Midwest; the abundance of lakes restores a balance, yet not everyone is fortunate enough to live directly near a body of water. Retractable Solutions Inc., located...Read More

Functional art

While a return to modern and a look to contemporary design has taken hold of the industry in more recent years, there is a luxury home furnishings company in Grand Rapids, Michigan—Joseph Jeup Inc.—that has emerged as a high-end, couture...Read More

Designing the future

By R.Collins  Earlier this week on June 11 through June 13, 2018, NeoCon, the annual design showcase considered by many to be one of the world’s largest and most important events in the commercial interiors industry, celebrated its 50th anniversary at...Read More

Savoring season

By R. Collins   [caption id="attachment_1928" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Tempura Asparagus—crispy fried asparagus, lemon pepper aioli, grated parmesan, preserved lemon olive oil, smoked black pepper[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1926" align="alignright" width="350"] Bryan Petrick, Sous Chef at Aerie Restaurant & Lounge[/caption] For years Aerie...Read More