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

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

Paint by light

Gwen Grossman Lighting Design, or GGLD, is Chicago-based, award-winning lighting design firm drawing upon the diverse backgrounds of its team members to deliver innovative solutions for client projects.  “Our firm is very diversified with backgrounds in theatrical lighting, architecture, interior...Read More

Sound and light 

By: R. Collins  At Detroit Pitch Night on May 31, 2018, ArtPrize, an international art competition drawing more than 500,000 annual visitors to Grand Rapids, Michigan, awarded Detroit-artist Troy Ramos $5,000 for his installation piece known as Sound Space. The...Read More

Among the stars

When the Capitol Theatre Building was completed in 1928, it not only epitomized the atmospheric style that would come to define John Eberson’s architectural career, but also was the largest theater in Flint, Michigan and among the Butterfield Theatre chain’s...Read More