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Great Lakes By Design: Raising the Bar


Design Corner

  • Edgework | a custom furniture, millwork, and metalwork shop in Ohio believes in the handcrafted process and the quality of material to bring the design story back into every space
  • Pren |  two Minnesota-based companies release a new collection of tables, desks, and storage cabinets in luxe, quartz finishes

Design Spotlight

  • Will to rise |  the contemporary fine artist whose art is influenced by the beautiful complexity of the human condition
  • Offshore | the year-round rooftop venue on Navy Pier whose design has led to a Guinness World Records™ title


  • The northern lakefront in contemporary context | the waterfront retreat blending cottage and contemporary designed and built by the collaborative team of Edgewater Design Group LLC, The Quiet Moose, and Harbor View Custom Builders of Petoskey, Michigan
  • Midcentury epilogue |  a lakeside residence composed of midcentury architectural elements embarks on a distinctive re-creation
  • The lakefront perspective | the artful design and build of this lakefront home create striking, contemporary lines and a rich materiality on Lake Angelus


  • Ode to the alluvial | a nearly 100-year-old cultural institution is embarking on a transformative expansion and renovation as it repositions itself for the future while paying homage to its natural history

Creative Endeavors

  • Story and space | an interdisciplinary team of creative thinkers strives to create tailored, experiential spaces for guests and clients
  • Ornament and form | the craft-centric studio of metalsmiths in Highland Park, Michigan crafting functional and ornamental work since 2012
  • Climate positive,  in industry | a Midwest-headquartered company shifts from carbon neutral goals to making a bold statement as it moves toward a carbon-negative, climate-positive footprint


  • Escape, blended | the rum bar destination that promises to delight and transport imbibe enthusiasts far from its brick-and-mortar setting within the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago


Purchase Raising the Bar

ON THE COVER: The lakefront perspective | Photography: James Haefner Photography

The artful design and build of this lakefront home by DesRosiers Architects Inc., Custom Homes By Derocher Inc., and Schaerer Architextural Interiors create striking, contemporary lines and a rich materiality on Lake Angelus.


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Revel Custom Wine Cellars