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    Pine Bluff

    Built high above the coastal waters of southern Lake Michigan, this Pine Bluff Residence is set deep into its lakefront site in a region known for its rugged coastlines, towering dunes, wooded bluffs, and often-brutal marine climate. Realized by the long-time collaborative team of Lucid Architecture of Zeeland, Michigan and Zahn Builders Inc. of Holland, Michigan, this home is a…

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    Dan Iacovoni, RA

    Associate Partner, Project Architect Cornerstone Architects Inc. | Grand Rapids, Michigan | Traverse City, Michigan   Dan Iacovoni, RA, has an affinity for the technical side of architecture, where cantilevered steel designed in a specific manner can redefine what is possible and individual foundations integrated into floors and walls can mitigate sound vibration for performance spaces. It is in the…

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    Shannon Easter White, AIA, NCARB

    Founding Principal, Owner FUNchitecture LLC | Flint, Michigan   While considered simple in her own words, Shannon Easter White, owner and founding principal of FUNchitecture LLC of Flint, Michigan, is driven by an architectural philosophy that embraces an authenticity, a permanence, and an element of joy in both the process and the end result. Defined by a commitment to fun,…

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    Joseph Filippelli, AIA

    Principal Architect, Owner North House Architects | Grand Haven, Michigan   Buildings, like stories, often reflect the world in which they are built. It is in the thoughtful material and form, and the intentional organization of space and position in landscape that physical narratives are crafted, leaving behind symbols and record of the many who once used it—from public libraries…

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    To set a soul on fire

    In a 1942-built bungalow in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, the conceptual design and speakeasy vibes of its recently transformed lower-level sounds like music. There is a gradual swell in volume as one descends the stairwell beneath neon lights that speak like lyrics to an expressive landscape, gesturing to rhythm and tone of ambient composition. The bright glow of magenta and…

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    Decade of design

    Mathison | Mathison Architects, an award-winning, full-service architectural firm based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, celebrated its 10th anniversary this month with an open house held on Oct. 10, 2023 at its downtown office location, commemorating a decade of architecture and design work dedicated to creating impactful projects for clients. The firm, which embraces the belief that human-centered design is good…

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    Monroe North Imports

    Inaugural pop-up shop of European antiques to take place this weekend   Monroe North Imports, a destination for vintage and one-of-a-kind objects and antiques, is officially opening its doors at 1615 Monroe Ave. N.W., Grand Rapids, Michigan this weekend to designers and design enthusiasts alike in its inaugural pop-up shop event. Envisioned by Deidre Remtema, interior designer and chief executive…

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    Michigan Design Center holds Wish List contest

    Michigan Design Center, an interior design center home to more than 30 curated showrooms in Troy, Michigan, announced earlier this month that it is holding a $25,000 Wish List contest to help one, randomly selected grand prize winner curate the space or home of their dreams. The contest, which offers the individual the chance to win $25,000 to put toward…

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    Virginia Tile partners with Marazzi Tile

    Virginia Tile Company, a leading provider of porcelain, ceramic, stone, glass, metal, and mosaic design solutions headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, recently announced a strategic partnership with Marazzi Tile to expand its distribution responsibilities to Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Western Pennsylvania. The territory expansion and collaboration with the U.S.-based, Italian-owned ceramic manufacturer became effective as of August 1, 2023. “We are…