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Model 500: Neptune
Before releasing his upcoming album Digital Solutions in January 2015, esteemed Detroit techno pioneer Juan Atkins is reminding fans of his 35-years-strong legacy with a remastered reissue of his seminal Model 500 album Sonic Sunset. The original 1994...
CULTURE
Theo Parrish: Be In Yo Self
Music might be Detroit's longest lasting export after all. As one of the shining stars of the Detroit Techno scene, Theo Parrish's unique blend of funk, soul and deep disco cuts has won him devotees the world over. "Be In Yo Self" is an epic 13-minute...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: Dabl's Bead Museum
There's no short supply of eclectic public art in Detroit, MI, but none quite match the magnitude and message of MBAD's African Bead Museum, more commonly known as Dabl's Bead Museum—named for visionary founder and artist Olayami Dabls. Large-scale...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: 27 Robots
Not unlike the laboratory of a mad scientist, Josue Maldonaldo's gadget-filled studio on the outskirts of Detroit is full of odd and fascinating creations. By day, Maldonaldo sculpts life-sized model cars for Ford, but by night, he creates his very...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: The Heidelberg Project
There's plenty to see in Detroit, MI right now. With a wide array of new businesses reinvigorating the economy and an influx of creatives, some may overlook aspects of the cultural and artistic history in the city. One of those is The Heidelberg...
TRAVEL
City Guides: Detroit
Since overhauling our City Guides last fall, we've had many an opportunity to make our way back to Detroit and delve further into one of the most culturally rich cities in the country. While there, various team members found that the ever-expanding...
FOOD-DRINK
Le Petit Zinc
Tucked away in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood, this French restaurant serves up delicious food—including the best crepes you'll find in the city. But it's perfect for a quick coffee or fresh juice while enjoying their outdoor area. The decor is quite...
STYLE
Cool Hunting Video: Shinola Leather Factory
During a trip to Detroit's Shinola headquarters, we got a first-hand look at its recently opened leather factory and design studio—another step in their continued quest to revive American manufacturing. The brand has commenced operations with the...
DESIGN
Charged: Redesigning an Icon
Since its founding in 1902, Cadillac has stood as an American icon of automobile design that hails straight from the heart of Detroit. When the future-facing brand unveiled its sleek, modern new insignia design on the 2015 ATS Coupe earlier last...
FOOD-DRINK
Burnside Farm, Detroit
If you're curious to see what a $600 property investment looks like in Detroit, Burnside Farm stands as an exemplary case—a true reflection of the depths of creativity and community amid the sprawling city. This eight-lot urban farm, in Detroit's...
CULTURE
Interview: My Brightest Diamond
Long before attending the filming of My Brightest Diamond's La Blogotheque video for "Whoever You Are" at this year's Sundance, we were impressed by her lush vocals, theatricality and mystic lyricism. Detroit-based Shara Worden (the musician behind...
CULTURE
Culture Lab Detroit
Detroit has more than the makings of a contemporary cultural capital; the city holds a rich history as a pioneer in music and industrial innovation. But there's no shortage of current programs that continue to encourage artists to foster, evolve...
DESIGN
Baselworld 2014: Filson's First Watch Collection
The momentum at Filson is palpable and exciting. Our Cool Hunting Video visit to Seattle in June 2013 captured the brand’s new headquarters the week it opened and the company has continued to evolve their core products, launched a bicycle, a customized...
CULTURE
Shinola + Bruce Weber
Bruce Weber's work—renowned for its powerful and iconic imagery that has graced gallery walls, billboards and the finest fashion magazines around the globe—is largely an extension of the way he sees the world. And when the first few images from the...
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