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Walking The Talk: ISCG Creates Its Own Inspired Workplace

ISCG in Royal Oak has long been designing workplaces for clients with an eye toward rehabilitation and re-use. Last year the firm put its money where its mouth was and became its own client. The building? The discarded Royal Radio building on Main Street. The results speak for themselves.

From Up North to Your Door: Cherries & Grapes

There's little doubt that Michigan is the midwest's Horn Of Plenty. But how to wrangle all those delicious wines, ciders, jams, and treats from around the state into your pantry? The folks at Cherries & Grapes intend to make being a true-blue locavore as easy as a few clicks on your computer.

Photo Essay: Searching for Stoneflies on the Clinton River

What is a stonefly? Why are people tromping around the Clinton River in the dead of winter counting them? Metromode's intrepid photographer Dave Lewinski lets you in on the answers to these questions from the comfort of your warm cozy homes. (Hint: It has a lot to do with the health of our waterways.)

FilterD: Feb. 28 - Mar. 6

Detroit's Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) and Dearborn's Green Brain present Comic Jam this Saturday at the Midtown museum. Get all the details in FilterD. 

FilterD: Feb. 21 - 27

Art Detroit Now launches Third Thursdays at metro area galleries. It begins this week at over 20 locations. Get all the details in FilterD.

Dan Gearig: Building a Better Food Truck

Anyone who thinks that food trucks are just a passing fad hasn't been paying attention. Around the country mobile eateries are gaining more and more popularity. But where to get those trucks? That's the question the Mac Shack's Dan Gearig has set out to answer with his new food truck fabrication biz, Red Beard Customs.

Going Veggie in Metro Detroit

Metro Detroiters do not live by meat alone. For an increasing many, there must also be veggies, and nothing but. Metromode's Nicole Rupersburg offers up a guide to local restaurants devoted to vegetarian cuisine as well as places that include great meatless options.

Guest Blogger: David Tarver

Cultivation of an entrepreneurial mindset at a young age can help stave off a bleak future for those raised in less-fortunate communities. Author and entrepreneur W. David Tarver makes a case for fostering innovation at the secondary education level.

FilterD: Feb.14 - 19

Guitarist A. Spencer Barefield leads a group of jazz all stars this Saturday at a private home concert in Detroit's Palmer Woods. Sounds fab. See FilterD for more details.

Reel Fanatic: Mike White and The Projection Booth

Mike White was born to love movies, the more obscure the better. It's a passion that has fueled The Projection Booth, a weekly podcast he hosts with WDET's Rob St. Mary. For 100 episodes White has attracted filmmakers, actors, journalists, and cinephiles to his deep dive discussions of moviedom's lesser-known achievements.

FilterD: Feb. 7 - 13

The newly-founded Department of Alternatives is hosting an open house this Thursday at its fresh downtown Detroit digs. More details in FilterD.

Developing Macomb's Blue Economy

Water, water everywhere... Did you know that Macomb County has one of the highest concentrations of marinas and registered boaters in the U.S.? Changing attitudes about our natural resources have inspired local leaders to launch a comprehensive "Blue Economy" Initiative, aimed at nurturing, developing and capitalizing on Macomb's liquid assets.

Grosse Pointe 2.0 Redux

Urban revitalization is infectious and Grosse Pointe has caught the bug. Big changes are afoot in the east side community as new eateries, businesses and ideas threaten to energize the otherwise cloistered community. Could GP become the next RO?

Guest Blogger: Diallo Smith

In successful cities it isn't the boardroom plays that matter most, it's how you play the ping pong game. Diallo Smith, founder and owner of Detroit's Drive Table Tennis Social Club, reflects on relationships made over the ping pong table and the larger role of business in influencing a city.

FilterD: Jan. 31 - Feb. 6

Ghostly International's Shigeto performs at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) this Friday. Get all the dub disco details inside FilterD.
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