Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I love this new website promoting shopping in Detroit. What an awesome idea - check it out and add your latest local purchase!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Store Progress Update!

We've been working really hard these past few weeks and have made great progress in the store -  we're getting so excited about opening!  In addition to finishing up the painting, moving in our studio, and taking care of a bunch of legal/paperwork business, we have been continuing to acquire and build fixtures and have begun receiving work from artists and designers!  In the next week we're going to post some photos of some of the amazing things that we have received recently (which will be for sale so soon when we open!).  In the meantime, though, we wanted to post a couple progress photos of how things are coming together.   In the photo above, our kind pals Jon, Matt and Greg (of Leopold's Books) are putting the finishing touches on some shelving.  That white shelving will be on one wall, and the rest of the shop will have mainly vintage fixtures.  These steamer trunks are so great - we're trying to decide what to display on and in them:

We're also looking for the perfect spot for this "best sellers" rack and the school chalkboard behind it:
This weekend we'll be working on the lighting and picking up a few more fixtures.   We'll post more photos soon!

Friday, October 9, 2009

"The Necessary Friction of the Machine" at 2739 Edwin

I've been excited to see this installation at 2739 Edwin all month and can't wait for the closing reception tomorrow. It sounds amazing! It's an installation by Chicago-based sculptor Dan Price, with Celso Duque, Tanya Fitzpatrick, Mia Hooper and Peggy Jones. From 2739 Edwin's website: "For the installation The Necessary Friction of the Machine, Price plans to transform the gallery space at 2739 Edwin into a production facility, employing four General Motors assembly line workers to create a paper sculpture based on their drawings. The worker’s stories and impressions – recalled from years on the assembly line – become the iconography for the sculpture, and the structure of the automobile assembly line is borrowed as the model for artistic collaboration."

The Exhibition Closing Reception from 6-10pm on Saturday Oct 10. If you stop by from 9-5 you can see the project in process.

This gallery in Hamtramck (run by artist and curator Steve Panton) has consistently mounted exceptional exhibitions (and hosted great concerts, to boot). Read this great recent article in Metro Times for more information.