I visited Detroit a few summers ago as part of my quest to hit every MLB park. I was curious about the city, especially after hearing all the reports of urban plight. I found some beautiful architecture, very nice people, tasty Coney dogs (All American is the way to go) and an oddly empty city. It was the height of the economic downturn and Motown was hurtin'.
But if those Chrysler ads are even only a little true, perhaps there's some hope for the Motor City. One area with some development is Midtown and one notable business is Hugh.
Joe Posch took a $50,000 prize to turn his pop up shop into a lifestyle store featuring "bachelor pad style", mostly accessories and furnishings for the well-appointed man. Something tells me Hef (a Mr. Hugh Hefner) would approve.
Christine Schwalm is an Interior Designer and Visual Merchandiser based in Los Angeles. This space will keep you updated on what's going on with CSD along with some ideas to inspire you. Go here for more information about pricing and services and here to make an appointment.