Nation of Makers & Detroit, ACD 'Emergence'

The first Maker's Faire happened on the 17th at the White House, more on all of that goodness here if you didn't catch it. I'm thrilled to be a part of this building movement & that NOLA had its own mini-Maker faire this year. There are a few days left on our 'nationofmakers' discount code for FREE shipping on orders over $20 btw, good until June 30! Last week I visited Detroit for the first time, it was an inspiring experience. I'd been curious about and drawn to Detroit for many years, so I was doubly thrilled to attend + give a talk at the Association for Community Design's conference 'Emergence' in Detroit this year. I didn't realize the impressive scale of the city and only getting around by walking and biking, really only saw the center portion of the city. It was awesome to see so many incredible projects and meet so many good folks. Three of my personal faves were The Empowerment Plan at Ponyride & the TAP Gallery in Southwest Detroit. The conference is easily my favorite that I've ever attended, a pleasure to meet in person finally Patrick of the Swingsets not parking spaces, Kathleen of Latent Design in Chicago, and the good folks at D:Hive, as well as inspiring folks from Boston, Dallas, and all of the good people based in Detroit, including Challenge Detroit! If you asked me, Community Design is where it's at! Bon weekend to you & I hope that all is well in your world! - Oh yes, I almost forgot! We now have personalized blankets available on our website for an additional $40 & we were able to reduce the original blanket price to $110, hooray + see beautiful baby Nora sporting her custom blanket here! baby Nora   Detroit Pics: D:Hive w/ 'I want this city to be' á la Candy Chang IMG_4699 Motown is a must visit. IMG_4702   The cool horses on the newel posts at Ponyride. IMG_4751 The Empowerment Plan - Carhart like jackets that become sleeping bags for the homeless, also employing now formerly homeless women. IMG_4755 The TAP Gallery. IMG_4768Brush Park Mansions. IMG_4803 Signal Return (letterpress workshop & store) in Eastern Market. IMG_4806 Ooohlala, Cliff Bell's - glamourous jazz joint w/ delish drinks & eats. IMG_4821 In my airbnb.. IMG_4849   I didn't get a good picture, but can't leave out Old Miami, thank you for the great times!

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