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Made in Michigan: Modernism

Michigan is home to an impressive list of inventions and innovations, but few would give a shout out to Modern design. Cranbrook, the state's Historic Preservation Office, and Preserve America would like to change that. This week launches an effort to raise awareness about the Mitten's profound contributions to American Modernism.

Guest Blogger: Carrie Jones

Not long ago, Michigan start-ups just weren't getting the venture capital love. No more. Carrie Jones, president of the Michigan Venture Capital Association, discusses the state's big climb in the national VC rankings, and why start-ups are moving to Michigan.

FilterD: June 6 - 12

The Source Family, a doc that looks inside an early-1970s California cult led by Father Yod, screens at the Detroit Film Theatre this weekend. Details in FilterD.

Back to the Future of Food Trucks

In the last two years, Metro Detroit has been playing catch up to the nation's mobile food vending scene. Now food carts and trucks are hitting the road, even serving as trial runs for brick and mortar restaurants. Nicole Rupersburg, Metromode's food cartologist, dishes with a few of these mobile chefs.

Speaker Event: Freshwater Metropolis

TONIGHT on the campus of Lawrence Technological University join us for a conversation with experts, activists, and business leaders about how green and blue infrastructure is transforming our region and learn what you can do to be a part of this movement.

FilterD: May 23 - June 5

Loosen up for Movement Festival weekend with a pre-party or three, including one at MOCAD featuring live electronic music, modern dance and DJs. Find the details in FilterD.

Where's the Beef in Metro Detroit? (& Lamb, Pork, & Duck)

Man does not live by gluten-free vegan cuisine alone. Some might argue that's not living at all. For all the love that's given to the how-green-is-my-garden folks, Metromode's Nicole Rupersburg feels it's time to give a big bloody hug to locals who want to put their incisors to good use.

Longboard Company Creates Custom Boards, Global Customers

Build it local, sell it global. It's the philosophy of many a Metro Detroit business. And skateboards are no exception. Case in point: CR Boardworks in Madison Heights, which has made a big name for itself in a short amount of time.

Driving Urban Vibrancy Forward

The first step in creating a regional transit authority for metro Detroit is done. Now the work begins to create a shared vision and a comprehensive plan to make it all happen. Nina Ignaczak talks to the people already rolling up their sleeves.

Metromode Takes a Memorial Day Vacation

Metromode will be taking next week off to spend time with friends and family, enjoy the start of summer, and pay our respects to those who sacrificed for our country. We'll be back June 6!

Michigan Hosts the Architectural & Industrial Design Event of the Year

State Historic Preservation Office launches blockbuster show June 14 at Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills.

Thanks for listening, Michigan!

People across the state have helped "the Prosperity Agenda" radio show on Detroit news/talk 760 WJR win international acclaim.

Guest Blogger: Julie Wood

With its concentration of defense industry companies, southeast Michigan is a cornerstone of the U.S. defense industry. Julie Wood, president of Women in Defense's Michigan chapter, discusses how the industry is forging on despite the financial pressure of sequestration.

Making a Ripple Rather Than a Blast

Hans Hegge was into texting before anyone knew the meaning of "LOL." It's hard to believe but six years ago text message technology was an open frontier. And Hegge's Text Ripple was an early pioneer. Today the Auburn Hills-based text marketing company has clients in 38 states and big plans for the next tech innovation.

FilterD: May 16 - 22

Hamtramck sculptor Graem Whyte created a new dodgeball-esque game that is also a fab piece of art. Join him and check it out at MOCAD's Family Day this Sunday. Details in FilterD.
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