Recent and Featured Live & Work Articles

  • The Strange Death of Danny Dodge

    Mystery surrounds the drowning death of Daniel (Danny) George Dodge, son of industrial king John Dodge of the Dodge Motor Company in the waters of Lake Huron, off the shore of Manitoulin Island.

  • Resources For: Organics and The New Classic

    A list of the professionals, including the architect, builder, kitchen designer and landscaper, who worked on a new home in Harbor Springs that used organic materials and deep colors to create the new classic cottage.

  • Leaf-wrapped Candles

    Instructions for how to dress up candles by wrapping them in leaves for a natural display.

  • Resources For: Breaking House Rules in Traverse City

    A list of professionals that worked on a new, lakefront home on Long Lake in Traverse City, including architect Ken Richmond, the builder, landscaper and window supplier.

  • Add a Splash of Color to Spring

    A collection of style choices that add color and style to home decor in spring.

  • Colonial Revived

    Two New York City designers, Daniel Heighes Wismer and Gregory Dufner, revive a Charlevoix neighborhood Dutch colonial.

  • Resources For: A New Style for the North

    A list of the Traverse City professionals, including the builder, roofer, painter, tile supplier, window supplier and appliance supplier, who worked to create this rustic modern statement on natural style in the North.

  • Resources For: The Healing House in Leelanau County

    A list of the professionals who worked on a new lakefront house featuring color and simplicity in Leelanau County, including the architect, the builder, landscaper and interior designer, many from Traverse City.

  • The Pro File: Mark Miller

    Interview with glass expert Mark Miller.

  • Garden Monograms

    Edible table decorations add style and fun to entertaining.

  • Resources For: A Cottage Full of Color

    A list of the professionals, including the builder, kitchen designer and paint supplier who helped renovate the home built in 1904 by lumber baron, E.G. Carey.

  • Resources For: A Kitchen For Cooks

    The list of professionals who worked on a sleek and functional kitchen, including the designer, contractor and lighting, appliances and paint suppliers.

  • Sun, Stucco and Style

    Profile of a home designed with light, energy-efficiency and style in mind.

  • Shoreside Elegance

    Products and crafts to create an elegant style in nature’s coolest neutrals.

  • Harvest-inspired Accessories

    A list of accessories for the home inspired by the harvest season.

  • Vern Bishop, Elk Guide

    An interview with Vern Bishop, a guide in Pigeon River State Forest.

  • Resources For: River Revival

    A list of the professionals who worked on the renovation of a river house on the AuSable river, including the interior designer, architect, builder and suppliers.

  • The Symphonic House

    Profile of the Symphonic House –a house on Cathead Bay that takes in nature’s songs, designed by architect David Hanawalt for Jonathan and Anna Wege.

  • Built for the Boughs Outside Traverse City

    Architect Marco Silveri treated the trees as tall neighbors when he designed this Spider Lake cottage near Traverse City.

  • Eat Purple for Your Health

    The healthy attributes of blueberries and many deep-hued and purple-hued foods results because they are teeming with antioxidants called anthocyanins.