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Paper Quilt

• by Julia Solis

Monica Canilao is really great at finding things. A few years ago she was in Detroit preparing to make a huge, intricately sewn fabric of photos, wallpaper, letters, drawings, journal entries and other ephemera reflecting the lives of individuals and families in Detroit. Monica compiled her treasures from lots of sources throughout the city, including …

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Hello Nonprofit!

• by Julia Solis

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Welcome to the Seafoam Palace

• by Julia Solis

It was love at first sight. We stumbled across this building on Craigslist, checked it out on impulse, got friends to pitch in, and decided to take the plunge. The interior, with its magnificent wood, plasterwork and fine craftsmanship, now peeling, flaking and warping from too many winters in abandonment, seemed already perfect. Like a …

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