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The Art of Urban Renewal

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Detroit duo Design 99 takes steps to transform a city in decline.

In Sunday's New York Times Magazine, "Consumed" columnist Rob Walker (author of the excellent Buying In: A Secret Dialogue between What We Buy and Who We Are) looks at the work of Design 99, a Detroit-based creative duo using art to transform space in the troubled city. Two years ago, the husband-and-wife team purchased a house in East Detroit (for $1,900!), which they equipped......read more

Jefferson Handlebar Bag

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Keep your valuables up front with this leather bike tote by Detroit Cargo $84.00

Here is a classy handlebar bag from Detroit Cargo, a new bike-bag maker focused on creating long-lasting, soulful products to carry odds and ends around on your bike. The perfect complement to a Brooks Saddle, the Jefferson Handlebar Bag is a stylish saddlebag for holding a phone, wallet, bike tools, and even a rolled-up rain jacket. Available in three boozy colors--Stout, Lager and Amber--the......read more

We've put together a sampling of some of our original content specifically for the DEGC....read more

Hollywood Reporter

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The "Entourage" actor and Glatzer, creators of sustainable living website SHFT.com, announce a content partnership with the Detroit automaker

Actor Adrian Grenier and producer Peter Glatzer, creators of SHFT.com, a website that sells sustainably designed products and produces original environmentally conscious online content, have forged a partnership with the Ford Motor Company....read more

Jack White, "Sittin' on Top of the World"

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Detroit rocker plays some raw blues piano in this clip from 'It Might Get Loud'

"Technology is a big destroyer of emotion and truth," says Jack White at the start of this clip from Davis Guggenheim's 2008 documentary It Might Get Loud. The doc explores the history of the electric guitar through the eyes of White and fellow guitar legends, Jimmy Page and The Edge. In the clip, White and a fedora-clad kid portraying his earlier self cruise through the countryside in......read more

SHFT Teams Up With Ford for Web Series

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Adrian and Peter forge partnership with Detroit automaker

We have ourselves a new partner! Earlier this week, SHFT co-founders Adrian and Peter inked a deal with Ford, the venerated carmaker which is helping lead the revolution toward automotive sustainability. As part of the collaboration, Ford will sponsor a new SHFT web series that will profile innovators and game-changers in the green movement.  It's a perfect fit for SHFT, as Peter......read more

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