I drank coffee this morning staring at that picture. Containers.Â Container homes.Â Detroit!Â Do it.Â This is how my mind works.Â I have yet to find a reliable local source for containers, though I haven’t actuallyÂ just gone out to the railyards and roamed around until I can find someone to talk with.Â I have just been making phone calls and most of the time not getting a response.Â Anyone with ideas on how to locally source shipping containers should direct them at once to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the culmination of DL! super weekend 9000, I am pleased to relay some good news.Â For one, the exhibition opened on Saturday night at Whitdel Arts to a pleasantly petite crowd of interested participants.Â Chazz’s butterflies looked great on the wall and the short film to accompany them (a DL! production) was fitting.Â The ongoing documentary with Chazz is still in the works.Â That being said, we should have a little teaser up soon.Â It’s worth noting that many other film projects are in the churner, too.
The photo shoot on Sunday for the new catalog was a smash hit.Â Vanessa Miller was like a hungry wolf with her Canon super-camera.Â Talk about cool.Â The girl’s got talent.Â We got some good snaps, of which will be gathered and arranged in to a catalog of sorts that doubles as a picture show of the vibrant people that are pushing Detroit forward.Â Team Loveland was there, Margarita Barry from IAM YOUNG DETROIT, Meeshter Roland Legget Junior and a whole ragtag bunch of smarty pants that do cool stuff around town.Â It was ridiculously fun, we plowed through nearly 5 large pizzas, drank some ghetto blaster pitchers and generally enjoyed the excellency that is the backyard at the Old Miami.Â I mean seriously, that patch of land and green grass and swings and chairs is a gold mine and oasis of cool.Â So yeah, the shoot went well.Â The catalog will be done soon.
Got another big week prepping for the brand-spanking new Third Thursdays event (I’ll be posting with Claire at Bureau of Urban Living with some new stuff from 5-9pm on Thursday, deets here) and DIY Street Fair in Ferndale.Â Lord knows we’ve some new items together for the shop.Â They gon’ be sweet.Â Ciao for now.