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Detroit: City of Design

Detroit Creative Corridor presents a film by Stephen McGee. See what’s going on in the D.

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Detroit Design Festival 2017

I am an Ambassador for the 2017 Detroit Design Festival. On Saturday, July 8th, 2017, myself and other DDF volunteers will be at the Ponyride Market Summer Series (see details below) answering questions and sharing information about this year’s events. The festival takes place this fall from September 26th to 30th.

About Detroit Design Festival
The 2017 Detroit Design Festival wants to show how design in our neighborhoods, workplaces, and the products and services we use everyday can impact the way society functions and the way people experience the world around them.


About Ponyride
Ponyride is a catalyst for deploying social capital to a diverse group of artists, creative entrepreneurs and makers who are committed to working together to make communities in Detroit sustainable from our 33,000 square foot building in Corktown. The Summer Series runs monthly from May through October. It’s a modern flea market, featuring a rotating cast of vendors with vintage, salvage, and handmade goods plus artisan food and drinks.

1401 Vermont Street, Detroit, MI 48216


About Detroit Creative Corridor Center
The Detroit Design Festival is programmed by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3). DC3 is an economic development organization that works to strengthen Detroit’s creative economy and connect people to it. DC3 provides services to creative businesses and designers, offers widespread opportunities to engage with Detroit’s creative sectors, and champions Detroit’s creative economy. DC3 is a partnership between Business Leaders for Michigan and College for Creative Studies.

About UNESCO Creative Cities Network
The Creative Cities Network is currently formed by 116 Members from 54 countries covering seven creative fields: Crafts & Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Music and Media Arts.

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The 116 cities which currently make up this network work together towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development plans at the local level and cooperating actively at the international level.

Detroit joins worldwide network of cities committed to investing in creativity as a driver for sustainable urban development, social inclusion, and cultural vibrancy


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House is Heaven


House is heaven of women. Every woman wishes that all persons residing in her house should become happy and prosperous. Lord Vishwakarma has developed and given us the Vastu Shastra for the upliftment of the society.

Following are some of the golden principles of Vastu Shastra :

  • Shape of the plot should be either rectangular or square.
  • Ratio of length to width should be less than 2.
  • Doors facing south are not at all advisable.
  • House next to temple or grave-yard should be avoided.
  • All doors and windows facing east and north should be kept open in daytime whereas those facing south and west should be kept closed when not in use.
  • Try to avoid seller in your premises.
  • No one should sleep and seat under beam of iron.
  • The head of the family or couple’s bedroom should be on southwest corner of the building.
  • While sleeping head should be kept in south or west direction.
  • One should use light colors for Bedroom walls, bed-sheets, and nightdress.
  • The seating arrangement in drawing room should be such that person seating faces either north or east only.
  • South, west or southwest directions are advisable for electronic instruments and apparatus.
  • Important cupboards should be kept in such a way that the person opening it should face south direction.
  • Mandir or puja room should be kept in northeast. One should seat facing east when praying, and, should use silver utensils and wear silk dress.
  • Kitchen should be kept in southeast or in northwest only. Person should face east or north when cooking.
  • Everybody should face east or north while eating.

Principles courtesy of http://www.rajkot.com/astrology/golden.htm

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