Detroit is moving on up in the airways and we are highlighting a few cool businesses that you're going to want to know about:
Honor and Folly: Those who are looking to visit Detroit and natives in need of a cool staycation should consider staying at the Honor and Folly bread and breakfast for a unique experience. This lodging is decorated in early 1900’s style, with a vintage vibe that includes handmade quilts, wooden tables and old suitcases that double as nightstands. It also hosts cooking classes by well-known local chefs.
Open me When Box: Started by newlyweds Beatrice and Eli, the Open Me When Box captures all the romance and excitement of starting out on an exciting new adventure. No matter how momentous the occasion may be, these boxes are tailor made to contain items that will be perfect for your special event.
Gentleman's Box: Men, we know how hard it can be to always appear as that perfectly groomed gentleman that is so often portrayed on the television and in magazines. Well, this subscription service will ensure that you have all you need to be that gentleman by sending you supply boxes monthly. Various subscriptions are available including Item of the Month, Gentleman’s Box and Premium Box.
Ashe Supply Co: Many of us just can’t face the day without the first cuppa joe. And today, with exotic flavors and fine brewing options, coffee is bigger and better than ever. If you’re the type that needs a fresh roasted brew on hand at all times, try the Ashe Supply Co’s subscription service. Choose the type of coffee and coffee items you would like delivered and the length of your subscription and start getting these items, straight to your door. Ashe also sells coffee merchandise and equipment.
Hugh & Nora: Fans of shows like Mad Men will be in heaven when they visit this furniture and barware store. Paying homage to the Old Hollywood era, this shop features classic bachelor pad style vintage champagne buckets, stainless steel cocktail shakers and shaving brushes and razors.
Ocelot Print Shop: The Ocelot offers the community more than just a great printing services; they sell prints made by local artists and also provide printing courses for kids and adults as well as hosting printing parties and providing rental space for those with temporary printing needs.
PonyRide: PonyRide has seen the economic hard times Detroit has gone through, and they want to prevent it from happening again. They are working to reduce foreclosures and revitalize Detroit and are doing so by offering their 30,000 square foot warehouse as low rent spaces for local entrepreneurs. Shop local at the PonyRide Holiday market 12/8-12/9!
1xRun: If you’re an art fan who loves to own exclusive pieces, you need to check out 1xRun. They are the world’s leading publisher and online seller of original art. Their selection includes books, prints and artwork from the top names in contemporary art. 1xRun releases new limited edition pieces every day and once they’re gone they’re gone so art lovers should check out their selection on a regular basis.
Corbe Company: Make your home beautiful with the elegant, modern ceramic pieces hand crafted by the Corbe Company. These lovely items represent one of the oldest art forms and the true spirit of Detroit that is evident in the company’s values which embody elements of both the past and future.
Rebel Nell: Not only does this company make terrific signature jewelry pieces, they support a great cause. Rebel Nell, who affectionately calls their line graffiti jewelry, mainly serves its mission to employ disadvantaged women in Detroit, to help them achieve goals on a personal and professional level and empower them so that they can successfully transition into independent life. All that while making absolutely stunning and unique earrings, rings, pendants and cufflinks.
Worthwhile Paper: With all the technology around us, the gesture of sending something on paper is more heartfelt than ever before. Worthwhile Paper makes lovely screen-printed paper goods that deliver a message of positivity to whoever is fortunate enough to receive one of their cards, or own one of their notebooks, planners, calendars or prints. All products the company produces are handmade using quality and eco-friendly materials.
Leadhead Glass: We all know how precious nature it. Why not celebrate our household plants by providing them with a beautiful and eco-friendly terrarium like the handmade pieces available though Leadhead Glass. Leadhead uses reclaimed glass from deconstructed homes in Detroit. Their terrariums are modeled after 19th century Wardian cases with an updated unique and elegant design.
With all these new and innovative businesses popping up all over Detroit, it is no wonder that people are finally noticing! Those that are interested should feel encouraged to look up these businesses to find out more about what they have to offer. Keep tuned in on our local picks as they come and help local businesses continue to revitalize Detroit!
Candice Simons, j'adore Detroit