Monthly Archives: June 2009

Ferndale Film Festival

Known for decades now as Fashionable Ferndale, the dynamic burg fronting Historic Woodward Avenue will soon host the Ferndale Film Festival that promises to be a signature event for the summer season. The Ferndale Film Festival, dubbed in hipster lexicon as F3, will take place September 3-7, 2009. F3 will include several screens dotted about…

River Days

Detroit and the suburbs came together to rock an amazing weekend on the Riverwalk during the River Days festival. Of course we had to get down there to take advantage of the opportunity to make fools of ourselves in a public place. River Days from Six Minute Men on Vimeo. Eric BrownEric’s background is rooted…

Co Work Space

Coworking is an emerging trend for a new pattern for working Typically work-at-home professionals or independent contractors or people who travel frequently end up working in relative isolation. Coworking is the social gathering of a group of people, who are still working independently, but who share values and who are interested in the synergy that…

Wedding Talk: Photographers

Recently married and filled with advice, check for a series of blog under the name “Wedding Talk.” Hopefully, you’ll find them informative. Feel free to share you own tips in the comments! If you are anything like me, you find life whizzing by at one thousand moments a minute.  Occasionally, you find that some of…

On Health: Take the Stairs!

  Imagine if Americans, as a group, spent just two minutes per day taking the stairs (the equivalent of climbing about six flights).  Studies have shown that this activity alone would overcome the weight-gain trend that adults are currently going undergoing in the United States.  Moreover, stair-climbing is an inexpensive workout.   Jennifer 8. Lee (cool…

Good Eats: Veggie out at Ann Arbor’s Seva

We recently ate at Zanzibar when we visited the University of Michigan Museum of Art. I reported about those experiences here at The Urbane Life, and Eric suggested that we have more Ann Arbor reporting to do when commenting on that post. I aim to please, so I thought I’d tell you about another one…

48 Hours In Berkley & Clawson

Berkley – 48 Hours In Berkley & Clawson By: Melinda Clynes, 12/18/2008 Compact and unpretentious are the sweet little ‘burbs of Clawson and Berkley. But inside their comparable city limits are plenty of things to do and see, practice and polish, eat and drink. Like bread and butter or shoes and socks, Metromode thinks Berkley…

Bah Humbug?: Too Much Noise @ the Clay, Glass, & Metal Show

Do you remember Mr. Wilson?  He was the retired postal carrier and Dennis the Menace’s next-door neighbor.  He had hoped to retire after service as a postman to lead a “serene, quiet life.”  Dennis, however, frequently interrupted his attempts to garden, collect coins, and even take a bath in peace.  Mr. Wilson is best known…

An Interview with Hubert!

I ran across a recent interview that the infamous Charlie Wollborg from Curve Detroit conducted with Hubert Sawyers. We love Hubert at The Urbane Life. Hubert is a great and interesting writer, as well as someone who apparently, based on his following at his Tuesday Tweet-Up’s can lead a Tribe. You can also follow Hubert…

The Flute House

The Flute House By: Tom Hendrickson, Metomode 4/2/2009 It’s a residential. It’s commercial. It’s two very cool tastes in one. Proving that Royal Oak’s urban development has still got it going ah-on, the Flute House will be an innovative addition to Main Street. No ordinary live/work space is this. Instead it’s a cherry red gateway…

Stuff To Do: Cooking Class at Simply Good Kitchen

Recently, my wife and I had our first official “date” as newlyweds. This was our first real date in a long time as we were quite busy preparing for our big day. It went swimmingly by the way, thanks for thinking the question in your mind. Our wedding, rather. I mean, our recent date was…

House Of Chants

By: Jim Toscano, 5/14/2009 Just another example of downtown Ferndale’s revitalization. Sisters Linda and Cindy opened House Of Chants in 1995. Since then it’s morphed from vintage clothing store to a now open, airy boutique, carrying the work of local designers and cutting edge international labels. Still offering a small and selective collection of vintage…