Help me spend my money on funky Detroit design stuff
April 1, 2010 2:26 PM   Subscribe

What are the best design/home furnishing stores in Detroit (or Windsor, ON) to blow a couple bucks and waste a day?

I'm spending a day in Detroit (and a bit of time in Windsor, ON), and I have a new home that needs one of everything. Can you point me in the direction of cool design stores or home furnishing stores that have unique stuff (ie: not a Sears-type place). Are there any neighborhoods in Detroit that I should wander around to get my design fix?

If it helps, I'm a fan of modern and danish design, all things Eames, and what you'd expect from a Dwell reader. However, I love things with an outdoorsy feel, antique pieces, and even uber-modern stuff. Am looking to buy anything from trinkets to items that can sit beside me on a train ride home.

I have also found this link to DesignSponge which is a good start, but I'm hoping for specific recommendations.

posted by evadery to Shopping (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The "lighting boutique" is one place that I remember having some really nifty lighting-boutique-y stuff re; Windsor.
Never "shopped" there personally, but went in with a friend several times. (though 'lighting' may be bigger than could travel by train, and that would be about 4 years ago. Website seems to still be well maintained.)
Via memory, they had a pretty wide selection of styles. I cannot vouch for how much of a day is worth spending there.
posted by infinite intimation at 3:59 PM on April 12, 2010

You may want to check out home furniture in belle river they have some nice things. belle river is about 15 mins outside of windsor
posted by joegardy at 12:28 PM on February 25, 2011

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