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Apartment Kitchen Pizza Parties, Part II: Principles

We talked last time about what makes a pizza, and what makes a pizza party. Now, we’re going to give you some of the principles you need to create your own unique apartment kitchen pizza awesomeness, in the style of one of our favorite cookbooks. OK, maybe a little less hippie than [...]

Apartment-Kitchen Pizza Parties, Part I: Preparation

A pizza party is kind of the classic apartment-kitchen feast.  With nothing but the oven, a decent pile of money and/or the ability to put up with bargain-basement pizza, and some friends, you’ve got yourself an evening of whatever you can do with a grease-bomb in your other hand. [...]

So You Have to Drive Through Uptown Detroit

We know that driving through downtown Detroit can be a pain in the butt — traffic is never awesome — but driving through some parts of uptown Detroit can be downright dangerous. The number of criminals that are willing to step up to a car and either rob or carjack you [...]

Movement 2017: Looking Forward to a Memorial Day Weekend Tradition in Detroit

Memorial Day Weekend in Detroit has pretty much come to mean Movement Weekend. It’s kind of an odd mash-up, since Memorial Day evokes the past as we look back on those who gave their lives in service and Movement is all about progressive music and culture that looks [...]

Why Home Ownership Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

We’re pretty big fans of Adam Conover’s awesome show of TruTV, Adam Ruins Everything. So when we finally caught up with an episode we had missed earlier wherein Adam ruins home ownership (linked just there), we were all quite thrilled. We’ve known for a long time that [...]

Be Prepared: The Truth about Apartment Burglary

There’s never a shortage of stories on the news and around the water cooler about people who had their dwelling broken into. Unfortunately, like much of what we believe about cowboys, punching, martial arts, and giant blue sky-beams, most of our “common knowledge” about [...]

Let’s Bust some Household Cleaning Myths

All that Spring Cleaning talk has got housekeeping firmly in the communal brainspace around here. So of course when one of us brought up the idea that throwing ice in the garbage disposal ‘keeps the blades sharp,’ it was Google time. Turns out, there is a little bit of truth [...]

Apartment Spring Cleaning, Weeks 2+: The Clean-ening

(Writers note: I started this bit way back at the beginning of Spring, and proceeded to get too sick to type — sorry — but while it’s not all that timely anymore, it’s still relevant!) Last time, we talked about The Purge: that first part of the Spring Cleaning [...]

2017 Lofts of Merchants Row Spring Open House

Spring is officially here! The temperature outside is rising while the rain brings forth green grass and beautiful flowers. In the apartment industry, Spring is evident by greater demand for loft availability. The Lofts of Merchants Row decided to treat their potential new residents to a [...]

Feast Your Eyes On These Pies Detroit!

Once again, my Downtown Detroit Loft hosted a resident event where I was able to get together with old friends, meet new neighbors, and catch up with some people I hadn’t seen in quite a while. Which made the venue, La Lanterna Pizzeria & Bar, the perfect setting for a great [...]