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Spotted over at Make, these upcycled guitars are made from wood reclaimed from abandoned homes in Detroit.

Building on the city’s musical legacy, Wallace Detroit Guitars builds each instrument with high-quality hardware. (Prototypes were finished this summer, with sales beginning this fall.)

Turning tossed flooring into a gorgeous guitar? Music to our ears.

Photos: Wallace Detroit Guitars

Leg Up: The Floyd

Househappy —  August 14, 2014 — Leave a comment

The measure of a clever idea? When it’s so good your first reaction is, “I wish I had thought of that!”

We feel exactly that way about The Floyd Leg. The simple yet brilliant design features a simple clamp mechanism that can adjust to fit any size surface, with powder-coated steel legs in a variety of colors. Made in Detroit, the leg is a perfect solution for those who live in homes with small or unusual floorplans, or those who move frequently.

(Plus, we’re in love with the company’s lust-worthy Instagram account.) 

Images: Floyd

H/T: SwissMiss


If you read one article on the Internet today, it should be this one from Cool Hunting.

Artist Kate Daughdrill bought a home for $600 in Detroit and turned it into a community-focused urban farms that spans eight lots. With her neighbors, Kate hosts community dinners, started a CSA, and throws seasonal art openings in the potting shed.

She calls the homestead Burnside Farm. We call it inspiring.

Images, from top: © Kate Doughdrill; David Graver; Ali Elisabeth Lapatina