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Wednesday, August 22,2012

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
This is no ordinary stone porch that extends the length of the facade of the house. The character-defining feature is made of material with a past.
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Wednesday, July 25,2012

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Surprise! Amongst the garden foliage, a little free library has taken root in the front yard of an East Lansing home just north of Michigan Avenue. Stationed like a small literary sentry, this library is open rain or shine and simply asks: Take a book, return a book.
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Wednesday, July 11,2012

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Sure, Sears may be the most well known of the American mail-order home companies, but Michigan is home to what was the first and largest: Aladdin Co. of Bay City. Like Kleenex, the Sears brand is the common term for all mail-order homes. If you live in Michigan and reside in a mailorder home, it is highly likely that it is an Aladdin.
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Wednesday, June 27,2012

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
From the John Dye Water Conditioning Plant to the new cogeneration power plant under construction in REO Town, architecture matters to the BWL.
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Wednesday, June 13,2012

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Gateways are points of entry and departure from the community. Much like the New Cross Road in Georgian London, Lansing’s South Capitol Avenue is a gateway to the mid-Michigan region via Interstate 496.
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Wednesday, May 23,2012

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Civic institutions located in easily accessible places have the ability to drive economic development. These buildings and their public spaces can be thriving places of commerce. Adjacent businesses benefit from the steady stream of residents to and from the public building, encouraging local economies and these spaces to thrive.
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Wednesday, April 25,2012

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
It’s easy to forget how many unique features there are in our communities when you travel the same routes day in and day out. If it isn’t on a main corridor or located right next door to work or home we miss it — out of sight, out of mind.
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Wednesday, April 11,2012

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Lansing residents love their outdoor spaces, clamoring for them at the first waft of warmth. One of these beloved outdoor spaces is the courtyard at Tallulah’s Folly in Old Town. Whether for feasting on delicious food from a food truck or to relax during an afternoon of shopping, the courtyard is an oasis.
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Wednesday, March 28,2012

Eye candy of the Week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Even the most unassuming buildings have a special story, whether it’s the architect, owners, design, materials or past events. This home on Sparrow Avenue is a lovely addition to Lansing’s Kenwood Neighborhood. The architecture alone is noteworthy (check out the beautiful entry) but it is the stories associated with the house that make it even more special. Three, to be exact, with a bit of mystery and intrigue to each.
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Wednesday, March 14,2012

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
It’s easy to take great design for granted. Take the intersection of Rosewood and West Grand River avenues in East Lansing. It really has it all, and what makes this intersection so great is its mixed uses — single family residential, low-rise multi-family and commercial — all within an eighth of a mile.
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