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meet the makers: Keivona Griffin



Here we are on this beautiful day, sitting outside the Maker Space—you just graduated from high school, how long have you been working here? I started in 10th grade. My boyfriend was already working with Mr. Eddy and I  liked what they were doing and I was able to get an interview and started soon … Continued

Made in Local: Products from Ishinomaki Lab + BMS



We are currently building and offering a selection of products designed by Ishinomaki Lab in Japan and produced here in Detroit to the same exacting craft and quality control standards. We use North American pine in place of cedar for our products and are happy to work with you on larger orders. For ordering information … Continued

Magic Bus



Bart Eddy found this great blue bus on Craigslist. It came to us from Luddington, Michigan where it’s previous owner had outfitted it as a woodshed. After an incredible transformation led by Mike Reed from blue to Road Dragon, we started to work on the interior with students from University of Michigan. The front steps … Continued

pavilion rising…



we are so proud of what have been able to accomplish…more coming soon, but for now, please come visit and use our outdoor pavilion, corner of Blackstone + Fullertton (by the train tracks) anytime…

Made in Local : Ishinomaki Lab + Brightmoor Maker Space



Since 2017, Ishinomaki Laboratory has been engaging with students and faculty from the University of Michigan and the Brightmoor Maker Space as a part of the Ishinomaki-Detroit Collaborative, a transnational alliance of community-based ventures and non-profits in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture and Detroit, Michigan. As our Japan-based counterpart, Ishinomaki Lab has became a close partner in … Continued

a message of support from our partners in Ishinomaki, Japan



In this next chapter of our relationship with Detroit, Ishinomaki Laboratory is excited to announce a Made in Local partnership with the Brightmoor Maker Space. Since 2017, Ishinomaki Laboratory has been engaging with students and faculty from the University of Michigan as a part of the Ishinomaki-Detroit Collaborative, a transnational alliance of community-based ventures and non-profits … Continued

Designing from Life’s Lessons Learned



Our designer in residence, Andre Sandifer has a fantastic article, Designing from Life’s Lessons Learned here : https://medium.com/ageofhumility/designing-from-life-lessons-learned-b2648e01238b

Meet the Makers: Andre Sandifer



Furniture designer Andre Sandifer has been working as a Michele Schara Artist and Designer in Residence with us at the Brightmoor Maker Space since January 2020. Andre, can you tell us a little about your background…how did you go from being a college football player to a furniture designer? I graduated from Ferris State University … Continued

Brightmoor Dog House



Learning valuable trade skills in carpentry begins with the Brightmoor Doghouse – the first project in the Brightmoor Builders program.  These little gems – small but perfectly formed – are framed, insulated, lined, sheathed and roofed just like a proper house. Brightmoor Builders are introduced to the basic skills required in any trade beginning with … Continued

critical vehicles: mobility



How do you get around now? Literally and metaphorically? How did you get around as a child? An adolescent? How do your parents get around? Grandparents? Will you do the same? Mobility and Transportation share problems and solutions of transporting goods, services and populations. Access to mobility and transportation carry assumptions, privileges and opportunities that, … Continued