Category: News

Eames Institute Kazam! Magazine : Crafting Community



We are so honored to be part of the Eames Institute’s inaugural Kazam! Magazine . This issue of Kazam! profiles The Brightnmoor Maker Soace”s collaboration with Ishinomaki Lab’s Made in Local initiative as well as sharing insights from both workshops–here in Detroit, and our friends in Ishinomkai, Japan. The inaugural issue of Kazaam Magazine, a publication … 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

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

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

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

From Vacancy to Vibrancy



This was the pitch we sent to the organizers of INCLUDE 2019: “We will collectively transform an outdoor ground of broken concrete, weeds and trash into an outdoor gathering space for hands on work and relaxation through furniture designed and built on site.Attendees will work with their hands with both inside and outside work options … Continued