Category: Projects

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

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

CommonShip + Genki Ichiba



In May 2017, 2018, 2019, the Brightmoor Maker Space has had the great fortune of being able to partner with Ishinomaki Lab in Miyagi Prefecture in the northeast of Japan. First thing on setting foot in the lab workspace after coming from Detroit is “it looks sort of like the maker space.” Our Brightmoor Makers … Continued

Night Festival



For a few years we have been talking about night. Sometimes our discussions veer towards safety, sometimes towards seasons, and often towards sociability. We wonder at the Maker Space if we had a cookout or a street party at night if people would come and hang out. Alongside the wooden lamps we designed at Ishinomaki … Continued

Ishino_lamps



After a few months of rough prototypes and workshops in Detroit, a small group travelled to Ishinomaki, Japan where our host was Ishinomaki Lab. Over three weeks in May, we refined our wooden lamps, designing a flat pack set of 4 reconfigurable components powered by a small LED light (we are working on a solar … Continued

Soundgarden Workshop



From our Soundgarden workshop at the Ypsilanti Public Library/ Whittaker Road Branch. Thank you for coming out and to our workshop leaders, Morgan Princing, Brie McGee and Patrick Young, and to the amazing Molly Beedon at the Ypsi Library. Posting step by steps on how to build these on our website.

Brightmoor Woodworkers



The Brightmoor Woodworkers – taking a stand against illegal tire dumping in the neighborhood withDe-tread and hand-carved wooden signs! Want to help get great ideas like this one into the community? Support the Brightmoor Maker Space today!