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GM Design Chief Ed Welburn

Original By Design: Legendary GM Design Chief Ed Welburn

Retirement hasn’t slowed down the legendary GM design chief, Ed Welburn. By Jackie Headapohl Photography by Boswell Hardwick It’s been a year and a half since Ed Welburn last reported into the General Motors Design Studio he worked at for 44 years and led for 13. These days, he checks in to Ladder 12, a former Detroit firehouse in Corktown built in 1908 that he and girlfriend, Jessie Elliott, transformed into part office, part entertaining space.....

Jaclyn Trop Is On The Auto Beat

Jaclyn Trop, a freelance journalist and auto writer, combines her passion for world travel with reporting for publications from five continents, and serves as a U.S. juror to the World Car Awards. There is no getting around the fact that the automotive industry is often seen as a male-dominated empire. But some adventurous women are helping to make a change. Working in the auto testosterone zone has been a career dream come true for award-winning automotive reporter and journalist Ja.....

Style Profile: Meredith Gannes

Design manager at Fiat Chrysler, Meredith Gannes talks about the intersection of fashion and auto design, her local love list and more! By Rachel Schostak Tell us what you do for a living: Over the past decade, I have worked in multiple areas of the Automotive industry, both in the US and China, mainly focusing on design. I am currently a Design Manager at Fia.....
Letter from the new seen editor Stephanie Steinberg

Letter From New SEEN Editor Stephanie Steinberg

Meet our new Managing Editor Stephanie Steinberg and hear some of her future plans for SEEN Magazine! Hello Neighborhood SEEN readers! I’m thrilled to join Neighborhood SEEN as its new managing editor! Growing up in Farmington Hills, I couldn’t wait to receive my copies of Seventeen or Teen Vogue each month, and I often fantasized about working for a lifestyl.....

20 Questions with Candice Simons

CEO of Brooklyn Outdoor, J’adore Detroit, and Alley Taco, Candice Simons is a #GLAMBOSS in every way! We dive into her businesses, style and favorite things around Detroit in 20 Questions.  By Rachel Schostak 1. Tell us a little bit about your background and where you’re from? I am the President and CEO of Brooklyn Outdoor and .....

20 Questions with Paulina Petkoski

Local entrepreneur, designer and creative powerhouse Paulina Petkoski shares why she loves Paris Hilton, lavender lattes, Duly’s Coney Island and so much more in 20 Questions.  1. Tell us about what are you wearing? I’m wearing an Alexis dress, Manolo Blahnik suede booties, vintage rhinestone choker, and a vintage “D” ring. .....
clara nutcracker

Local Resident Cast As Clara In The Nutcracker

Local Birmingham resident Sofia Isabella Lutman, 13, has been cast as “Clara” in the holiday classic The Nutcracker presented by the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet at the historic Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m.  She will perform alongside professional guest artists and current principal dancers with the Russian National Ballet and Moscow Ballet. Families can join Clara on her magical journey through the enchanting Land of Snow to the Kin.....

Benny Spielmann is Stone Cold Awesome

Benny Spielmann is about to open a new 51,000 square foot CIOT gallery and showroom in Troy, featuring the most beautiful stones and slabs from over 30 countries.  Photos by Brett Mountain Dark blue-black granite quarried from the mountains in the Amazons. Cream-colored limestone from France, like the exterior of the Louvre and the Palace of Versailles. Bright white sparkling rock from the Holy Land, like the interiors of the Church of the Nativity. These are jus.....

Finding Fun with Aric Klar at Toyology Toys

Toyology owner and chief Toyologist, Aric Klar takes play very seriously, starting a toy store inside his parent’s drug store as a boy. Fast forward twenty years and now there are four locations and a thriving online business.  Photography by Jerry Zolynsky For any 12-year-old, being let loose in a toy store is a dream come true. But for Aric Klar, the fantasy was even bigger because his parents let him own one. Owners of the former Warren Prescriptions in .....

Lisa Nederlander: Rooted in Detroit

A lifelong advocate for Detroit with a deep-rooted family history in the city, Lisa Nederlander is back and excited about both the artist community and the real estate market. By Karleigh Stone Photography by Jerry Zolynsky “To come back and see the city flourish, to see the suburbs and real estate market start to come back, has been very exciting for me. To get to be a part of it is wonderful,” Lisa Nederlander said. A lifelong advocate for Detroi.....