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Dressing for the Heat: What Fabrics to Wear

written by: Briana Baston-Cooper This summer seems to be hotter and more humid than usual.  This makes it even more difficult to figure out what to wear. The easiest way to make comfortable combinations this summer is to first find out what fabric(s) you’re putting on your body.  Take the time to read the little tag […]

coG Studio 12 Aug ’16 by Alisha Ross

Summer Learning Loss: True or False?

Now that kids are out of school for summer, the Summer Learning Loss or “Summer Slide” is true.  “Summer Slide” is the lose of learning through the summer months when children are not in the classroom. The level of lost learning is greater based on socio-economic status.  The poorer the family, the loss is greater. “The […]

coG Studio 22 Jul ’16 by Alisha Ross

Sawdust in My Oatmeal: Living Through Construction

Who likes hearing hammers and nail guns at 7:00AM? This girl does! This summer, we’re tearing up our modest 1914 frame cottage, originally built as an Up North (as we say in Michigan) retreat for Detroiters a century ago. We’re keeping the original house and footprint, while roughly doubling our square footage, to accommodate our […]

coG Studio 15 Jul ’16 by kate knight

Urban Play Interventions Improve Access to Well-being

Play—daily play—is an integral factor in the quality of children’s development and well-being. Too often, parents and caregivers are not adequately enabled to include active and creative play in daily activities for their children or themselves. Image Source & Credit: Aisha Alexander, Director of Community Initiatives at Kaboom (an organization that advocates for play […]

coG Studio 24 Jun ’16 by Kara Klein

Today’s Architecture: Boring or Blank canvas?

It is disturbing to see a group of talented individuals, who have been given the opportunity to create the world, fail to unite together to create change. The architecture world lost two architects this year, Howard Sims and a personal favorite who was loved dearly, Zaha Hadid. She was one of the greatest architects that […]

coG Studio 13 Jun ’16 by Chandra.Moore

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