I have been quietly, yet diligently working on expanding to a new location for my Showroom + Atelier  in my hometown, Detroit. 

The beautiful thing about Detroit, aside from its abundance of history and its resilience, is the people.

You'd fall in love with its quintessence - its raw, naturalistic and unapologetic being.

It is what it is and you either love it, or you just don't get it. 

When I think of home, I think of a space where I can create my artwork, a place that I can build worlds and watch them collide with others that are developing projects with the same amount of passionate force. 

When I think of home, I think of people like Philip Kafka of Prince Concepts and his relentless passion to develop spaces for those of us that are of the alternative existence. Those of us that require the spaces in which we dwell to reflect our beings, our lifes' work and the architectural composition our individual worlds. We need that like air - and when we don't have it, it's just not right. The rarity of PK's desire to build spaces for the alternative is beyond words and his efforts matched with the execution is invaluable.

We are lucky, so lucky… to be offered the opportunity to do what we love in spaces that are our minimalist, light-filled sanctuaries… aesthetically aligned with who we are and who we desire to be. 

When I think of home, I think of myself and my own relentless passion to develop adornments that embody the aesthetics of mineralist transformation. I think of a platform where I can make a living off of selling the shadow to sustain the substance and beautiful adornments that are sort of ectoplasmic entities of their own. 

Detroit is full of innovators, passionate creatures that seek understanding and connection through bits of themselves materialized. 

When I think of home, I think of the True North Quonset Huts  - and the soon to be XENOPHORA Showroom/Atelier.

I am happy to have found home in this world I have built and its collision with PK's world. 

I am looking forward to sharing this development with you all in the coming months. Stay tuned for updates on the build out: think concrete fortresses, textures and metallic juxtapositions! 

In the meantime, you can read more about it all here and visit True North Detroit 

Beautiful images of the Quonset Huts by  Michelle & Chris Gerard

Love, Karissma Yve