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Motor City Oil Can Candles

Motor City Oil Can Candles
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Motor City Candle Co.’s tins look like vintage motor oil cans, but the only oil inside is a blend of essentials oils to scent vegan-friendly soy wax. The masculine fragrances – such as leather (Detroit Muscle); cedar, sandalwood, and patchouli (Tiger); and amber and moss (Victory) – can pimp any man cave. Handmade in Detroit.

The Tiny Boat with Its Own Zip Code

The Tiny Boat with Its Own Zip Code

Did you know that there’s a boat out there that has its own U.S. zip code? We sure didn’t. Half as Interesting explains the story behind the boat that floats up and down the Detroit River, delivering mail to freighter ships that can’t afford to waste time docking to pick up parcels.

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Pingree Detroit Slim 3 Wallet

Pingree Detroit Slim 3 Wallet
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Each of Pingree Detroit’s products is a celebration of America. The leather they use comes from reclaimed material from US automakers, and their items are designed and made by US Veterans. The Slim 3 wallet holds three cards each in its two exterior pockets, while its center is good for cash, cards, or other small items.

Detroit (Trailer)

Detroit (Trailer)

Director Kathryn Bigelow of The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, and yes, original Point Break fame presents a gritty drama that takes us inside the civil rights uprisings that engulfed Detroit, Michigan back in 1967.

Abandoned Silverdome BMX Ride

Abandoned Silverdome BMX Ride

Pontiac, Michigan’s Silverdome was once home to the Detroit Lions. With the stadium in ruins, Red Bull let loose BMX rider Tyler Fernengal in the abandoned stadium where he pulled some epic tricks in the eerie locale. (Thanks Mike!)

Photos: Abandoned Detroit

Photos: Abandoned Detroit

Forget about post-apocalyptic fiction–decay has already arrived in the Motor City; Abandoned Detroit is a series of haunting photos of its forgotten theaters, banks, and other buildings.

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