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Maureen Feighan
The Detroit News

‘Rehab Addict’ launches home tools line

Detroit’s own Nicole Curtis — star of HGTV’s “Rehab Addict” — is launching her own line of home rehab tools. The Nicole Curtis Home Line debuts Aug. 28-29 on evine.com. It includes five products to start: Paint Spray System, PaintEATER kit, 1200W Heat Gun, ProSensor Stud Finder, and a set of two removable wallpaper rolls. The line will be launched at 10 p.m. Aug. 28. Prices range from $30 to $150. To tune into the product launch, go to Comcast’s channel 89 or 385; DIRECTV channels 73 and 316; or DISH Network channels 134 and 228.

Detroit Tiger Rajai Davis visits Art Van

It affects your mood, heart, attention span, even how you react to problems and drive your car: sleep. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, adults should aim for seven to eight hours of sleep, while teens need up to nine hours a night. To highlight the importance of sleep and performing at your best level, Detroit Tiger outfielder Rajai Davis will be Art Van Furniture’s Warren location in the Pure Sleep department from 12-1 p.m. Saturday. His visit is hosted by bedgear peformance bedding. “As a professional baseball player, Rajai Davis understands the connection between a great night sleep and performing at your best at work and at play,” said David Van Elslander, senior vice president of Art Van Furniture and president of Art Van PureSleep, in a press release. Art Van’s Warren location is at 6500 14 Mile Road.

Leon & Lulu hosts 25th Artist Market

More than 30 Michigan artists will show their wares at Leon & Lulu’s upcoming Artists Market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and 3-8 p.m. Monday. Designed to showcase up and coming artisans, the 25th market will include pottery, art, jewerly, clothing and more. “The creative talent in Michigan just keeps getting better and better,” said Mary Liz Curtin, co-owner of Leon & Lulu, in a press release. “We are honored to work with so many talented new artists every quarter and to provide them with a much-needed platform to showcase their fine work.” Pictured is the work of Debbie Liberman. Some favorite artists also will be returning, including jewelry maker Jan Vettraino of Wired Designs. Proceeds benefit AIDS Walk Detroit. To see a list of featured artists, go to leonandlulu.com/events/artists-market.

Scott Shuptrine Interiors holds Grosse Pointe


And so it returns. Twenty years after closing its doors in Grosse Pointe Farms, Scott Shuptrine Interiors will celebrate the grand opening of its new Grosse Pointe location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The 7,700-square-foot luxury furniture gallery at 17145 Kercheval opened earlier this summer, featuring a range of high-end brands, children’s furnishings and an in-house design consultation team. Originally founded in 1927, Scott Shuptrine was bought by Art Van Furniture in 1990 and continues to have a resurgence as the economy improves. Locations in Shelby Township, Taylor and Toledo, Ohio, are slated to open later this year.