Eye Candy

Street of Dreams

A visit to Detroit’s Heidelberg Project.


  • rosiesayrelax August 3rd, 2012 3:03 PM

    it’s fair to say that the teddy bear one in #4 is the stuff of dreams!

    Rosie Say Relax

  • PinkPointeShoes August 3rd, 2012 3:05 PM

    This place is kinda creepy, but photos are wonderful!

  • kayak August 3rd, 2012 3:08 PM

    wow the photos are really rad! This definitely should be done in other cities

  • Susann August 3rd, 2012 3:11 PM

    The house in #7 looks so cool!

    Fashion in Pepperland

  • selinau August 3rd, 2012 3:13 PM

    TEDDY BEARS! AND DOTS! AND COLOURS! so great. where do people get these awesome ideas?! that’s just so inspiring.

  • edenbean August 3rd, 2012 3:41 PM

    Nice! Glad to see some Detroit love :)

    Florence + the Machine just played in Detroit on Tuesday and Florence commented that the band visited Heidelberg and how amazing she thought it was. So this was a perfect week to post this!

  • maren August 3rd, 2012 3:41 PM

    detroit <3 <3 <3

  • Elizabete August 3rd, 2012 3:43 PM

    That fourth photo just made my stare at the screen.

    It’s just…i don’t know.


  • lxmldrt August 3rd, 2012 4:28 PM

    Amazing, the whole concept, the photos, wow!


  • Ben August 3rd, 2012 4:31 PM

    I think Charlotte was telling me about the stuffed animal one recently when we met! It’s so cool! I really love it and the polka-dot one! They’re kinda creepy but awesome and I love creepy stuff!!!

  • Lulli August 3rd, 2012 4:48 PM

    This looks like an amazing place to visit.


  • Alienor August 3rd, 2012 4:59 PM

    Beautiful pictures !!
    can we still submit for On the road ?

  • Laura August 3rd, 2012 5:30 PM

    the 4th, 5th and 7th pictures are amazing, that teddy bear house looks so creepy/cool.

    I agree, there should definitely be projects like this where there’s lots of abandoned houses.

  • Eryn August 3rd, 2012 5:31 PM

    This is SO great!!!!

  • August 3rd, 2012 5:47 PM

    This is super interesting. I especially love number seven
    on a completly unrelated side note I went to a thrift stre for the frost time today and I completlly Understand why your always raving about it <3

  • SarahCat August 3rd, 2012 6:09 PM

    Good golly these are cool. Do people still live in them?


  • lua August 3rd, 2012 6:47 PM


  • sweeteelou August 3rd, 2012 6:56 PM

    Number seven is my favorite. This project reminds me of the Watts Towers in Los Angeles

    Love, Evan

  • isobele August 3rd, 2012 7:21 PM

    This is so cool! I love number four, even if it looks really creepy


  • ♡ reba ♡ August 3rd, 2012 7:25 PM

    picture four is.. amazing, like it freaked me out in a good way (if that even makes sense?) !!

  • la fee clochette August 3rd, 2012 8:40 PM

    stuffed animals!!


  • Carolineeeee August 3rd, 2012 8:46 PM

    So beautiful<3

  • carofine August 3rd, 2012 9:58 PM

    this is so cool! I want to go and explore all of the houses in this neighborhood. what a great way to make a statement.

  • LeatherStuddedFae August 3rd, 2012 11:32 PM

    I love the Stuff Toys house.

    It’s just so rad. And amazing and the place is a work of art.


  • Adrienne August 4th, 2012 12:36 AM

    Wow.. this is breathtaking. Number 4 is amazing.


  • ivoire August 4th, 2012 12:41 AM

    ooh i love this. it has a creepiness to it.

  • SpencerBowie August 4th, 2012 2:55 AM

    Cool! The polka dot house is my fave!

    Florence,(of the machine), was just tweeting about the project the other day and signed on of those houses! :)

  • hillary August 4th, 2012 3:01 AM

    oh my goodness this is amazing!!!

  • tove August 4th, 2012 8:32 AM

    really creepy, really amazing.

  • thumbelina August 4th, 2012 10:48 AM

    Omg they are beautiful!!!

  • Pearl August 4th, 2012 4:20 PM

    Whoa, I wish people could do this on normal homes. Spray paint like there’s no tomorrow.


  • loomfruit August 4th, 2012 8:30 PM

    need to see so much more of this. truly amazing!

  • purplebabaushka August 4th, 2012 10:52 PM

    This REALLY makes me want to go to Detroit…


  • eliselbv August 5th, 2012 4:38 AM

    All this is really beautiful but the third one is so creepy! It makes me feel like they are going to turn alive…


  • mayaautumn August 5th, 2012 1:07 PM

    so fantastical. everything. i’d really love to go there!! it just look super<3


  • SweetThangVintage August 5th, 2012 4:01 PM

    Ahh! That is so great!

  • AlisonR August 5th, 2012 11:05 PM

    this is awesome! i am utterly obsessed. i wanna go there. or i wanna do this somewhere else! inspiration!

  • AlisonR August 5th, 2012 11:05 PM

    also, when will the rookie t-shirts be available? mucho thx.

  • Mags August 6th, 2012 12:03 AM

    I remember reading somewhere that each teddy bears on the teddy bear house represents a child victim of a drive-by shooting, which lends the house a truly melancholy air. It makes it even worse when you count how many teddy bears there are. This project is really interesting, and I love that there is a story behind every house.

  • PLAYDETROIT August 6th, 2012 12:40 AM

    Detroit is actually full of awesome art, urban renewal, and other suprises! Check out http://www.playgrounddetroit.com to explore what else is happening.

  • robynjean August 6th, 2012 2:10 PM

    this makes my heart happy.