About the author

Tyler Merkel with architect Donald Wexler

Blog author Tyler Merkel with architect Donald Wexler.

My name is Tyler Merkel. I am an architectural photographer, freelance graphic designer, and technology trainer. I have a strong interest and passion for architecture and furniture design, and Mid-Century Michigan is my main creative outlet and passion.

You may contact me using the form below.


9 Responses to About the author

  1. David Schackow says:

    Love your blog! I am excited to be on your mailing list. I am looking to purchase a nice Mid-Century Modern home in Grand Rapids. I am so very sorry I missed the Bronkema House.

    • Hi David! If you are still in the market to purchase a mid century home in Grand Rapids I know one for sale in East. Please give me a call if you are interested, 616-447-3021.
      Bobbi Sue
      REALTOR specializing in Grand Rapids & the Lakeshore areas

  2. Hello Tyler,

    This is Vivian. We met at the Sinatra house opening recently. Your blog is lovely and it was great meet you. Feel free to connect with me on ish and chi if you like – http://www.ishandchi.com

    Hope to keep in touch and look forward to seeing the photos you took!


    • tylermerkel says:

      Vivian, it was great meeting you in Palm Springs! I’m glad you found your way to the blog. I look forward to following yours, and just made a new friend on Twitter. I hope you enjoyed the states on this last visit.

  3. Leisa Snow says:

    Hi Tyler 🙂 We wondered if you had our house information and pictures finished yet for your blog. I thought I had subscribed, but am not getting anything anymore. Leisa and Paul Snow

  4. Jill Moore says:

    Hello Tyler,
    My name is Jill Bronkema Moore…I am the oldest of three daughters of Jim Bronkema. Just this week, my Dad passed away at the age of 89. My husband Googled and found your article on this fabulous house in East Grand Rapids. My Mom, Dad’s first wife, is still alive and well. We are VERY interested in which of his houses this is. Can you provide us with an address. My Mom remembers it but cannot remember the address. Your photography is splendid! I’d so appreciate hearing from you. Jill

  5. Susan Timmer says:

    Tyler, I met you at your “other” job….and just ran across your website in my notes. I am so glad that my curiosity got the best of me! You are a beautiful writer….I love your insight, and creativity. The photography is stunning. Best wishes in pursuit of your creative dreams. I have a feeling that our paths will cross again, perhaps for some graphics work. Kindly, Susan Timmer

  6. Michael Schneider says:

    Love this blog but why are all the Mid-Century Modern homes in Grand Rapids !? Would like to find something in SE Detroit but haven’t found a realtor that understands the market. Keep up the good work, I enjoy cruising this site for inspiration.

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