Monday, March 30, 2015

Home & Design

Expect to see a burst of color if you’re walking through the Gayborhood this summer.
Builders and business owners envision big things for North Philly and Point Breeze — and they’re putting money on it.
BOSTON (AP) - From picturesque coastal estuaries of Cape Cod to the soaring White Mountains, much of New England's rich native flora is fighting for survival against increasing odds, according to what conservationists call the most comprehensive accounting ever made of the region's plant life.
Thinking of adding a patio or deck to extend your home's living space? Concrete decks and patios have a well-deserved reputation as being easy on the...
Unless your family has very unusual hygiene habits, your shower tile will not have to stand up to wear and tear from heavy shoe traffic. However, it...
The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled on March 4 what it is calling the "Safer Choice" label, to help you find cleaning and other products that are safer for people and the environment.
One of Los Angeles' busiest and most influential property purveyors, Westside Estate Agency co-owner Kurt Rappaport, has his positively monumental, six-acre Malibu estate out for lease, with an epic asking price of $750,000 per month.
Ci-Lines was an artistic exhibition in abandoned West Philadelphia church, St. Andrews Chapel, which sought to bring new life to the old but beautiful vacant space.
When Isamu Noguchi finally built his A Bolt of Lightning … A Memorial to Benjamin Franklin in 1984, not everyone was a fan. The Inquirer called...
This has been a heartbreaking year for Philadelphia's historic cultural venues. Chestnut Street's Boyd Theater, the glittering survivor of Hollywood's golden age, is being hacked apart and turned into a development site. Developers have been granted permission by the Nutter administration to do the same to South Street's Royal Theater and Broad Street's Blue Horizon, as long as they retain the facades as two-dimensional tokens of their former glory.
Maria Zampini has spent a lifetime in the garden industry. She's a fourth-generation nursery person whose family had a destination garden center in Ohio for more than 30 years. She's also the president and owner of UpShoot, a horticultural marketing firm that specializes in bringing new plants to market.