Thursday, January 29, 2015

Home & Design

The old Jacob Reed's Sons store on Chestnut Street, now a CVS, is justly admired for its palazzo-style facade and arts-and-craft mosaic, created by architect William L. Price in 1905. But this baby's got back, too. The rear facade on Sansom Street is a minor-key version of the front, featuring a monumental stained-glass window that would be at home in a grand church.
Beth Kephart is the author of 19 books, including the forthcoming "One Thing Stolen," about a young woman's obsession with art
Steven Piacquadio likes to tell the story of how he had prepared a perfect argument - logical, balanced, full of wisdom - to convince Chris Schwam, then his life partner, now his husband, why they should move with their two children from the Collingswood home they had painstakingly renovated to a sprawling, early-20th-century dwelling just six blocks away.
Some like it hot, but when it comes to kitchen design, most of us don't dare to boldly go where no one has gone before. A little edgy with backsplashes, maybe. A lime spatula or even a KitchenAid mixer in raspberry, why not? But an aqua fridge? Or a radiant orchid range? Seriously?
Your dishwasher isn't just for washing dishes! There are several other household items that can enjoy a cleaning alongside your plates.
Q: Last year, we moved into a newly built house. The weird thing is all the windows, doors, trim, wall switches, and outlets are white, white, white! We didn't really think about it when we bought the place since the walls were white, too. But since I pai
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LOVE Park is getting a redesign and Tuesday night PennPraxis, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy sought the public’s suggestions on how best to utilize the space.
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Protect one of the largest parts of your home -- the roof -- with regular cleaning and inspection. This should be done at least twice a year, in fall...
 
Heat pumps provide cheaper heating and cooling