Friday, February 12, 2016

Home & Design

Constructing Play Exhibit on the development of classic toys like Erector Sets, Tinker Toys, etc. City Hall, Broad St. philadelphiacfa.org. 2/12.
Q: I moved into an old house, and one of the bathrooms is original, I think - it's got some turquoise tile and a matching turquoise toilet. While I love the turquoise color, I can't figure out what color to paint the walls. Plus (and this part is kind of embarrassing), there's an old oak toilet seat with cracks and stains - its condition so unappealing that I haven't even used it yet. Where can I find a new seat to fit the old toilet?
When my husband and I got married, among the wedding gifts we received from a family friend were signed editions of every cookbook issued by celebrated chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Our friend lives in London, and she was excited to share Ottolenghi's delicious recipes with us because she had enjoyed his cooking with her husband.
In the last few months, Philadelphia artist David Gleeson has been called a "fascist," a "Nazi" and simply "un-American," among other slurs. These are...
When the hottest year on record - 2015 - was capped off with the area's warmest December on record, no one was feeling the heat more than Lloyd Traven.
Exactly one year ago, a piece of masonry began to peel away from the top of a six-story building at 16th and Walnut. Bricks rained down in a torrent, crashing through the ceiling of the adjacent Lululemon store and injuring three young women - one of them seriously - who had been shopping for workout clothes. Fortunately, everyone else managed to walk away, shaken but unscathed.
Traditionally, it's the women who are fashion adventurers. They are the ones to experiment with pleats in places they've never been folded before. They wear pastels in the winter, and their skirt length varies from day to day.
Q: My husband and I are considering buying a house in a great location, but it seems very open to the street. The windows let in lots of light, except there is no privacy - anybody going by can see right in, especially the kitchen. And my husband and I love to cook together and sometimes we get "playful." I'd hate to live with all the curtains closed. We want this house, but I love our "moments" together, and I don't want to lose them.
When Philadelphia drummer and filmmaker George Manney died of pancreatic cancer at 64 in December, one thing heard repeatedly among his friends and admirers was how devoted he was to his trove of memorabilia.
Exactly one year ago, a piece of masonry began to peel away from the top of a six-story building at 16th and Walnut. Bricks rained down in a torrent, crashing through the ceiling of the adjacent Lululemon store and injuring three young women - one of them seriously - who had been shopping for workout clothes. Fortunately, everyone else managed to walk away, shaken but unscathed.
In a cavernous concrete University City lab, about 80 Drexel University engineering students are working out the kinks on the future of public transportation.
2016 is a breakthrough year for Hyperloop, says CEO
Growing "Green Kids" Storytime and gardening activity for kids. Jenkins Arboretum, 631 Berwyn Baptist Rd., Devon; Registration required. $10. 2/16.