Thursday, April 24, 2014
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On Earth Day, April 22, download these three free apps that’ll shrink your eco-footprint and cultivate your green habits. GoodGuide This one’s...
You already know that paper, glass, and plastic goes in the blue bin—but how about pet hair, or old, worn out athletic shoes? Don’t toss...
As lifelong skiers, we often refer to spring as mud season.
Metal furniture is an acquired taste. Unlike wood, metal can seem cold, austere and industrial, the antithesis of domestic coziness.
Check plants for frost heaving. Extreme changes in winter temperatures, with freezing followed by thawing and freezing again, often cause woody and herbaceous plants to rise up several inches out of the ground. Take a good look to see where this might have occurred. As roots become exposed, they can dry out and need your immediate attention.
Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail, hippity-hopping - hey, Easter's not just on its way, it's here!
Why hide your best baubles in a box when you can put them on display? These seven jewelry-organizing ideas are just as stylish as they are clever. Whether you're a DIY guru or a one-stop-shop maven, there's something here for everyone!
It's not enough to get kids to just fork down their vegetables. I want them to embrace carrots and onions and peas, to get excited about green beans and sweet potatoes and beets.
The U-shaped steel bike rack is surely the unsung workhorse of urban street furniture. U racks - more accurately, upside-down U's - are so plain, so recessive, you don't really see them until you need one. (And then, invariably, they're full.) U racks are cheap. Their streamlined form takes up very little space. Except in extreme circumstances, they're also indestructible. All that makes them a nearly perfect design.
Inga Saffron grew up in Levittown, N.Y., the model of modern, mass-produced suburban communities. But as a journalist, she developed a passion for cities.
Usually when neighbors and developers lock horns over a project design, things turn ugly and stay ugly. There's a happier ending for One Riverside, a high-rise that Carl Dranoff plans to build on the Schuylkill next to the popular riverfront trail.
 
Designers aim for a more beautiful bike rack