Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Home & Design

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.
OLD CITY The Shirt Corner and the Suit Corner buildings had been through a lot during their nearly 200 years at Third and Market Streets, but somehow they always found a way to adapt. Only two months ago, the two were still inseparable companions, still standing eyeball-to-eyeball, still trying to outdo each other with their blazing, red-white-and-blue facade graphics.
Most of the windows were broken. There were holes in the floors. The sense of an abandoned, unlovely, and unloved place was palpable.
PITTSBURGH - I've never been to a city that loves itself more than Pittsburgh. This is not a criticism. After three days, I also loved Pittsburgh, a quaint, pretty city 305 miles west of Philadelphia with interesting people doing interesting things, and a healthy dash of Old World, working-class charm.
Deal with winter damage on trees and shrubs. Although the long, cold season of snow and ice is behind us, there are many reminders of just how tough we had it. Broken limbs may have caused wounds on tree trunks. Sections of shrubs that snapped off may hav
The arrival of spring means that flea markets are reopening for business around the country. Shoppers will hunt for treasures amid acres of used goods. A few will come home with just the right vintage art or quirky piece of furniture to make their home more beautiful.
There’s something about the springtime that makes you want to dust the Dorito crumbs off of your shirt, wake from your cold weather-induced slumber, and actually get yourself together.