Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Home & Design

Beatrice Fischel-Bock, Madeline Fraser, and Lizzie Grover studied interior design at George Washington University.
There's a long weekend ahead, and, hopefully, you'll spend part of it in the garden.
Whether you want a silver snake crawling up the perimeter of your ear or a series of tiny hoops fastened side by side, multiple ear piercings are so not necessary anymore.
Ever since Pearl Properties quietly scooped up the doomed Boyd Theatre on Chestnut Street in October, Philadelphia has been left to guess its intentions. Would Pearl install a modern movie house behind the facade, as the city was promised during a financial-hardship hearing at the Historical Commission? Would the company replace the theater with a retro, 1920s-style apartment tower? Even as backhoes were gnawing all spring at the historic art deco auditorium, Pearl remained mum.
"It's like being thrown in the washing machine and emerging all cleaned out." Susan Baragwanath was a schoolteacher in New Zealand when she was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship in 1994. On Wednesday, she was attending a fellows meeting in Philadelphia, and trying to describe what it's like to be part of the august program, which br
Buyer owes about 10G, and broker’s “safe deal” doesn’t seem so safe now.
On overnight shifts when her ailing equine charges seem restless, Anita Manning talks to them softly. Sometimes, she sings.
Installation of scaffolding began Monday in preparation for repairs to the roof, skylights, gutters, and stone facade of the Frank Furness-designed Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts building on North Broad Street.
Historic features at risk, advocates say
A few weeks back, I replied to a reader's question about "ghost shadows" on his ceiling. It isn't as spooky as it sounds. The reader was asking about paint he could use to hide the lines, which reappeared after he had painted the ceiling three years ago.
Maker Brad Litwin, 59, makes kinetic sculptures in his East Oak Lane studio, including a line he calls MechaniCards - intricately laser-cut paper made into tiny, greeting-generating machines. They're sold online, at, and at museum stores, including those of the Princeton Art Museum and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
International Eisenhower Fellows gather to inspire new ways of thinking