Thursday, October 23, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Home & Design

Holiday season is around the corner, and that means house guests! Sure, you could spend all day cleaning and decorating in anticipation, but who has the time? Here are the only things you really need to do before your guests arrive. Don't worry - they are nothing but easy.
Terracotta is gorgeous, earthy, and green. A richly colored ceramic, it is used for many diverse purposes in house and home, including plumbing pipes;...
An aging population means plenty of work ahead for hoarding-cleanup expert Matt Paxton and his minions.
WASHINGTON (AP) - There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.
If you’re a parent of grown children, you may wish you recorded more memories of your kids along the way. The same may be true for your garden...
The city is expanding ways to curb your appetite.
The record of human existence comes in all forms, from crude drawings etched in stone to fully researched accounts compiled in bound volumes. Amy Finkel's speciality is words rendered by children in small, crisp stitches on fragments of linen.
I’ve always been a huge fan of vintage style, and in looking at the Fashion Week runways, I realized that I’m not alone. The classic styles...
Riding the escalator in Philadelphia's new Family Court after last week's ribbon-cutting ceremony, I overheard a woman remark that the building didn't turn out as bad as she expected, given the grubby scandal that accompanied its creation. I concur.
You could probably fit every unit of affordable housing being built in Philadelphia today inside one of the fancy glass skyscrapers going up in University City, and still have a couple of floors left over. That's not because the new towers are so immense, but because the city produces so little subsidized housing for the poor and working class.
Environmental awareness starts at home. Keep your house or apartment a hazardous-chemical-free zone; replace commercial upholstery cleaning products...
What guests really notice in your home