Monday, April 27, 2015

Home & Design

Do the butt test. Although the official last frost date is upon us and days are warmer, it's the night temperatures and soil warmth that really dictate when you can plant your tropicals, such as tomatoes, peppers, and squash. A time-honored way to measure
NEW YORK - The public may go gaga for the museum designs of Frank Gehry, but museum directors prefer Renzo Piano, the Italian minimalist who just completed an expansive new home for the Whitney Museum of American Art overlooking the High Line.
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) - Environmentalists upset about a New Jersey theme park's plan to cut down 19,000 trees to build a solar farm staged an Earth Day "hike" near the site where Six Flags Great Adventure wants to build a 90-acre solar farm.
US-USA-BETTYWILLIS:Betty Willis, designer who left mark on Vegas with famous sign, dies at 91
Was it a birdhouse? A storage locker? A plant stand? The pretty red-and-turquoise box had suddenly appeared at the side of Penny's Flowers, the focal point of Glenside's Keswick Village shopping district.
On the pantheon of holidays, Arbor Day doesn't get the attention of, say, Thanksgiving or Fourth of July. But today, on the holiday, try to take a moment to think about and thank our forests.
A restaurant or store could play next inside the art deco shell of the historic Boyd Theatre. Above it, 238 apartments in a 27-story tower are to overlook a neglected block of Chestnut Street.
Having lived through the rise of postmodernism and watched its ironic, pop-art treatment of classical forms filter through the culture - to the point where every strip mall was designed with a flattened pediment over the entrance - I never expected to feel any sympathy for that unfortunate architectural style. But after its champion Michael Graves died last month, I realized I finally have enough distance to look at the period's buildings as historical objects.
Seven years ago, Christopher Bowen cleared the garden tools out of his shed - but not to make way for the lawn mower or better shelving.
Q: We purchased a fully furnished winter home. The living room has a three-piece olive green sofa set, with black-painted cocktail and end tables. Other items are in red and black. Could we replace tables with oak, or should we stay with dark pieces? We also looked at a rustic cocktail table made from an old wagon wheel. We are 80, these will probably be our last furniture purchases, and we want to get it right. We would really appreciate your opinion!
There's nothing like a gorgeous new electric light fixture installation to power up your home decor. Whether mounted on a wall or the ceiling, statement...