Saturday, November 28, 2015

Home & Design

Eight years ago, Kate Plows was reflecting on her job as arts instructor at Malvern Preparatory School. She knew how students would benefit from the English and math classes they took at the private high school better known for its academics and athletics than its arts programming.
If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shoppers.
By Bobbi Rebell NEW YORK (Reuters) - Etana Flegenheimer is upping her Thanksgiving budget this year. The Seattle-based search engine optimization specialist...
QUÉBEC CITY, Canada - "Every winter, I hear stories about Québec City's Ice Hotel. Let's try it for a night or two."
H. H. Richardson so dominated American architecture in the late 19th century that we often refer to Victorian buildings with layers of rough, chocolate-colored stone and thick, rounded arches as "Richardsonian," even when they were designed by imitators. Authentic Richardson buildings can be found in cities around the country, especially the Northeast. But not in Philadelphia.
Q: I am a new owner of a Queen Anne Victorian. Although the furniture is Victorian, I do not want to use Victorian window coverings because the house has its original wavy glass windows and newly restored window surrounds. The windows are double hung, and only the bottom half would need to be covered at night for privacy. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
There were Cornish Rexes and Maine Coons, Norwegian Forest Cats and Ocicats. And then there was Briar-Mar Good To Be Me - "Manny" to his friends, an unflappable, gorgeous Manx, triumphantly crowned Best in Show at Sunday's Cat Fanciers' Association International Cat Show in Montgomery County.
Philadelphia was admitted into a very exclusive club this month, the Organization of World Heritage Cities, and it has been basking in the glow ever since. But being a World Heritage City should not be confused with being a city concerned about its heritage.
A monthly column on Philly designers making an impact.
The city’s formerly tallest skyscraper plans to debut its observation deck Nov. 28.
Q: I love the look of sleek white tile and grout, but my boyfriend is concerned about keeping it clean, especially the grout on a floor that's home to two dogs. This would be for a very modern-style, all-white kitchen. What do you think?