Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Home & Design

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.
In the courtyard of City Hall, behind the cover of a temporary chain-link barrier, artists have spent the last few weeks constructing a monument within a monument - a scrap-wood counterpoint to the ornate marble of City Hall and the slick granite of Dilworth Park.
Three words that peppered the 2007 mayoral campaign: Planning. Zoning. Waterfront. Three words that hardly have been mentioned in the current mayoral campaign: Planning. Zoning. Waterfront.
After two years as its director, Hilary Jay is leaving the Philadelphia Center for Architecture. But DesignPhiladelphia, the festival she cofounded more than 10 years ago, will remain the signature event of the center.
 
PAFA to start sprucing up, inside and out