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A World of Unique Furniture and More at DesignPhiladelphia 2019

Each year in the spring, the Philadelphia Furniture Show puts one-of-a-kind custom furniture from our region’s finest designers, plus others from further afield, on display […]

Life & Style

Inside a Graduate Hospital Church-Turned-Boutique Hotel

You could say the Deacon began with a shoe. A ceramic Air Jordan 11, to be exact. After spotting the quirky bit of decor at […]

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Life & Style

The Design Inspiration Behind Brewerytown’s Hot New Beer Hall

When up-and-coming restaurant group Highland Hospitality bought the 4,500-square-foot space that had housed flash-in-the-pan tenants Flying Fish Crafthouse and Brewerytown Taproom, they wanted to change […]

Life & Style

Connoisseur: Naomi Stein’s Favorite Things

Washington Square West resident Naomi Stein, owner of Design Manifest, has been dreaming up gorgeous interior design plans for local movers and shakers for years. […]

Life & Style

Connoisseur: Wendell Holland’s Favorite Things

That’s right: West Philly resident Wendell Holland is a Penn Law grad, founder of furniture company Beve Unlimited, and the winner of last spring’s Survivor: […]

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Old City Events Explore the Sensory (And Sensual) Side of Design

Design — good, bad, and otherwise — is meant to provoke reactions in the viewer or user of an object beyond a simple “I love it” or […]

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A Designer Show House Lands on Elfreth’s Alley

Most of the homes on Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest occupied residential street in the nation, remain private residences. This means the hordes of tourists who […]

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DesignPhiladelphia 2018 Focuses on The Why of Design

What’s new for DesignPhiladelphia 2018? The biggest new thing is this: You won’t have to traipse all over the city in order to get the gist […]

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Life & Style

Habitat: A Look Into Kate Rohrer’s Retro-Glam Design for Louie Louie

Nobody needs reminding that 2016 was weird; by year’s end, morale for some had hit a low. That same year, designer Kate Rohrer signed on […]

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Habitat: The Next Chapter in Society Hill

It took a major life change for one longtime Society Hill couple to give their classic townhome the refresh it deserved: The pair, both working […]

City Life

Meet the Philly Artisans Who Have Hit the Big Time

Philly’s not just a town of tinkerers. These highly acclaimed artisans are producing the kinds of goods that are making us a manufacturing town once […]

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Meet the Women Who Have Designs on Old City – And Their Handiwork

Remember back in 2015 when the readers of Condé Nast Traveler voted Philadelphia the second-best shopping city in the world, behind only Barcelona? Weren’t you surprised […]

City Life

Why My Open Office Feels … Walled Off

At work the other day, a Slack message from a co-worker popped up on my screen: “Do you happen to have a tampon?” I quickly […]

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Habitat: A Never-Ending Story in Mount Laurel

Two and a half years ago, when a young family purchased a five-bedroom, 10-bathroom estate in Mount Laurel — previously the home of former politician […]

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Lovers of Design

Each year, publishers release dozens of hefty tomes full of eye-popping photographs of striking new buildings and drop-dead-gorgeous interiors. In addition to keeping your coffee […]