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Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:27:40 GMT2016-12-09T12:27:40Z

 



After Jewelers Row, what's the next preservation tragedy?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:27:40 GMT2016-12-09T12:27:40Z




Ask Jennifer Adams: Using bright colors for interiors

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:31:40 GMT2016-12-09T06:31:40Z

Q: Is there a rule about painting rooms in different colors? My partner just got back from the paint store, and they refused to sell him more colors until he tried them all out on the wall. We both love bright colors - him even more than me. Is there a wrong or right way to do this?



DIY holiday gift ideas and the classes to take to make them

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:10:23 GMT2016-12-05T14:10:23Z

Your dad has everything, and what he doesn't have - the Dream Vision Virtual Reality Smartphone Headset, for instance - you couldn't afford, anyway.



DIY holiday gift ideas and the classes to take to make them

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:30:18 GMT2016-12-05T05:30:18Z

YOUR DAD has everything, and what he doesn't have - the Dream Vision Virtual Reality Smartphone Headset, for instance - you couldn't afford, anyway.



Good Eye: From beer suds to soap suds, this modernist factory building stays busy

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:35:34 GMT2016-12-04T11:35:34Z

We keep hearing about how America doesn't make anything anymore, yet a low-slung modernist factory has been chugging along a mere two blocks north of Philadelphia's downtown for more than 70 years. Today, its assembly lines turn out a variety of industrial cleaners for National Chemical Laboratories. But when the plant at 10th and Callowhill opened in 1935, the liquid that coursed through its network of pipes was beer.



Ask Jennifer Adams: Refinishing furniture - should you or shouldn't you?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:31:47 GMT2016-12-02T06:31:47Z

Q: My husband and I moved into a new house for our growing family - our third child is due in just two months. My aunt just gave me a complete, stained-wood bedroom set, which we need. She says it's antique and we should keep it the way it is to keep its value and protect it, but with kids, pets, and life, how can I protect it? Can I just use it now, let it get scratched because it will, and refinish it later? - Q. A: For starters, congratulations on your baby and the new house.