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  • The Samaritan Women restores mansion, opens doors for homeless women

    The Samaritan Women restores mansion, opens doors for homeless women
    A long-neglected mansion on the city's west side has been restored to its 19th-century grandeur so that it can provide a home and hope for homeless women. Dozens of volunteers have adopted rooms in the 8,000-square-foot Victorian, built in 1893 by the...
  • Plans to rebuild OC boardwalk include testing alternative wood

    Plans to rebuild OC boardwalk include testing alternative wood
    Earlier this week, Ocean City's town council selected Louis J. Grasmick Lumber Co. of Baltimore to provide more than 56,000 pieces of yellow pine to rebuild the boardwalk, a contract worth about $600,000. The town also approved plans to purchase and test...
  • Bravo's 'Million Dollar Decorator' dishes out inspiration, advice

    Bravo's 'Million Dollar Decorator' dishes out inspiration, advice
    Martyn Lawrence-Bullard left his home in England for Los Angeles 20 years ago, determined to be a movie star. The acting thing didn't exactly work out. But in one of those delightful turnabouts in life, he is now the interior designer to the stars. Ed...
  • 'Top Design': triathlon

     
    Guest blogger Karen Shih is back and excited that, finally, the designers are NOT working in teams on Top Design:Finally, an individual challenge! But it's not designing a room … it's a design triathlon, and the winner of each part......
  • 'Top Design' season finale: And the winner is ...

     
    Guest blogger Karen Shih files her last Top Design recap. Thanks for writing, Karen!It's the season finale! After 10 weeks, it has come down to Nathan (not surprising), Preston (kind of surprising, given his start) and Ondine (where did she......
  • The Obamas put their stamp on the White House interior

    The Obamas put their stamp on the White House interior
    Barack Obama, his wife, two daughters and mother-in-law are set to move Tuesday into a big old barn of a house that is not exactly homey. The White House contains two floors of ceremonial, museumlike rooms topped by two floors of family quarters filled...
  • She asked 25 countries to 'make me beautiful'

    She asked 25 countries to 'make me beautiful'
    Esther Honig, a 24-year-old Kansas City, Missouri-based journalist, recently hired people in more than 25 countries to Photoshop an image of herself with naked shoulders, hair tied back, and no visible makeup. The images have gone viral this week,...
  • Beyond the World Cup stadiums, architecture in Brazil returns to glory

    Beyond the World Cup stadiums, architecture in Brazil returns to glory
    Over the last seven years, Brazil undertook a countrywide mega-construction project that sparked discontent among the population and led many of the country's widely admired architects to wrinkle their noses in disgust. The 12 stadiums, built or...
  • Kips Bay Show House: 22 Rooms Of Decorating Splendor

    Kips Bay Show House: 22 Rooms Of Decorating Splendor
    NEW YORK — Designer Tony Ingrao had four weeks. His job was to create an arresting look for the room with 16-foot ceilings and a view of St. Patrick's Cathedral he'd been assigned at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House that just opened May 1....
  • Fate of beach staircase up in the air

    Fate of beach staircase up in the air
    Highland Park city and park officials veered in a new direction on a proposed Central Avenue staircase to Park Avenue Beach, opting to seek private partners for the costly venture, if it's viable. Officials were unanimous at a recent meeting in...
  • Latest trends design reflect living life outdoors

    Is your outdoor space reminiscent of your parents’ house circa 1971? Wobbly plastic tables and half-broken nylon lawn chairs in muted hues hardly scream summertime fun. Luckily, updating your outdoor decor has never been easier or more affordable....
  • Political Landscape: 'Women of the Year' selections announced; Violent crime report bill receives supporting vote

    Two local lawmakers recently announced their picks for “Women of the Year” and they all come from a variety of professional and community-advocacy backgrounds. During a luncheon on Tuesday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) honored Alexandra...