Posts tagged New York

House lady: It’s porch season … finally

   April 13, 2014 7:59 am    0

Yep, I am sitting on my porch writing this today. It is 66 degrees, and the birds are singing. Speaking of porches, get a load of these from Architect Magazine. This house was an award winner for the Hufft Project — a Kansas City and New York collaboration where designers showcased their stuff and sent…


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National Ferris wheel day coming up

   February 6, 2014 5:56 am    0

Yes, I know — in February? Next Friday — Valentine’s Day — is Ferris Wheel Day — a tribute to George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., born on Feb. 14. My first date with my husband was on a Ferris wheel — at the North East Cherry Festival 12 years ago. So, here’s to George Ferris! The…


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Manners up for Thanksgiving Day

   November 20, 2013 7:38 am    0

This table from one of our House to Home articles is certainly a designer demo, and one thing you won’t see on the perfect place settings is cell phones. A friend asked me to write an article about put-away-the-cell-phone-dinner etiquette — not just for the kids. She said adults at her dinner table were often worse…


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Best and worst school system rankings by state — an education

   February 4, 2013 7:05 am    0

The Wall Street Journal and countless media outlets reported Education Week’s best and worst school systems by state in the United States last month, and the report on is below: Top 10 Maryland ranked at the top for the fifth straight year Massachusetts New York Virginia Arkansas Florida Georgia New Jersey West Virginia Kentucky…


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House lady: Crazy houses land as art

   July 22, 2012 9:14 am    0

So, is this real or Photoshop? Real! Odd houses around the world are often art. This one is called Fallen Star. See the story here. It is Do Ho Suh’s reflection on how he felt when leaving South Korea to study in the U.S., “as if he was dropped from the sky.” The installation is at the University…


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Wipe out! Woman-made windshield wipers

   March 30, 2012 4:28 am    0

It’s Fashion Friday, but I had to tell everyone about something that goes way beyond fashion. Esurance brought it to my attention that Mary Anderson patented the windshield wiper in 1903. So, to close out March and Women’s History Month, here’s a salute to women and  Esurance’s research into female automotive pioneers: Alice Huyler Ramsey…


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