Biaggi
Biaggi ZipSak inventor, Stephen Hersh, has certainly made his mark beyond his original “Shark Tank” appearance in 2014 - wowing shark Lori Greiner with his foldable luggage. The now international entrepreneur, public speaker and CEO of Biaggi continues to expand and evolve his brand of innovative travel bags, with award-winning patents. Backstory Leading to ‘Shark Tank’ Hersh seemed fated to follow...
With everything transpiring in the world, it’s nice to take a break and let yourself be inspired visually.  Street art, murals and graffiti, are so prominent in today’s culture and this genre of art is finally getting the recognition it deserves. My first time to Wynwood Walls, I was completely captivated by this incredible district. It was truly like nothing...
The west side of Manhattan is about to get even more spectacular. The brand new park above the Hudson is designed by Hearherwick Studio.  The park sits in the shadows of nearby, wildly successful 'High Line' and anchored by newly built Jetsons megalopolis aka Hudson Yards. The 2.3-acre park will cost approximately $250 million, which was donated mostly from Barry...
If you've visited Nork (Newark) recently, you probably noticed 14 brand new murals downtown.  This extra-large transformative project was made possible by a collaborative called ‘Four Corners Public Arts’. The 14 murals are part of the first phase of a multi-phase beautification. All the works of art are on Treat Place and Beaver Street in the city’s Downtown District. The artists...
NewspaperWood
Items created from NewspaperWood are the perfect statement to help all inspired to save our planet from climate change as one adds new furnishings to their décor. Mieke Meijer has discovered, developed, and designed an innovative repurposing technique that renews old newspaper into a wood-like material. The NewspaperWood can then be crafted into furniture and décor accessories. NewspaperWood Aims to...
dog grooming
Too large to be a pocket pet, dog grooming fun has enabled larger pups to become a fashion accessory statement as well. Extreme makeovers have been turning barking fur babies into colorful and interesting works of art. From a Simple Pet to a Dog Grooming Fashion Statement Just as the children need to be bathed and groomed so do the doggies....
We reached out to a few local Home & Garden professionals for a thorough review of the industry to see what’s hot this season. Multi-functioning:  We do a lot of work with growing families. For them using every square-inch of a New York City apartment is critical. We look for opportunities to provide more storage and more uses for a space. A corridor...
Newark Symphony Hall (NSH), New Jersey’s largest Black-led arts and entertainment venue, today unveiled designs for its exterior renovation – part of a five-year, three-phase $50 million project set to wrap on the venue’s 100th birthday in 2025. The design, from Trenton, N.J.-based architectural firm Clarke Caton Hintz (CCH), includes a new marquee and streetscape. Design upgrades make Broad...
I always try to maintain positive vibes, so when the pandemic began and continued, I will admit it was not easy. As a digital creator and visual mind, the museums and interactive events I would normally attend were closed. I realized I had to uncover new ways to support the arts and stay inspired for my well-being, and physical...
Don’t miss the 18th annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens.  Each year, the NYBG in the Bronx puts on one of the most beautiful exhibitions in the world.  Let’s face it, New York in February can be a bit dull.  If you are looking to brighten up your life, there is no better way than to...
eco-friendly wallcovering
Unique eco-friendly wallcovering and decor have been created by visionaries marrying innovation with sustainability. A wall that is dressed as readable art is truly a unique concept brought to life utilizing recycled materials. Those seeking sustainable wall decor can find beautiful creations in wallcoverings created from old newsprint and movie posters. Eco-Friendly Wallcovering Newsworthy Proves Decor Worthy Upcycling old newspapers are...
This year’s Philadelphia Flower Show had a new date (June 5-13), look, and location. For the first time in its almost 200 year history, it was moved outdoors to FDR Park. The theme for 2021 was “Habitat: Nature’s Masterpiece” exploring the beauty of life through nature’s kaleidoscopic lens. PHS Flower Show I wondered how the experience would change now that it...
Schools That Can (STC), a nonprofit organization that aims to close the opportunity and skills gap in urban areas, named the winners of its fifth annual “Design Challenge” on Thursday, Feb. 25. The virtual event allowed six schools representing Newark, NJ, Pittsburgh, PA, and New York City to go head-to-head on innovative design concepts – creating efficient, sustainable layouts...
The historic Borough of Flemington, NJ, the seat of Hunterdon County, announced it has hired global downtown development experts, Stantec, to reinvent its downtown core. Stantec is gathering extensive community input for its plan to revitalize the borough’s business districts and improve overall walkability and livability. The initiative is led by the borough’s mayor and council, the Flemington Community...
I attend the Philadelphia Flower Show yearly and I am incredibly grateful that in 2020 it took place prior to the pandemic shut down in the United States. The show is sheer floral beauty and offers inspirational and uplifting content. Held annually in the Winter season, it normally takes place indoors at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year’s dates are...
The city of Hackensack is partnering with the Northern NJ Community Foundation and the Together New Jersey consortium to develop a plan for converting the downtown Demarest Place Pedestrian walkway into an ART walk.  The project will receive up to $20,000 in technical assistance through TNJ's Local Technical Assistance Program. Funding for the Program is provided by the North Jersey Transportation...