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...
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...
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...
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...
Jersey City, the city is a melting pot bursting at the seams with culture and development has a new innovative concept.  Jersey City has released its “Container Village”, a popup retail experience made from four converted shipping containers.  The Container Village is in a previously abandoned parking lot along Martin Luther King Drive in the Bergen-Lafayette section of town. This...
With the world striving to get back to visions of normalcy, New York City has a real treat for both LIRR commuters and Amtrak travelers. The Moynihan Train Hall at New York Penn Station opened to the public on January 1st, 2021, and is being discovered as travel slowly returns. A unique point to note, many commuters have yet to...
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...
In a sea of new construction in Jersey City, one new project is standing out.  A plaza, aptly named “University Place,” which stems from a partnership between New Jersey City University, Jersey City, Claremont Companies, and others, will occupy 22 acres around the campus. For its role, Dresdner Robin, a land use consultancy headquartered in Jersey City, completed site and...
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...
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...
Splendor Design is a company that continues to win awards for a wide array of projects on both sides of the Hudson.  Their incredible design team has created some iconic projects making it one of the hottest companies in our area.  They have become the go-to company for real estate marketing and branding.  We had an opportunity to sit...
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....
Photo courtesy of Dresdner Robin.
Jersey City-based land-use consultancy, Dresdner Robin, has provided a suite of services for two New Jersey urban education projects, furthering its mission of bringing creative solutions and technological innovation to development in underserved communities. The firm offered expert engineering, environmental, planning and survey services to the Clinton Hill Early Learning Center in Newark, NJ, and produced a campus vision report...
Decorating
Just by adding a few small easy decorating touches to the abode will get the home ready to enjoy the warmth and fun that the sunshine of summer brings. Whether living the summer life at the beach, a big city or a home town, invite the sunshine inside. Anything heavy and dark shouts hibernation so to help get out of...