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...
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...
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...
This past year of the pandemic has brought new home and garden trends for those seeking to renovate the abode in search of serenity.  During a year that has been freaking nuts, now more than ever folks are looking to spruce up their home turf and relax among their outdoor landscape. The inability to hop on a plane, or even...
fireplace options
An array of fireplace options allows just about everyone to enjoy the warmth of a hearth in the home. No longer is it just a dream to sit by a cozy fire. With the available choices, one can have a bit of warmth in every room of the abode. Fantasies about having a fireplace to cuddle up by can now...
Enchante Home
Enchante Home lives up to its promise of luxurious living with its collection of extra soft Turkish cotton towels at a great price. The 100-percent zero-twist cotton makes the towels truly plush and comfy. Navigating the website is extremely easy and makes it for delightful shopping when looking through offerings and comparing towel sets designs. The towels are available in...
Courtesy of Monteforte Architectural Studio
A new, two-tower residential development, Parkview Apartments, will soon break ground in the Lafayette section of Jersey City, adjacent to Berry Lane Park, the city’s newest green space. New Jersey-based firms, Dresdner Robin and Monteforte Architectural Studio, are providing essential engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, surveying and planning services for the project. Parkview Apartments includes two 89-foot buildings that will each...
This isn’t something you necessarily want to brag about.  Based on a new report by Zippia, New York is in first place followed closely by New Jersey for states losing population. This is not shocking.  New York and New Jersey have consistently been ranked in the top 5 for losing population over the last 10 years.  Overall, the trend...
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...
The New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP held their annual meeting last week. They are the largest commercial real estate organization in North America.  In a packed house at the Short Hills Hilton, industry leaders gave their projections for 2020. We have highlighted  four major takeaways from the meeting. 1.  Economic Growth will Slow in 2020 Is a recession looming?  Just as...
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ProudLiving Companies, a New Jersey-based real estate company with a mission of long-term neighborhood revitalization, partnered with five New Jersey municipalities to distribute Thanksgiving turkeys this week to needy families. The company worked alongside mayors’ offices in East Orange, Newark, Irvington, Plainfield and Orange for the giveaway, which took place on Nov. 23 and Nov. 25. ProudLiving funded the...
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The Bryant Park Winter Village is an iconic, European-Inspired spot to spend the holidays for both locals and tourists.  With a wide assortment of vendors and decorations, everything is Instagram worthy.  Visitors from Thanksgiving to New Years can expect long lines, huge crowds and pricey food.  For you outta-towners, Bryant Park is located in Manhattans' Fashion District near Times...
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...
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...
Last week, the NYC Parks Department brought 12 goats into Manhattan's Upper West Side.  The herd of adorable goats will be here all summer in Riverside Park to munch on the steep terrains’ invasive species.  Some of the their local favorites are the horrific Japanese Knotweed and Poison Ivy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0hSVsTVbJE More and more it seems goats are the animal trend of...
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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...