February 25, 2016
By Nancy Gerber The current trend of increasing sales of adult coloring books points to an unmet need in many people's lives for some quiet, creative time. The books also highlight how the creation of art can diminish stress, increase imagination, and foster thoughtfulness. However, many of those coloring books are also marketed as "art therapy. " Lost in the enthusiastic response to the trend is the distinction that coloring, indeed a therapeutic activity, is not actually psychotherapy.
September 10, 1988 |
Eighteen local fashion awards were presented yesterday as a prelude to the fourth annual Philadelphia Dresses the World exposition, to be held Sept. 23 through 25 at the Civic Center. In addition to giving awards recognizing creativity, excellence and accomplishment, organizers singled out two promising fashion newcomers: Brynn Thompson was named Most Promising Clothing Designer, and Patti Dougherty was named Most Promising Jewelry Designer. For Thompson, a 27-year-old Harrisburg woman who works full time as a state tax examiner, the award may mean a chance to quit her job and devote her time to the hand-woven clothing - sweaters, skirts, dresses, shawls, scarves and hats - which she has been designing under the label "Brynwoven Originals.
December 20, 1997 |
At the Fourth Annual Kwanzaa Family Night at Samuel B. Huey Elementary School on Thursday, the sights and sounds helped all who attended focus on the seven principles of traditional African society. They are unity; self-determination; collective work and responsibility; cooperative economics; purpose; creativity; and faith.
September 20, 2015 |
Donna W. Pitz, 65, of Paoli, former executive director of the GreenSpace Alliance and a major figure in the open-space movement in Southeastern Pennsylvania, died Friday, Sept. 11, of multiple system atrophy at Tel Hai Retirement Community, Honey Brook. Born in East Stroudsburg, Pa., Ms. Pitz graduated in 1971 from Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, with a bachelor's degree in biology and education. In 1978, she earned a master's degree in landscape architecture from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, N.Y. From 2008 to 2011, when she resigned for health reasons, Ms. Pitz led the GreenSpace Alliance, a nonprofit in Philadelphia consisting of the leaders of environmental groups and land conservation agencies.
June 9, 2016 |
Mermaids, Picasso paintings, and the classic white shirt were just some of what inspired designers' collections this year at Drexel University's annual fashion show. Twenty senior and graduate students showcased five- to seven-piece groupings Saturday at the Urban Outfitters corporate headquarters at the Navy Yard. The presentation was fast-paced, dramatic, and replete with pieces fashioned from designer-made prints. Big winners included graduate student Ornella Santoni, who won the Carole Hochman Award for Creativity for a seductive collection of intimate apparel - bathing suits, panties, and strapless bras - that boasted strong graphic elements.
July 8, 2010
An excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Reader: I am a huge fan of Chima Brazilian Steakhouse. Is there any advantage of trying Fogo De Chao over Chima's? Craig LaBan: I've traditionally preferred Fogo over Chima (which I haven't been back to for a couple of years). I find Fogo's meat to be better. But it's also an ambience choice - the contemporary feel of Chima vs. the refurbished grandeur of a classic Philly space at Fogo. Personally, I'd rather head north to the more authentic, charcoal-grilled flavor of Picanha in the Northeast, though it's a less upscale experience.
November 26, 1999 |
The television industry needs to be brought into the era of modern management. It is too concerned with short-term profits. It needs to do what most other businesses have learned: concentrate more on long-term profits. This is achieved through offering customers quality products. Offer quality and you can better attract steady customers and increase your market share. Instead, networks are in a constant panic mode of copying what others do, rushing shows to production, shuffling schedules due to short-term ratings, and ruining what could otherwise be a stable business.
September 10, 1986 |
When Mayor Goode announced the winners of the 1986 "Philadelphia Get to Know Us!" Designer Awards yesterday, Sayida Ha'Fiz, of Sayida Ha'Fiz Design Studio, was among the 15 people recognized as the city's most innovative fashion forces. And, as if garnering the Award of Creativity in daywear weren't enough for the soft-spoken 37-year-old designer, Ha'Fiz was also named Most Promising Designer by a nine-member panel of industry judges, members of the Fashion Group of Philadelphia, who spent two days evaluating the entrants' designs.
June 1, 2008 |
It had been a record week, and the vibe at Urban Outfitters headquarters was high. Adrenaline was palpable in executive offices, in design huddles, and on down to the models in skimpy threads pouting for a Free People Web shoot. It was mid-March, and the retailer of insurgent chic had reported killer profits while other retailers watched shoppers weary of high gas prices go into hiding. You could almost hear towels snap a few days earlier as Wall Street analysts congratulated executives for putting up such good numbers.
September 27, 1992 |
Anthropologist Angeles Arrien has a simple prescription for fulfilling one's life dream, a quote from the 12th-century poet Rumi: "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. " Arrien, who is also an author and educator, explained to more than 100 people at a sold-out Tyler Arboretum session last Sunday how symbols, myths and creative visualization could be used to identify who we are and what our life dream is. "We all have an...