May 9, 2016 |
If the crossover SUV is taking autodom by storm, the compact crossover is a Class 4 sales hurricane. The reason for its popularity seems simple enough: A lot of people don't need a larger crossover, and don't need the larger vehicle's higher initial cost and greater thirst, either. Among the more popular partners on the crowded compact dance floor would be the Ford Escape, a reasonably priced, reasonably handsome, reasonably roomy critter that does everything reasonably well.
April 7, 2016 |
Jerome Solomon, 82, of Philadelphia, former president of Jerome Solomon Associates, an architectural firm in Woodbury, died of lung cancer Monday, April 4, at home. Born in Canton, Ohio, Mr. Solomon graduated in 1950 from Boardman (Ohio) High School, near Youngstown, and earned a bachelor's at what is now the MIT department of architecture in 1956. He took graduate classes at Harvard University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as well as in industrial engineering at Ohio State University, a niece, Diane Cohen, said.
April 4, 2016 |
After years of hyper-conservative styling strolls, Lexus seems to be edging closer to a walk on the wild side. A case in point is the adventurously redesigned 2016 RX, whose unexpectedly bold styling suggests a bit of corporate courage. After all, it's hard to mess with a good thing, and the RX is certainly that. With annual sales typically topping 100,000, this midsized crossover is the best-selling luxury SUV in the U.S. market. The styling is certainly cutting edge. You can argue that it's a bit busy, but the silhouette and sculpting are real eye-catchers.
March 6, 2016 |
Toyota is obviously doing something right with the Camry. It has been America's best-selling family sedan for the last 14 years. There are reasons for this midsize car's popularity: The Camry is affordable, economical, boasts nice fit and finish, holds its value well, and doesn't break much. If there's been a knock on this guy, it is that its styling over the years has been conservative enough to qualify as visual NyQuil. Car and Driver less than reverentially suggested the car has long been "reliable but dull" and "the suburban transport appliance of choice.
February 9, 2016 |
CONSTANCE G. YAROS, a Philadelphia artist for 60 years, died Thursday at Hahnemann University Hospital. She was 90. A lifelong Philadelphia resident, Ms. Yaros was involved in portrait and landscape painting, sculpture, industrial design, fashion design and interior design. She also acted at Allen's Lane and Abington Theater companies. For nine years, she was the personal student of Boris Blai, the founder of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Her career included works being commissioned by the Board of City Trusts, federal court officials, and many prominent families in the city.
February 9, 2016 |
Constance G. Yaros, a Philadelphia artist for 60 years, died Thursday at Hahnemann University Hospital. She was 90. A lifelong Philadelphia resident, Ms. Yaros was involved in portrait and landscape painting, sculpture, industrial design, fashion design and interior design. She also acted at Allen's Lane and Abington Theater companies. For nine years, she was the personal student of Boris Blai, the founder of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Her career included works being commissioned by the Board of City Trusts, federal court officials, and many prominent families in the city.
July 20, 2015 |
Hello there A new degree in interior design from Philadelphia University in hand and a new job in Manhattan secured, Heather Ann took her mom, Rosanne, to Peddler's Village for a celebratory lunch and afternoon of shopping. Heather carried a bouquet of red Gerber daisies for a friend she was meeting later. "Oh, for me?" joked Andy, then manager of the Italian restaurant. "No," said Heather Ann. "Table for two, please. " Heather Ann wanted only food, retail, and mother-daughter togetherness.
May 23, 2015 |
Beatrice Fischel-Bock, Madeline Fraser, and Lizzie Grover studied interior design at George Washington University. But they got a crash course in business management during a recent appearance on Shark Tank , the ABC reality series that matches investors and entrepreneurs. The website of their online interior-design business, Zoom Interiors, got 40,000 hits the night the show aired and has been buzzing ever since. Fraser, who had been bracing herself for trolls, was surprised: "We're booked for two weeks solid with clients right now. We have like 800 clients on the books, and it's growing every day. " That followed an offer on the show from real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran to invest $100,000 in return for a 33 percent stake in the business.
April 28, 2015
T ONYA COMER, 43, of Fishtown, owns Tonya Comer Interiors, a design firm with residential and business clients in nine states and the District of Columbia. The Pittsburgh native grew up in a public-housing project and was raised by a single parent. She has an undergraduate degree from Duquesne and an MBA from Michigan State. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for the company? A: I discovered a passion for interior design working for an office-furniture company. A client asked me to design her kitchen.