Contributor Lori Dolnick on The Morris Arboretum

Contributed by Lori Dolnick Out on a Limb gives you a heightened awareness of trees – from scaffolding that’s 50 feet above the forest floor. One of the Arboretum’s oldest living oaks grows within the exhibit. It’s lineage dates back over 250 years. If you live anywhere near Philadelphia, PA, you really must take a … Read more

Contributor Lori Dolnick at Poggenpohl

Poggenpohl Dining Desk reinvents the idea of what a table can do. Contributed by Lori Dolnick Recently, I attended the grand opening of Poggenpohl’s newest showroom in Old City Philadelphia. Poggenpohl is a leading luxury cabinetmaker that’s known for their sophisticated modern designs, environmental stewardship and innovative technology. Visitors to the showroom will be able … Read more

Tour the Paris Fleas

Contributed by Susan Schultz When I first began traveling to Paris I was urged by both friends and the guidebooks to visit the famous French flea market, the Puces Saint-Ouen with its huge variety, multiple markets and permanent halls. My first visit to Saint-Ouen was just about learning to navigate the sometimes intimidating route from … Read more

Color is Everything

Contributed by Lori Dolnick Color is everything. From high-end sinks to contract wallcoverings – the trend spotters work hard to stay on top. I’m just getting back from Germany where I visited the Blanco SILGRANIT factory. Blanco is an 85-year old family-owned company that makes some of the world’s finest and most innovative sink and … Read more

IMM Cologne 2009 Trend Report

Contributed by Susan Schultz In September 2008, IMM Cologne unveiled its 2009 trend forecast. Developed by a team of five international design notables in conjunction with support from IMM Cologne staffers, the four trends for 2009 address some familiar design themes—recycling, vintage, technology, green, etc.—but mix them up in some surprising ways. Following are some … Read more

Opt For Outside Living

Contributed byLori Dolnick. Check out VixenHill.com where you can design your own eat-in porch, right online. The online porch builder is a brand new feature of their website that also lets you build shutters and gazebos online. These are fine wood products that are crafted in Pennsylvania. The design is modular so you can build … Read more