Don’t be spoolish; check out Ana’s bags; sew fine!

Local Life | March 8th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady There’s something about Ana Thorne’s life and art that click. There’s her retro ‘oldie’ bags, with metal clasps at the top, that look like your grandmother’s dainty change purse. The bag is just one of several products, including baby jumpers and Philly-centric gifts, that she makes in whimsical patterns and sells at […]

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Recycle and ‘Buy Nothing,’ but still get some good stuff

Local Life | March 7th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Linda Rauscher De-cluttering is all the rage. Think Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” or “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter,” by Margareta Magnusson. Decisions, decisions. Typically, decluttering is a “mindful” process of evaluating each item’ s utility or […]

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Through the Looking Glass: Windows that can open doors

Local Life | March 1st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Leslie Feldman For local artists Paula Mandel and Joan Myerson Shrager, the Stained Glass Project is not just about creating works of art. As they say, “The project is about windows that open doors.” Now in its 14th year, The Stained Glass Project (SGP) is a volunteer-run program involving the technically demanding artistic discipline […]

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