Hotel Review: The Dean
Aside from its shipshape guest rooms, its facilities — including a European-style bar, a late-night karaoke lounge, a German restaurant and a coffee shop in the lobby furnished with oversize velvet sofas and artwork by Rhode Island School of Design ...
May 21, 2015
Urban Armor Gear LG G4 Case Review
Along with a big and bright 5.5-inch 2k resolution display and the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop is a stunning 16 megapixel camera, and handmade genuine leather backs that cover the removable battery and micro-SD slot on the back. UAG made the sides ...
June 13, 2015
46 of Boston's best new stores and services
“Saturday is no alarm clock” signage is just one of the cheery visuals greeting young(ish) working gals who've been scooping up the girly weekend wear — both comfy casual and date-night fare — complete with day-to-evening shoes, jewelry, and, of ...
January 10, 2015
12 Treasures of Europe
The number of galleries selling urban art keeps growing: Neurotitan, a sprawling space in a scruffy complex in the central district of Berlin-Mitte, has shown urban art since 1996; newer on the scene is Urban Spree, a high-energy gallery in a ...
October 17, 2014
Where the Tea Party Rules
By the time Dewey and his 18-year-old wife, Linda, settled in Lima, seven of his siblings, their spouses and some of their in-laws were living in and around the city, where they quickly found work in the automotive plants or tire factories or steel ...
October 14, 2014
Inside Streit's: New York City's last matzo factory closing after 90 years
In fact, this passing moment of urban history is much more the result of contemporary oven design, sales strategy at kosher supermarkets and Israeli labor market practices – in other words, the peculiar forces of the matzo industry that direct the ...
January 27, 2015
Great gifts for the gardener
It sells original hand-crafted metal art. A whimsical, colorful metal dog clenching a white bone ($45) greets customers at the nursery entrance. Other favorites: metal flying pig ($24), metal birdhouse/flower sculpture ($68), metal lounging frog ($60 ...
December 2, 2014
Even then, some who choose a leather back may still want to protect it, and UAG also offers a clear case with the same durable construction yet a see-through design to show off the leather. When it comes to protection for the LG G4 there are plenty of choices, but not everyone wants a bulky wallet case, one with a built-in battery or kickstand, and they just want outright protection in a nice design. It’s hard to find a case that’s well built, durable, and will protect your device, yet still lightweight enough for you to enjoy using it. With the G4 case UAG strikes the perfect balance between design, protection and comfort. In fact, I’ve bought five cases so far for the LG G4 and Urban Armor Gear makes the perfect case for LG G4 owners. The case actually meets military drop-test standards, and they claim you can drop your phone from over 6-ft and it will protect every aspect of the G4. UAG made the sides extremely textured so it’s easy to hold yet still comfortable, and the faux...
ewey Chaffins was 19 years old when he left Appalachia for northwestern Ohio in 1958. The youngest of 10, he'd grown up in Garrett, Kentucky, a hardscrabble coal town where his family had lived and mined for generations. During the 1950s, when the coal industry in eastern Kentucky fell into a steep decline, scores of young men packed up all they had and headed north toward the industrial Midwest. Chaf fins found opportunity in the city of Lima, a manufacturing boomtown where there were so many factories, as one retired autoworker recently told me, ''you could walk into a place, get a job without even a high school diploma, and if you... '' By the time Dewey and his 18-year-old wife, Linda, settled in Lima, seven of his siblings, their spouses and some of their in-laws were living in and around the city, where they quickly found work in the automotive plants or tire factories or... Their combined annual income was almost $50,000 a year, not a lot but enough at the time to buy a home in the middle-class suburb of Bath Township, just east of Lima. One recent morning, I went to visit Dewey's son Scott Chaffins, who still lives in Bath, in a small three-bedroom house he shares with his wife, Lori, and their two college-age kids, Joshua, 21, and Alyssa, 18. Now 50, Scott is a burly guy who...
arlier this month, Streit’s matzo factory announced it is selling its four converted tenement buildings and leaving New York City’s Lower East Side, 90 years after it opened in 1925. The neighborhood was once home to hundreds of thousands of Jews,... Today, Streit’s is still owned and operated by the descendants of founder Aron Streit. When the Jewish community left the Lower East Side and Streit’s stayed, the brand gained legitimacy from its continued association with the old neighborhood. “I thought we would be here a lifetime,” says Aron Yagoda, executive vice-president of Streit’s, and Aron Streit’s great-grandson. It may be the city’s loss that the Streit’s factory is closing, but it is not necessarily the city’s fault. Streit’s seems to exemplify the lethal power of New York real estate developers and rising rents, which in the last year have claimed as casualties historic commercial landmarks such as Rizzoli Bookstore and Pearl Paint. In fact, this passing moment of urban history is much more the result of contemporary oven design, sales strategy at kosher supermarkets and Israeli labor market practices – in other words, the peculiar forces of the matzo industry that direct the...
An eye for quirky, vintage appeal is Sisters’ secret
A long metal chicken feeder filled with plants ... One upstairs room of Sisters is filled with handmade soaps from the area. Elsewhere on the grounds are plastic buckets filled with wooden table legs or other vintage furniture parts. Barn boards lean ...
July 17, 2015
For Joliet sculptor Charles Ringer, ‘my lifestyle is my art’
A lot of people are familiar with the work of Charlie Ringer, a metal ... table, old business signs, gas pumps, slot machines, a big safe, musical instruments, pinball machines, motorcycles (Ringer favors BMWs), jukeboxes, more mannequins, clocks, costumes ...
July 10, 2015
Walnut, Maple and Steel Dining Table
This handmade, solid wood and steel, round dining table comfortably accommodates up to 6 people. Shown here is a version utilizing walnut, maple and black steel. The steel struts in combination with the maple legs provide a very rigid base. The base has a ...
February 4, 2015
Canton Drink Table, Clear Glass, Burnished Iron Metal Finish
The Canton Drink Table is made to order from solid steel ... organic look of unpainted, handmade metal furniture. Standard finishes are all powder-coated. Premium finishes are powder-coated and hand-painted. Some color variation in photos of our products ...
December 10, 2013