Kensington: Five Places Helping to Create an Art Community

Kensington: Five Places Helping to Create an Art Community

Slowly but surely, the art community in Old Kensington is pushing forward. It’s hidden among the abandoned factories and vacant lots of the area, but the artists aren’t complaining. “There are five studios within blocks of here, but you would never know,” said Charles Cerrone, a photographer working out of Sharktown Studios on Mascher Street, near […]

 

Fashion: A Glimpse Into The Art Institute of Philadelphia

Fashion: A Glimpse Into The Art Institute of Philadelphia

The Art Institute of Philadelphia offers degree programs in design, media arts and culinary arts, but it’s the fashion program that makes the school a powerhouse in the fashion industry. Current student Imani Ligon has had internships with designers like Oscar de la Renta and Anna Sui thanks to the help of one of her teachers. […]

 

Technically Philly: Five Female Developers and Designers You Might Not Know

Technically Philly: Five Female Developers and Designers You Might Not Know

The following five women are notable members of the city’s technology scene. They have achieved success at their respective companies doing front-end web development, software engineering or design. Elise Wei Wei (pictured above), a software engineer at Monetate, started her career with a degree in photography from Drexel University and a job in underwriting insurance before […]

 

Manayunk: Business Owner Combines Gourmet Shop and Law Practice to Help Small Business Owners Grow

Manayunk: Business Owner Combines Gourmet Shop and Law Practice to Help Small Business Owners Grow

Sarah Holmes, the owner of Petit Gourmand, used her creativity and knowledge to bring to Manayunk a law practice for small business owners, right behind the walls of Petit Gourmand, her kitchen and gourmet shop. Holmes opened up Petit Gourmand, located at 103 Cotton Street, in September 2013. The shop offers local products as well as […]

 

Five Things You Didn’t Know: Creative Sustainability in Philadelphia

Five Things You Didn’t Know: Creative Sustainability in Philadelphia

Sustainability never ends. It pervades into multiple areas of Philadelphia life. These five individuals show the innovative ways in which sustainability is growing throughout the city. Angie Vitale, Artist Angie Vitale is a Philadelphia artist who incorporates natural materials and earth-inspired techniques into a portion of her artwork. While studying abroad in Mali in 2011, […]

 By Francis Hilario and Hope Janelle Berninghausen

East Falls: Local Self-Taught Artists Run Own Businesses

East Falls: Local Self-Taught Artists Run Own Businesses

Floral Designer Turns Childhood Memories Into Career [vimeo 53970724] Growing up in Minneapolis, Minn., Necoh Brewington-Mitchell was always surrounded by flowers, so it came as no surprise that flowers would remain in her future as well. “[My mom] always had flowers growing and knew all the Latin names and all that good stuff, so I just […]

 By Tracy Galloway and Maria Zankey

Technology: Designing Philadelphia Gets Technical

Technology: Designing Philadelphia Gets Technical

Design is everywhere. The clothes we wear, the cars we drive, and the buildings we work in all incorporate design in one way or another. In a society that has become increasingly dependent on cell phones, iPods and laptops, design is becoming a vital component of these and many other technologies. Electronic Ink is an […]