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Outdoor decorating trends: natural, cozy, sustainable

Dec. 02, 2021 13:13 PM EST

Home, as we know, has become more central to many of us during the pandemic, and that means outdoors as well as in. This holiday season, designers and retailers have suggestions for updating window, door and yard decorations. Trends include sustainability, naturalness...

Oh! Christmas tree? Cardboard display is the talk of a town

Nov. 29, 2021 12:48 PM EST

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — It has been called beautiful, awesome and brilliant, a transcendent work of art that reimagines the holiday experience with local touches of the Jersey Shore. It also has been called ridiculous, ugly and hideous, something akin to a pile of...

Holiday evening tours are back at Frank Lloyd Wright home

Nov. 25, 2021 09:20 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The city's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home has announced its holiday schedule. Evening tours of the Dana-Thomas State Historic Site in downtown Springfield are planned for Wednesdays and Saturdays from Nov. 27 to Dec. 8. ...

Glacier National Park's historical architect loves his job

Nov. 25, 2021 08:13 AM EST

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park’s Kim Hyatt loves his job. As the park’s historical architect, it has been Hyatt’s duty for the past two years to ensure that any work done on the park’s buildings and structures is done in a way that preserves...

Ticket to whimsy: What's behind popular seasonal train shows

Nov. 15, 2021 10:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Many holiday-season train shows were canceled or limited to fewer visitors last year because of the pandemic, but this year the popular attractions are back at botanical gardens, conservatories and elsewhere around the country. The shows, now a tradition...

Hong Kong's M+ museum opens amid censorship controversy

Nov. 11, 2021 04:19 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s swanky new M+ museum — Asia’s largest gallery with a billion-dollar collection — is set to open on Friday amid controversy over politics and censorship. M+ boasts 183,000 square feet (17,000 square meters) of...

Virginia tunnel workers discovers Civil War-era cannonballs

Nov. 06, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Over the past several months, contractors have found artifacts at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel construction site — including some Civil War-era cannonballs. But they were kind of duds, not necessarily explosive-wise, but because they weren’t...

Building design meant to comfort people on autism spectrum

Nov. 06, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Steve Orfield thinks a building design tailored to autistic kids might be good for everyone. His business, Orfield Laboratories, based in Minneapolis, designs buildings to provide a sense of calm for anyone on the autism spectrum. Through years of...

Orthodox patriarch blesses shrine near 9/11 memorial

Nov. 02, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

The spiritual leader of the world's Eastern Orthodox Christians gave his formal blessing Tuesday to an ornate shrine that will replace a small parish church destroyed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of...

Stella McCartney channels mushrooms in trippy Paris show

Oct. 04, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Stella McCartney’s virus-conscious show was shown to a fraction of the normal Paris audience. But that did not detract from its energy or celebrity pull. Paul McCartney surprised his designer daughter backstage amid a huddle of guests that included Demi...