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Products, tips and the latest buzz in the world of all things home and lifestyle.



Mad for All-Clad
Calling all foodies: Canonsburg-based All-Clad has added an extension to its All-Clad TK collection that you’ll want for your kitchen. Inspired by Chef Thomas Keller, the new 17-inch Oval Roaster ($299.95) has flared exterior edges for drip-free pouring and an easy-to-clean stainless-steel interior. This also is one heavy-duty pan. The roaster, which is sold at Williams-Sonoma stores, can hold a roast or turkey weighing up to 15 pounds and is oven- and broiler-safe up to 600 degrees. —JS

(williams-sonoma.com)
 


 

Living History
A new, 151-unit apartment building along the banks of the Allegheny River combines the history of H.J. Heinz with modern design. Heinz at 950 North Shore was slated to open in February, just steps from the Three Rivers Heritage Trail. The Romanesque Revival building, constructed in 1930, served as the service building for H.J. Heinz Co.’s employees and once included a 3,000-seat auditorium as well as dining areas. The design incorporates many of the building’s original architectural features, says Frank Berceli, president and CEO of Amore Management Co. Amore, along with The Ferchill Group,  developed the $37 million project. Some units will feature two stories, 21-foot ceilings and windows that look out onto the Allegheny River. Rent for one-bedroom apartments will range from $1,180 to $1,905 per month. Two-bedroom units will rent from $1,755 to $2,495 per month. —KP  

(950 Progress St., North Shore; 412/533-0139, 950northshore.com)
 


photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet and Creative Arts Festival
 

Get With Knit
Get out your needles — the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet and Creative Arts Festival is back. Now in its 13th year, the festival will be held March 24-26 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Included at the event will be classes, a marketplace, a quilt challenge, a movie room featuring knitting-related “how-to” videos and more. StevenBe, known as a rock star in the knitting world, is hosting the kickoff luncheon, where he’ll help participants to understand how color choices affect their designs. The festival also is hosting the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. All pillowcases sewn at the festival will be donated to UPMC cancer centers for patients, according to Barb Grossman, a festival administrator. —JS  

(pghknitandcrochet.com)
 


photo courtesy of the Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania
 

Flower Power
Welcome spring early with the Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania’s annual show scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 18 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at the Phipps Garden Center in Shadyside. Themed “Orchid Extravaganza,” the free event showcases a dazzling variety of blooming orchids. Society volunteers and expert orchid growers will be on hand to answer visitor questions. There also will be a sales area featuring orchids brought in from across the eastern United States, as well as the “repotting table,” an area in which guests are able to watch and learn as their orchids are repotted. If you want to capture the plants in full beauty — and without the crowds — a photographers opportunity is planned for 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday before the show opens to the public, giving clear access to the exhibits.  —JS

(1059 Shady Ave., Shadyside; 412/441-4442, oswp.org)
 


photo by richard cook
 

Home Improvement 
With more than 1,700 exhibitors showcasing products on 10 acres, there’s something for everyone at the 36th annual Duquesne Light Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show. Set for March 10-19 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown, the show is the largest of its kind in the state and features many new products for indoor and outdoor life. Highlights from this year’s event include the Dream Home Innovation Center, the Kitchen Idea Center and The Garden Resource Center. If you’re curious about the future, Boyce Thompson returns with his list of Top 10 Life-Changing New Products. Don’t miss the Pittsburgh Magazine exhibit area. —JS  

(pghhome.com)
 

 

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Amazon Includes Pittsburgh in its Top-20 List for HQ2

Amazon Includes Pittsburgh in its Top-20 List for HQ2

The list of 20 was narrowed from 238 proposals Amazon received in October. So which other cities made the cut?

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New series ‘$1’ to be filmed in Pittsburgh

New series ‘$1’ to be filmed in Pittsburgh

The mystery thriller is latest to cash in on the city’s filming opportunities.

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All the foodie news that's fit to blog
Miss Pusadee's Garden? We Have Some Good News.

Miss Pusadee's Garden? We Have Some Good News.

The Tongdee family now operates Burgh Thai in Verona.

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Bitter End’s Chicken Dinner Fundraiser

Bitter End’s Chicken Dinner Fundraiser

Chefs Becca Hegarty and Rick Easton to cook comfort food to help Hegarty’s mother.

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Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
Best of the ‘Burgh Gift Guide for 2017

Best of the ‘Burgh Gift Guide for 2017

Here are some of our favorite ‘Burgh-inspired gifts for him, her, kids, foodies and more.

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Meet the Winner of Our 2017 Cutest Pet Contest

Meet the Winner of Our 2017 Cutest Pet Contest

The winner received the most votes among five dogs, four cats and a bunny.

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Tequila Cowboy: Fine For Some, Apparently a Bad Idea for Others

Tequila Cowboy: Fine For Some, Apparently a Bad Idea for Others

The bar, which hosted a bizarre incident involving a top Steelers coach, is fine enough for the post-collegiate set.

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Five Essential January Events in Pittsburgh

Five Essential January Events in Pittsburgh

Country crooners, unsung pop icons, on-ice acrobatics and more winter warmers.

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Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.
Steelers' No. 1 Problem Makes Others Pale in Comparison

Steelers' No. 1 Problem Makes Others Pale in Comparison

Until they solve it, the Steelers are more of a Fantasy League team than they are a Super Bowl team.

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Steelers Must Avoid ‘Captain Ahab’ Approach to the Jaguars

Steelers Must Avoid ‘Captain Ahab’ Approach to the Jaguars

The Patriots are to the Steelers what Moby Dick was to Captain Ahab and that kind of obsession can backfire.

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The movies that are playing in Pittsburgh –– and, more importantly, whether or not they're worth your time.
The Post is Quite Good, I, Tonya is Even Better

The Post is Quite Good, I, Tonya is Even Better

Reviews of "The Post," "I, Tonya" and "The Commuter," plus local movie news and notes.

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Documentary Week at Row House Brings Fresh, Invigorating Films

Documentary Week at Row House Brings Fresh, Invigorating Films

Reviews of "Rat Film" and "Big Sonia," plus local movie news and notes.

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Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
How to Make a Mt. Washington Wedding Proposal Even Better

How to Make a Mt. Washington Wedding Proposal Even Better

A lot of grooms-to-be propose on Mt. Washington. Not many decorate beforehand.

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These Elaborate Proposals Were Sure to Get a “Yes”

These Elaborate Proposals Were Sure to Get a “Yes”

Thinking of popping the question? Take a note from these grooms-to-be who set the bar high.

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Weekly inspiration for your home from the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine
Former Art Institute Housing to Be Converted into Condos

Former Art Institute Housing to Be Converted into Condos

Downtown is booming as plans develop for yet another new apartment building.

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Lesson Learned: How Design Changed a North Allegheny Classroom

Lesson Learned: How Design Changed a North Allegheny Classroom

Frustrated by his sterile white classroom, teacher Greg Geibel earned an A+ from students when he transformed the space into something resembling a modern coffeehouse.

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