Take the Cake

IF WEDDING CAKE ALONE DOES NOT SATISFY YOUR SWEET TOOTH, MANY OTHER OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE. A wedding is not complete without a towering cake as the centerpiece of a reception — or so you thought. Traditional concepts are changing as alternatives to the classic cake are gaining in popularity. Some alternative selections, such as doughnuts, …

All in the Family

This Old Pittsburgh House The Historical Society of Upper St. Clair works to preserve a 160-year-old family farm. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes purchasing property on which a family legacy can be built. After John and Eleanor Ewing Gilfillan married in 1849, they purchased 135 acres of farmland and a springhouse, used …

Living History

While preserving the past, the owners of Shadyside Commons create homes for today by renovating another of Pittsburgh’s historical buildings. Photos courtesy Reinhold Residential Why build new when you can renovate the old? Renovations are underway at Shadyside Commons, a warehouse-turned-apartment building. John Bindley hired his architect brother to construct the building in 1903 for …

On Trend

What’s buzzing in the Pittsburgh home industry. After a delay caused by Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to the city in the fall, the official groundbreaking for the Bloomfield Lofts occurred on Dec. 6. The 18-unit project continues the conversion trend of transforming a rundown building (in this case, a 100-year-old laundry facility) into residential …

Oscar-Winning Actor Chosen to Portray Andy Warhol in Biopic

The movie is the first non-documentary to focus solely on the pop artist's life. Andy Warhol has struck the interest of Hollywood yet again; the life of the Pittsburgh artist is set to be made into a biographical film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the biopic “Warhol” will star Jared Leto as the iconic pop …

TechShop

October Magazine Cover Photo Information A playground for creativity, TECHSHOP is a community-based workshop/studio in East Liberty that provides access to classes such as woodshop and metalworking and professional equippment. TechShop consultants and ambassadors created the “Made In Pgh” piece seen on our cover - a first for the company. Using vector-based programs, laser cutters …

Adam Ernst: His Heart is in the Country

“Performing is where it’s at,” says Adam Ernst when asked his favorite part of working in the music industry.  The 21-year-old country singer, songwriter has taken his small-town roots and music talent all across Pennsylvania and even down to Nashville. Ernst was born in Johnstown and currently resides in Belsano, near Ebensburg.  A graduate of …