Furniture Show highlights local, sustainable

Furniture Show highlights local, sustainable

Each of Steve Donegan’s lamps is unique – not even those sold in pairs are exactly alike. He works with vintage finds – perhaps a glass shade or an antique metal base – and sometimes with new pieces he makes in his studio, like a copper torch. A sculptor by trade, Donegan came to design lighting only a few years ago and discovered something addictive about creating functional objects that also make a statement and impact the environment. “The right light can create a mood. That’s what theater is all about. . . . In a museum, the light can make the work come to life,” said the artist, who lives and shows his work in West Mount Airy. Donegan is one of 50 artisans who will show this weekend at the Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show at the 23d Street Armory in Rittenhouse Square. Perhaps it would be better to add “and furnishings” to the show’s title, as wall art, rugs, and other decor will be displayed at the three-day event, which opens Friday night with a ticketed preview party. (At “Whiskey+Wood+Wrens: A Celebration of Nature Inspiring the Finer Things in Life,” Peter Handler, a local furniture craftsman who often works in aluminum and wood, will get the annual John James Audubon Center Award for Art Inspiring Conservation.) It’s the show’s 21st year, but the first under the management of Green Tree Events of Maine, known for celebrating local, sustainable products. “We have a sweet spot for American-made, high-quality work,” said Stefa Normantas, a managing partner in the family-owned business. “This group is really working on the world-class level,...
Philadelphia Autumn Photography Tours

Philadelphia Autumn Photography Tours

Two Special Autumn Tours and Holiday Gift ideas

Autumn in Philadelphia: Come autumn, all of Philadelphia comes alive with color, and is the ideal time to take a Photography Class and walking Tour. Among the various tours, two of my favorite Photography classes during this season are the Historic area of Philadelphia and its lovely neighborhoods;

Top 25 for Best Philadelphia Tours!

Top 25 for Best Philadelphia Tours!

Well another great accolade has been bestowed upon Armond Scavo Photography this year by Vacation Idea, a 17 year old website ( that has won the “Best of the Web” by Forbes for 9 years) that offers visitors the best ideas on travel and the BEST things to do there and how

The Philadelphia Furniture Show

The Philadelphia Furniture Show

Armond Scavo will be attending his first show of 2016 at the The Philadelphia Furniture Show  April 8-10, 2016. Friday, April 8th: 6-9 pm, is the  Preview Party and Saturday, April 9th: 10 am-6 pm (general admission), Sunday, April 10th: 10 am – 5 pm (general admission) Armond will have a display and will also have information on his Photography Classes and Tours, so be sure to  look  for it when you go. The Location; 22 South 23rd Street in downtown Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. For more information and tickets...
Photography Classes Philadelphia

Photography Classes Philadelphia

Have you ever wanted to learn more about how to use that great new camera you bought or received as a gift, and don’t like just reading boring blogs all day? Well you’re in luck, because Armond Scavo Photography of Philadelphia offers an exciting and practical way for the new Photographer to gain real hands on field experience. Gaining practical experience is everything. Even for someone who has been taking photographs for years knows that there is always something new to be learned and what better way to learn