Archive for Makin’ It

Widdy Dialect: The

Widdy Dialect: The “Hoagie” Of Darts

April 17, 2014  |  Makin' It

Under the rumbling El and amidst the hustle and bustle at Kensington and Somerset, a distinctly Philadelphian brand of darts is made the same way it has been for over 100 years—by hand. Brad Maule throws a round with Widdy Darts > more

Fairmount Park: A New Map From An Old Style

Fairmount Park: A New Map From An Old Style

March 18, 2014  |  Makin' It

With her handmade map, South Philly artist Kim Alsbrooks brings Fairmount Park into the 21st Century by way of the Centennial Exhibition. The hand drawn map recalls ancient maps with an artistic focus and favors attention to bicycles > more

The Real Bookbinder's Revival

The Real Bookbinder’s Revival

October 24, 2013  |  Makin' It

In South Philly, a modern bookbinder updates an old craft with the help of vintage machines. Theresa Stigale has the story and photos from Bella Forte Books > more

In Port Richmond, An Industrial Legacy Lives On

In Port Richmond, An Industrial Legacy Lives On

January 9, 2013  |  Makin' It

Last year, the descendants of the original CH Masland, who built the nation's largest auto carpet mill in Port Richmond, returned to their great-great grandfather's factory. Theresa Stigale accompanied them on the Hidden City version of "this is your life" (and she stuck around to talk to photograph some of the building's current tenants) > more

Join Us For An Insider's Tour Of Changing Wayne Junction

Join Us For An Insider’s Tour Of Changing Wayne Junction

October 3, 2012  |  Events, Makin' It

Our first Inside-Out Tour of the season will take 20 people to the new Wayne Junction Historic District in Germantown for a revealing tour of one of the city's last working textile mills, a Frank Furness train station under restoration, and a soon-to-be-converted lithography plant--and more > more