Events

The Ram Cave Winners

The Ram Cave Winners

Ram Trucks just announced the three winners of their Ram Cave renovation contest

John Deere Factory Tour and Tractor Testing

John Deere Factory Tour and Tractor Testing

Behind the scenes at the John Deere factory where their compact tractors are built and tested.

Harley-Davidson – 110 Years of Freedom

Harley-Davidson – 110 Years of Freedom

Celebrating 110 years of Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee, WI

Painting with Nate Berkus and Lowe’s

Painting with Nate Berkus and Lowe’s

Last year we had the pleasure of joining Lowe’s for a fun even with Nate Berkus and Valspar paint.

Rust-Oleum Targets the DIY & Design Crowd with their Kitchen Transformations

Rust-Oleum Targets the DIY & Design Crowd with their Kitchen Transformations

I recently joined a select group of media in hands-on testing Rust-Oleum’s new cabinet and countertop transformation kits which they feel is going to revolutionize the DIY segment of the market. This event was held at Latrobes, a very unique event space (formerly a bank) in the center of the […]

Hands On with Husqvarna Chainsaws, Blowers, Trimmers and Mowers

Hands On with Husqvarna Chainsaws, Blowers, Trimmers and Mowers

I spent the day with Husqvarna testing all of their outdoor power equipment. It was blazing hot but well worth the sweat.

simplehuman: the Brand and the Can

simplehuman: the Brand and the Can

simplehuman brings high design to everyday products and creates a winner

Rebuilding Together in New Orleans

Rebuilding Together in New Orleans

We joined the stars of HGTV including Carter Oosterhouse and Chris Grundy to help rebuild homes in need in New Orleans

LA Auto Show Photo Gallery

LA Auto Show Photo Gallery

All of the photos from the LA Auto Show

IBS Behind the Booth: Formica F-Chip

IBS Behind the Booth: Formica F-Chip

Formica’s iconic F-Chip takes center stage when it comes to Formica’s IBS booth design

IBS 2013: First Impressions

IBS 2013: First Impressions

The Builder’s Show is back in Vegas and IBS 2013 is looking better than ever.

Santa Arrives at The Home Depot with Kidde Smoke Alarms

Santa Arrives at The Home Depot with Kidde Smoke Alarms

Santa knows all about fire safety so we weren’t surprised when he teamed up with The Home Depot and Kidde to donate smoke alarms to local fire departments across the country. We arrived for the Kid’s Workshop that Home Depot does each Saturday morning and the kids were busy building […]

LA Auto Show Kicks Into High Gear

LA Auto Show Kicks Into High Gear

I missed the LA Auto Show but not this year. I attended the media only events yesterday and got a first look at the cars and trucks before the public which was nice as there was no bustling crowds or people to get in the way of photos. Every major […]

Be a Hero, Save a Hero with a Kidde Smoke Alarm

Be a Hero, Save a Hero with a Kidde Smoke Alarm

The holidays are a great time to keep home safety top of mind. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), between 2005 and 2009, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 240 home fires that began with Christmas trees. To help families protect themselves from the […]

Coverings 2012: The Ultimate Tile Experience

Coverings 2012: The Ultimate Tile Experience

In April I had the overwhelming pleasure of being included on the VIP Press Tour of the Coverings Tile show, an international trade show for all facets of the tile and stone industry, held in Orlando, Florida. For three days I was immersed in the world of tile, and I […]

E3 Nerdfest in Full Effect – Are You a Gamer?

E3 Nerdfest in Full Effect – Are You a Gamer?

The E3 Expo has nothing to do with home improvement but but everything to do with in-home entertainment and since it’s here in LA I needed to take a look. For three days the Los Angeles Convention Center becomes ground zero for gaming as all the game developers, companies, fans […]

Lowe’s Designer Challenge for Charity

Lowe’s Designer Challenge for Charity

Last week we were invited back to New York to attend a sneak preview of Lowe’s Designer Challenge. Last year’s Lowe’s event with Nate Berkus was such a huge hit we knew they would hit the mark again and they did. We arrived at the Chelsea Arts Tower on the […]

Justin Timberlake – The Next Interior Design Star?

Justin Timberlake – The Next Interior Design Star?

We were invited to preview a collection called HomeMint curated by Estee Stanely and Justin Timberlake. Ms. Stanley is a well-known interior designer but this is new territory for Mr. Timberlake who is better known as an entertainer/musician. It turns out he’s got an eye for this and the HomeMint […]

How to Be On Top Chef

How to Be On Top Chef

I’ve been a fan of Top Chef on Bravo since the beginning and season 10 in Seattle is no different. I’m pulling for Sheldon Simeon of Maui who is the top chef at our favorite island restaurant, Star Noodle (a must visit if you are near Lahaina). A couple years […]

Kick Gas with Black & Decker 36V Outdoor Power Equipment

Kick Gas with Black & Decker 36V Outdoor Power Equipment

Cordless power tools continue to advance in performance and it finally looks like outdoor power equipment which has long been dominated by gas is finally catching up. Black & Decker invited us out to Tempe, AZ to check out their latest yard tools that have been upgraded to the 36V […]

Seed For Yourself: A Visit to the Grass Seed Capital of the World

Seed For Yourself: A Visit to the Grass Seed Capital of the World

I knew very little about grass seed before my visit last week to NexGen Turf Research. I’ve recently laid sod and tried my best to keep it alive and green but unfortunately it has decided not to cooperate and has gone spotty and brown in some areas. After receiving the […]