Interviews

Kevin O’Connor – Host of This Old House

Kevin O’Connor – Host of This Old House

Who is Kevin O’Connor and how did he become the host of This Old House

Amy Devers – Artist, Designer, TV Host

Amy Devers – Artist, Designer, TV Host

Amy Devers of the DIY Network shares the behind the scenes secrets from her shows like Fix This Yard and more

Jonathan Adler & KOHLER: A Match Made in Color

Jonathan Adler & KOHLER: A Match Made in Color

Jonathan Adler is a self-made icon in the design world. He began his career as a potter and soon transitioned his eye for great taste into home furnishings. Adler has also written a few books that celebrate color, so it made perfect sense for his collaboration called KOHLER Colors featuring […]

Joanie Dodds – Contractor, TV Host and Fashion Model

Joanie Dodds – Contractor, TV Host and Fashion Model

A couple months ago I visited the set of Built to Shred and one of the highlights was a happenstance encounter with Joanie Dodds, the host of Run My Renovation on the DIY Network. The Built to Shred crew had raised the bar with their spiral of death ramp and […]

Preston Koerner of Jetson Green

Preston Koerner of Jetson Green

We’ve been avid fans of green building blog Jetson Green for a few years and it’s been great to see the site grow in popularity and influence. Founder, Preston Koerner, has always maintained a unique editorial voice that may be attributed to being based in Salt Lake City as well […]

Jeff King – Skater and Host of Built To Shred on Fuel TV

Jeff King – Skater and Host of Built To Shred on Fuel TV

As a former skater and current snowboarder/surfer/paddle boarder, FUEL TV was made for me and has been a guilty pleasure of mine since it debuted. I’ve still got stacks of snowboarding and skate videos on VHS and would watch Lance Mountain, Tony Hawk and the crew from Bones Brigade all […]

HGTV All American Handyman Shuts the Door on Latest Competitor

HGTV All American Handyman Shuts the Door on Latest Competitor

HGTV’s All American Handyman made three cuts last week and now have their top five competitors, one of which will wear the crown of All-American Handyman. We caught up with the last Handyman voted off the show, Andrew Kowalyshyn. He made the top six but his door hanging abilities, or […]

Tommy Mac – Woodworker & Host of Rough Cut

Tommy Mac – Woodworker & Host of Rough Cut

Last month we got word that WGBH will be producing a new show focused on woodworking called Rough Cut with Tommy Mac. We’re fortunate to score an interview with Tommy Mac and had an opportunity to ask him some questions about his new show as well as his woodworking background […]

Video Interview with HGTV Designer Libby Langdon

Video Interview with HGTV Designer Libby Langdon

Last week I had the opportunity to do an interview with HGTV designer Libby Langdon and home tech specialist David Gregg. I called in and could watch them answer my questions via a live feed on my computer. There was a slight delay but otherwise it was kinda cool. They […]

Bruce Irving – Renovation Consultant & Television Producer

Bruce Irving – Renovation Consultant & Television Producer

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Bruce since my days at This Old House and it’s been great watching his career flourish since he left TOH. He’s since created a niche in the remodeling world as a renovation consultant and now he’s planning a return to television with This New […]

Inspiring Small Spaces from Loving. Living. Small.

Inspiring Small Spaces from Loving. Living. Small.

We’ve been long time advocates for small space living and foresaw the backlash to McMansions that consume more energy, resources and materials than any house should. Apartment Therapy grew out of a tiny NYC apartment (most are) but their mantra of “saving one room at a time” can apply to […]

Megan Arquette – Beach Bungalow 8

Megan Arquette – Beach Bungalow 8

Since moving to LA last year we’ve met a lot of great people and one of them is home design blogger, Megan Arquette of BeachBungalow8 and The Skirted Roundtable podcast. We asked her to share her thoughts on the interior design industry as well as being a home design blogger […]

Nathaniel Garber Schoen – Garber Hardware

Nathaniel Garber Schoen – Garber Hardware

We thoroughly enjoyed our days living in New York’s West Village (enough that we named this blog after our cross streets). We miss the quaint tree-lined streets, impeccably restored brownstones and neighborhood institution Garber Hardware which has been serving New Yorkers in Manhattan and the West Village since 1884. Nathaniel […]

Anne E. Collins – Managing Editor ElleDecor.com

Anne E. Collins – Managing Editor ElleDecor.com

In 2007 I had an opportunity to work with the team from HFM US to build and launch the first home design web portal of it’s kind, PointClickHome.com. This website serves as the online home of the design magazines, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home, HOME Magazine and Woman’s Day special issues. […]

The Handyguys Podcast

The Handyguys Podcast

There are many ways to find home improvement advice. The most popular have always been books, magazines, tv and now blogs. Well these guys saw an opportunity to share their knowledge and opinions on home improvement via a podcast which is an audio episode you can download and listen to […]

Kelly Giard – Clean Air Lawn Care

Kelly Giard – Clean Air Lawn Care

We’re always inspired by entrepreneurs who see an opportunity that aligns with their passion and dive right in. Kelly Giard of Clean Air Lawn Care fits that description and has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a finalist in their Emerging Entrepreneur of 2009 contest. Launched in 2006, Clean Air […]

Shoshana Berger – Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ReadyMade Magazine

Shoshana Berger – Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ReadyMade Magazine

ReadyMade magazine remains a beacon for those who are DIY inspired. Every issue contains innovative features and projects that focus on reusable and re-purposed everyday objects. Their website and books are also a great resource for “people who like to make stuff”. The co-founder of Readymade, Shoshana Berger, applied the […]

Seeing Green

Seeing Green

What better way to pass a dreary winter weekend than with the March issue of Domino, which is bursting with tips and tricks for the home as part of the annual green issue. Environmentally friendly highlights include: *The green list, a comprehensive product guide for each room of your home […]

American Architecture is Moving in the Right Direction

American Architecture is Moving in the Right Direction

Frank Gehry’s IAC building in New York City The Architectural Record sat down with six critics from across the country to discuss the current state of American Architecture. From building affordable and sustainable housing to the latest projects from the minds of “starchitects”, they cover it all and the overarching […]

Renovation Consultant for Hire

Renovation Consultant for Hire

As a follow up to Kevin O’Connor’s interview last week a friend sent over this article about Bruce Irving who was the producer of This Old House for 17 years. He left This Old House in 2005 and has started up his own company that is unique to the industry. […]