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The Big Lebowski House is For Sale…Dude!

The Big Lebowski House is For Sale…Dude!

“The rug really pulled the room together…man”, and with that the adventure began. One of our favorite films of all time, The Big Lebowski, begins in the Dude’s house, his bathroom to be exact and ends with his rug getting ruined. Now you can recreate this memorable scene for a […]

Share Your Project with Built by Kids – Win Some Stuff

Share Your Project with Built by Kids – Win Some Stuff

This has been an amazing summer for us. We’ve been putting in the miles with media trips across the country and mixing in a jaunt to Paris…for a babymoon. Yes, Laura and I are expecting a boy in September! We’re super excited and thought, why not make this extra fun […]

Milwaukee Tool: Red to the Core

Milwaukee Tool: Red to the Core

Yesterday we had the pleasure of joining Milwaukee Tool at their media day in Milwaukee, WI. We joined a group of trade writers and tool bloggers that represented all of North America and Latin America. Milwaukee Tool definitely recognizes the emerging markets of Mexico and Brazil and had translators readily […]

5 Stay at Home Projects to Avoid Carmageddon

5 Stay at Home Projects to Avoid Carmageddon

It’s here! The weekend that Angelenos have been dreading for months. CARMAGEDDON!!! Simply put, the 405 freeway will be closed for two days at 10-mile stretch between I-10 and the 101 to repair a damaged bridge. The run up to this event has been a bit Y2Kish with everyone planning […]

Would You Live In The World’s Narrowest House?

Would You Live In The World’s Narrowest House?

We often talk about small spaces here at C&H: how to make a small space feel larger, how to maximize limited square footage and other similar topics. But how small is too small? We stumbled across pictures of the world’s narrowest house and can’t help but wonder if something that […]

Our Favorite Picks From Sustainable Industries’ Top 10 Green Building Products

Our Favorite Picks From Sustainable Industries’ Top 10 Green Building Products

Who doesn’t love a good top 10 list? David Letterman, I’m looking at you! Product lists are especially helpful if you’re looking to branch out from your usual favorites. You probably have your eco-friendly mainstays like programmable thermostats, CFLs, VOC-free paint and EnergyStar appliances. If you’re looking to broaden your […]

Dwell on Design 2011 Gets Bigger and Better

Dwell on Design 2011 Gets Bigger and Better

As other trade shows have contracted, Dwell on Design continues to grow. It’s not a large show but the vendors are well curated and you can picture any of them in the pages of Dwell magazine and many of them probably are. This year we noticed many more larger brands […]

A Blast with a Bulldozer at Dig This in Las Vegas

A Blast with a Bulldozer at Dig This in Las Vegas

Oh Vegas…We love you. From the Pyramids to Paris you never cease to amaze us so it’s fitting that you’re pushing the boundaries once again on what a theme park can be by serving as the home of Dig This. The latest Vegas draw is on the dirty side but […]

Samsung Unveils LCD Fridge With Apps

Samsung Unveils LCD Fridge With Apps

With the prevalence of touchscreen, app-based products continuing to dominate the market, it was only a matter of time before an enterprising mind applied this technology to appliances. Samsung has introduced a refrigerator complete with an 8-inch WiFi-supported LCD screen that features 8 apps: Memos, Photos, Epicurious, Calendar, Weatherbug, AP, […]

Meredith Closes ReadyMade Magazine (And We Sob)

Meredith Closes ReadyMade Magazine (And We Sob)

There’s no denying that the turbulent economy has wreaked havoc on publishing, especially for shelter magazines. It’s been hard to see good friends like Domino, Blueprint and Cottage Living close and sadly, we now have another to add to the list: our beloved ReadyMade magazine. We have a great history […]

New Innovations from Bosch Tools

New Innovations from Bosch Tools

This week I participated in the Bosch Tools Global Leadership Tour at their US headquarters in Mt. Prospect, IL. Bosch is a global organization and their tool division is number one in Europe and with events like these they’re trying to climb the very competitive ladder of tool manufacturers in […]

Our Favorites From DeWALT’s New Product Launch

Our Favorites From DeWALT’s New Product Launch

Last week, I had the pleasure of traveling to Baltimore for DeWALT’s new product launch. I had a basic familiarity of the brand, but it was fascinating to dive more into the company’s history, methodology and what they’re doing to produce functional, innovative tools that help people work better and […]

Introducing the DeWALT 20V MAX Cordless Tool System

Introducing the DeWALT 20V MAX Cordless Tool System

We’ve been invited again this year to the DeWALT tools media event, and like last year when we were the first to see the DeWALT 12V MAX cordless tool system, we’ve been told they are introducing another new cordless lineup that ups the voltage with the DeWALT 20V MAX cordless […]

Why We’ll Be Watching HGTV’d

Why We’ll Be Watching HGTV’d

In a couple of weeks, HGTV will premiere a new series: “HGTV’d.” And we love the premise. HGTV hosts will travel around the country (accompanied by a massive HGTV’d 18-wheeler) to surprise unsuspecting viewers with home makeovers! Home makeover shows are certainly not new to the programming line-up, but we […]

Nate Berkus Shows Us How to Mix It Up with Valspar Paint and Lowes

Nate Berkus Shows Us How to Mix It Up with Valspar Paint and Lowes

Last week we attended an amazing event by Lowes and Valspar Paint in New York City. They invited a small group of media to participate in a painting and design demonstration all hosted by celebrity designer and TV personality Nate Berkus. Lowes and Valspar setup an incredible event space in […]

National Hardware Show 2011

National Hardware Show 2011

One our favorite events on the home design and remodeling tradeshow circuit is the National Hardware Show. Next week it kicks off in Vegas and organizers say this should be one of the biggest shows to date. They describe it as being one of the deepest and most diverse shows […]

Home Alone House for Sale

Home Alone House for Sale

If you’re a true Matthew Gray Gubler fan you’ll know one of his favorite movies is Home Alone. Do you think he should buy this house and create his own house of horrors? We’re sure he could top what Kevin did. He’d also do a nice job decorating this house […]

Finding a Job in Interior Design

Finding a Job in Interior Design

As a Housing major and a Design Studies minor, I was intimidated by the job market. I knew that Interior Design majors would have more to offer than I would. My job search started in November and I realized right away that I wanted to focus on design through my […]

DuPont Unveils New Zodiaq, Corian Countertop Colors

DuPont Unveils New Zodiaq, Corian Countertop Colors

When you’re creating colors for kitchen surfaces, what better inspiration is there than food? DuPont’s new color collections in Zodiaq quartz surfaces and Corian solid surfaces are inspired by spices and ingredients, respectively. Think of a kitchen infused with the warmth of chicory, or a fresh burst of cilantro. Zodiaq […]

DeWALT Hand Tools

DeWALT Hand Tools

If you’re a fan of the DeWALT brand of power tools, we’ve got big news for you. DeWALT hand tools are now available and they haven’t just released a tape measure and wrench but they’ve identified more than 100 types of hand tools and dived into the R&D and come […]

Best Kitchen and Bath from KBIS 2011

Best Kitchen and Bath from KBIS 2011

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) was great this year! Beyond seeing some unique products from the top manufacturers in the country, we spoke to a lot of designers and bloggers who provided us with some real insight to where they feel the industry is headed and what trends […]