Recently we posted about DIY Dads and their declining numbers. While the article wanted to point out that today’s young men aren’t learning trade and fix-it skills from their dads as much as decades past, I think it’s only fair we talk about the opposite side of the spectrum. Today’s […]
If you’ve had the unfortunate task of calling for a bedbug exterminator, the guy or gal that shows up at your door could be the next Jake Gyllenhaal or Anne Hathaway. An odd article from the Wall Street Journal identifies struggling actors as prime candidates to be bedbug exterminators. The […]
There is no doubt that gaining LEED certification can play a major impact on the value of a property and there is one guy who doesn’t think this is fair. In fact he is so adamant that LEED certification is fraudulent that he is suing the USGBC.
OK, we know — the iPhone as an actual home improvement tool? It’s a bit of a stretch. But with so many DIY-focused apps on the market, handy devices like the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad can increasingly service a purpose as an invaluable reference tool during various stages of […]
Greenbuild is really buzzing today. The energy is as high as the attendance seems to be and the Expo has filled the McCormick place to the brim. We’ve already had great chats with folks from Glidden, Kohler, Certainteed, Sylvania, NIKE Grind, Accoya and more. We missed ret. General Colin Powell […]
The green building industry is at the cutting-edge of the construction trade and is no stranger to early adoption. Sustainable manufacturers and retailers were some of the first companies to share their message via social media and the online conversations during Greenbuild will be just as lively as the tradeshow […]
Outstanding candidates for Home Depot jobs are always in demand and as one of the largest retailers, the Home Depot must fill a variety of full and part-time positions in stores across the country. They are hiring for in-store supervisory and non-supervisory positions as well as positions in their corporate […]
Greenbuild 2010 takes over Chicago this week and we’ll be on the ground covering it from top to bottom. Colin Powell kicks off the conference and tradeshow as the featured keynote speaker and there will be over 1,000 manufacturers in attendance ready to present their sustainable products and services. Other […]
The Japanese are known for creating tiny efficient electronics and now they’ve refined the small home with the ultra-small home. Forget the fact that Fuyuhito Moriya is 39 and still lives with his mother. He’s taken small space living to the next level by sharing a home with his mom […]
The Telegraph raises an interesting point that we continue to hear whispers of each year. Are current 20-30 year olds less capable as do-it-yourselfers than their fathers? One could argue the modern man has many more resources to turn to for researching (books, magazines, websites, blogs) a project as well […]
Last year, we featured some nice photos from one of the winners of the myMarvin Architect’s Challenge. This year’s crop of winners is equally as impressive. Ten outstanding architects from across the United States had their work honored as winners of the 2010 myMarvin Architect’s Challenge. The contemporary design projects […]
HUD recently contacted us and wanted to share some videos they produced that they feel will help prospective home buyers with their home shopping experience. The videos are a bit dry but informative and get to the point. Watch the videos below.
Going green has never been so stylish thanks to Hover Houses, created by Glen Irani Architects. The third in the series (pictured above), built on the Venice Canals in Los Angeles, continues a trend of “maximizing outdoor living environments by structurally ‘hovering’ the building envelope above the land,” according to […]
ReadyMade Magazine recently announced a big contest called the ReadyMade 100. This ambitious contest is seeking to celebrate the best 100 projects from around the world of DIY. They’re calling on the DIY community to submit their most “functional, beautiful, interesting, sustainable manifestations of creativity” to enter the contest. From […]
If you are serious about cooking and need industrial grade appliances, you’ve probably considered a Viking range. Now might be the best time to pull the trigger on a purchase as they wanted us to share some rebates from up to $500 that are good through Jan 31, 2011.
We’re looking for a motivated, blog-savvy, college student who enjoys all things DIY and has a strong interest in remodeling, green building, tools or home design. Internship responsibilities may include but not be limited to research, blog management, outreach, and possibly writing. Candidate must be extremely reliable and able to […]
Driving the I-10 corridor from Tucson to Phoenix isn’t where you’d expect to find an amazing organic farm and pumpkin patch but if you ask anyone in Arizona, Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek is the place to be in the fall. They’re Pumpkin & Chili Party is world famous and […]
We heard a few months back that This Old House was searching for a project in the Los Angeles area. They’ve finally found one and have wasted little time in getting work started. For this project, This Old House has (for the first time) selected a 1930’s Spanish Colonial Revival […]
Have you checked out our DIY City Guides? We’ve gone coast to coast and pulled some great resources for do-it-yourself types in the following cities. Seattle Portland Oakland/East Bay Los Angeles Tucson Chicago
At least one Chinese producer of drywall has agree to fund home repairs in response to the lawsuit of toxic drywall poisoning people and their homes. From CNN: A company that imported Chinese-made drywall that American homeowners complained made them sick has agreed to a court settlement to repair their […]
We’ve got word from the DIY Network that they are casting for another show called Ultimate Home Builders and they are seeking contractors, builders and homeowners. Details below: Ultimate Home Builders DIY Network is searching for homeowners, builders and contractors across the country to be featured in a dramatic new […]
Mary Ellen Carroll’s new conceptual art installation, “Prototype 180,” sounds simple enough: she’s flipping a house 180 degrees. Yet as is the case with most conceptual art installations, a seemingly simple project or concept is so much more complex as you start to look beneath the surface. First and foremost, […]