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Green Building Popularity on the Rise

Green Building Popularity on the Rise

Green building has become overwhelmingly popular, as consumers and contractors alike seek out environmentally friendly products and practices in the pursuit of sustainability. But just how pervasive is green building? Franklyn Carter of NPR.org writes that “green building now accounts for nearly one-third of new construction in the U.S.” This […]

Swiss Earth House

Swiss Earth House

Well, I’ve always wanted an underground lair. Luckily, I’ve found one that looks more pastoral than evil and gloomy. Made of concrete and earth, this Swiss estate is a cluster of grass-blanketed houses encircling a pretty little lake. According to Inhabitat, aside from using natural and recycled materials and having […]

All American Handyman on HGTV

All American Handyman on HGTV

Tryouts are over and HGTV has selected 20 finalists to be their new show All American Handyman. 20 Americans from across the country have nailed the chance to be crowned the “handiest of them all” in the new HGTV series, All American Handyman, hosted by the talented Molly Culver. The […]

Labor Day Paint Deals and Discounts

Labor Day Paint Deals and Discounts

If you’re staying home this holiday weekend and tackling some paint projects you’re in luck. A few retailers and paint manufacturers are offering some Labor Day deals and discounts on paint. Behr is offering $5 off 1 gallon and $20 off 5 gallons. Sherwin-Williams is offering 30% off paints and […]

September Is Paint Month At Charles & Hudson!

September Is Paint Month At Charles & Hudson!

Now that September has arrived, we’re officially kicking off paint month here at C&H! We’ll be bringing you the latest paint tips, tricks and news, as well as sharing some of our favorite resources to make sure your paint project goes as smoothly as possible. Feel free to share your […]

Oval Office Has A New Look

Oval Office Has A New Look

Who knew our President was such a designophile? The Oval Office has undergone an extreme makeover. Some of the updates include new carpeting, wallpaper and sofas. However, the resolute desk and painting of Washington over the fireplace stayed put. Changes include: * New and reupholstered furniture, new paint and wallpaper. […]

Rebuilding Together with Sears at Fifty for Five

Rebuilding Together with Sears at Fifty for Five

It’s important to us that we contribute to our time to help homeowners in need. We had a great experience last year volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, so when we received the invitation from Sears to participate in Fifty for Five we were ecstatic. Fifty for Five (50 for 5) […]

The MoMA Celebrates Evolution Of Kitchen Design

The MoMA Celebrates Evolution Of Kitchen Design

Calling all kitchen fans! If you’re in New York from Sept. 15, 2010 to March 14, 2011, a stop at the Museum of Modern Art is a must. A new exhibit, “Counter Space: Design And The Modern Kitchen,” “explores the twentieth-century transformation of the kitchen and highlights MoMA’s recent acquisition […]

Honolulu Is Serious About Construction Materials Recycling

Honolulu Is Serious About Construction Materials Recycling

After any sort of demolition, whether it’s a towering skyscraper or a residential bathroom, recycling previously used materials in a new project is always an ideal method to create a more sustainable structure while decreasing excess waste. Yet in Honolulu, things are getting serious. A bill is moving through the […]

Five Years After Hurricane Katrina We Join Rebuilding Together in New Orleans

Five Years After Hurricane Katrina We Join Rebuilding Together in New Orleans

We’re here in New Orleans courtesy of Sears. They’ve invited Charles & Hudson to volunteer and participate in the Fifty for Five event (sponsored by Sears) on the 5th anniversary of hurricane Katrina and it’s been an amazing experience. Today we joined other volunteers from Rebuilding Together, many of whom […]

Groupon Home Improvement Coupons

Groupon Home Improvement Coupons

If you love searching for coupons, deals and discounts then you’ll love Groupon even more. By signing up you could receive coupons for deals from Ace Hardware and many other home improvement retailers. We recently discovered Groupon which has quickly become one of the fastest growing websites of all time. […]

Blog Cabin on DIY Network

Blog Cabin on DIY Network

Blog cabin seems to be one of the most popular shows on the DIY Network and we receive a lot of inquiries from our community looking for more information about the show. Here’s the premise of Blog Cabin according to the DIY Network: Blog Cabin is the groundbreaking multimedia experience […]

Fifty for Five in New Orleans

Fifty for Five in New Orleans

We’ve been invited to participate in Fifty for Five in New Orleans this year and we literally can’t wait to tie-on our tool belt and start working. Rebuilding Together made a pledge to rehabilitate 1,000 homes in the Gulf and in conjunction with the 5th year anniversary of the Hurricane […]

Spike Delivers with Scrappers

Spike Delivers with Scrappers

We’ve got a new guilty pleasure, Scrappers. This reality show follows three metal recycling crews (scrappers) in Brooklyn as they find new jobs, explain the business of scrapping and fight with each other. Doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement but this show is a breath of fresh air compared to […]

Gracious Home Files for Bankruptcy

Gracious Home Files for Bankruptcy

Gracious Home was a New York institution long before Home Depot and Bed, Bath and Beyond arrived. In fact they were established in 1963 originally as a hardware store. Last week they filed for bankruptcy and time will tell if restructuring will save the company.

TV’s Mad Men Furniture For Sale

TV’s Mad Men Furniture For Sale

Fans of Mad Men hollywood interiors can now bid on pieces from the set and its all going for a great cause. This charity auction on eBay benefits the City of Hope cancer hospital. Leading the list of auction items is a walk-on role on Mad Men! The ten-day charity […]

A Fun-Filled Day with Delta Faucet & Brizo

A Fun-Filled Day with Delta Faucet & Brizo

Yes, being around faucets all day can be fun (at least for one day) as the folks at Delta Faucet Co. proved to myself, assistant editor Katy Ryan and roughly 15 other new media outlets covering home improvement and remodeling that were invited to participate in their 2010 media day. […]

The Most Popular Kitchen Colors

The Most Popular Kitchen Colors

Annual color forecasts are often a barometer by which home decor, design and other companies introduce trends and products. Have you noticed an increase in turquoise this year? That’s because it was named the Pantone color of the year in December. On the flip side, the National Kitchen and Bath […]

Infuse Your Toolbox With A Pop Of Pretty

Infuse Your Toolbox With A Pop Of Pretty

If you, like me, are on a constant mission to surround yourself with pretty things, then Cynthia Rowley’s new tool collection should definitely be on your radar. Basic home improvement supplies, including hammers, pliers and screwdrivers, become a little more extraordinary when bathed in prints inspired by Cynthia’s fashion designs […]

Crazy for Kitchens & Baths? Follow Us at the Delta Faucet & Brizo Media Event

Crazy for Kitchens & Baths? Follow Us at the Delta Faucet & Brizo Media Event

We’ve been invited to attend Delta Faucet’s media event so this week we’re traveling to Indianapolis to check out the latest from the Delta Faucet Company and receive a thorough rundown of new products from Delta Faucet which also includes their fashion-forward Brizo line and ubiquitous Peerless products. If you’re […]

Vanilla Ice To Host His Own DIY Network Show

Vanilla Ice To Host His Own DIY Network Show

In probably some of the oddest home reno show news I’ve come across in quite some time, severalsources are stating that Robert Van Winkle, aka early 90’s rap star Vanilla Ice, is set to host his own 10-episode show on the DIY Network. Under the working title “The Vanilla Ice […]

Margaret Russell Moves on From ELLE DECOR to Architectural Digest

Margaret Russell Moves on From ELLE DECOR to Architectural Digest

Some big news today in the shelter publishing world. Margaret Russell the long-time (20 years) editor-in-chief of ELLE DECOR will be moving to Conde Nast and has taken over the same role at Architectural Digest. She replaces long-time Architectural Digest editor, Paige Rense who has been with the magazine since […]