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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 […]

This New House Premieres Tonight on the DIY Network

This New House Premieres Tonight on the DIY Network

Tonight is the premiere of This New House on the DIY Network with Kevin O’Connor (current host of This Old House) and Amy Matthews. It’s on at 8pm EST and produced by Bruce Irving who was the longtime executive producer of This Old House. From the trailer it looks like […]

Out-of-the-Box Furniture Finds on Etsy

Out-of-the-Box Furniture Finds on Etsy

We like to say that Etsy is at the center of the handmade universe which was confirmed after getting a behind-the-scenes tour of their office in Brooklyn, NY. They truly celebrate their sellers as nearly 100% of their furniture and decor came from their community of handmade and vintage vendors. […]

Paper Counters

Paper Counters

That’s right. Paper. They really have figured out a way to recycle everything for kitchen surfaces. PaperStone products are FSC-certified and made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Sound crazy? Here’s how it works: “Made from recycled paper that has been saturated with our proprietary PetroFree(tm) phenolic resins and selected natural […]

Rough Cut with Tommy Mac: Sneak Peek

Rough Cut with Tommy Mac: Sneak Peek

We’re giddy about the recent announcement by WGBH of a new show called Rough Cut with Tommy Mac that takes you through the process of building wood pieces many of which come from “rough” lumber that hasn’t been pre-cut or processed. We recently interviewed Tommy Mac about the show and […]

Extreme Showerheads to Become Extinct

Extreme Showerheads to Become Extinct

There’s a battle brewing over the use of luxurious high-flow shower heads. Some of these high-end showerheads cost upwards of $5,000 or more and emit as much as 12 gallons of water a minute, essentially and bringing a down pour into your bathroom. According to the Wall Street Journal: Regulators […]

Milwaukee Tools and Tattoos

Milwaukee Tools and Tattoos

This week Milwaukee Tools is announcing some new tools but before we get to that we wanted to share a section of their website we found almost as interesting. We already know that tool tattoos are extremely popular and people are proud to share their blue collar leanings via ink […]

Can You Live in a Passive Home?

Can You Live in a Passive Home?

I recently read an article on Treehugger about the successful completion of a passive house in the south. A passive house you say? What the heck is that? These homes are built without a furnace. They rely on insulation and sunshine to keep it toasty and warm. In the summer […]

Temporary Walls Coming Down in NYC

Temporary Walls Coming Down in NYC

New York City apartment dwellers are facing a quandary. The city is aggressively going after landlords who allow temporary walls built that aren’t to code (most aren’t). This problem stems from a fatal 2005 fire and the city’s drive to eliminate illegally installed temporary walls in Stuyvesant Town (building development […]

Check Out Our Photo Galleries on Flickr

Check Out Our Photo Galleries on Flickr

We love sharing our photos from industry tradeshows, new product launches, behind the scene visits and tool reviews. But unfortunately we can’t post them all here so we’ve fired up a photo sharing account with Flickr where you can see all of our photos in one easy to view place. […]

Etsy: Behind the Scenes

Etsy: Behind the Scenes

We just returned from a visit to the handmade center of the universe, Etsy. They recently moved to a fabulous location in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn and built out their own space in a large warehouse loft. In keeping with the do-it-yourself and handmade mantra, they’ve decorated the space […]

C&H Open Call for Bloggers

C&H Open Call for Bloggers

Now’s your chance to join us! We’re expanding our editorial team and seeking bloggers who have an expert opinion on remodeling, renovation and do-it-yourself. We also need bloggers who have professional experience in the following categories: Green Building Kitchens Paint Home Security Hand and Power Tools If you’re interested in […]

C&H is Seeking Tool Bloggers

C&H is Seeking Tool Bloggers

We’re expanding our editorial team and seeking new voices to contribute regularly to our site. Are you a contractor, craftsman or enthusiastic homeowner that is hands on with tools on a regular basis? Can you explain the name and use of at least 5 different hammers or 4 types of […]

C&H is Seeking Kitchen Bloggers

C&H is Seeking Kitchen Bloggers

Do you dream of countertops and cabinets? Appliances and backsplashes? We’re expanding our editorial team and seeking new voices to contribute regularly to our site. Do you already read Charles & Hudson and would like a place to share your ideas and inspirations with a large community of kitchen remodeling […]

C&H is Seeking Paint Bloggers

C&H is Seeking Paint Bloggers

Is paint your passion? We’re expanding our editorial team and seeking new voices to contribute regularly to our site. The paint industry is a dynamic segment of home improvement and we’re seeking bloggers who have experience in the industry from a retail, design or application background. If this is you, […]

C&H is Seeking Home Security Bloggers

C&H is Seeking Home Security Bloggers

Do you have a pulse on the growing home security industry? We’re expanding our editorial team and seeking new voices to contribute regularly to our site. We’re seeking bloggers who have worked in the home security industry and have a deep understanding of what it takes to properly secure a […]