The holiday classic A Christmas Story is centered around a family living in a Cleveland home built in 1895. The home was purchased on eBay in 2004 and lovingly restored to it’s movie day glory and now functions as a museum. You can view their restoration process as well as […]
After recently moving from NYC to LA we still have many boxes to sort through. Many of them being keepsakes and items that for some reason we’ve held onto. We’ve checked into Apartment Therapy and their recent post on “Why we hang onto stuff” is insightful and will be necessary […]
We love this lamp from Get Back, Inc. This is one of the best industrial design stores we’ve seen in a long time and their website and online catalog are very impressive.
It’s never too early to introduce the next generation to the joys of DIY! A good way to start might be with a project from foldschool.
Oregon-based author and designer Shannon Quimby recently realized her dream of building an entire house “without a dumpster” — a project she dubbed the “Reuse Everything eXperiment.” By partnering with several leaders in the green-building movement, Quimby completely deconstructed a crumbling wreck of home in Southeast Portland and reused everything […]
While color visualizer tools are now featured on most major paint manufacturers’ web sites, homeowners often struggle to envision how the color combinations they create for sample homes online will translate to reality when applied to their own homes.
Our friend Anne Collins is the senior editor at PointClickHome and the voice behind their blog Design Daily. Anne was an integral part of the team that launched PointClickHome and remains the driving force behind the online home of Elle Decor and Metroplitan Home. She recently purchased a brownstone in […]
Actually I was just in the audience. The friendly folks at MSLO invited me and a ton of other bloggers to their live taping of the “Martha Stewart Show – blogging episode”. The featured guest was Perez Hilton who I never thought I’d see share a stage with Martha but […]
We were recently introduced to a new website and blog called AsktheArchitect.org which is run by Washington D.C. based architect/contractor, Bruce Wentworth. He has some great profiles of house styles that are common in the D.C. area and does answer some interesting questions regarding how these older style homes can […]
We’ve been a bit behind on the world of podcasts but we’ve found one that we will definitely subscribe to called Handyguys. The Handyguys are actually Brian and Paul who since the beginning of the year have been recording these podcasts that cover everything home related from Appliance Repairs to […]
The host of Today’s Homeowner, Danny Lipford, is celebrating his 30th anniversary of Lipford Construction. Well done to Danny and his team for an impressive accomplishment.
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As the do-it-yourself design boom has proliferated on TV and in magazines, so have online virtual room planners. We reviewed the top virtual room planners from last year, many of which are very effective in providing you with inspiration for designing your own room. As internet technologies advance so have […]
One of the more popular sources for tools of any type is Harbor Freight. Many of their products are unbelievably inexpensive and some are name brand while others are not. Toolcrib recently wrote up an extensive review of how to shop at Harbor Freight, including “what not to buy” as […]
One of our favorite design blogs received a beautiful facelift today and launched under their own domain and can now be found at decor8blog.com. Holly Becker’s website is a standout among design blogs and the mainstream media has taken notice with her recent appointment as editor of Simply Stated for […]
We’ve stumbled across a new houseblog called Door Sixteen and we’re impressed with their bathroom remodel and choice of tile (multi-colored marble hexagon).
This D*mn House brings us some DIY humor with this parody video from Weird Al Yankovic based on the theme song from “Friends”. The lyrics are after the jump.
The New York Times turned us onto Transmaterial, which is a green building website that focuses on innovative materials and green alternatives to traditional materials.
For those of you with eclectic tastes and prefer to decorate by feel and emotion rather than architectural style I suggest checking out the websites of Erin Olson that focus strictly on color regardless of house style or room type. Our favorite is the House of Turquoise, which is a […]
PostSecret, the popular blog that is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard, has a user who believes her husband loves Norm Abram more than her.
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There are many terms in the home improvement world that become interchanged with other similar terms when they have actually very different meanings. Here are a few examples. Cement/concrete: Cement refers only to the powder that hardens when you add water. If you add sand and aggregate to the mixture, […]