Events

How To Navigate A Home Show

How To Navigate A Home Show

Spring will soon be here, and that means it’s prime home show time for much of the country. Whether your city hosts a home show or a combined home and garden event, these expos can be valuable resources of information, products and tips. Yet they can also be overwhelming, thanks […]

C&H Best of 2011 Builders Show

C&H Best of 2011 Builders Show

The 2011 Builders Show was held in Orlando Florida this year and although it is still much smaller than it has been in years past it was about the same size as the show in Las Vegas last year which is a good sign as it hasn’t contracted anymore. See […]

Battle of the Elevator Pitch from Elevator Pitchmen

Battle of the Elevator Pitch from Elevator Pitchmen

At the Builders Show we asked all of the elevator pitchmen to give us their best elevator pitch, some declined but these guys stepped up to the plate and we’ll let you decide who won the Battle of the Elevator Pitch.

C&H Best of CES 2011

C&H Best of CES 2011

CES was amazing this year. If you ever get the chance to attend, go! The energy was up and the size of the displays and booths were bigger than ever. There were a ton of ground breaking products launched but many of the best were refinements on previous products. Themes […]

Innovations from Sears Kenmore at CES

Innovations from Sears Kenmore at CES

Sears Kenmore will introduce a trio of new products at CES this year. These products are winners of the 2011 Innovations Design and Engineering Awards as well as a Best of Innovations honoree in the Major Home Appliances category. CES Product Announcements The Kenmore Elite dishwasher has already been labeled […]

GE Introduces Their Smart Home Technologies at CES

GE Introduces Their Smart Home Technologies at CES

CES has expanded their Connected Home area and it seems that Kenmore and GE are leading the way with introducing their latest in home technologies. For a consumer brand as large as GE its surprising that this is their first appearance at CES. They have taken this opportunity to introduce […]

Celebrating New Years in Las Vegas and Beyond

Celebrating New Years in Las Vegas and Beyond

We welcomed 2011 with family, friends and a trip to the Nevada desert and a night in Las Vegas. We’re sharing our travel tips and a few photos from the weekend. Las Vegas Travel Tips 1. To avoid the LA traffic crush heading to Vegas on Friday afternoon or returning […]

Our Favorite DIY Events of 2010

Our Favorite DIY Events of 2010

2010 has been a whirlwind at Charles & Hudson. We kicked off the year at the Builder’s Show and also attended the National Hardware Show and Greenbuild Expo. But our favorite events of the year were presented by retailers and manufacturers and most included a bit of do-it-yourself. Forget the […]

Winter Wonderland at the Craftsman Experience

Winter Wonderland at the Craftsman Experience

The Makers The guys from hackerspace Pumping Station One built some DIY snowglobes and holiday bots. Our expectations were high for what these guys would create and for some reason we were expecting holiday bots and snowglobes on a much grander scale, but what they built was certainly impressive for […]

Holiday Kickoff at the Craftsman Experience

Holiday Kickoff at the Craftsman Experience

The Craftsman Experience is kicking off their holiday season this weekend and last night we had an opportunity to present the Ultimate Sleigh built by John Lamonica and his team at the Butler Street Foundry with some help from local high school students who they were mentoring. It will be […]

Indulge in the Craftsman Experience

Indulge in the Craftsman Experience

The Craftsman Experience showroom is perfectly located almost under the “L” train in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. The urban industrial setting is the ideal backdrop to prepare you for the Craftsman Experience. We had an opportunity to visit the showroom last week while they were holding a couple […]