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Building Green

Building Green

Inhabitat always chooses to highlight the most interesting books and this week is no different. They’ve selected Building Green: A How-to Guide to Alternative Building Methods. This book seems to cover the soup to nuts construction of a “green” residence and at $20 you can’t go wrong.

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy

We’re proud to say that Charles and Hudson has been added to Apartment Therapy’s blogroll. If you aren’t familiar with Apartment Therapy they are a daily blog whose goal is to connect people to the resources they need to redecorate their home, while reducing their reliance on stuff. This mission […]

New York Times Design Blog

New York Times Design Blog

Allison Arieff (former editor-in-chief of Dwell) has joined the network of New York Times Living Design. In the spirit of traditional print media moving towards online, Allison is one of the bright stars in the shelter field and this move is significant as she was probably courted by many other […]

Kitchen and Bath Design

Kitchen and Bath Design

Beyond the consumer kitchen and bath design magazines there are two trade publications that are geared towards professional designers and builders. With the line continuing to blur between designers and consumers and with more manufacturers selling direct to customers you deserve to find the latest and greatest products without going […]

On Demand DIY

On Demand DIY

If you have Time Warner cable and live in the New York/New Jersey area, you probably have access to their On Demand service which not only includes movies but features from the lifestyle channels of DIY Network and HGTV. There are full-length episodes as well as 10-minute DIY segments. It’s […]

Houseblogs New Community

Houseblogs New Community

Big news in the houseblogs world as Houseblogs.net has launched a new section called Houseblogs Community. You can now create your own profile on Houseblogs.net and bookmark various houseblog entries that you may have found helpful. You can also sort through the entries by tags and find the most popular […]

Real Estate Slowdown Continues

CNNMoney has been tracking the growth of new residential builds and July has continued the trend of a slowdown. Building permits have also dropped more than expected which is a precursor to new builds. According to CNNMoney, typically these slow downs are due to changes within the economy such as […]

More from Barbara K

More from Barbara K

Information for Women Do-It-Yourselfers continues to grow with the latest book from BarbaraK called Invest in Your Nest: Add Style, Comfort, and Value to Your Home. A three-part book showing women the ins and outs of buying and selling real estate, updating the major elements in their home, as well […]

Buyer’s Market

Buyer’s Market

According to CNNMoney.com the real estate industry is officially a buyer’s market. Sales fell for third straight month in June; nearly flat prices make double-digit gains seem like a distant memory. A glut of inventory is partly to blame and buyers can rest easy knowing that bidding wars are a […]

Best Places to Live 2006

Best Places to Live 2006

We love lists, especially when it comes to real estate and breaking down the towns and cities we dream of moving to or away from. The Money Magazine Best Places to Live issue is always our favorite and this year Colorado has a stranglehold on the top two spots with […]

McMansion Expansion

McMansion Expansion

Not even the rise of interest rates have stopped the trend of bigger homes. We can understand the need for living in a larger space, but stretching the footprint of your home from property line to property line and building as large a space as possible seems like such a […]

Trading Up

Trading Up

File this under “how far would you go to buy/own a home”. A guy in Montreal set out to trade his red paper clip for another item and so on until he was able to trade for a home. Throughout a series of trades and after numerous pubic appearances such […]

ReadyMade Blog

ReadyMade Blog

We’ve long admired the DIY essence of ReadyMade magazine, that’s why we’re thrilled to start contributing to their blog, where you’ll also find useful information from the people behind MIghty Girl, Not Martha, Cat Morley, and You Grow Girl among others. Our first post expounds on the virtues of reclaimed […]

Holiday Weekend

Holiday Weekend

We are headed to the shores of Maine this weekend and wish you a safe and happy 4th of July.

Montana Living

Montana Living

We feel the approach the Avis family have taken to living in Montana is unique and more city folk moving or buying second homes in the country should follow their lead. The decision to renovate and re-use the original century-old buildings which are located on 1,200 acres but only 50 […]

Living In a Historic District

Living In a Historic District

The cache and and exclusivity of living in a historic district doesn’t come without restrictions. The county, city, and local organizations may require homeowners to adhere to the preservation of the neighborhood which may include limits on remodeling the exterior or interior of your home. But you may qualify for […]

Do-It-Herself

Do-It-Herself

For women DIY’ers there is no better time than the present. We’ve touched on this subject in the past but the amount of resources, tools, magazines, and advice that’s geared towards women has never been higher. The traditional subjects of design and decorating are no longer the limit of most […]

Hewn and Hammered

Hewn and Hammered

We’d like to highlight one of our favorite sites, Hewn and Hammered. One of the few web sites dedicated to early American architecture, specifically; prairie, mission, and craftsman. You may find a bungalow in Venice that needs to be saved or a link to a mint-condition craftsman armchair for sale. […]