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Insiders Get a First Look at the Westerly Wrap Party

Insiders Get a First Look at the Westerly Wrap Party 3 × Getting Behind the Scenes Getting Behind the Scenes Insider Rick Edwards from Yardley, PA met Norm in 2004 and had a great time chatting with him again. He said he especially enjoyed going behind-the-scenes and participating in the filming aspect. “It was exciting to see how everyone works in harmony to produce a show," Edwards said.  4 × Mingling with TV Stars Mingling with TV Stars After their on-set experience, the Insiders were led into the house for an exclusive look before the official Wrap Party began. Larry and Karen Flannery…


A New and Noteworthy Paint Collection from Plain English + Designer Rita Konig

One of our favorite UK kitchen design outfits, Plain English, has teamed up with one of our favorite UK designers, Rita Konig, on a new range of bold paint colors, a dozen in all, which are designed to work in groups of three: an under-the-counter color, a wall color, and an upper cabinet color. We were so taken with the collection that we asked Rita and her Plain English collaborators, co-founder and creative director Katie Fontana and color consultant Kate Shaw, to tell us more. Read on for our Q & A: Above: Rita Konig (L) and Plain English co-founder and…


Architects’ Group Reports Progress on Carbon-Cutting Goals

Protests sparked by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg of Sweden have galvanized support for reducing carbon emissions. Both The American Institute of Architects and U.S. Green Building Council have issued reports on making the buildings better for human health and the environment. Photo: Compact / CC BY-NC 2.0 / Flickr Architects participating in a global campaign to transition to carbon-neutral buildings by 2030 are making progress, but efforts so far are falling well short of current targets. That’s the word from The American Institute of Architects, which recently posted its 2018 report on the AIA 2030 Commitment. Participants have pledged to design…


Current Obsessions: Fall Colors

Current Obsessions: Fall Colors - RemodelistaIcon - Arrow LeftIcon - Arrow RightIcon - External LinkIcon - MessageIcon - Down ChevronIcon - CloseIcon - Dropdown ArrowIcon - Location PinIcon - Zoom OutIcon - Zoom InIcon - SearchIcon - EmailIcon - FacebookflipboardIcon - InstagramIcon - PinterestIcon - TwitterIcon - Check Mark An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. An icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. An icon we use to indicate a button link is external. The icon we use to represent an email action. Used to indicate a dropdown. Used to indicate a close action. Used to…


Washington State Four Square: The Client Got Hired by Her Designer Thanks to this Project

Above: A still-life on an Ikea dresser. The light is the Cleo Orb Base Table Lamp by Kelly Wearstler for Circa Lighting. Hillary’s mother gave her the black and white photo on the day of the 2017 Women’s March—it shows naked women forming a peace sign. Above: An LA work trip for Lisa and Hillary coincided with the Rose Bowl Flea Market, where they found the yellowed art students’ drawings that are casually tacked to the wall in the guest room, which is newly the baby room: the family’s third daughter was born recently and named after Hillary’s grandmother. Ikea’s…


Catching up with the TOH Season 41 Apprentices

In 2016, This Old House launched Generation NEXT—a multimedia campaign designed to help close the skilled labor gap in America by sparking interest in the trades as a rewarding career path and raising money (nearly $700,000 to date) with partners like American Standard to support trade school programs and scholarships for qualified students. As part of our ongoing commitment to the cause, we recruit apprentices to work alongside the TOH TV crew.Recently we asked Season 41 apprentices Kathryn Fulton, 35, of Pembroke Pines, Florida and De'Shaun Burnett, 21, of New Orleans, Louisiana to share what they’ve learned on the job…

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