Buzz: Product News Roundup, Stainless Fatigue Edition

Predicting the next big appliance finish, architects’ favorite products, 10 inspired closet doors, brick-painting tips, and other product news from around the web this week.

Will GE’s new Slate finish become as on-trend as stainless steel?

• Is stainless steel wearing out its welcome? If so, what’s the next big finish trend for kitchen appliances? Read the rest of this entry »


New: Products of the Week, 4.23.12

A retro-style wall oven, a French-door refrigerator, lightweight gypsum, and two other new product finds.

Read the rest of this entry »


New: Products of the Week, 4.1.12

Recycled-content thin brick, lightweight joint compound, a gas-powered cut-off saw, and two other products fresh on the market.

Read the rest of this entry »


New: Products of the Week, 12.30.11

Happy New Year! Here are five new products to close out 2011, including lightweight gypsum, a 1930s-inspired vanity, and a deck-gate kit. Read the rest of this entry »


Buzz: Product News Roundup—Green Megatrends Edition

Green building predictions, wind turbines aflame, pond-scum-inspired solar, and other building product news of note this week. 

• The top 13 green stories of 2011…

• …and 10 green building megatrends for 2012.

Read the rest of this entry »


Buzz: Product News Roundup – Raise the Roof Edition

Introductions, insights, and inspirations from the world of building products this past week, including brick-laying robots, growing demand for roofing, more Chinese drywall cleanup, and ultra-hip toilets.

• Good news for the roofing market: Demand is predicted to rise an average of 5.7% per year between 2010 and 2015, a turnaround from the previous five-year period, in which demand shrank 6.1% per year.

Read the rest of this entry »