Author Archives: Jo Brown

Easy Kitchen Refresh

If you’re like me, you spend more time in the kitchen during the winter, preparing warming, comforting fare like soups and hearty pastas. But quality time in the kitchen can also reveal its shortcomings, like a sink and faucet that

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Easy Kitchen Refresh

If you’re like me, you spend more time in the kitchen during the winter, preparing warming, comforting fare like soups and hearty pastas. But quality time in the kitchen can also reveal its shortcomings, like a sink and faucet that

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New Year, New Shower

January is the month of new beginnings. Every year, as sure as the snow falls here in Wisconsin, I start with a burst of energy, resolving to eat healthy, beef up my workouts and start that novel I’ve been putting

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New Year, New Shower

January is the month of new beginnings. Every year, as sure as the snow falls here in Wisconsin, I start with a burst of energy, resolving to eat healthy, beef up my workouts and start that novel I’ve been putting

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The American Gothic House, a Found Friendship & the Healing Power of Pie

With the holidays coming up, chances are your thoughts are drifting to the ultimate comfort food: pie. Apple, pumpkin, you name it; this is the time of year to truly indulge. I’ve been thinking about pie a lot over the

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The American Gothic House, a Found Friendship & the Healing Power of Pie

With the holidays coming up, chances are your thoughts are drifting to the ultimate comfort food: pie. Apple, pumpkin, you name it; this is the time of year to truly indulge. I’ve been thinking about pie a lot over the

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Barococo Futurism: Jonathan Adler at the Kohler Design Center

Jonathan Adler’s mind moves fast. In the dozen or so minutes that he and I chatted, we covered reality TV, Justin Bieber, the British vs. U.S. educational systems, the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival and Twitter.  It was a brief

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Barococo Futurism: Jonathan Adler at the Kohler Design Center

Jonathan Adler’s mind moves fast. In the dozen or so minutes that he and I chatted, we covered reality TV, Justin Bieber, the British vs. U.S. educational systems, the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival and Twitter.  It was a brief

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Art, Inspired by the Everyday

I have always been fascinated with and amazed by artists. For their talent, certainly, but also for their willingness to bare their souls, to put their vision out there for all the world to see. The sources of artists’ inspiration

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Art, Inspired by the Everyday

I have always been fascinated with and amazed by artists. For their talent, certainly, but also for their willingness to bare their souls, to put their vision out there for all the world to see. The sources of artists’ inspiration

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A Gallery of Fall Colors

Fall is here, and in Wisconsin that means forests displaying a stunning palette of yellows, golds, russets and browns. The temperature dips into the 40s, the corn harvest gets underway and bright orange pumpkins dot the fields. With crisp days,

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A Gallery of Fall Colors

Fall is here, and in Wisconsin that means forests displaying a stunning palette of yellows, golds, russets and browns. The temperature dips into the 40s, the corn harvest gets underway and bright orange pumpkins dot the fields. With crisp days,

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Kohler on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

For all you “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” fans out there: Have you been watching the latest season? The Huber family home–right here in Kohler’s home state of Wisconsin–turned out beautiful, and is completely green! My personal fave: the fire hose

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Kohler on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

For all you “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” fans out there: Have you been watching the latest season? The Huber family home–right here in Kohler’s home state of Wisconsin–turned out beautiful, and is completely green! My personal fave: the fire hose

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Home Design That Goes the Distance

I’m really excited about the latest idea home to go live on our site. Like our 10 others, it’s brimming with great design inspiration for your next kitchen or bath remodel or–lucky you–your new dream home. This one is particularly

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Home Design That Goes the Distance

I’m really excited about the latest idea home to go live on our site. Like our 10 others, it’s brimming with great design inspiration for your next kitchen or bath remodel or–lucky you–your new dream home. This one is particularly

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Two New Idea Homes: Inspiration You Can Use

Is your long-anticipated kitchen or bath project currently on hold, postponed until the economy improves or you win the lottery—whichever comes first? You’re not alone. But look on the bright side: You can put that extra time to good use

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Two New Idea Homes: Inspiration You Can Use

Is your long-anticipated kitchen or bath project currently on hold, postponed until the economy improves or you win the lottery—whichever comes first? You’re not alone. But look on the bright side: You can put that extra time to good use

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Introducing the Kohler LivingHome at TED

The TED 2009 conference is underway this week in Long Beach, CA. For the uninitiated, TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an ultra-prestigious, annual invite-only event that hosts a humbling roster of the smartest folks on the planet.

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Introducing the Kohler LivingHome at TED

The TED 2009 conference is underway this week in Long Beach, CA. For the uninitiated, TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an ultra-prestigious, annual invite-only event that hosts a humbling roster of the smartest folks on the planet.

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