We have been featured and sponsored on dozens of TV shows and episodes of Do It Yourself programs. We would like now to share some of those shows and stories and we will be posting hundreds of places, shows, movies and places we have been and will be.
HGTV ask Kenneth Brown :
August 30, 2007
For this next installment of Ask Kenneth, I will be answering questions from the fan club members. If you want to join, it’s free - just email Linda Wiley at firstname.lastname@example.org and submit a question. Get your questions in by the end of the week and look for answers next week.
August 30, 2007
For this installment of Ask Kenneth, I selected questions that relate to the many details of design. Often, it’s these small elements that can pull a room together and give it that “wow” factor. Everything from glass for the fireplace to fake floral arrangements. I hope you enjoy!
Q: My husband saw a room you designed somewhere (he can’t remember if it was in a magazine or TV) and you used small glass pieces in a gas fireplace instead of those regular fake logs. Can you shed light on this for me please? He rarely gets into design and I want to take advantage of this opportunity - Stephanie Harris, High Point NC
A: Stephanie, There are a few alternative inserts for gas fireplaces. One of my favorites is from a company called moderustic. They sell special glass pieces that come in many colors. DO NOT do what a friend of mine did - he thought any small broken glass pieces could be used and after lighting the fire, glass pieces started popping and shooting into the room. Check out www.AmazingGlassFlames.com to see more
These are great options if you are going for a modern look. Stick to the traditional log style for a classic look.
Other companies claming "As Seen On HGTV" ask them for their credits! We do the work and they try to steal the glory. Not very nice!
with Candice Olson
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Rich Urban Living Room
Andrew is a hip, young design-loving bachelor who has just moved into the house of his dreams. Up until now he was living the life of a nomadic advertising executive, bouncing from one booming metropolis to the other. He purchased a 1950s home with the ultimate view of a golf course, and this golf-addicted homeowner couldn't be happier. The house has great bones, lots of space and a few recently renovated rooms, but there is one problem. His living room with a view just happens to be painted a very unmanly shade of bubblegum pink. Andrew is longing for something a little more sophisticated and cosmopolitan as well as a space to entertain old friends and new colleagues. It's time for host Candice Olsen to get rid of the pink and add a rich, urban living room redesign that will make Andrew feel right at home.
HGTV’s reDesign With Kenneth Brown
Saturdays 8pm e/p
Dream rooms. And host Kenneth Brown--an acclaimed designer who's "a dream to work with." That's reDesign. Once a frequent guest on HGTV, Kenneth is known to viewers for his inventive yet impeccably tasteful take on design. The result is virtually no-holds barred interior design. Redos that morph into stunning breakthroughs on every episode. Kenneth has a remarkable gift for quickly developing a rapport with others and demystifying design. His natural inclination is to always work closely with clients and to clearly explain his reasoning as the creative process unfolds. Related Features:
HGTV’s Design on a Dime
Saturdays 10pm e/p Design on a Dime makes over a space for design-conscious home dwellers who want lots of style but may not have lots of money for the project. With a budget of just $1,000, a design team tackles a problem area such as a boring bedroom, lackluster living room, cluttered dining room or outdated office space. Together the team transforms the ordinary into the awesome. What a dramatic change! And what fun to see the residents’ reaction to their new room! The budget isn’t big, but the payoff sure is. Hosts are Sam Kivett (100s and 200s), Lee Snijders and Kristan Cunningham (300s); design team members include Charles Burbridge, Summer Baltzer, Dave Sheinkopf and Spencer Anderson. http://TLC.Discovery.com
Boise International Airport
Fire Water feature in the lobby/ food court
This fire pit featured Starfire surrounded by water. We only did the glass and the burners were by another company.
Three Public Art Projects Selected for Boise Airport
BoiseCity Council has approved the selected artists to design and build an art glass fireplace with Aquatic Glassel, a cast and fused glass wall feature, and a fabric mural for the new buildings of the Boise Airport. Art projects will complement the modern, curvilinear architecture inspired by Idahos natural resources.
Project: Fireplace/Water Feature Artists: Lawrence Ko and Ray Ahlgren from Portland, Oregon and Moderustic of Rancho Cucamonga, California
Budget: $155,000 Site: Food Court in New Terminal Completion: September 2004
Sponsored by: Boises Percent-for-Art, Aviation and Public Transportation Department
A fireplace made of glass (Aquatic Glassel) with a surrounding water basin feature inspired by the stepped landforms of the Boise Riverbanks and nearby reservoir will act as a beacon of light within the new food court area. Sited below a skylight, the fireplace will be a focal point and gathering space for travelers.
San Diego, Chicago, Los Angeles
San Francisco, Huntington Beach, California
La Costa Resort & Spa - North Golf Course
Westfield Shopping Malls
Century City Los Angeles, California
San Diego, California
We have furnished glass for fireplaces in the food courts in dozens of their malls and we will post pictures as well soon.
We will be posting pictures of our fireplaces in the movie
" Oceans 13 "
as soon as we are allowed to publish by Warner Bros.
Pitt, Clooney lead Oceans 13
28/03/2006 14:17 - (SA)
|Actor George Clooney arrives at the 78th Academy Awards in LA in this March 5 2006 file photo. (Kevork Djansezian, AP)
Los Angeles - With several million dollar hits behind them, one would think George Clooney and Brad Pitt wouldn't need to steal, but they do and are returning to the scene of the crime.
Warner Bros film studio on Monday announced they were pairing up for a third movie in the successful crime film franchise featuring master thief Danny Ocean.
The movie, Ocean's 13, follows Ocean's Eleven and Ocean's Twelve which together earned more than $800m worldwide.
Producer Jerry Weintraub would only divulge one secret of the new movie: "There's going to be a heist," he told Reuters.
13 takes place in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and returning with Clooney and Pitt are Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle and other original actors. Ellen Barkin has signed up to co-star and Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh will return as director.
Warner Bros said filming is set to begin in July, but a release date has yet to be set.
In the movies, Clooney's Danny Ocean and Pitt's Rusty Ryan lead a pack of thieves who are specialists in crime. In the first movie they hit a Las Vegas hotel and in the second they planned three big heists in Paris, Rome and Amsterdam.
Ocean's Eleven, made in 2001 and based on a 1960 movie starring Frank Sinatra and his Las Vegas Rat Pack, raked in more than $450m worldwide, and three years later Ocean's Twelve pulled in another $360m.
Clooney won a best supporting actor Oscar earlier this month for playing a CIA agent in the political drama Syriana.
Kathy Griffin's Christmas
Clich here to see the video of this star studded event. We did three fireplaces for this event.
The Kathy Griffin Project at Christmas time
Living room twin fireplaces with brushed stainless steel
Master bedroom fireplace
Behind the scenes Entertainment Tonight "ET"
Kathy and every one loves Raymond!
Marines were on hand for the "Toys For Tots"
Andy Dick and friend
Billy Idol and Nicolette Sheridan at the
AMA American Music Awards 2004
The pictures below are from the Lure Lounge at the Wynn in Las Vegas. This was done for Steve Wynn with all Gold. This was taken without the flame on and when we return we will have pictures of the fire pit lite up
Wynn Las Vegas
3131 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Phone: (702) 770-7100
Another site with a nice picture of the pit (two pictures down from the top).
Kathy Griffin my life on the D List
Kathy's Grammy red carpet gig was a hit, but a scandalous one at that so even though she is happy E! has asked her back for the Oscars, she is less than thrilled to be relegated to the media bridge, far away from all the celebrity action.
In between a stressed-out stand up gig in New York and minor scuffles with her picky dress designer over avoiding “double boob” on Oscar Day, Kathy finds time to sit down with her best gays to write outrageous red carpet jokes and chill out to the 'Project Runway' finale. When the Oscars finally roll around, Kathy looks like a Queen and is ready to rule - until she loses her red carpet credentials and may not be allowed on air! Be sure to check out the 3 fireplaces Kathy so much enjoys and must have on during filming even if it's 120 outside! Thank you Kathy and thanks to www.bravotv.com
New Playboy club in 25 years opens next month
The first new Playboy club in 25 years opens next month in the appropriately named Fantasy Tower of the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
The Playboy Las Vegas experience will include not just the Playboy Club and Casino, but also a store; the Moon, a nightclub with a retractable roof; and the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa.
The "villa," a two-story, 9,000-square-foot suite, has a media room, a fully equipped gym and a sauna. An outdoor cantilevered Jacuzzi with glass walls and a Playboy logo, "Playboy art" selected by Hugh Hefner himself and 8-foot-round rotating beds will allow guests to achieve a Hef-like feeling.
The cost? $40,000 a night.
Our glass "AQUATIC GLASSEL" was specified for the Playboy Club and rooms in over 14 fireplaces in the new addition of the Palms and Playboy Club. We will be posting pictures after the opening in October.
The fire pit below will be aired in early of 2008. The fire pit was filmed by Yard Crashers (www.IdeaFactory.tv ) in Sacramento, California. A subsidiary of HGTV and Pie Town Productions. We will post air times as soon as we have them. But for now here are a few shots from the filming. Yard Crashers is a new program from HGTV who do complete makeovers in your back yard. Please contact www.IdeaFactory.tv for details on how you can get involved!
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The Chambers Hotel
A very modern fireplace with Starfire
Below we have the fire pit that we installed for Reba! In Nashville Tennessee.
Here is her stainless steel fire pit pan as we manufactured it for propane with electronic ignition.
Below is a 36" aluminum pan burner for propane with a 3" outside lip. These can be made to fit any fire pit, fire table of fire fit for natural gas or propane. We can build anything! This pan has a thermo-coupler for safety and air mixer built in to eliminate soot.
Now here is the fire pit with Evergreen, Evergreen Reflective, Blue Green and Blue Green Reflective installed. We also drifted withe the camera and took a few shots of the backyard on the river in her backyard. Enjoy. You can also visit www.Reba.com
for some real cool information and pictures.
CBS series "Moonlight"
Back in September, CBS and Warner Bros. invited Monsters and Critics to tour the sets of their new vampire thriller series, “Moonlight,” starring Alex O’Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Shannyn Sossamon and Jason Dohring.
Since then, the series has taken off like a rocket in popularity.
Many fan websites have popped up, and diehard fans of Alex O'Loughlin turned out to support him and donate toys for the charity Christmas toy drive at the Pole Position Raceway in Corona this past weekend.
Many of you read the set-tour piece and submitted "talkback" questions for the set decorator, Chris Marsteller.
Chris has kindly responded to all your questions:
From the Set Tour talkback:
fireplace with crystals, "Aquatic Glassel"
What are the crystals used in the fireplace? How does it work?
The crystals are actually small pieces of tempered glass. There is a flame bar below and the the flames pass through the glass providing us with our effect for Mick's fire place provided by Moderustic.
Click here for one of the CBS Moonlight series links.
A few years ago, Victoria Gilbert began a problematic renovation of an undistinguished bungalow fronting the UCLA campus. It was a more involved project than she anticipated, and after a few missteps she sought help from Apurva Pande and Chinmaya Misra, a young couple who had recently launched a design firm called CHA:COL.One of the drawbacks of Gilbert’s bungalow was its drop ceilings and shortage of natural light. By stripping the interior back to load-bearing walls, the couple was able to create a high-pitched ceiling with graceful overhead volumes. “We felt that the major spirit of the house should reside with the roof,” said Apurva, who had previously worked in Frank Gehry’s office. “It’s like a cathedral; you’re more affected by the roofscape then the floor.” One of the more contemporary features was provided by Moderustic with their Aquatic Glassel and FireStones.
For more pictures of the Gilbert renovation, click on the slideshow below.
View a Slideshow of the UCLA Bungalow
The fireplace below is a direct vent fireplace located in Palm Springs California at Palm Springs Modern Homes. www.PSMHomes.com
. We have done over 60 of these installs in the condo complex and they all are outstanding! For those of you who say it can't be done, well here is is. Just because you don't know how doesn't mean it can't be done.
The fire pit and fireplace below are located at the hotel Casa 425 in Claremont California, downtown Claremont. www.Casa425.com . The fireplace had a splash of clear base glass over a ribbon burner with a remote control for a simple but elegant look.
The fireplace is just inside the front doors as you enter to greet you.
The fire pit below is also at the hotel Casa 425, www.Casa425.com and is in the court yard at the hotel. There are 2 of the fire pits and they are 60" x 60" x 20" tall and they are powder coated black with a Clear base glass installed over an 18 round stainless steel ring.
It's like Where's Waldo, can you spot the 2 fire pits below?
The pictures below are for the opening "90210" Malibu party on the night of the series premier. Click on the link to see the full story and write up from BizBash .
We use Starfire in our propane RV Fire pits on the Malibu Beach Party.
The tables were furnished by www.RriveWorks.com and we furnished the RV Fire Pits.
The Fire Pits/ Tables below are in Las Vegas Nevada. We built the stainless steel pans and corrals to protect the lighting on the outer edges of the pan. The glas that was used was:
V Blue and V Blue Reflective,
Ford Blue and Ford Blue Reflective. The installation was done by Silver State Fireplaces of Las Vegas.
This is at the Cadillac Ranch on the strip.
When these were installed we didn't have any gas to light the fire So if we get back we will take pictures.
The fire pit/ Fireplace below was featured on Extreme Makeover Home Edition. The products was supplied by one of our most credible dealers "Exotic Flames". Carl Herkes. The supplied was Ford Blue and V Blue, both in reflective as well. This added a nice sparkle when it was burning or just when light was present.
Click HERE or belowon the link to go to the ABC Bell Family episode!
The fireplace below was on one of Kenneth Brown re-Design episodes, we weren't told which one, oops! Anyway the glass that was install was Evergreen and Evergreen Reflective.
link below to the Re-Design HGTV website:
Kenneth: Thank you for all of your support and help.
Las Vegas Yard Crashers!
This will air in April of 2010!
Here is a preview
This is what was done on the first day. Ed showed up on the beginning of the second and the final day. It's amazing what can take place in just 12 hours!
Above the pavers were installed the day before.
Below is the patio with the outdoor kitchen set aside for now.
Above is where the outdoor kitchen will reside later.
Even the palm trees were brought in! There was nothing on the site when it started the day before.
Below Ahmed was leveling the ground around the fire pit area. Ahmed worked all day, much harder than anyone else! I was very impressed how hard he actually works to get the show done.
Below is where the propane fire pit will sit. The controller will be mounted to the side of the concrete base after the paper tubes are cut away.
Above and below you can see the inside of the planter is coated to prevent water from leaching out.
Above you can see on the ground that we brought the fire bowl in. Just so you know it was about 300 lbs!
Above and below you can see outdoor kitchen. The trough coming out is actually water fall spilling into a dry creek bed below. The water feature was covered with a glass top making it a dining area as well. On the inner wedges they wrapped rope lights to accent the water and rocks under the glass top.
Above and below you can see the sand was installed as a base for the artificial grass to come.
Above they are compacting the sand for the grass to be installed.
Below Ahmed is finishing the dry creek bed.
Below the grass is installed.
Below the dry creek bed is finished and the grass is now installed in the back are as well.
Above is our fire bowl on propane. We used Starfire base glass with Ice and Diamonds on top. We brought out several colors of diamonds for the customer to pick and choose bur she liked them all so much, she installed every last one!
Below you can see after everything was cleaned up how spectacular it turned out!
We are to feature several more episodes with Yard Crashers and we will be showing several more of our new product lines on their shows. We still have several shows we need to post pictures of what we did. Please come back from time to time to see our latest updates.
I thank Ahmed and the producers of the Yard Crashers for giving us the opportunity to work with them.
Thanks to Tiffany, Krystal and Holly at the Idea Factory!
Idea Factory produces Yard Crashers for the DIY Network
"Click HERE for the DIY Network/ Yard Crashers Site!"
L'Auberge Del Mar
The fire pits and fireplaces below were from L'Auberge Del Mar. www.LAubergeDelMar.com/
Enjoy the pictures and hope you get to visit!
The next fireplace was featured in MILWAUKEE, www.GMToday.com
Contemporary in the country is a way to enjoy the best of both worlds
The family’s theater room takes on a contemporary flare with a stainless steel-tiled fireplace. Shards of glass replace artificial embers in the gas fireplace, creating a glow as the flames flicker. A large screen on a remote control is located above the fireplace, perfect for the family to watch a movie together.
Picture by Doug Edmunds
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