Giant Horse Head Sculptures Tower over Scottish Skyline

The Kelpies, 30-meter (almost 100 ft) high sculptures by Scottish artist Andrew Scott, stand next to the Forth and Clyde Canal in Falkirk, Scotland. The artist is known for his distinctive models in steel – many of which are horses. The Kelpies are mythical aquatic Celtic horses but that legend is only a starting point – the artist says the work is more of a tribute to the modern work horse that built this part of Scotland, towing barges up and down these canals. At 300 tonnes (that’s … (read more)

Ace Hardware’s free paint giveaway is deja blue all over again

Ace Hardware’s free paint giveaway is deja blue all over again

Without spending a dime here’s your chance to try an interior paint that performed impressively in Consumer Reports’ tests and that we recommend. Ace Hardware is offering you a free quart of its Clark+Kensington Flat Enamel paint on Saturday, March 16. Ring a bell? If you missed the last giveaway here’s another chance to try Clark+Kensington paint.

You can find the form for the free sample on the Ace Hardware website. Fill it out and … (read more)

This hand-painted stand mixer is over the countertop

This hand-painted stand mixer is over the countertop

A KitchenAid stand mixer on the counter suggests not only that you have the cooking chops to use it but that you can afford a high-end appliance as well (typically they cost between $ 200 and $ 500). But keeping up appearances just got a bit more dear—for the holidays KitchenAid is offering stand mixers that are hand painted and signed by the artist. For $ 1,900 you can whip up a batch of snickerdoodles in a mixer with one of … (read more)

Generac and Kohler in power struggle over generator claims

Generac and Kohler in power struggle over generator claims

Besides being located less than 75 miles apart in Wisconsin, Generac and Kohler have another thing in common. Both had their hands slapped last week by the National Advertising Division for claims they made about residential generators. NAD is a watchdog group for the Better Business Bureau and the advertising industry.

Following our blog about the NAD’s decision that recommended Generac discontinue some promotional claims and modify others, the NAD called Kohler to task for telling its … (read more)

Top 5 reasons families fight over loading the dishwasher

Top 5 reasons families fight over loading the dishwasher

Dishwashers have eased the chore of cleaning up after a meal but even the best performing models can’t settle family arguments over how to load the machine. In fact, 40 percent of Americans fight over how to load the dishwasher, according to a survey from Bosch home appliances. Here are the top five bones of contention.

Pre-rinse or not. In the survey of 2,000 adults, 61 percent said they argue over whether dishes should be pre-rinsed before being … (read more)