On Trend: Your Guide to What's Hot in the Home Industry

Products, tips and the latest buzz in the world of all things home and lifestyle.

Kitchen Kudos
Your cookware should look as good as the rest of your kitchen. Check out the All-Clad d7 Stainless Collection, exclusive to Williams-Sonoma. The seven-piece set is handcrafted with American-made steel at the company headquarters in Cecil Township. Each piece in the set is constructed with seven bonded layers of steel and aluminum, so you can prepare your food “low and slow.” With drip-free pouring and classy stainless steel, you can cook with style. Salt optional. [all-clad.com] —EZ

photo by heather mull

Not Your Ordinary Finds
Whether searching for that one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry, vintage décor or hand-crafted sculptures made out of scrap metal, shoppers can expect the unexpected at The Neighborhood Flea. Located at the corner of 23rd Street and Penn Avenue in the Strip District, the Flea reappears for the last time this year on Oct. 11. Shoppers can enjoy local food-truck fare while searching for the perfect buy. Free admission; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. [neighborhoodflea.com] —SW

photo courtesy of diy network

Premium Lodging
The grizzly, wise-cracking fixer-uppers from DIY Network’s Barnwood Builders are coming to Pittsburgh. The show’s second season will feature Oakdale’s Killbuck Lodge, a centuries-old log cabin in need of rehab. The team of West Virginians has its work cut out for it — the historic spot needs a new roof, plumbing system, landscaping and more. At last check, the renovation is a work in progress. As of press time, the plan was for the episode to air this fall. Tune in to see if the bearded outdoorsmen can get the job done. [diynetwork.com] —BL

Color Your World
PPG Industries has rolled out a new look for the 16 stores it acquired last year and rebranded as PPG Paints. As part of the renovations, PPG says it aims to bring a wider selection of paints and equipment to the stores. Even better, each location will have a souped-up paint station for DIY projects, complete with consultation services and an interactive touchscreen to help when choosing shades.
[ppg.com] —BL

Add a Little Pizzazz
From Oct. 15-17, The Garden Club of Allegheny County will celebrate the 20th anniversary of PIZZAZZ, a weekend-long shopping spree at the Fox Chapel Golf Club featuring 30 retailers based outside of Pittsburgh. GCAC will bring in 15 new vendors this year, including Mexico-based outerwear specialists Recreo San Miguel, as well as New York’s Aromaflage, which crafts sweet-smelling insect repellents. Proceeds from admission and special events go toward a good cause — the club has raised more than $1 million for conservation efforts in the past two decades. [426 Fox Chapel Road, Fox Chapel; 412/967-9081, gcacpgh.org] —BL 

Tiny House, Big Savings
Pittsburgh developer Eve Picker believes in building small to make a big impact. By building Pittsburgh’s first Tiny House in Garfield (crews broke ground in late summer and expect to be finished in December), Picker, the founder of cityLAB, hopes to introduce Pittsburghers to simple, cheap living that saves money and the environment. Upon completion, the Garfield Tiny House will be a mere 350 square feet — the perfect size for a minimalist lifestyle. [citylabpgh.org] —SW 

No Place Like Home
For an update on your home decor, take a trip north. HomeGoods [homegoods.com], the off-price home-fashion retail giant, recently opened a new store in the Cranberry Mall. If you want something a little more customized, head over to Glenshaw: SPLASH Kitchen Bath Home [exploresplash.com] has opened a third showroom on William Flynn Highway. If you can’t settle on cabinetry or need some tile inspiration, this retailer has got you covered. Your new decor is sure to make some waves. —EZ


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