Friday, November 5, 2010

Bathroom Blogfest 2010 Final Recap!

Bathroom Blogfest 2010
It's time to officially recap Bathroom Blogfest 2010.

We had a lively time with blog posts ranging from serious, inspirational, practical to hilarious... Do you agree?

Thank you to everyone who participated officially and unofficially. This was the best Bathroom Blogfest yet - in my opinion!

Special thanks to UX Magazine for UX, Bathrooms, and Mad Men for helping us to get the word out.

Bathroom Blogfest 2010 BlogPosts:

From the Bathroom Blogfest Blog

Susan Abbott elevates the bathroom discussion in Bathroom Blogfest 2010: Bathrooms are aspirational.

Paul Anater from Kitchen and Residential Design Blog wrote Still stuck in the 60s? That may not be a bad thing...

Shannon Bilby:

Toby Bloomberg from Diva Marketing Blogbrings back an appreciation for talking feet to feet in Friday Fun: Bathroom Blogfest Stuck in the 60's.

Jennifer Boyd from Secrets in San Diego discusses The Turf Supper Club – Bathroom Blogfest entry.

Bill Buyok wrote on the Avente Tile Talk Blog Press Release: Avente Tile will Participate in Bathroom Blogfest 2010.  He came up with nostalgic images capturing Stuck in the 60s? Trends & Changes in Bath Design while also putting the times into perspective.

Jeanne Byington in The Importance of Earnest Service offered bathroom perspective and advice in Service of Nostalgia.

Becky Carroll from Customers Rock! showcases beautiful bathroom examples she has uncovered in Las Vegas. Her contrasting example makes the point of Bathroom Blogfest 2010 – Stuck in the 60s?

Marianna Chapman from Results Revolution brings up an interesting Local Business Marketing Partnership Idea – Using Bathrooms. It reminds me of a mashup between Foursquare and Sit-or-Squat. Also check out Bathroom Blogfest: Bathroom Signage Idea?

Nora DePalma from Professor Toilet unearths preposterous advertising and promotional materials in American Standard: The Groovy Years. OMG!

From Leigh Durst: Comfort Spaces and CX: Lessons from the Bathroom Blogfest. Don't forget to check out her classic from 2005: Bathroom Usability.

Valerie Fritz in the AwarepointBlog highlighted Customer Experience in Hospitals: Why Bathrooms Matter! and Hospitals, Bathrooms and RTLS: Bathroom Blogfest 2010. Did you know that RTLS prevents hospital patient falls and keeps track of critical equipment - all relating to bathrooms?  Very cool stuff.

Iris Garrott from Checking Out and Checking Out  Toilets on the Lawn. Don't forget to look for us on Flickr: Stuck in the 60. Thanks to Iris!

Renee LeCroy from Your Fifth Wall asked Are You Overdue for a Bathroom Redo?

Sunny McLean from Avente Tile Talk Blog shared tile inspiration in Stuck in the 60's? Not in this Bathroom!

Joseph Michelli wrote about Quality Toilet Paper on Dr. Joseph Michelli's Blog.

Veronika Miller from Modenus wrote Still crazy after all those years – a Bathroom Blogfest contribution - check out the photos!

Special thanks to Chris Moline from Alexandria Carpet One who took me up on my challenge to get involved!  He wrote"Stuck in the 60s?" inspired by Mad Men - this will be fun!

Arpi Nalbandian, Tile Magazine Editor, helped get the word out about 2010 Bathroom Blogfest in October in What do Mad Men and Bathrooms have in common? She also published 2010 Bathroom Blogfest draws 33 bloggers, 40 blogs. She also offers An ode to bathrooms blue and pink, or, real 'Mad Men' like pink tile too!

Maria Palma  in People2PeopleService described This Bathroom Is Literally Stuck in the 60's and Beyond. Oh my! What do you think of the sewing machine?

Reshma Bachwani Paritosh from The Qualitative Research Blog wrote about Bathroom Blogfest 2010 : And finally airlines with Gender specific loos and Bathroom Blogfest 2010: On bathrooms stuck in the 60's and unrealistic advertising

Victoria Redshaw and Shelley Pond from the Scarlet Opus Trends Blog put together a glorious Monthly Montage: Bathrooms.

David Reich in My 2 cents gets environmentally conscious in Bathroom Blogfest.. Round 2: Toilet Paper Revolution and Bathroom Blogfest: Some Pay for Captive Audience.

Sandy Renshaw from Purple Wren asks Have You Checked Out Bathroom Blogfest 2010? and on Around Des Moines Cast Your Vote at Bathroom Blogfest 2010.

Bethany Richmond on the Carpet and Rug Institute Blog wrote about Rugs, Mats and Bathroom Blogfest 2010. She also shares carpet design and color inspiration relevant to 60s carpet in  Mad Men and Carpet: Bathroom Blogfest 2010.

Steve Tokar from Please Be Seated takes us to Italy to visit a minimalist museum bathroom in More Bathroom Blogfest: clean, simple, 60s and on an intensely convoluted, after-thought of a journey to find a bathroom in Bathroom Blogfest 2010 #3: Stuck in the Doorway? He also discussed Bathroom Blogfest 2010: back to the 60s.

Bruce Sanders from RIMTailing exploresPeeking into Bathroom Rituals. which bathroom ritual is your favorite?

Carolyn Townes from Becoming a Woman of Purpose wrote Bathroom Blogfest 2010: Stuck in the 60s. Coach Carolyn definitely tells you like it is... 

Stephanie Weaver from Experienceology shares a thought-provoking bathroom sustainability message in Bathroom Blogfest Signpost and Bathroom Blogfest 2010: Stuck in the 60s.


Ted Whittemore from The Smoke Rise & Kinnelon Blog offers unforgettable advice inToilets! Unplugged! Not Exactly Like Eric Clapton Unplugged...

C.B. Whittemore:

Simple Marketing Blog explores all about Finding the Right KeywordsEngaging Content Marketing Examples: Bathroom Blogfest 2010, Mad Men as Conversation Generator: Bathroom Blogfest 2010, Bathroom Blogfest 2010 Begins and Real-Time Marketing & Bathroom Blogfest 2010.

Flooring The Consumer takes us back to Retail Experience BasicsWater Matters. Bathroom Blogfest 2010Toilet Paper, Advertising & Bathroom Blogfest 2010 and UX, Bathrooms, And Mad Men: Bathroom Blogfest 2010.

The Carpetology Blog Las Vegas Style Inspiration: Bathroom Blogfest 2010 and describes Surfaces and Bathroom Blogfest 2010 and on

Linda Wright from Bathroom Blogfest 2010: Create a Child-Friendly Restroom and Shoppers will Come

Finally here is the Twitter Transcript for #BathroomEXP from October 18, 2010 to October 24, 2010 and the transcript from October 25 through October 31, 2010


Did you enjoy the Bathroom Blogfest? Which posts did you find most interesting and inspiring? What theme do you think we should address next year?

Happy Bathroom Blogfest 2010!


Susan Abbott said...

Wow, I had no idea there was so much activity! Amazing!
Great job coordinating all of this CB!

CB Whittemore said...


Amazing what two brilliant women came up with five years ago! Thanks for the inspiration!