Friday, October 28, 2011

Tiled Toilet Rooms: Youth Public Spaces - Bathroom Blogfest 2011

Bathroom Blogfest 2011
Hot off the editor's table with a video that epitomizes the magic that can happen as a result of 'Climbing Out', Chris Woelfel from Artcraft shares the following video interview:

Chris explains...

"At the Arizona School for the Arts, creative expression is embraced by everyone who walks through the doors; including the bathroom doors! Interior Designer Anne Elizabeth Hamilton of Orcutt-Winslow explains that public toilet spaces for young people can be full of bold colors, variations in texture and pattern... and fun!

Artcraft Granite, Marble and Tile Company, the tile installation contractor for the projects shown in this video, shares this conversation as part of Bathroom Blogfest 2011."

Watch the video below or click on The Tiled Toilet Room - public spaces for youth to view the video directly on YouTube.

Thank you, Chris!



Bathroom Blogfest 2011: Day 5

Bathroom Blogfest 2011
Greetings! Today is the last official day of Bathroom Blogfest 2011 and blog posts on the subject of 'Climbing Out' continue.

Yesterday was a glorious day for the Blogfest! Did you check out some of our participants' contributions?

In case you didn't have a chance, here are links to their blog articles:

Susan Abbott - @susanabbott - from Customer Experience Crossroads explores Bathroom Blogfest: what bathrooms say about culture

Laurence Borel - @blogtillyoudrop - from Blog Till You Drop writes about Blogfest 2011 – Topshop’s smart Tumblr strategy

Nora DePalma - @noradepalma - from O’Reilly/DePalma: The Blog, thoughtfully describes Bathroom Blogfest: Climbing Out – When You’re 90

Emily Hooper - @FCNewsMag – from Floor Covering News Blog shows us how she is Climbing Out and Moving On. I can't wait to see what the next bathroom looks like!

Diane Kazan – @dkazan - from Urban Design Renovation explains Why do Bathrooms Cost So Much to Remodel? Routing Remodel Riddles

Veronika Miller - @Modenus - from Modenus Blog inspires us to truly climb out in Bathroom Blogfest: Climbing out – a very personal take

Victoria Redshaw & Shelley Pond - @scarletopus - from the Scarlet Opus Trends Blog show us marvelous visions of trends to come in Bathroom Blogfest 2011

Christine B. Whittemore - @cbwhittemore – in Content Talks Business Blog recaps Wednesday's Bathroom Blogfest Twitter Chat: #kbtribechat

Ted Whittemore - @TedWhittemore – from Working Computers urges you to Computer Backup or Climbing Out of the Computer Crapper [can you believe the images he found?]

Chris Woelfel - @tileexperts – from Artcraft Granite, Marble & Tile Co. shares another interview with us about how Tile Transforms.

Tile can transform any space. Just ask Bob Conover of Phoenix, Arizona. With the help of Interior Designer Annette Denham, and a variety of interesting tiles used in sophisticated ways, Bob has transformed his decades-old home into a contemporary, functional and beautiful respite. Artcraft Granite, Marble and Tile Co. brings us the story.

To watch the video directly on YouTube, click on this link.

I hope you'll explore all of these links.

There's one more official day to Bathroom Blogfest 2011 with more blog articles in store.

Thanks for reading and watching.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bathroom Blogfest 2011: Day 4

Bathroom Blogfest 2011: Climbing Out
Bathroom Blogfest continues and Day 3 was momentous! Professor Toilet and I co-hosted #kbtribechat on Twitter. Notes on that for you tomorrow.

Meanwhile, here are highlights from the day:

Paul Anater - @Paul_Anater - from Kitchen and Residential Design shares glorious color, unexpected shapes, lots of optimism and tons of inspiration in Bath trends, a Bathroom Blogfest post

Katie Clark - @practicalkatie - from Practical Katie has started us off with The Bare Essentials. She promises more to come...

Paul Friederichsen - @pfriederichsen from The BrandBiz Blog discusses how Your brand reputation is in the toilet. I agree!

Sandy Renshaw - @purplewren - from Purple Wren gets the news out about Bathroom Blogfest 2011 - Climbing Out

Christine B. Whittemore - @cbwhittemore – on the Simple Marketing Blog explains about Climbing Out of Our Way: Innovative Thinking + Bathroom Blogfest 2011

Happy Bathroom Blogfest 2011!



Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bathroom Blogfest 2011: Day 3

Bathroom Blogfest 2011
I am in awe over what the 2011 Bathroom Blogfest participants have come up with! You need to check these blog articles out... now!

Bill Buyok - @AventeTile - from Avente Tile Talk Blog shares the most amazing tile bathrooms in Climb Out & Build a Bathroom Experience with Tile

Jeanne Byington - @ jmbyington - from The Importance of Earnest Service writes about In Service of Climbing Out in which she interviews New York interior designer John Buscarello, ASID.

Joseph Michelli - @josephmichelli - from Dr. Joseph Michelli’s Blog, brings up a scene from a visit to Zappos in You’ve been Faced at the Bathroom Blogfest 2011

Arpi Nalbandian - @TileEditor - from Tile Magazine Editor Blog explains that ‘Climbing Out’ of the box takes vision, patience

Bethany Richmond from The Carpet and Rug Institute Blog takes us from slips and falls to amazing bathmat trends in Carpet, Rugs, Bathmats and Trends: Bathroom Blogfest 2011

Bathroom Blogfest 2011: Uncle Bill's Pancake House
From Diane Kazan, Urban Design Renovation Blog,
Uncle Bill's Pancake House in Ocean City, New Jersey
Patty Woodland - @BrokenTeepee - from Broken Teepee says Welcome to The Bathroom Blogfest #Bathroom EXP

Stephanie Weaver - @experienceology - from Experienceology has gathered some amazing photos in Bathroom Blogfest 2011 - incredible photos! Which is your favorite?

Christine B. Whittemore - @cbwhittemore – in Content Talks Business Blog brings together Switch, Climbing Out, Social Media and Change: Bathroom Blogfest 2011

Denise Lee Yohn - @deniseleeyohn – from brand as business bites offers the best advice I've heard offered to CEOs and business owners: note to ceo: take a crap

Chris Woelfel - @tileexperts – from Artcraft Granite, Marble & Tile Co., is conducting video interviews for Bathroom Blogfest 2011.

The first video - available below - features designer Lanette Miller who discusses the beauty of tile, especially tile bathrooms. The newest trends in tile call for a cleaner, linear, large look - quality installation is always in style especially when a beautiful, lasting project is the goal.

Click on this link to view the beauty of tile with Lanette Miller directly on YouTube.

What an amazing Day 2 of Bathroom Blogfest 2011!

I hope you'll go explore these blog articles. Then, come back and let us know what you enjoyed most!



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bathroom Blogfest 2011: Day 2

Bathroom Blogfest 2011
Bathroom Blogfest 2011 has started with a bang!. Already, we have many marvelous blog articles celebrating the theme of 'Climbing Out!'

Here are links from Day 1 of Bathroom Blogfest. I hope you will check them out and add your perspective:

Laurence Borel - @blogtillyoudrop - from Blog Till You Drop writes about Introducing the Bathroom Blogfest 2011 - 'Climbing Out'

Bill Buyok - @AventeTile - from Avente Tile Talk Blog focuses on Gearing Up to Climb Out: Bathroom Blogfest 2011

Emily Hooper - @FCNewsMag – from the Floor Covering News Blog helped get the word out with Bathroom Blogfest 2011 urges bloggers to ‘Climb Out’

David Reich - @davidreich - from My 2 Cents describes Climbing Out - Bathroom Blogfest 2011

Bruce Sanders from RIMtailing has a wonderful story about Climb Out of Mistaken Assumptions

Paige Smith from Neuse Tile Service Blog thoughtfully highlights the Bathroom Obstacle Course

Professor Toilet - @ProfessorToilet - from American Standard’s Professor Toilet recommends Smart and Beautiful: Commercial Restroom Innovations

Christine B. Whittemore - @cbwhittemore on the Smoke Rise & Kinnelon Blog details 'Kick the Can' at Twain Recording, West Milford, for Bathroom Blogfest 2011 and on Flooring The Consumer ­she writes about 'Climbing Out' Retail Experiences For Bathroom Blogfest 2011 [and also explains that Bathroom Blogfest 2011 Has Begun!]

Wow! What a start! I can't wait to read what tomorrow has in store...

Happy Bathroom Blogfest 2011!



Monday, October 24, 2011

Bathroom Blogfest 2011: Day 1

Bathroom Blogfest 2011: Climbing Out!
Bathroom Blogfest 2011 is off and started with participants chomping at the bit to be "Climbing Out!" I hope you'll be with us every step of the way.

We have brilliant blog articles in store, our first ever vlog contributions - by that I mean Video Blog articles - and our first ever official participation in a Twitter Chat.

More specifically, Professor Toilet and I will be co-hosting #KBTribeChat on Wednesday, 10/26/11, from 2pm to 3pm EST. To find out more information, click on this link Bathroom Blogfest 2011 Takes Place Next Week!  It includes an explanation and guidelines.

And, by the way, here is the official list of the Bathroom Blogfest 2011 participants! I hope you will check out their blogs as you experience how they interpret 'Climbing Out!'



NameBlog NameBlog URL
Susan AbbottCustomer Experience CrossroadsCustomer Experience Crossroads
Paul AnaterKitchen and Residential Design
Shannon BilbyFrom the Floors Up
Toby BloombergDiva MarketingDiva Marketing Blog
Laurence BorelBlog Till You Drop
Bill BuyokAvente Tile Talk
Jeanne ByingtonThe Importance of Earnest Service
Becky CarrollCustomers Rock!
Katie ClarkPractical Katie
Nora DePalmaO'Reilly DePalma: The Blog
Paul FriederichsenThe BrandBiz Blog
Tish GrierThe Constant Observer
Elizabeth HiseFlooring The Consumer
Emily HooperFloor Covering News Blog
Diane KazanUrban Design Renovation
Joseph MichelliDr. Joseph Michelli’s Blog
Veronika MillerModenus Blog
Arpi NalbandianTile Magazine Editors' BlogTile Editor Magazine Blog
David PolinchockPolinchock's Ponderings
Professor ToiletAmerican Standard's Professor Toilet
David Reich my 2 cents
Victoria Redshaw & Shelley PondScarlet Opus Trends Blog
Sandy RenshawPurple Wren
Bethany RichmondCarpet and Rug Institute BlogCarpet and Rug Institute Blog
Bruce D. SandersRIMtailing
Paige SmithNeuse Tile Service blog
Stephanie WeaverExperienceology
Christine B. WhittemoreContent Talks Business BlogContent Talks Business Blog
Christine B. WhittemoreSmoke Rise & Kinnelon Blog
Christine B. WhittemoreSimple Marketing Blog
Ted WhittemoreWorking Computers
Chris WoelfelArtcraft Granite, Marble & Tile Co.
Patty WoodlandBroken Teepee
Denise Lee Yohnbrand as business bites

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

UX Magazine: Climb Out for Bathroom Blogfest 2011

UX Magazine: Climb Out for Bathroom Blogfest 2011
I'm way behind in keeping you up to speed on what's developing! Yikes... Big thanks to UX Magazine for once again featuring Bathroom Blogfest 2011. Please do check out It's Time to "Climb Out" and Rethink the User Experience! I think you'll enjoy the article.

Another big thanks to Arpi Nalbandian, editor, Tile Magazine for getting the word out in We're Ready for Bathroom Blogfest 2011. Are you?

There's more news coming, including details for the #KBTribeChat that takes place next Wednesday, 10/16/11 from 2 to 3pm EST.

Stay tuned and get ready to Climb Out!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Announcing Bathroom Blogfest 2011!

Bathroom Blogfest 2011: Climbing Out
Big News: Bathroom Blogfest 2011 will be taking place, once again, the last week of October 2011. Are you ready?

This year's theme is Climbing Out.

Appropriate, don't you think, given all that's going on?

Don't you love the logo? It's once again the brilliant creation of Susan Abbott. Thank you, Susan!

I'll have more information to share with you shortly, but hope to whet your appetite for what's to come.

Don't forget to look for us on Twitter, on Facebook and here on this blog.


C. B.