Monday, October 24, 2011

Bathroom Blogfest 2011

Yes readers, it's that time again. Time to celebrate the wonderful world of bathrooms and how they relate to great customer and visitor experiences.

Below you'll find the list of bloggers who are writing about a variety of bathroom experiences, and how they are integrated into great brands.

Please do check out all of their blogs this week to read and learn more. And special thanks to C.B. Whittemore for keeping the tradition alive, and Susan Abbott for designing this year's logo, again!

I have photos, lots of photos.





 THE perfect solution for glossy museum buildings with poor wayfinding: gobos!
 A high shelf for extra paper...



NameBlog NameBlog
URL
Susan AbbottCustomer Experience Crossroadshttp://www.cust
omercrossroads.com/customercrossroads/
 
Paul AnaterKitchen and Residential Designhttp://www.kitchenandresi
dentialdesign.com
Shannon BilbyFrom the Floors Uphttp://fromthefloorsup.com/
Toby BloombergDiva Marketinghttp://bloom
bergmarketing.blogs.com/bloomberg_marketing/
Laurence BorelBlog Till You Drophttp://www.laurenceborel.com/
Bill BuyokAvente Tile Talkhttp://tiletalk.blogspot.com
Jeanne ByingtonThe Importance of Earnest Servicehttp://blog.jmbyington.com/
Becky CarrollCustomers Rock!http://customersrock.net
Katie ClarkPractical Katiehttp://practicalkatie.blogspot.co
m/
Nora DePalmaO'Reilly DePalma: The Bloghttp://www.oreilly-depalma.com/b
log/
Paul FriederichsenThe BrandBiz Bloghttp://brandbizblog.com/
Tish GrierThe Constant Observerhttp://spap-oop.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth HiseFlooring The Consumerhttp://flooringtheconsumer.b
logspot.com
Emily HooperFloor Covering News Bloghttp://www.fcnews.net/category/b
log/
Diane KazanUrban Design Renovationhttp://blog.urbandesignrenovat
ion.com
Joseph MichelliDr. Joseph Michelli's Blog http://www.josephmichelli.com/blog
Veronika MillerModenus Blog http://www.modenus.com/blog
Arpi NalbandianTile Magazine Editors' Bloghttp://www.tile
magonline.com/Articles/Blog_Nalbandian
David PolinchockPolinchock's Ponderingshttp://blog.polinchock.com/
Professor ToiletAmerican Standard's Professor
Toilet
http://www.professortoilet.com
David Reich my 2 centshttp://reichcomm.typepad.com
Victoria Redshaw & Shelley PondScarlet Opus Trends
Blog
http://www.trendsblog.co.uk
Sandy RenshawPurple Wrenhttp://www.PurpleWren.com
Bethany RichmondCarpet and Rug Institute Bloghttp://www.carpet-and-r
ug-institute-blog.com/
Bruce D. SandersRIMtailinghttp://www.rimtailing.blogspot.co
m
Paige SmithNeuse Tile Service bloghttp://neusetile.wordpress.com/
Stephanie WeaverExperienceologyhttp://experienceology.blogspot.
com/
Christine B. WhittemoreContent Talks Business
Blog
http://sim
plemarketingnow.com/content-talks-business-blog/
Christine B. WhittemoreSmoke Rise & Kinnelon
Blog
http://smokerise-nj.blogspot.com/
Christine B. WhittemoreSimple Marketing Bloghttp://www.simplemarketingblog.co
m/
Ted WhittemoreWorking Computershttp://www.kinneloncomputers.com/
Chris WoelfelArtcraft Granite, Marble & Tile
Co.
http://www.artcraftgmt.com
Patty WoodlandBroken Teepeehttp://www.brokenteepee.com/
Denise Lee Yohnbrand as business biteshttp://deniseleeyohn.com/best-bit
es

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Steve Jobs: Failure to conform

30 years ago, I was cutting and splicing 16 mm film by hand wearing white gloves. The process was called "conforming." You had to cut the original negative, and if you got a fingerprint on it, it's ruined.

You have a print made of the original, called the work print, and you edit the film, cutting each section, taping it together, running it by hand through a reel-to-reel setup. Once you're happy with your work print, you conform the original film to it. It's an expensive and enormously time-consuming process. At that time, making a film cost, at a minimum, $10,000 a minute.

The whole class would be laboring on their films, disappearing into tiny, hot, dark rooms to work. We'd come out for air, light, coffee, and ask each other, "Are you finished? Have you conformed?"

I didn't end up working in the film industry. But I made this film in iMovie on my MacBook Pro. In about 30 minutes.

I talk to a loved one almost every night through iChat.

I shot this time-lapse sunset on a beach in Hawai'i on my iPad.

I edited this podcast in Garageband. It's available on iTunes.

The iPhone I carry in my back pocket is more powerful than all the computers I used from 1984 through 2010. Together. (Okay, I made that up. But it's probably true.)

Thank you Steve Jobs, for not conforming.