We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming with breaking news: The New York Times has done a big ole story on the resurgence of vintage pink bathrooms — spotlighting our little Save The Pink Bathrooms quest and moreover: Readers Glamorlux Nancy… Janice… and Nora… as well as advertiser John of deabath.com… flickr friend Tamelyn… and STPB commenter Michael. Oh my goodness gracious, it’s not every day you see pink bathrooms on the front page of the New York Times (well, online version, at least). The big photo inside is Nancy, glamming it up in her pink poodle bathroom. And, there’s a whole sidebar story about Nora, who, with the help of reader Christopher, I also was able to connect to Times writer Kate Murphy. Thanks to everyone for participating, you done good for pink bathrooms!
This post isn’t just a yeehaw!, though. I want to welcome new folks coming in via the NYT and point you to some of the additional back stories about the readers featured:
- Read more about Nancy’s pink poodle bathroom here.
- Read more about Nora and her time capsule pink and blue bathroom and pink-countertop kitchen here. Oh, and Nora sent a thank-you note, as well.
- Check out Janice’s 1960s/70s kitchen renovation.
- Do you want to read even more about pink bathrooms? There’s tons on the STPB site — but even more in my pink bathrooms category.
- Otherwise…. just noodle around… it’s a retro wonderland… and we are a friendly and welcoming bunch!
Readers — Be sure to check out the entire New York Times story on “Bathrooms – Pretty in Pink” … along with the lovely sidebar on Nora, who wisely advises, “If you love something, it never goes out of style.”
Now that the holiday frenzy is kinda sorta dying down, I’m getting back in the groove with features about reader homes. Did I say “groove”? Veronica — who is closing on her first house — a 1976 contemporary — today, is already chomping at the bit to get her retro nesting under way. And, she wants our help with paint colors for this 1976 kitchen. Interestingly, this is really typical of how readers find my site: They make an offer on a new/old house… immediately begin online research on how to renovate and update it … and land right here among us, sucked into our “back-dating” retro vortex. Veronica writes: Heck yeah there is more →
What better way to get psyched for 2011 than to look back on the best of 2010? All this week, I’ll reflect on my favorite stories of the past year. First up: My favorites from the “Browse Stories: All About the Era” category — a kind of catch all for stories that provide historical context and perspective. Heck yeah there is more →
So now that the joy of Christmas is over falalalala, like a good American I am jumping right ahead to new year’s resolutions. Trust me, I think big, so my “official” list will be very hearty. But, at the top, for sure, is gonna be: Cleaning out and better organizing my home office — aka “the computer cave” — to accommodate my solidified real life as blogger and freelance writer. Heck yeah there is more →