To follow up on our kaffee klatsch with Mel Kolstad, I asked Kate if she could go into our archives and pull together all of Mel’s “Love the House You’re In” collages into one final collection page. Looks like we have a baker’s dozen — 13 collages in all, created starting around March 2010, with the final one published May 2011.
What a wonderful way to enter into the holiday weekend, don’t you think? Hey, on that note: Kate and I need to unplug completely from the matrix over the holiday or our heads will explode (well, mine, I shouldn’t speak for her). So at day’s end today, I will flip a switch and direct all comments for the next few days into moderation until we return Monday morning. Have a great Thanksgiving, everyone! Drive safe, and eat more pie!
Longtime readers of the blog surely remember Mel Kolstad — who I engaged starting in 2010 to create a series of “Love the House You’re In” custom collages of readers’ homes. Mel and I have a good story:Heck yeah there is more →
Oh my goodness. Our resident collage artist laureate Mel Kolstad created this little surprise: A collage: “Pamela, Princesa of the Perpetual Pink Potty Palaces.” How silly can I (or Mel, or we) get all in the name of Save The Pink Bathrooms — where BTW more than 350 pink patriots to date have taken the pledge to preserve their pink paradisos. My favorite, which I have declared the official STPB Pledge:
“I hereby pledge to prevent the pulverization of period perfect pink potties and to persevere over pressure to part with my practical pedestal where my pint size prince and princess piddle…I Promise!” — Lou.
Click right here to make pledge to Save The Pink Bathrooms and while you’re there, share your pink bathroom reveries. And for the collage: Thank you, Mel. I think. See more of Mel’s work on her flickr site.
During the Apartment Therapy home design blog contest, a number of readers repeated our Retro Renovation tagline in their comments. This gave me an idea: I engaged Mel Kolstad, who I met on flickr, to create a series of “Love The House You’re In” collages for the blog — and here’s our first one. Mel, I forgot to ask you what year this house is from. I’ll guess mid-40s (this house has a very international-moderne feel to me), but I also bet the car-lovers in our community will be able to date it precisely by the convertible. To tell you more about our new collage artist laureate: Mel is a collage/mixed media artist who currently lives in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Heck yeah there is more →
I spotlighted stories from 2012 with the most pageviews. I spotlighted the 20 most popular reader projects. Now, I cruised through everything we published in 2012 to see what other gems I could mine. Of course, there were too many. I got it down to about 20. So here are my *favorites* (of the stories not already showcased) from the past year. Above: My big personal project o’12 was My Big Fat Office Remodel — multiple stories, and I coulda written more, cuz it was Epic.