09 January 2013

Blogtour's coming!

Sung to the tune of "Something's Coming" from West Side Story:

Could be!
Who knows?
There's something due any day;
I will know right away,
Soon as it shows.
It may come cannonballing down through the sky,
Gleam in its eye,
Bright as a rose!

Who knows?
It's only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Under a tree.
I got a feeling there's a miracle due,
Gonna come true,
Coming to me!

Could it be? Yes, it could.
Bogtour's coming, Blogtour's good,
If I can wait!
Blogtour's coming, I don't know what it is,
But it is
Gonna be great!

With a click, with a shock,
Phone'll jingle, door'll knock,
Open the latch!
Blogtour's coming, don't know when, but it's soon;
Catch the moon,
One-handed catch!

Around the corner,
Or whistling down the river,
Come on, deliver
To me!
Will it be? Yes, it will.

Maybe just by holding still,
It'll be there!

Come on, Blogtour, come on in, don't be shy,
Meet a guy,
Pull up a chair!
The air is humming,
And Blogtour's shortly coming!
Who knows?
It's only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Maybe next week . . .

Apologies to Stephen Sondheim for massacring his lyrics, but I'm on my way to Germany and The Netherlands next week as part of the latest iteration of the international sensation, Blogtour.

Endless thanks to Modenus for making all of these arrangements and none of this would be possible without our Sponsors: Blanco, DuVerre, Mr. Steam, Axor by Hansgrohe, Miele and the NKBA.

This will make my second Blogtour and I am honored; thank you again to the gang at Modenus.

Blogtour Cologne kicks off at the IMM, known in German as the internationale möbelmesse.

IMM is one of the world's largest design trade shows and it's held every two years. Two years ago I attended IMM with over 100,000 other attendees and this year's show promises to be even bigger than it was in 2011. Blogtour sponsor Blanco had me there last time and it will be great to reconnect with friends at Blanco again.

I'll be joining the amazing Veronika Miller and Tim Bogan from Modenus, Michelle Alfano the Mod Design Guru, Lisa Smith the Decor Girl, Brandon Smith from D'Scoop Media, Courtney Price, Darren Morgan from the Kitchen Design Think Tank, Alexandra Williams from Fun and Fit, the hardest working man on the internet, Todd Vendituoli from Building Blox, Kathy Sandler from Live the Fine Life, Sarah Sarna from Life the Life you Dream About, Tina Ramchandani from Life in Sketch, Carmen Christiansen from Time 2 Design, Katie Treggiden from Confessions of a Design Geek and Stacey Sheppard from The Design Sheppard.

I know most of these people already and when you throw in a bunch of my fellow old guard members from the Blanco Design Council who'll also be attending the show and this promises to be quite the event. Imagine that: Susan, Jamie, Andie, Cheryl, Nick, Kelly and Leslie, we're the old guard.

After a few days at IMM in Cologne, we're boarding a train bound for Amsterdam to meet up with more bloggers and to see more cool stuff. Next week's going to be amazing and I'll be posting updates both here and on my other site, Back Where I Started.


  1. Soooooo, does this make you a Shark or a Jet?

  2. WOW, what a fabulous group! I'll be trying to keep up with all the posts, so exciting :)


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