The Cool House: E is for Excellence

Saturday, August 16, 2008

E is for Excellence

I was very touched to be awarded an E for Excellent award from Ethan and Fred at One Project Closer. They kindly wrote I had challenged their artistic sides. It's funny that what started as a pure diary of the renovations on The Cool House has morphed into something much broader: a desire to share all that I find weird and wonderful, beautiful and unique, whether it's in my house or the neighborhood, across the globe or in cyberspace. I'm just pleased others find some of it interesting too.

This award requires that we show our appreciation by giving it to other EXCELLENT blogs, which is a challenge for me. I don't like to play favorites; it's like saying which of the kitties do you like best, it can't be done, coughCassiscough. All the blogs I read are excellent, I wouldn't bother otherwise, would I? Certainly all those to the left of this post are excellent and there are many more I read that are genius too, but in the interests of plying along here's a sample that you might like:

Simmer Till Done - the food, the recipes, the photos - culinary Nirvana.
House and Hound - dogs and decor, it's design with a canine twist
Charlie's Design Diary -the best Finland has to offer, art, design, textiles and architecture - not forgetting the landscape
Austin ModHouse - how to build a really cool mid-century modern inspired house. Just be awed right now. And did I mention it's near Austin? The music, the food, the margaritas, oh and reasonable weather; I want to relocate....
Renovation Therapy an obsession with Grey Gardens, chandeliers, chesterfields and cats
Scented Glossy Magazines - feeding my Bravo reality show obsession
Stupid and Contagious - music, stupidity, culture, sarcasm - this is the blog I'd write if The Cool House didn't take up all my free time


Marilyn said...

Too kind - and how sweet to place me among all those other great blogs. Congratulations - for all the super things you share and the cool way you share them, you definitely deserve your E!

Charlie said...

Thank you so much for this award! I must go and visit the other blogs and say hello! Thanks again! Congrats to you, I love visiting your blog! You are such a wonderful writer! There are times you make me laugh and laugh hard and others that really make me think but most importantly I always learn something new. I agree with Marilyn you definitely deserve your E!


Jean Martha said...

Awwww. Thanks! I think you're purty special too.


stupid and contagious said...

Hi there!

Thanks for the nice words! Much appreciated!

Keep up the great work on your blog!