On The Snug: Lots more DIY inspiration
Editor Scott Omelianuk on theSnug.com
The editor, prepped for housekeeping duty.
"Time for some housekeeping," I said, as I eased into a chair at the kitchen table in front of my laptop.
"Terrific," my wife said, "but how are you going to do that sitting down?"
"I meant some TOH housekeeping, in my editor's letter."
"Oh, so you're not cleaning out the basement—again?"
"Uh, no," I said, afraid to look up from the screen.
I opened a document and briefly detoured from letter writing to begin a list for next weekend:
• Clean out basement
• Wash off wife's disappointment
• Visit theSnug.com, find DIY peace offering
The Snug, by the way, is a new website the editors of This Old House have created. You may be less familiar with it (though we hope that changes!) than with the ongoing spousal disappointment I also create, so let me explain.
If thisoldhouse.com is the complete home-improvement resource, theSnug.com is its plucky younger sibling, full of clever tips and smart solutions and ideas for small-space living. The Snug brings together the best decor and simple DIY projects from This Old House online and dozens of other websites around the Internet and presents them with a dose of good humor. It also lets you join the Snug community, so you can use your tablet to create your own blog, where, perhaps, you can offer, um…housekeeping tips. I'd appreciate that.
Speaking of tablets, I'm pleased to say that TOH has been recognized by the judges of the Media Industry Newsletter (MIN) as having the best digital edition of any magazine in America. If you haven't seen TOH on tablet, I encourage you to download it—it's free to subscribers. Design director Hylah Hill and deputy editor Kathryn Keller and their teams work hard to fill it with extras and add interactive features and video. I tend to agree with the MIN judges: It's pretty amazing.
In other business: The Search for America's Best Remodel is on! Do you and your project have what it takes to be featured in the pages of TOH? You can enter at thisoldhouse.com/yourTOH. Or, if you've got a story or other idea, e-mail me and let me know. We love to hear from you, and we take your comments and questions and, yes, even criticisms to heart to try to help make a better TOH for you every issue.
Okay, housekeeping over, time to get back to the housekeeping...