Houseblogs In Arts & Crafts Homes

by Josh on July 6, 2006 · 2 comments

in Journal

Whether promoting our sites or questioning our role, magazine articles and editorials continue to mention housebloggers in their pages.

A&C Homes Mag CoverThe lastest endorsement of houseblogs appears in the Summer 2006 issue of Arts & Crafts Homes and the Revival, in which senior editor Mary Ellen Polson features several houseblogs in her trends editorial, “Lost in the Blogs.” It is a complimentary article in which she refers to bloggers like your truly as “a younger generation of architecture geeks and restoration mavens.”

Polson mentions some blogs specifically , but I think this line from the article does a nice job of summarizing what makes houseblogs special:

While the 250 or so houses at HouseBlogs.net are rarely exceptional in themselves, the best blogs deliver a sense of immediacy and intimacy that’s hard to resist.

My house might not have the face to launch a thousand periodicals, but there’s so much more to a relationship than a pretty face. And that’s what houseblogs offer: a relationship in which a homeowner and visitors can interact over details ranging from paint colors to wall studs, and see those details change over time. If magazines showcase the houses of our dreams, houseblogs represent the houses we come home to.

In addition to HouseBlogs.net, Polson singles out some folks in the network for a special mention:

These great sites and many more blogs (including this one) are available through the houseblogs network. I think houseblogs are a natural complement to housemags, so I’m glad to see another housemag compliment the houseblogs network. If you are here because of the article in Arts & Crafts Homes or some other publication: welcome!

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Greg July 7, 2006 at 9:26 am

HIP Hilarious? Entertaining, sure. Insightful, yes. Baby, wayyyy cute. We housebloggers owe HIP a debt of gratitude for the time and effort to set this all up.

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Josh July 7, 2006 at 10:28 am

Yeah, I agree that “hilarious” is not the most fitting adjective for House In Progress. I like your words, and I’d add “trailblazing” and “witty.” You’re right about the debt of gratitude, Greg: HIP is the queen bee to my drone.

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