Posts tagged "etsy"

Amazon Launches New Etsy Rival, Handmade

Let the crafting wars begin!

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 8, 2015

Etsy Is Absolutely Right To Ban The Sale Of Magic Spells

It’s not about discrimination, but protecting customers from frauds and con-artists.

Robyn Pennacchia / June 19, 2015

Beyonce Hates Puns And Shitty Etsy Projects As Much As You Do

It’s a sad day for all pun-loving Beyhive members. TMZ reports that Beyonce caught wind of the extremely popular “Feyoncé” merchandise that has been floating around Etsy, and had her lawyers send a strongly worded letter to the online retailer, requesting that the offending items be removed. The mugs are gone, but if you do…

Megan Reynolds / January 23, 2015

Etsy Spotlight: 15 Ugly Gifts That Will Put A Smile On Your Face (But Not Theirs)

Whether you’re looking for a gag gift or just something to give to someone you hate, Etsy has got you covered. The site is chock full of (unintentionally) ugly items, that make you wonder why the hell they were made in the first place. Perfect for a holiday surprise that is sure to leave your…

Katie Oldenburg / December 17, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: Stock Up On Beautiful Raw Gem Accessories From Vagabond Queen

Hooray, I’ve found my favorite Etsy shop of all time! Consider me officially OBSESSED with Vagabond Queen, the brainchild of Pittsburgh designer Danielle Barbe. She uses gems, geodes, and slices of agate to create redonk, bold statement jewelry and home decor. Vagabond Queen combines two of my favorite things: Bright colors and raw gems, which…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 13, 2014

Best Etsy Artist Ever Repurposes Thrift Store Art With Geeky Pop Culture References

Dave Pollot must be the happiest Etsy seller on Etsy today: art and tech blog Laughing Squid found his store earlier this year, but their post on his newly updated and expanded selection of thrift store paintings has gotten picked up by a rash of pop culture blogs today. I’m happy to contribute to that, because…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 12, 2014

11 Cross Stitches From Etsy That You Need In Your Home Right This Very Minute

God bless Etsy, the corner of the internet where anything you dream can be made manifest and shipped to your door. When I read about Elana Alexander, the artist who turned her catcalls into cross-stitches, the first thing I thought was, “Damn, it’s been a while since I’ve looked into cross stitches on Etsy.”

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 18, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: 25 Stationery Sets To Match Your Every Mood

I’m in the market for some form of personalized stationery, though I have yet to narrow down my search to just one design. What says “I’m an adult with a sense of common etiquette” more than a nice handwritten note on beautiful paper? If nothing else, it’d be nice to at least keep some cute,…

Claire Hannum / September 7, 2014

18 Etsy Finds For All The NOPE You Need In Your Life

God, I love Etsy. Etsy is life, guys. If you want to express yourself through your possessions but don’t have the skill to make them on your own, Etsy WILL have what you need. It’s like that rule of the internet that says “if it exists, there’s porn for it” — if it exists, a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 20, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: You Totally Need This Handmade “I’ll Have What She’s Having” Card

This summer marks the 25th anniversary of “When Harry Met Sally,” which is obviously the most beloved film of all time (or at least, it is to me). The Etsy shop Seas and Peas clearly knows how to celebrate with this awesome card depicting one of the movie’s finer moments. It’s handmade out of recycled paper, so…

Claire Hannum / July 19, 2014

Cute! Engraved Rolling Pins Will Make Your Baked Goods So Much Prettier

Zuzia Kozerska, a Polish designer, makes kitschy rolling pins engraved with just about every design under the sun. Guess what’s on my wish list now? You can use them to bake cookies covered in dinosaurs, mustaches, robots, or even a custom design of your choice. Naturally, I’m an especially big fan of the cat design,…

Claire Hannum / July 5, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: Let’s Go To The Beach!

I feel like I buy a beach bag every year, but every time warm weather comes around, it’s nowhere to be found, and I have to buy another one. Where do all my beach bags go? Do they get sucked into a vortex in the “off-season storage” section of my closet? Do they meet the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 15, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: 7 Weird & Wonderful Feminist T-Shirts

Etsy is the go-to place to find homemade soaps and Christmas ornaments, so why not feminist T-shirts? But maybe a simple “This Is What A Feminist Looks Like” tee won’t get the point across.  Maybe only a vagina dentata T-shirt will cut it. Don’t worry, Etsy sellers have got you covered! [Image of a confused woman via Shutterstock]…

Jessica Wakeman / June 14, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: Carved Rose Leather Belts Inspired By Miranda Lambert

I came across this photo of Miranda Lambert in an ad for her new album, Platinum, and I had one of those moments where I was like, “GIVE ME YOUR OUTFIT NOW.” Her carved rose corset belt is especially stunning, isn’t it? A perfect blend of sexy and country and vintage pin-up. After drooling over this photo for a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 8, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: A ’70s Sun Hat For Instant Glamour

There are so many reasons to get in the habit of throwing on a big sun hat on bright summer days. It protects your skin from sun damage. It hides the epic frizz that is a fact of life for many of us this time of year. It adds a major dose of glamour to…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 31, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: The Everyday Bag You’ve Been Searching For

Any woman will tell you that choosing a purse is a surprisingly personal decision. When you carry the same bag every day, it starts to feel like an extension of yourself. It must protect all your most important belongings, go with all your outfits, and possibly double as a weapon if you find yourself cornered…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 24, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: The Summer Uniform

All I want to wear this summer are tiny cutoff shorts and flowy, floral kimono jackets. Is that OK? Is it still OK if I’m almost 30 and would rather die than go anywhere near an outdoor music festival? Sure hope so, because I’m gonna wear it anyway. [Cherry Blossom Kimono Jacket: $48, Frolic Apparel]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 18, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: 10 Doormats That Make A Statement

I was so taken with this brilliant curling iron reminder doormat (which is unfortunately sold out currently) that I decided to track down some other Etsy offerings for clever doormats. Because after all, your doormat can do much more than just keep mud out of your house. It can greet your guests! Scare off unwanted visitors!

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 13, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

Mother’s Day is May 11th this year (note to self: don’t forget!!!), and what better way to honor mom than with a charming reminder of the high self-esteem she helped instill in you? This coffee mug will have her patting herself on the back every time she gets a refill. [$22, Avonnie Studio]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 4, 2014
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