My big sister Allison egregiously aids and abets my panda obsession. She is the one responsible for almost all my panda crap, most of which sits on the bookshelf above my desk at work: panda mug, panda PEZ dispenser, panda eraser, twin panda Christmas ornaments, a panda figurine, and a panda T-shirt. Now, I have a new panda knickknack I covet: a micro crochet mohair panda. You read that right! This made-to-order panda cutie measures in at 0.8 inches, making him smaller than the pad of your finger. What the shit do I need a micro crochet mohair panda for? Especially one retailing for a cool $78? Who the fuck cares! Allison, my birthday is coming up. [Etsy]
Okay, so Victorian mourning jewelry isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But some of it is prettttty cool. The Victorians were totally obsessed with death. Take Queen Victoria. After her hubby died, she wore black for the rest of her life, and slept with a cast of her husband’s arm. Yeah, not weird at all. Victorians commemorated their passed love ones in a variety of ways — through mourning photography (of you and your recently dead person!) and special mourning jewelry. The style of jewelry was created in part because Victorians thought it was uncouth to wear flashy jewels when you were in mourning, so much of the jewelry is simple and elegant, and made of unusual materials like celluloid and vulcanite. Sometimes, Victorians would snip lockets of their loved ones’ hair and incorporate it into the piece–which makes mourning jewelry the perfect accessory for watching “Beetlejuice” and listening to Smiths records.
Because of its unusual materials, mourning jewelry makes a definite statement. Check out 12 gorgeous pieces after the jump!
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We have mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day ourselves. We are probably going to force the cat to snuggle with us and watch all the “Chelsea Lately” episodes in the TiVo queue over Mexican takeout. But some women, somewhere, haven’t given up yet. Some women, somewhere, are dry cleaning their red dress, getting their nails done, and picking out the perfect box of chocolates for this special day.
Those women are not these Etsy models.
Do you loathe all the sappy sweetness surrounding Valentine’s Day, but still want to show your honey some love? If raunchy, sarcastic, and random is more your style, Etsy has got you covered. Click through to check out 10 of our favorite irreverent Valentine’s Day cards (beware: heart-shaped dog poop and profanity ahead!)…
You know what time it is! Okay, maybe you don’t. But that’s because you don’t have a handy wall clock in your apartment. But we’re going to help you change all that — with 12 decorative, stylish and on-point clocks that will help you keep on schedule and help beautify your living space. Click through after the jump!
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It’s the new year, so that means it’s time to get your life in order. Really! And we think you can do it with the help of a planner. Whether you write things down in an online calendar, or go more old school, having a daily planner will ensure you never miss another important date — or dentist appointment — again. Keep reading »