Here at The Frisky, we’re pretty big Etsy fans. We have a soft spot for all those darling creations and a major appreciation for the type of crafty folks out there who actually take the time to make goods by hand. But sometimes we’re cruisin’ through the site and suddenly come across these sort of random stand-outs that make us think, “Gee, really?” as in, one of these does not belong. Now there’s a storage unit for the more unfortunate items that show up, like these adorable tampon cozies (above). At Regretsy, you’ll find an eerie Michael Jackson baseball, throw pillows that look like condom wrappers, a Lil’ Kim baby gown, and crocheted toilet paper (man those knitters are creative!). Last week, the site refused to link to the real Etsy stores behind the craft fails, but they kind of blew up over the weekend and maybe that’s the reason why you can now click through to purchase the dubious goods. Think of it as your one-stop shop for gag gifts, or maybe just your new favorite four o’clock slack-off site. [Regretsy] Keep reading »
Indie fashion, we love you, but we get it—most of the time you’re made for the ladies small enough to go braless, not for curvy ones. That’s where Jibri steps in, a line tailored for sizes 14-24, replete with that independent sensibility you see all over Etsy. Some of the dresses take vintage inspiration with ’50s-era classic cuts (think fancy “Mad Men“-esque pencil skirts with ruffled peplums), while there are also high-waist skirts that beg to be worn sexy-style to the office. For a solid buy, check out the selection of LBDs, which incorporate cute details like bubble hems or one-shouldered necklines. Don’t miss: the Hand Painted Spring Jacket with its retro Jackie O-style and the Anti-Wallflower Dress (ha!), a strapless number with a pink and purple floral print. The prices are on the steep side, but keep in mind that Jibri lets you specify sizing and measurements. So your indie fashion can find a perfect fit. [Etsy] Keep reading »
Apparently, some folks over at Etsy are as big of fans of “The Office” as we are. (Did you see the season premiere on Thursday?) Case in point: we were cruising their site and came across this curated list of cute objects that each epitomize famous jokes from the show that never fails to crack us up. For example, there’s the infamous jello stapler episode and the note card above that illustrates that classic moment. Buy it here. For more gems check out the full roundup. Keep reading »
What joo lookin’ at, huh? Oh, my rad Joodito hoodie? Look away, my friend.
Joodito, an Etsy seller specializing in creatively constructed clothes, describes its garments as “retro futurist,” and we couldn’t put it any better. Pieced together from raw textiles and scrap material, the dresses and tops play on vintage-y cowl neck shapes but go back to the future with asymmetrical lines and utilitarian colors. And unlike so many reconstructed and sustainable clothes out there that look like mad fashion experiments, Joodito pulls things together in an edgy-meets-elegant way.
We’re loving on the Grandmaster Flash sleeveless hoodie with its black and navy angular patchwork, as well as the Sen Dog top, which pairs a huge space-like collar with a purple plaid bodice. [Etsy.com] Keep reading »
There’s nothing sexy about sporting a hickey, but a little vampire love bite peeking out from beneath the flip of your long, tousled hair? Um, yes. If you want to give everyone the idea you scored a date with one of the hotties from “True Blood” — and that things went well — this vampire love bite illusion necklace created by Etsy seller, GiraffeNeck, will do the trick. Made with a nylon-coated steel wire and two strategically placed red crystal beads, the necklace is an obvious must-have for all the fangbangers among us. [$9, Etsy] Keep reading »
If you’ve ever made the grave mistake of plopping a small bottle of perfume in your bag and thinking you can get away with it not spilling … well, let’s just say we doubt you’ll make that mistake again. But when you’re running around from work to play and back to work again, it’s nice to touch up with a nice subtle scent every now and then. That’s why we swear by perfume solids, and now that we’ve found these cuties from Etsy seller Illuminated Perfume, there’s no reason why the packaging can’t be as lovely as the fragrance. This botanical scent, Sierra Solid Gold, is not going to make people a mile away sit up and smell you. Instead it’s a clean yet well-rounded blend of green conifers like spruce, fir and pine, mixed with warm notes of vanilla, tonka bean, spice and orange. It’s the perfect fragrance to take from late summer well into fall, you know, if you believe in stuff like seasonal perfumes and stuff. [$7.50, Etsy] Keep reading »
Just kidding. We hate the term “spice up your bedroom.” Barf. Still, if you’re a fan of super sexy, gorgeous lingerie made by crafty folks with mad skills, you best hurry up and go check this out. I was so honored to be a guest curator on Etsy‘s blog, and we worked together to come up with 12 slamming items that range from awesome for a really, um really hot date to just-reading-the-paper-in-bed fare. You’ll love. Trust. [Etsy] Keep reading »
The inevitable nostalgic itch to start buying school supplies–even if you graduated long ago–is starting right about now. Then again, you’re probably not going to become enamored by the offerings at Office Max. These notebooks from Etsy seller Wonting NYC are the perfect compromise. Simple yet cute designs adorn the kraft paper covers. Inside, you’ll find blank perforated pages and a pocket for keeping receipts and scrap paper. If you love the designer’s style, check out the stationery, featuring seals on the front of cards, or the selection of affordable graphic prints of kiddie-like animals and trees done up in hip colors and shapes. [$15, Etsy.com] Keep reading »
For the most part, raw crystal jewelry can stay where it is now: in between the new age-y mystical books and bundles of sage. And no, we don’t need any smoky quartz to balance our sex chakras, thank you very much. What we do need, however, are some of the goods from Zulasurfing’s Etsy shop. And while the accessories there are made from crystals, there’s nothing corny about them. Keep reading »
It’s not often that someone can recreate something from the past in a modern way that’s completely covetable. (We can think of a few chains that attempt this all the time, and fail.) Jenny Lee Fowler, however, has managed to take the art of the Victorian silhouette and transpose it in a way that’s not kitschy, but rather completely innovative. Using leaves or bark, she uses traditional freehand and a small scissors to make custom profiles that you can then frame for decorative use. All you have to do is send in your profile shot against a neutral background, approve the outline, and await your bespoke leaf to arrive in the mail. [$65, Jennyleefowler.com and Etsy.com] Keep reading »