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.”
Funny cross stitches are not the domain of ironic misandry alone: Anything that doesn’t seem like something your grandma would say has probably gone on a cross stitch on Etsy. Check out these 11 Etsy cross-stitches for some cognitive dissonance-inducing home decor.
Yeah, I know, I know, I am a very bad minimalist. I collect things when I shouldn’t, just because they’re strange and they make me smile.
I was introduced to Chicago’s Rotofugi gallery and toy store shortly before I moved into the city and it quickly became an obsession. It’s like they just took all of my favorite things in the world, packaged them, and put them on shelves for sale. From figurines of Japanese kaiju monsters to Doctor Who mini-figures to art prints from local and national artists to handmade toys to street art magazines to art books to handmade jewelry (the last, unfortunately, only available in store), Rotofugi is a weird art kid’s dream.
Hey, some people want to fill their lives with Precious Moments figurines, some people want to fill them with cycloptic cats. SUE ME. Just don’t buy the Gipper bust, I’ll have to fight you for it.
Whether “home” to you means a room, an apartment, or an entire house, you deserve to love the place you live. But it can be overwhelming to find cute updates to your place, especially when window-shopping at Sephora is much more fun. Well, you’re in luck. Hunting for cute, affordable home decor just happens to be my #1 favorite pastime. In this new column, I’ll find cute ways to decorate your home, all for under $50. (I’m also happy to address specific problems or search for specific items if you shoot me an email at Jessica@TheFrisky.com!)
There’s nothing quite as depressing as a bathroom with mold coating the tub, hair carpeting the floor, and toothpaste caked onto the sink. Why do people let their bathrooms — arguably the room of your house you want most clean — turn into a big dump? (Pun totally intended.) You should take pride in a room you spend time in every day! I can’t make you sweep the hair linoleum, but I can encourage you to get organized and spruce up your loo with some color. Here are cute ways to cute-ify your bathroom, none of which will break the bank: Keep reading »
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, an Etsy artist is selling it.
Personally, I’ve gotten way into the swing of “NOPE” lately. I NOPE on social media, I NOPE to catcallers (because that’s really the bottom line, isn’t it?), I NOPE in my articles, I NOPE on my blog, I NOPE to trolls and hate mail, I NOPE when I just don’t friggin’ feel like doin’ stuff. The only thing left is to NOPE my appearance and NOPE my home.
Cue Etsy! Now you can have NOPE with you all the time. You might not even need to say it out loud.
As Shark Week comes to a close, I would like to remind everyone that sharks can be enjoyed year round. Learning about the attack style and swim patterns of great whites like Colossus is captivating, but the fun doesn’t have to end. Incorporate a reminder of just how scary-cool sharks can be into your home — if it gives you a nibble, it’s just exploring with its teeth!