Tag Archives: Etsy

Shake It!

Today my man-friend and I went to IKEA to look for a  number of things including salt and pepper shakers. Apparently Europeans hate the stuff because we couldn’t find a single shaker. Or maybe it’s just that we’re shopping impaired.

Anyhow, I came home and decided to give Etsy a go at it. What I found was a treasure trove of really bad handcrafted items. But there were a few really cool diamonds in the rough. Okay, so maybe the baby hands will give you nightmares, but they’re also awesome.

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Vintage Minimalism Aglow

One day I’ll want to live in a house like a real grown-up. And when that day comes, I think I’ll buy something from KAM Lamp Company. Retro-y handmade deliciousness. The Swarovsky crystal light is like a Victorian disco ball. Love it!


… That Don’t Suck

Cyberoptix is a tie “lab” created and ran by Detroit artist, Bethany Shorb. I love the delicious colors and fun graphics. If you’ve gotta wear a piece of useless fabric around your neck, might as well make it art! You can purchase one of her ties on her site or at her Etsy shop for around $30-$40. She also maintains a really cool blog, Toybreaker, where she showcases new designs.

1 A E O N

I’m kind of in love with the owl and hawk designs below from 1 A E O N. You can find the full line here on Etsy. They also run a blog which they update on a fairly regular basis with new designs and happenings.

Patterned Antlers

San Antonio artist, Jennifer Khoshbin, is the creator of these fabulous paper resin deer heads. I know, I know.. you won’t get the thrill of killing a shy peaceful creature from 100 ft away with your technologically advanced weapon, but it’d still look pretty awesome against a dark accent wall. You can purchase her work at her Etsy store, Ruby’s Lounge.

Lucky Bunny Worldwide

The last week has been sucktacular. And what do I do when I have a bad day? Well, the same thing that every woman does – shop. I love these shirts of bunnies getting rowdy created by Rich DeSimone. Could there be a better lineup for Battle Bunny? My sweet friend Melaney purchased the tank bunny for me awhile back and I just bought the buckin’ bunny. You can purchase these and others at his Etsy shop, Lucky Bunny Worldwide. Yeehaw!

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buckin' bunny

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Sad Robot

There’s absolutely nothing sadder than a sad robot.

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Don’t you just want to shnuggle him and tell him everything will be okay? He was created by Little Brown Byrd Creations on Etsy although it looks like somebody already scooped him up for some consoling.

But don’t fret, there’s still a darling little nerdbot for purchase. And while I can’t relate to him as much, I think he probably understands my moth obsession.

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Ani Ostendorff Ceramics

Ani Ostendorff is a Salt Lake artist who makes fantastic ceramics inspired by her garden and environmental concerns. I absolutely love the Seuss-like curves and rich complex colors of her pieces. And best of all, this is art you can use! All of her pieces are microwave, dishwasher and food safe.  Her work is available for purchase at her Etsy shop.

Who-ville planter

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posy vase

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plant pouch

Sepia Lepus

Well, I’m getting pretty amped up to get down in Mexico. And so how do I prepare… Packing? Naw. Researching the area? Nope. Exercising to get bikini-ready? Pshaw! Looking for pics and videos of whale sharks? You know it!

And what a pleasant surprise when my quest brought me to the art work of Sepia Lepus.  Her images are charming little morsels with attention to placement and pattern. A courageous little white bunny is the central figure in many of her prints. Imagine that James Bond hooked up with a mermaid and they had a baby bunny.. this would be him. He saddles pigs to fight dragons and dives with sea creatures. And frankly, I think that’s pretty great.

The images below (and many more) are available for next to nothing on her Etsy page.

Home Print

Home

Submariner

Submariner

Arctic

Arctic

*I lost a good deal of fidelity in the Arctic print when shrinking to post.

George

George

Clover

Clover

Portrait of Felix

Portrait of Felix