BY Tess Duncan
on Feb 21, 2013
Author, co-founder of the Huffington Post, and general badass Arianna Huffington sat down for a chat with Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson in a new series called IdeaCraft. Our much-loved friends at Etsy created this internal series to provoke dialogue about great leadership in order to learn from their expertise. Arianna was a clear choice. After writing 13 books, running for governor against Arnold Schwarzenegger, raising two daughters, and, of course, running Huffington ... Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Feb 08, 2013
Engineering is a male dominated profession. Etsy is a website where you can get a personalized monogram necklace or a boob pillow. Now Etsy is making these two worlds collide by making a concerted effort to hire more female engineers in order to reflect its 67% female demographic. According to The Atlantic Wire, the popular retail site was dismayed to find that, despite its emphasis on hiring more women, there were only four women on their staff of eighty-five. ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jan 31, 2013
February is upon us and that means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! We know that nothing shows that you care more than a gift made with your nimble fingers. That’s why Miniature Rhino’s tutorial on creating your very own nifty message in a bottle is perfect for this lovey-dovey season. But what makes this idea even more awesome is that it doesn’t have to be lovey. You can write any message you want, making it a suitable surprise ... Read More
These rap and R&B votive candles from Chicago-based artist Meaghan Garvey are my current Etsy obsession. Paying tribute to a variety of artists both dead and alive, they make for conversation-starting decorations that both celebrate and poke fun at the idea of extreme fandom. I love them all, but the woman who belongs front and center on my R&B altar is Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, for four reasons:
She was a safe-sex advocate. The ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Dec 24, 2012
Like many of my underemployed and vintage-loving peers, I spend a somewhat absurd amount of time and money on Etsy. Whenever I’m in need of a one-of-a-kind gift, keepsake, or outfit, this vintage and handmade marketplace is always where I begin my search.
Never do I appreciate Etsy more than during the holidays. The site is a veritable treasure trove of unique gifts and fabulous holiday ensembles. And the fact that I can do my eclectic/vintage holiday ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Nov 28, 2012
For adorable, vintage-inspired jewelry and accessories with a twist, look no further than With Care. Created by Rhode Islander Elizabeth Novak, With Care is an Etsy shop that includes items like place-themed souvenir rings and lockets, nautical necklaces, Victorian-inspired perfume pins, and more.
Many of With Care’s pieces are vintage-inspired, with an edge — the collar bar will take you back to the Mad Men era but the Virgin ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Oct 19, 2012
What’s with fan conventions and sexual harassment? Is it the general vibe of cosplay (short for costume play) that makes dudes animalistic in their horniness? They really just can’t control themselves around women with some cleavage and bodysuits?
When a female cosplayer publicly called out her sexual harasser as it happened on video at this year’s New York Comic Con, the crowd responded with silent disbelief. But ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Oct 15, 2012
Fall! It’s the worst. My skin feels like newspaper, I can’t find my house keys in the early-evening darkness, and pumpkin-flavored things make me want to die. Really.
If you, too, would rather be schvitzing at the beach than shivering in layers of tweed, here are a couple treats to make it through this gnarly season.
Lush Oatifix Soothing Banana Mask, $6.95
Blustery early-October breezes are the stuff of romance for many fall-oholics, but they ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 04, 2012
Do you like your feminism fun, crafty, and creative? We do! That’s why we were thrilled to discover Midge Belickis’s art series, “365 Ways of Feminism.”
Midge, 24, is a freelance graphic designer, feminist, and recent FIT grad. In July, she began her “365 Ways of Feminism” project. Every day for a year, Midge will decorate the female symbol to represent the many different ways people can be feminists. Lipstick, fists, high ... Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Oct 03, 2012
For thousands of years, embroidered patches have been a means of identification. Dating back to the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean, Mideast, China, and India, elaborate hand-stitched fabric swatches were tools used for the military. Other times, such embellishments were a sign of beauty for other important personnel, stitched onto the robes of royalty or religious figures. Even today, patches are seen on a wide range of people: from the military to ... Read More