Yearly Archives: 2011

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Come Craft With Us in Brooklyn and Australia

No mountain nor valley nor ocean will keep you from a festive hands-on workshop!

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Shipping Strategies for Vintage Sellers

Replacing broken or lost-in-the-mail items is rarely an option for vintage sellers. Learn from the community with these tips for wrapping it up right.

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Iconic Gift Ideas

Nerd Boyfriend brings Carl Sagan, James Dean and Ernest Hemingway to life with an icon-inspired gift guide.

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Who Put the Steam in Steampunk?

While most known for its retro-futuristic aesthetic, the steampunk movement offers an illuminating lesson in energy consumption for this day and age.

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Noted: The Sketchbook of Susan Kare

The lone artist behind’s Apple’s powerful user interface proves that there’s more to a painter than her canvas.

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Featured Seller: Tinder and Bloom

“I love making beautiful objects that serve a functional purpose in our everyday lives.” — Suzanne Allen

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Handmade Code: BabyList

Are you putting together a baby registry? BabyList can help!

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Editors’ Picks: Gifts for the Finicky

What do you get the aunt with a novelty-cow-collecting problem? Something unexpected, that’s what.

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The Challenge of Designing Non-Latin Typefaces

While the printing press revolutionized one half of the world, it left another struggling to adapt.

How-Tuesday: Make a Pyramid Gift Box

Gift wrapping should be just as interesting and heartfelt as the present within.

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Help Wanted: Intern for Etsy’s Blog

Do you enjoy big ideas, Oxford commas, clever Photoshop layouts, and the notion of a new economy?

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Quit Your Day Job: Son of a Sailor

“Owning your own business means that instead of working 40 hours for someone else, you’re working 80 hours for yourself.” — William and Jessica

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Just-Right Gifts Under $50

Overwhelmed by gift giving? Today Joanna Goddard of Cup of Jo homes in on the just-so gifts for the season.

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Gift Guide for the Broken Ones

Gifts for the hopelessly angry, for the malcontent, for hearts with bills to pay.

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Featured Seller: Gingiber

“I do my best work when an idea materializes rather quickly.” — Stacie Bloomfield