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24 Inspiring Finds for Architecture Lovers

We’re celebrating National Architecture Week with Etsy finds inspired by buildings.

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The Art of Architectural Salvage: ReStore

For one Philadelphia retailer, rescuing the past’s utilitarian treasures is more than a business – it’s a calling.

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A Visit to Philip Johnson’s Glass House

Buried in the Connecticut woods, the 49-acre legacy of Philip Johnson is a tribute to the public discourse of art and design.

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Fresh Shop: Chisel & Mouse

Two brothers celebrate a shared passion for architecture through crafting remarkably detailed models of iconic buildings.

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Opening the Barn Door

Seeking a spot for his kids to enjoy nature, Rich Tyler discovered a 100-year old octagonal barn. The kids are grown, but the Secrest Barn remains.

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Short Stories: Art Deco Cityscape

This quilted work of art doesn’t just depict a landscape: it tells the story of one couple’s singular love.

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Embracing a New Old Tokyo

Once prone to a culture of scrapping and rebuilding, today’s Japanese homeowners are embracing the DIY ethos and making old architecture new again.

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Animal Architecture: Creature-Inspired Craft and Design

The study of Earth’s non-human inhabitants provides limitless inspiration for art, craft and the design of extraordinary structures.

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Billboards: The Next Green Home?

A Thai design studio is proposing the next big thing in subsidized housing, and it comes with really great views.

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Noted: The Incredible Hotel Built in 15 Days

China’s efficient architectural strategy may be poised to solve the housing drought, but can this foundation stand the test of time?

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Noted: Ephemeral Architecture

Communities are trading in their monuments of yore for the adaptable experience of a food truck or pop-up shop.

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Noted: The Problem With Prefab

What began as the ultimate DIY project is now a contemporary contradiction. Can anyone save the business of factory-made housing?

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Recycling the Shipping Container

Swimming pools, houses, offices — you can make almost any structure out of these mega-sized receptacles. But is this design trend really practical?

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Featured Seller: saratops

“An inviting and visually pleasing workspace always makes me want to sit down and work.” – Sara Tenanes

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Process: Ziptie Rings by Metalnat

The studio of Natalia Gomensoro, aka Metalnat, walks the line of serene organization and cluttered potential. Natalia grew up in Uruguay and comes to jewelry with a background in design and architecture. She got started making jewelry in 1994 and studied with Latin American jewelers before moving to Brooklyn. In this edition of Process, we…

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Process: Sustainable Wooden Jewelry by PrasseinDesignStudio

Process is a new Etsy video series that features the intimate relationship formed between Etsy sellers and the handmade items that they create and make available to the world through their online shops. Process is not to be confused with a How-To video, as each video is intended to show each seller’s unique artistic voice…

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