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A Painted Menagerie at the Outsider Art Fair

The stodgy Chelsea gallery scene gets a jolt of raw creative spirit when cereal box tapestries and blunt paintings move into town.

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A Makeover? Who, Us?

You might notice we have a smart new look and feel today. Let us know what you think.

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Connect With Etsy on Tumblr

You’re familiar with this here Etsy Blog, our presence on Facebook, and even our perky Twitter. However, there’s more.

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Take Etsy's Survey for a Chance to Win an iPad and Handmade Case

We are very excited to launch our Etsy Survey today. We encourage everyone to take the survey, whether you're a buyer, seller, or visitor who has yet to buy or sell. Our goal is to get a better understanding of our visitors and what is important to our buyers, sellers, and our community in general….

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Etsian Janeane Marie Ceccanti on Project Runway Season Seven

Oh, Etsy! It’s time to give ourselves a big pat on the back as another talented Etsy member has made it into the ranks of reality TV fashion phenomenon Project Runway. Portland-based designer Janeane Marie Ceccanti, 28, a.k.a. janeanemarie, is just one of the many talented couturiers featured in the just-started season seven. She describes…

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Handmade Holidays With the One of a Kind Show

As we all know, once Thanksgiving passes, it can feel like a freefall through the holiday season, rushing from one event to the next and desperately cramming shopping in between. Before you let yourself get carried away on that manic bandwagon, Etsy and The One of a Kind Show have something to say about it!…

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Tech Update: Unscheduled Forums Maintenance 7/24/09

On Friday, July 24, 2009 from 12 a.m. – 2 a.m. ET we will be doing unscheduled maintenance on Etsy’s Forums. (Click here to translate this time on a world clock.) During this time period, all functions on the site will be available, with the exception of the Forums. For updates during the maintenance window,…

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TakeOffYourClothes Wins Leonard Lopate’s T-Shirt Design Contest

Congratulations are in order! Brooklyn clothing and accessories designer (and Etsian!) takeoffyourclothes was recently chosen as one of five winners in a T-Shirt Design Contest through The Leonard Lopate Show, a popular public radio talk show in New York. Entries were judged by fashion designer, author and television personality Isaac Mizrahi. Takeoffyourclothes‘ design is called…

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Etsy in the Press: Good Morning America

UPDATE: Here is the link to the video. Tory Johnson, founder of Women For Hire, was on Good Morning America on Wednesday, August 6th, 2008, presenting Etsy as a great place to open a home-based business. Johnson recently authored a new book, Will Work From Home: Earn the Cash Without the Commute. Chanel Kennebrew from…

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The Industry Standard Innovation 100: Vote For Etsy!

Tech news site The Industry Standard’s Innovation 100 Award nominations have been announced, and Etsy is nominated as one of the top 10 retail sites on the web! Voting goes on now through October 3, 2008. Vote for Etsy! More on the source: The Industry Standard features news and analysis that covers emerging technologies and…

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Creativity Now Conference: The Round Up

On Saturday, May 17, I attended the 5th Annual Creativity Now Conference hosted by Tokion Magazine in New York. This conference touched upon art, film, comedy, curation, audience participation and so much more. Here’s the round up! Pop artist David Shrigley gave a presentation entitled "Who He Is and What He Wants," based upon the…

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Bust Spring Fling Craftacular: Call For Vendors!

Hey sellers! BUST Magazine is calling for vendor applications for their first ever Spring Fling Craftacular, set to take place on Sunday, April 27, 2008 at The Warsaw in Brooklyn. After many popular and successful holiday Craftaculars, they are moving forward with a spring version. According to BUST: We are handpicking the most unique and…

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Tech Updates: Poster Sketch Tool Back

*UPDATE!* The Poster Sketch tool is back, after a short period of downtime. Poster Sketch is the tool many members use to arrange items for Treasury Lists. It has been restored to a previous version, before the searching tools were added. The searching tools were particularly harmful to our database. They will eventually be rewritten…

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Funny Forum Quotes: Valentine’s Edition (with tiddyinks!)

tiddyinks says: Chillionaire says: what about falling in love with Etsy? I think I’m pretty much married to this place now…. ———–“my hubby swears I am ! 🙂 The sex is definitely better with Etsy….jk” From our Etsy Romance thread in the Forums! Share your Etsy romantic stories today!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: It’s Never Too Early for Love!

It’s never too early to start planning and shopping for Valentine’s Day! Whether it’s for a significant other, your darling baby, your boo (or pointed suggestions for yourself…), Etsy is the place for love. Here we’ve compiled a list to (ahem!) get you in the mood for lovin’. Feel free to check out our new…

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Etsy in the Press: The Today Show!

We at Etsy came back to the office today to find a special treat waiting for us: a plug on NBC’s "The Today Show" over the weekend! The mention occurs in a story about buying American-made gifts for the holidays after many recalls of international imports, specifically toys. According to dreamalittle7 (in the forum thread…

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Etsy in the Press: Columbus Alive

Etsy was recently featured on ColumbusAlive.com, highlighting the Tiny Canary Indie Design Market this weekend (November 17-18, 2007) in Columbus, Ohio. Etsians craftpaca and AnneHolman were quoted in the piece.  Holman said: "There’s so much value in knowing the person who grows your food, or makes your clothes or the products in your house," Holman…

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Tech Updates: “Bead” Tags in Jewelry Changing to “Beaded”

Update! In the tagging saga that continues each day, we have some exciting news for anyone browsing the jewelry categories looking for something "beaded." We are in the process of changing "bead" (as in, subcategory of jewelry > bracelet > bead or jewelry > necklace > bead, for example) to "beaded." What this means is…

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Tech Updates: Search Tips Galore

Notice anything different about the search on Etsy? Today we’ve instituted a new sidebar on each and every search page. This sidebar showcases helpful hints to searchers who may not know the ropes of the Etsy search engine.  For instance, it’s more accurate to search for more than one word in your search. Searching for…

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Etsy at Maker Faire, Austin!

Maker Faire is here again! If you’re in or around the Austin, Texas area this weekend, come down to partake in the madness that is Maker Faire. Etsy’s Chillionaire and Adam will be holding down the Etsy fort, handing out awesome promos and informing all the makers and looky-loos about the wonder that is Etsy….

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