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Etsy Labs Deconstructed

We undertook a major construction project at the Labs. The DIY construction was care of Peter Corrie, Josh Wise, and Evan Vendetti.  

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Bumper Sticker Challenge

Hey everybody, there were such good ideas being bandied about on this forum thread that we decided to launch a quick little contest. Design a new Etsy bumper sticker! We encourage teaming up: if you’re not a swell designer, but you’ve come up with a good slogan or the other way around. • 11.5″ x…

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Tech Updates: Etsy Mini

The Etsy Mini is now ready for you to use! This customizable widget allows you to post a neat little block of Etsy item images onto your own Web pages. The Etsy Mini can show either items from your shop (for sellers) or your favorites (for everyone). The Etsy Mini automatically updates your own Etsy…

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Etsy Alumni: Kelly aka kfarrell

UPDATE: Kelly no longer works at Etsy. We miss you, Kelly!  And we wish you the best in all your projects. Etsy has had quite a growth spurt in the past year, and we have the awkward pictures to prove it. We’ll be posting a series of About Us pieces to help you get to…

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Supplies Swap, Sho-nuff

Come on down to the Etsy Labs for our very first Supplies Swap! Tired of wading through your home’s knee-deep overflow of feathers, string, art supplies, and construction paper? Do you have trunk loads and/or small piles of old clothes, beads, books and papers, yarn, miscellaneous whatnots? Are you coveting piles of other kinds of…

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Up With Upcycling

And the weiner — er, winner — is…Wiener Bench by JackRabbit. We were impressed by JackRabbit’s ingenuity and dumpster diving. She scavenged discarded and broken furniture from the curb on trash night where she lives in Philadelphia. She also posted on Craigslist and collected sweaters headed for the garbage. The labor-intensive process of unraveling the…

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The Etsy Labs

Hello friends, Let me start of by apologizing for all the confusion flying around in the forums. It can get totally wacky in there and sometimes it’s hard to know what to believe. Let’s set the record straight. Etsy Labs A couple of months ago, Etsy leased its first ever commercial space in Brooklyn, NY….

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Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards

In the lull between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day we were able to look back at the past year. At the beginning of 2006 when we were in San Francisco, we agreed to buckle in for a ride together. In the following twelve months Etsy grew from 1,400 to 140,000 members, and the company…

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What’s Going On

We’re all working full tilt right now. Chris, Haim and Simon are sifting through the code, diagnosing problems and remedying them. Jared’s in Singapore and Seoul presenting Etsy at a couple conferences and working from his hotel room.  Jay is collating bug reports and working on the HTML for some new features. Emily, Adrian and…

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Etsy Alumni: Paul aka pasilveira

UPDATE: Farewell, Paul! We will miss you and we wish you the best with your new job. Paul aka pasilveira is on the Engineering Team where he works on System Operations. The Sys Ops engineers work with the databases and the servers — the framework on which all of us rely.  He is very vocal…

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Etsy Alumni: Chris aka RevolvingDork

UPDATE: Chris no longer works for Etsy, but we wish him well in his future endeavors! Stay in touch, ok Chris? You’re now one of the Etsy Alumni and we’ll always remember you as one of Etsy’s proud founders The following is Chris’ About Us post, published while he was working as an engineer for…

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Etsy Alumni: Lakin aka Lakinwecker

UPDATE: Lakin no longer works for Etsy, but we wish him well in his ventures! We miss you, Lakin — stay in touch. You’re now one of the Etsy Alumni. [The following is Lakin’s About Us post, published while he was working as an engineer for the company] MP4 | Youtube | Blip.tv | Subscribe…

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