One of my coworkers, on a lark, started an Etsy shop, Wordsmithee.
For the extremely low price of $2, you can get your very own handmade word. What’s that you say? I and my coworker are crazy? Well, you mean-spirited jackanapes, you may be right, but the fact remains that he will craft a brand new word just for you, complete with definition(s) and example uses. This is a niche market that anyone in their right mind would capitalize on.
I will always remember being his first customer. My word, ruscation (defined as an extended period between communications, especially text or email communications, usually resulting from mutual neglect) is useful to describe an all-too-common situation that has heretofore not had a name. Thanks to Wordsmithee, that is the case no more!
At my current apartment, my TV is wall-mounted, because the room it is in is kind of narrow. I’d much prefer it on a stand for reconfiguration purposes.
So, I’ve been looking at Ikea and Etsy for furniture options (I’m moving to a larger place, so there’ll be a couple of things to get). Obviously, handmade furniture is going to be pricier.
I think I want this TV stand. I’d have to get it custom, since it isn’t wide enough for my TV. Also, it doesn’t really match my decor, which has a fair bit of white and light colours.
Still. I mean, lookit.
Today I took a field trip with some coworkers from a bunch of different teams to visit a local Etsy seller to learn about how they use the site, what they like about it, what they wish they could do to improve their shop and to see their process and learn about how they create. ChincharMaloney is a shop run by a couple that makes jewellery out of a Windsor Terrace brownstone in Brooklyn.
They do some really gorgeous work, and I loved how they design with gems that they buy specifically because the look of them inspire them to create. Colin and Marian come from art and art-related backgrounds and have taught themselves jewellery making over the years.
There’s this fantastic metal artist on Etsy, KnobCreekMetalArts, who makes these really cool, whimsical bookends (way more than the ones I’ve posted here). Yes, despite owning a Kindle, I also have lots of books.
I recently got an Etsy Gift Card, and I’ve decided to finally get one of these. Sadly, I can’t decide which!
What do you think?
The “Etski” trip comes with screenprinted armbands and a dedicated site support team working in shifts from the lodge.
We are such loveable nerds.
Not everything in my life is working the way I’d like, but I’m being paid pretty well to do a job I love with a team I think is fantastic in a city I’ve adored for my entire adult life.
So, I am most definitely thankful.