In the tech industry, paid leave is becoming a sought-after benefit for employees, and for employers like Spotify, Twitter, Etsy, Netflix, it’s become an explicit priority. But, as Rebecca Greenfield writes at Bloomberg, these policies are made feasible partly because the tech workforce is still mostly male.
Making handmade goods might be the easy part when you consider all the work that goes into selling those products online. Now Etsy is giving its sellers a new tool for building a standalone website that easily populates with data from Etsy’s own online marketplace, making launching and maintaining an e-commerce site a…
If you find yourself in trouble you can always use your phone to dial 911. Or you can reach for this compact 3D-printed lens that turns your smartphone’s camera flash into the Bat-Signal, summoning someone who can help but who also has a way cooler car than the police do.
Instead of worrying about whether your throw pillows complement the colors in a room, head on over to Etsy where PebblePlush has a created a set of 12 pillows that look like the planets and other celestial bodies in our solar system. Science matches any decor, and you might even learn something.
The internet brought countless innovations to the world, one of which being the ability to pawn off hard work onto someone else, anywhere on earth, for a price. For example, if you need 500 paper airplanes but don’t want to waste hours folding them, you can now just buy them in bulk.
Who’s a good doggie? NOT this GRUNGE PUNK PORCUPINE DOG! This dog is a weapon.
Try wrapping your head around this one. An Etsy seller in France has somehow managed to design a remarkable 3D-printed sundial that shows the time as digital numbers that actually change as the day progresses and the sun moves across the sky.
Oreo’s on a mission to create a flavor that will appeal to every last person on the planet. But its efforts can’t come anywhere close to the level of personalization that a custom cookie cutter shaped like your head and face allows.
Carefully peeling and replacing all the stickers on a traditional Rubik’s Cube is a tedious job, but far easier than trying to actually solve it. But Etsy shop Qunotoys makes it even easier to cheat, with a tiny working Rubik’s Cube made out of Lego.
It’s a good idea to keep your best kitchen knives outside of the drawer, where they can get knocked about and damaged, but a dedicated knife block also takes up valuable counter space. An even better solution than both is to turn any flat surface in your kitchen into a magnetic knife holder using these vinyl decals.
Amazon has just launched a new online store called Handmade. Much like Etsy, it will sell handcrafted items, serving as the middle-man between artisans and consumers.
Need some hand-knitted gloves in a jiffy? If you’re a New Yorker, you might be in luck. This fall, Etsy is going to be pilot testing same-day and next-day delivery services in certain parts of New York City.
There are countless reasons why it would be awesome to wear one of Tony Stark’s Iron Man suits, not the least of which being the slick heads-up display providing info on targets and other nearby threats. But for just $55 (instead of billions) these laser-etched glowing plastic shades provide a similar experience on…
Witches gotta eat, witches gotta work — we learned that from watching Kiki’s Delivery Service as kids. But guess what? Etsy doesn’t give a crap about helping Kiki. The online sales platform for homemade goods is NOT scared of hexes, and it won’t let witches sell spells anymore.
Ebay banned the sale of spells back in 2012, and Etsy has followed suit, adjusting its guidelines on what kind of services can be sold through the site. No longer allowed: “any metaphysical service that promises or suggests it will effect a physical change (e.g., weight loss) or other outcome (e.g., love, revenge).”
Poetry, even the magnetic kind stuck to a fridge, isn’t to everyone’s tastes. So Etsy seller The Back Pack Shoppe has created a set of magnetic wooden Tetris tetrominoes that let you stack, sort, and re-arrange its various pieces while you’re trying to decide what will quell your afternoon snack cravings.
Beneath Etsy’s glitter-soaked, hand-stitched paisley exterior lies some of the weirdest, darkest wares the internet can offer. And in one of thee seedy offshoots, you will find some of the world’s biggest pop culture icons in the form of amateur, taxidermied mice. And people fucking love ‘em.
It's a great time to be a Ghostbusters fan as the film's 30th anniversary has triggered a renaissance in collectibles and other memorabilia connected to the movie. For example, if the thought of posing sculpted gnomes in your garden seems tacky, why not opt for this statue of the dog-like Keymaster monster that…