Friday, September 2, 2011

Fresh Shop: Miniature Trapdoor.

Satellite dishes, mountain men and sponges aren't your typical watercolor inspirations. But that's what we love about Miniature Trapdoor, a fresh Etsy shop out of Brooklyn, New York. Their atypical subjects will certainly have you questioning what's art and what's not. Who knew an electrical socket could be so thought-provoking?

"Green Rocks and Sponge"

"Roof Dishes"

"Mountain Man"


Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Taste For Fresh Etsy Shops.

Etsy's "Taste Test" is an excellent way to find the perfect, personalized (...insert any noun here...). Simply pick your favorite items and let Etsy do the rest. The end result is a targeted collection of handmade and vintage goods geared to your specific tastes. Seriously, it's shopping made ridiculously easy.

We take the taste test weekly and love what we find. And better still? Many of our results are often magnificent fresh shops, like these:

Drawing, from Ruth Waters Illustrations.

Crocheted wrist warmers, from Maybe The White Dog.

Set of 3 vintage brass candlesticks, from Goree Lane.

Woven magnet, from Symbolic Interaction Studio.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Using Etsy's "Pounce" To Discover Fresh Shops.

On Monday, we mentioned Etsy's "Pounce" feature and how cool of a navigational tool it is--especially when looking for undiscovered shops (i.e. shops without a sale). Today, we did a little pouncing ourselves. Here's what we found:

Crochet number poster, from The Crochet Factory.

Illustration print, from Julia Staite.

"Opening" photograph, from Elemental Eye Photo.

"Simplify" embroidery, from Soul Seeds.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fresh Shop: One Story Studio.

We're loving One Story Studio, a fresh Etsy shop out of Portland, Oregon. But what's not to love about beautifully-minimalist and slightly geometric art prints?

"Thirteen Kites", $20.

"The Conductor No. 1", $35.

"Story of Giovanni No. 7", $50.

"Grounding", $25.

So pay a visit to One Story Studio and get some eye-catching art for your home. But hurry...especially if you want to be the first to own one of their prints. We have a feeling this undiscovered shop won't stay undiscovered for too long!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Theme Of The Week: Fresh Etsy Shops.

So many "fresh" Etsy shops (aka, shops with fewer than 50 sales) struggle to get out of the gate. And speaking from experience, it's extremely tough being the new kid on the block. That's why it's such a great feeling when you discover a new shop that's headed in the right direction.

Watercolor drawing, from Francesca Lancisi.

But how to find all this new talent, you ask? First and foremost, you'll want to keep your eyes peeled for each of our "fresh shop" posts this week. That goes without saying, right?! But in the meantime, you may want to check out Etsy's "pounce" feature. It's a super easy way to find a slew of awesome, undiscovered shops!

More "fresh" finds all this week!