Wine-o-saurs: wine racks that look like dinosaurs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 16 April 2014

You might have already sipped on 20- or 30-year old wine, but have you tasted Jurassic-period wine? These dinosaur-shaped wine bottle holders will make conventional wine rack extinct. Hand-made by Pete Betcher of Etsy store ‘TheBackPackShoppe’, the Wine-O-Saurs come in three species that can hold 750ml bottles: Stegosaurus, Parasaur, and Dimetrodon.

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The cutest crocheted animals in the world are smaller than your finger

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Please people, contain your madness from so much fluffy! We know, we know, these ittle critters are just adorbs! Vietnam-based family business ‘Su Ami’ creates these cute crocheted animals, most of them measuring only ¼ of an inch! With the help of five master craftsmen, the family business has produced a collection of itty bitty creatures, which include dog breeds, sea creatures, apes, birds, and even fictional characters like Winnie the Pooh and Hobbes.

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The most hideous mugs you’ll ever see? We interviewed the designer who made ‘em

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Instead of designing flowers and cute animals on her pottery pieces, sculptor Jean Cotton decided that snot, blood, eyebags, and pimples would look much better. And thus, her ‘Aesthetically Challenged Mugs’ were born. In this exclusive interview, Cotton talks about how her line of ugly pottery came to be and how she does it. [Read our original post about Jean Cotton here]

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We can’t get enough of these Avengers octopus plushies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 26 March 2014

Octopoda, assemble! Etsy seller and cosplayer Darcy created these cuddly tentacled versions of Earth’s mightiest heroes. The collection of plushies comes with witty (and some not so witty) octopus-inspired names like Tony Starktopus, Thorctopus, Loktopus, and Captain America. Each huggable creature very much resembles the superhero they aspire to be, for instance, Loktopus bearing the […]

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A banana holder for your bicycle

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Saturday 22 March 2014

You’ll never know when you need a banana, so it’s best to have one nearby even if you’re on a bike. Designed by Etsy seller ‘Biken’, this quirky bicycle accessory is designed to safely transport and protect your banana from harm. The genuine leather strap can be attached to the bike’s frame, or if you’re extra clingy, to your waist belt.

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Embroidered microbes will kill you with their cuteness

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 20 March 2014

Line the walls of your beautiful home with deadly parasites and bacteria with these embroidered microbes by Etsy seller Alicia Watkins. Her store, ‘Watty’s Wall Stuff’, sells her cross stitched creations, which range from gangsta mottos to Patrick Stewart to zombie welcome signs. But the items that have caught our fancy are these embroideries of Herpes, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Black Mold, the common cold, and other microbes. Because what’s the point of Herpes’ existence if you can’t decorate your home with it, right?

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This Etsy store sells superhero poop in a jar

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 14 March 2014

These jars of feces reek of justice and courage. While most of us would defecate average, brown-coloured dung, Boston-based artist and Etsy seller Michelle Antoni of ‘AntonisArtAsylum’ believes superheroes also need to conceal their poop with costumes. The result are these costumed poop sculptures inspired by Batman, Spider-man, and the Hulk.

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Probably the ugliest mugs you’ll ever drink from

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 6 March 2014

There ain’t nothing better than to drink your morning coffee from the brain cavity of an ugly mad scientist or a gruesome zombie. Unfortunately, there’s none too many hideous creatures who would offer their heads as mugs. That’s why sculptor Jean Cotton of ‘Making Faces Pottery’, came up with the next best thing: ‘Aesthetically Challenged Mugs’.

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A taxidermy mice chess set! We interviewed its creator, Rachael Garcia

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 6 March 2014

The taxidermy mice chess set the bar high in terms of strange novelty gifts. Because, you know, it’s not every day you find stiff dead rodents wielding swords and wearing crowns. So we interviewed Rachael Garcia, the woman behind the mice, to shed more light on this bizarre piece of art. [Read our original post about this chess set here]

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Bath salts that will have your bathroom smelling like fruit loops

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 10 February 2014

After a hard day’s work of writing and researching, PhD Candidate and Etsy shop owner, ’Rebecca F’, spends her down time creating bath salts. Though not just any line of bath salts. If it were up to us, we’d peg her line of bath salts as the ‘weirdest bath salts in the world’. How weird? […]

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These miniature dead man’s feet will make any book a killer read

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 11 November 2013

Tacky? Sure. Fun? Hell yeah. Having a pair of legs sticking out of a book has got to be one of the best — if macabre — ways we could never have thought of for a bookmark. Ukraine-based Etsy seller and ex-architect Olena Mysnyk, who is responsible for this polymer clay madness, makes these leggy […]

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Sad Etsy Boyfriends will make you LOL

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Friday 25 October 2013

Nothing comes between a girl and her crafts—not even a boyfriend. Well, the boyfriend is needed to model her finished handiwork on the ever-popular Etsy site. Exposed by urlesque, this lineup of 20 sad Etsy boyfriends is quite hilarious to see.

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My Little Pony taxidermy, now available on Etsy

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Monday 23 September 2013

Honestly, as cute as the idea is, I find this taxidermy piece kind of disturbing. I mean, it’s great if you really love My Little Pony. But just think about it: why do you have just the head of a pony on your wall? Did someone kill the poor thing? Oh, the strange things you […]

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Mario Question Mark Block Lamp

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Sunday 22 September 2013

Those of us who grew up on classic Mario games all probably fantasize about killing evil plants, jumping on magic mushrooms, and head-butting question mark blocks. And now we can bring a bit of the Mario Land world into everyday life. Mario Question Mark Block Lamp is a beautifully crafted light fixture that’s sure delight all audiences. […]

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Cut-along-dashed-line necklace and bracelet

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By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Friday 12 July 2013

Etsy seller lapinPetite from Prague likes making funny jewellery, which explains how she hit upon the idea of making necklaces and bracelets out of scissor-shaped polymer pieces and long beads strung on virtually invisible steel string — so it looks almost like a delicately open invitation from the wearer to either get decapitated or have […]

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