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Etsomnia™ Volume XIV: Industrial Chic

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LiquidMetalworksNJ makes this epic coffee table

Epic bridge-inspired coffee table by LiquidMetalworksNJ

et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered in one’s sleep.

I love a lot of different styles. My taste runs the gamut from Asian to rustic to high Art Deco and Art Nouveau to Mission to pop art to Victorian (used sparingly) and I can appreciate at least a little of nearly every style in between. However, Tuesday’s post about Cyborg Fashion has put me in the mood for another of my faves, industrial design.

For the record, I did try to find some industrial sheesh to go with our industrial chic, but I am both tickled and a little disappointed to report I basically couldn’t find any. Turns out that if you encase it in steel and give it a brushed finish, I’m in. Of course, once I expanded my search to include “steampunk,” all kinds of dopey stuff turned up, but I mostly resisted the urge to include it.

As usual, the seller’s name below the picture links to the item for sale. For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts (which are typically much more snarky)!

Glorious industrial reclaimed-wood bench by MtHoodWoodWorks

Glorious industrial reclaimed-wood bench by MtHoodWoodWorks

I don't pretend to understand these utensil bookends, but that doesn't make me want them less. By WorldMarketProductio

I don’t pretend to understand these utensil bookends, but that doesn’t make me want them less. By WorldMarketProductio

HammersHeels makes this beautiful minimalist wall sconce

HammersHeels makes this beautiful minimalist wall sconce

Genius guitar pick holder necklace by LunasaDesign

Genius guitar pick holder necklace by LunasaDesign

This is a bit like the Hootenanny. "Vintage Industrial Antique 1908 Darche Clock Flashlight Alarm Clock Safe Piggy Bank" sold by VintageIronWorks

This is a bit like the Hootenanny. “Vintage Industrial Antique 1908 Darche Clock Flashlight Alarm Clock Safe Piggy Bank” sold by VintageIronWorks

Steampunk eyesore by DymondDesign

Steampunk junk.

Ingenious reclaimed flat-files coffee table. If we didn't already have a beautiful coffee table, this beauty would be on its way to us. By ArtSpaceIndustrial

Ingenious reclaimed flat-files coffee table. If we didn’t already have a beautiful coffee table, this knockout would be on its way to us. By ArtSpaceIndustrial

Suspended Walnut Bookshelf by TaylorDonskerDesign

Superb suspended Walnut Bookshelf by TaylorDonskerDesign

I love the lines on this wall clock by MantaWave

I love the lines on this wall clock by MantaWave

Industrial earrings by PoseidonsBooty

Clunky but nonetheless appealing industrial earrings by PoseidonsBooty

Okay, I generally object to non-working antiques, but I think it would be a really interesting object in an eclectic room with industrial notes. It’s a toaster, in case you couldn’t guess. Sold by RuggyRevival

I never get tired of these tripod lamps. This red beauty is by ReclaimDesignEveri

I never get tired of these tripod lamps. This red beauty is by ReclaimDesignEveri

Possibly the best looking dustpan in the history of the world. Sold by FeedingBirdsBoutique

Possibly the most stylish dustpan in the history of the world. Sold by FeedingBirdsBoutique

Spectacular rustic industrial bed by HenryAndWales

Spectacular rustic industrial bed by HenryAndWales

Nope. By SvetaDorosh

Nope. At least it reminded me of one of my favorite movies, Dark City

Working 1980s Mercer phone sold by MaryPoppinsVintage

Handsome working Mercer phone sold by MaryPoppinsVintage

Awesome side table made of old wooden crates by FoundInAttic

Awesome side table made of old wooden crates by FoundInAttic

I am absolutely hopelessly in love with these prairie window panels by ModaIndustria

I am absolutely hopelessly in love with these prairie window panels by ModaIndustria, although I could have lived without the goofy textured wall and brown chair.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

6 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ Volume XIV: Industrial Chic

  1. I am relieved to admit I had never considered looking for “steampunk” and have now been spared the desire (chemically induced as it would have to be) to do so. I love love love that reclaimed bench. I also love the dustpan. Dustpans and brooms are very popular in our house (an appreciation I have only developed with the assistance of a 2-year old).

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  2. If you’re in to this sorta thing you should take a weekend to cruise southern Delaware. We have shops full of this stuff. Great post as usual (:

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  3. I love your posts and, especially since Etsy has gone completely off the rails, Etsomnia is one of my favorite topics. Thanks for bring OBT into my inbox every day.

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