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Etsomnia™ Volume XIX: ET(somnia) Phone Home

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Super-classy iPhone dock and drinks holder.  (Rusting trailer and yard full of car parts not included.) 

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.

Happy Thursday! It’s Etsomnia time once again. I have a brand-spanking-new IPhone (you know you’re jealous!) AND work has just given me a new Blackberry Q10. Therefore, while I don’t have any idea how to work my new electronics, I can take comfort in knowing it’s phone accessory shopping time!

As usual, links to the items for sale appear below each picture. For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts.

I'm all for bling, but this looks like it would blind pilots flying overhead. By BlingSky

I’m all for bling, but this looks like it would blind pilots flying overhead. 

I made this fabulous cover mine as soon as I spotted it! By ThePressRelease

World's most tragic phone pouch

If you’re concerned that someone will want to steal your $500 phone, this pouch ought to keep ’em away. Far, far away. 

Very stylish leather and wool felt pouch

Very stylish leather and wool felt pouch in my two favorite colors! By LederBazi

Hilariously ridiculous "charging station"

Hilariously terrible “charging station.”

Gorgeous charging dock made from vintage airplane parts. By PlanePieces

This claims to be a sheep phone charm. I see no evidence to support that theory.

This claims to be a sheep phone charm. I suspect the maker doesn’t know what a sheep is.

If you must have a phone charm, have this one

If you must have a phone charm, have this one. By AlJoyeria

Well, hello there. By FunParadise who managed to make me kind of want something i think is stupid

Well, hello there. By FunParadise. who managed to make me kind of want something while thinking it is stupid

Cell phones have even inspired art. "Like an iPhone Cowboy" by CarmensArt

Cell phones have even inspired art. “Like an iPhone Cowboy” by CarmensArt

“Texting condoms” by OopsIFelted. Seriously. That’s what they’re called. Genius.

phone 7

Look! Shoes!!! By MilanDIY

As mini speakers go, this is bad ass! By Hesslerk

As mini speakers go, this is kind bad ass, and I bet it smells great! By Hesslerk

Highly unsanitary used iPhone ear bud earrings. By QuinnysEmporium

Repulsively unsanitary used iPhone ear bud earrings. 

Very clever onesie by FunTimePrints

Very clever onesie by FunTimePrints (and much better than the ones that say iPood)

This is listed as theft protection for your phone. Protection from what, people with taste? 

Marked down to $96! "iPhone and jewelry organizer" by MeshAndClayArt

Marked down to $96! “iPhone and jewelry organizer” by a seller whose house should never be visited while dressed in knits or tights. Or any other time either.

 

 

 

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!

11 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ Volume XIX: ET(somnia) Phone Home

  1. maybe the charging station. The shoes are funny, but what color…? And the leather and wool pouch looks absolutely practical and useful.

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  2. Some of these leave me speechless; and not in a good way… That Altoids thing is kinda awesome. 🙂

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  3. My reactions ranged from I want that (the Chat Noir) to laughter to “Seriously?”!! 🙂

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  4. I have a large size print of the black cat tournament–because I have a black cat, and collecting things with black cats on them became a minor obsession.

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  5. Two notes. First, earlier today I was thinking, “isn’t it time for a new Estomnia? I need that special Donna snark.”

    Second, when I was in my late teens and early twenties, I worked in the summers and lived with my grandmother in San Antonio. There is a fabulous museum in San Antonio called the McNay. http://www.mcnayart.org/about/about-the-mcnay/ I went there all the time to escape my pedestrian life and the museum had one of the prints of Le Chat Noir. (It looks like it’s still in the collection but not currently on display.)

    I loved it and bought a small copy in the gift store, which I displayed and treasured until it fell apart.

    Thank you for the snark. And thank you for reminding me about the print and the museum, which is still my fantasy mansion (that or the Laguna Gloria, also now a museum, here in Austin. http://www.thecontemporaryaustin.org/visit/ )

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