Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.
In December of 2014, when Etsomnia was still young and I wasn’t yet the official Etsy bogeyman, I published Etsomnia™ Volume XXI: Hold that Pose!. It was big fun, and I’ve been tucking away wacky Etsy poses ever since. Today, we benefit from that weird collection! Sure, if you’re selling yoga clothing, nutty poses make sense, but that excuse doesn’t work for these items. I had a lot of fun looking for today’s photos, and I especially enjoyed guessing what the art directors were going for.
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