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.
I am obsessed – OBSESSED – with Project Runway. So a couple of weeks ago when the most recent season was over, I was sad, sad, sad. I realized I’d have to go looking for my goofy avant garde fix elsewhere. Etsy to the rescue! Sure, there’s the usual overworked Etsy junk, but this search turned up so much more than I dared to hope for. Like giant bumblebees, crotch owls (not a bad band name), buttocks in unexpected places, angry pandas, and pants with a guest room. But it’s not all bad. There were some amazing, creative, fascinating pieces. I may not be able to pull them off, but they sure are fun to look at!
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