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.
Though I adore it, mid-century modern design has always kind of confused me. Though the post-WWII era of the 1950s was fraught with problems, in spite of the painful things that were going on in the world, the design of the era was almost aggressively joyful and upbeat. Sure, it saw the birth of dropped ceilings and engineered wood paneling, but the furniture and art design was really sleek and mostly adorable. They weren’t all winners, but I confess I had a hard time finding things I didn’t love.
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