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.)
11/19/15: Compiling my list of Etsy holiday gifts for Monday’s gift guide, I had a really great time wading through all the vintage stuff. The eighties items in particular gave me the warm-and-fuzzies, even the bad stuff!
The eighties were notorious for terrible design; tortured hair, ugly furniture, Patrick Nagel. On the other hand, a lot of the music was great, the movies were tremendous, there were some amazing artists who made a difference, music videos ruled the world, and some of the television shows were really memorable (in a great way).
I know Etsomnia is known for its snark, but I have to admit that my search for items to include mostly made me go “awwww” and “ooooh” rather than “ewwww.” Anyone who has a problem with that can eat my shorts!