My OBT

What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?


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Etsomnia™ 241: Lend a Hand

Etsom·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.

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Etsomnia™ 160: Bundle Up

Frostbite is looking pretty good right now

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Etsomnia™ 150: A Few of My Favorite Things

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.

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Etsomnia™ 135: Fascination

Not sure about the design, but the model is really selling the message.

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. Continue reading


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Etsomnia™ 134: Throwing Shade

The description says ‘coffin dweller,’ but I think they look more ‘parents’ basement dweller.’

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Etsomnia™ 112: Lunatic Fringe

This poor soul can't even figure out how to work fringe. On the other hand, he also couldn't remember pants, so maybe he's just not that bright.

This poor soul can’t even figure out how to work his stupid shirt. On the other hand, he also couldn’t remember pants, so maybe there’s a pattern emerging.

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.

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Etsomnia™ 105: Bad Hair Day

That ought to keep the perverts away!

I can’t decide. Do you think wearing this barrette would discourage subway frottage, or attract it?

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Etsomnia™ Volume XV: Hat-Shit Crazy

For all of you ecologically-conscious pimps out there, here’s a green faux fur creation. (To be fair, most of this maker’s hats are lovely. Just not this one.)

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.

“A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat.”  – P.J. O’Rourke

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