Crafty encounters of an Etsy kind – today’s word is Tibet

In recognition of the global efforts to end the suffering of the Tibetan people, this week’s Etsy word is “Tibet”. Currently there are 373 items tagged “Tibet” on Etsy. Here are six of my favourite picks: Item: 8×10 print of a painting-The Dalai Lama Seller: mm72873 Price: $10.00 Item: save tibet Seller: carolinableu Price: $10.00 […]

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The art of Japanese tawashi

tawashi: a Japanese traditional scrubbing brush to wash off the dirt. The typical tawashi is Kamenoko Tawashi, like this one: Apparently, they’re really quite the spectacle in Japan. You can instantly tell when you visit Strapya World and discover the “Super-Real Comodity Series, new Hot Item, JAPANESE TAWASHI! Cell Phone Strap”. “Works as a real […]

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COPIA: Plenty, abundance, a copious quantity.

From American photographer Brian Ulrich: “In 2001 citizens were encouraged to take to the malls to boost the U.S. economy through shopping, thereby equating consumerism with patriotism. The Copia project, a direct response to that advice, is a long-term photographic examination of the peculiarities and complexities of the consumer-dominated culture in which we live. Through […]

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this is what starving billionaires look like.

From reason.com: Who Wants to Bury a Billionaire? Jesse Walker | April 8, 2008, 10:00am You can’t sum up the entire sorry situation in Zimbabwe in just one sentence. But this one goes a long way: Now the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has rewarded the people of Zimbabwe with a new $50 000 000.00 bank […]

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in the beginning there was women who pee standing. today there’s super pii pii.

UPDATE – OK – it’s an April Fool’s joke, but a damn a good one at that. It got me!! Damn you thinkgeek. Damn you interweb!! Link to vid for those reading via Facebook: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQNKRDFanQE From thinkgeek: The play mechanics are simple. Prepare yourself by strapping on the included belt harness and jacking in your […]

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