Monday, August 20, 2012
Allo allo, it's time for another installment of Localism, our new Blogh feature on local contributions to e-commerce and crowdfunding sites. Today, we look at some products from locally based sellers on everyone's favorite hand-crafted site, Etsy:
Here's an "Ecofriendly Green Flecked Reversible Swiffer Cover," coming from a local seller who apparently deals mainly in these reusable Swiffer covers, specially designed for those who care enough about the environment to want to reuse their Swiffer cover, but not enough to just buy a damn mop already.
These are actually really cool: Cufflinks made from everything from shotgun shells to Lego people. If I ever had occasion to wear cufflinks, which, being a music writer, I don't, these would be the ones I'd wear. (He also does earrings and keychains, for what it's worth.)
We're not sure about the term "upycled" in general or in this case in particular, but whatever: Here's an asymmetrical rack of deer antlers painted orange, for you to hang your hat on.
Here's a crocheted log of mozzarella cheese that I thought was a marshmallow until I read up on it.
I come under intense fire if I note that I'm not really a Ron Swanson guy, so that means there are lots of Ron Swanson folks out there — folks who probably want this linocut print, eh?