Etsy is running a campaign to encourage people to look for handmade options during their holiday shopping. After considering an UPPERCASE gift subscription, take a look at our page on Etsy. You'll find link to things made by our readers and items featured in the magazine. Our curated section is a great way to streamline your Etsy shopping experience.
Are you a reader with an Etsy shop? Email us and we'll add you to our page.
We now have an UPPERCASE page on Etsy! I'm just getting started, but here are a few boards of things we like at UPPERCASE. If you're a subscriber to UPPERCASE magazine, I'd love to make a board highlighting the work of our very own. Please include your Etsy url in the comments below or submit here and I will build you into our pages. Follow along on Etsy to see our picks.
I have been invited to speak at Hello Etsy. In the Netherlands!
Hello Etsy: Small Business In A Big World, is a day-long gathering for small business owners who want to connect with their peers, learn new skills, and be part of the movement to build a better world. Taking place on October 27 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands during the internationally-renowned Dutch Design Week, the summit will investigate the changing global economy, and will offer valuable insights on how you can not only find financial success, but also reimagine your business as a tool for building a more fulfilling and lasting world.
I will have three days in Eindhoven and three in Amsterdam. An UPPERCASE meet and greet is being planned for October 29 in my fabulous stockist in Amsterdam, Athenaeum—more details to come. If you're in the city, please do stop by and say hello.
Do you have any suggestions for what I should see and do? Suggestions of people or studios to visit and interview for the magazine? Thank you!
We'll conclude our Etsy & UPPERCASE week and kick off your Labour Day long weekend with this message:
We hope you've enjoyed this special week celebrating the talent and inspiration to be found on Etsy.
In issue #11 Glen wrote a piece about owls and their wisdom. We found this charming video on The Etsy Blog. It's a wonderfully inspiring meld of craft and animation—and an amazing example of marketing a handmade product. The owls along with many other items are available in the Owl Know How Etsy shop.
A post on The Etsy Blog introduced us the MoMA exhibition The Centruy of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000. For those of us not lucky enough to visit New York before early November, there's a remarkable exhibition website. This cave of wonders goes beyond a mere survey of toys and extends into the dark realities of political conflict and exploitation in the lives of children.
You already know about our love of all things typewriters here at UPPERCASE. The Etsy Blog also celebrated this beloved machine with a post by Lisa Butterworth. An Etsy search for typewriter can yield some fascinating results—from jewellery to pop-cards and actual machines. You'll also stumble across the modified typewriter below.
Pam Garrison loves UPPERCASE so much that she cuts us up—using back issues to create her journals. Her blog came up in my alerts recently and it lead me to her Etsy shop. Then...I fell in love with her. In fact, a few people I love will be getting some of Pam's amazing work this holiday season.
Happy day indeed.
Almost a year ago, I purchased this set of Melmac dishes from Auction Junkies. I wanted to get some child-friendly dishes for Finley; something small that would fit on his highchair tray—and that could withstand the occasional fall (or toss!) to the floor. This inexpensive (just $12 plus shipping) odd set with three cups, multiple saucers and shallow bowls, has seen daily use. He stores the dishes in his play kitchen, so they see double duty: for food and for fun.
We've been cooking up something with our friends at Etsy.
Today marks the start of Etsy & UPPERCASE week!
You can expect images from our favourite shops and some excerpts and links to some of Etsy's excellent blog content. If you happen to visit their blog today, you may recognize something from issue #14. We hope you'll enjoy what we have in store!