Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Recommended Reading: Regretsy

I will admit to being a little intimidated by Etsy. I think it's a great idea in theory, but whenever I try to browse it, I get incredibly overwhelmed--while I'm amazed at some of the sellers' ingenuity and creativity, it just seems like there are too many for me to handle. And while I know many people who've been able to unearth some gems on the site, all I seem to be able to find are clunkers. Taking that thought a step further is the new blog Regretsy, whose motto, "Handmade? It looks like you made it with your feet" pretty much sums up the idea behind the site, which showcases some of the truly bizarre items for sale on Etsy. Yes, it's a little mean, but the sparse commentary is wickedly funny, and the items range from in bad taste (neon zebra pants) to totally weird (Frida Kahlo uterus plushie) to downright gross (NSFW masturbating dinosaurs). But perhaps proving that no press is bad press, Regretsy also has a sold section, highlighting items featured on the blog that have actually found homes. And while I don't suggest buying anything here, I do suggest visiting Regretsy whenever you're in need of a good laugh--even if it's at someone else's expense.

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