Etsy's New Taste Test Feature

I don't know how new this feature is, or if it's just new to me, but I love Etsy's new Taste Test feature. It works by asking you to select an image you prefer from a group of provided images of Etsy products. It then compiles a never-ending (seriously, I have yet to reach the bottom as it keeps loading new suggestions every time I scroll to the bottom of the page) list of items that match your tastes.

Here is a small selection of "my tastes", as determined by Etsy's scientific Taste Test formula (I just made that up. I don't know if there's any science behind it).

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10 Things I Love

One of my favorite design bloggers, Elsie at A Beautiful Mess, does a recurring Sunday post, 10 Things I Love Sunday. Since becoming an avid reader of her blog nearly a year ago, I have become so inspired by her sense of design. I'm also inspired to create my own "10 Things I Love" post. Enjoy!

1. This cool desk organizer from The Curiosity Shoppe

2. Also from The Curiosity Shoppe, these funky USB drives

3. These sweet birds via Design Shimmer

4. I'm loving pears right now. This Thermos from ModCloth is fantastic.

5. This pear timer would look great in my kitchen. Again, from ModCloth.

6. These colorful pom poms via Black Eiffel

7. My new throw pillows from IKEA

8. These slipper boots from Urban Outfitters. Love!

9. This delicate paper tree found at See Hear Say

10. This super organized studio, especially the island, found at House of Turquoise


Vintage Christmas Paper

I've expressed my love for vintage papers before. In honor of the upcoming holidays... lovely vintage Christmas wrapping paper.

(In no particular order, via here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here)