January 20, 2012

Bits of the City

It's been a bit of a whirlwind week around these parts — I just got home late last night from spending the better part of the week in Brooklyn (relieved I just missed the hints of "wintry mixes" that were to hit the big city overnight). It was so much getting to catch up with all of my coworkers in person and I never once got sick of them asking to see the ring. Oh, the little things. This weekend we'll leave you with some bite sized bits from NYC — at least the snippets I'm familiar with when I make the visit.

Spaces and Places. Pictured left is my new view in the main Etsy offices. Our space in the building keeps growing and expanding as new walls come down — it's pretty exciting. Pictured to the right is the glass front Apple store on 5th Avenue — always exciting to pass by and marvel at.

Etsy Pets. The Etsy offices are dog friendly and I always run into new four legged friends while in town. This trip I spotted Myrtle rocking out her new home which appeared to be a treasure chest that had been handcrafted by an Etsy seller — it was hilarious. On the windowsill sitting next to Emily's ceramic cat was a new "minier" version that had been transformed into a planter which was sprouting none other than catnip.


Good eats. Doughnuts from one of the best coffee shops in DUMBO, Brooklyn Roasting Company. I got the cheesecake doughnut (yes you read that right, cheeesecake doughnut!). Also, some good ole VA oysters at Marlow & Sons — Old Salts from our very own Rappahannock River Oysters. Not typically being a fan of raw oysters, I snapped the above shot on my phone to send proof to Tim that I indeed partook in the fun.

Finally, a view of the BQE (Brooklyn Queens Expressway) from my hotel room window.

In other Etsy news, have you had the chance to see this collaborative video on the art of making pesto by hand with Kinfolk Magazine? If not, you're in for a treat:

Classic Pesto from Kinfolk on Vimeo.

Enjoy the weekend!


  1. I had no idea pesto was that simple to make! Here is a question, do you know how long it will keep for?

    I miss the Apple Store. On the plus side, our dog Reuben was in heaven last week when Petco opened. It's our first real pet store in Juneau, I didn't think I was going to be able to get him out of the toy section :)

    1. Hi Angie yes! Pesto is that easy. I would say you could store it for 5-7 days just remember you are using fresh basil and you will be bruising it when you dice it so I would say keep an eye on it.

  2. Thanks! I'm giving that a shot this week. Now I just need an ulu and Gray Works Design cutting board.

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