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24 Black-Owned Etsy Shops We Love For Home Goods, Jewelry, Art & More

One of the best ways you can help the Black community during this time civil unrest (you know, in addition to educating yourself about the Black Lives Matter movement, signing petitions and being a conscious ally) is to change your shopping habits. Donations to charitable organizations are great but you should also be supporting Black-owned businesses, especially smaller ones. White-owned businesses historically have much easier access to capital than comparable Black-owned ventures. In fact, according to a study by the Hamilton Project, both Black- and brown-owned companies are three times as likely to be denied loans, while those that end up being approved are subject to higher interest rates and lower loan amounts.

That said, platforms for independent sellers make things incrementally easier for BIPOC entrepreneurs to get their brands off the ground. Etsy in particular is a great place to discover new artists, designers and craftspeople, whether you’re

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Upgrade Your Houseplants into Exciting Art Pieces with These 3D-Printed Planters

Classic terra-cotta planters certainly work just fine for housing your plants. But beautiful containers can double as art in your home, and there are so many eye-catching styles to choose from (I have a super cute owl planter that I love, even though I haven’t found the perfect plant for it yet). If you draw inspiration from contemporary style and sleek lines when you’re decorating your home, getting a few 3D-printed planters is a fun way to upgrade uninspiring containers. Etsy has dozens of shops selling these handmade pots for houseplants, featuring cool textures and bright colors. All of the planters are durable, watertight (with the exception of drainage holes), and lightweight (less than half a pound).

Courtesy of PrintAPot / Etsy

1. Pineapple Planter

Decorating with pineapples has long been a symbol of hospitality and welcoming, and the Etsy shop PrintAPot makes it easy to bring this icon to

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Insane Donut Art Is The Stuff Of Willy Wonka Dreams

Photo credit: Lab TheCeremony
Photo credit: Lab TheCeremony

From Delish

Suffice it to say this artist’s work is nothing short of delicious: “First of all, I love donuts,” laughs Jae Yong Kim. “Being an artist was my dream—so instead of just eating them, I decided to explore using donuts as a canvas.”

Photo credit: Lab TheCeremony
Photo credit: Lab TheCeremony

Kim’s work has been the focus of more than a dozen solo gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the US, Asia, and the Middle East. The Korean-born artist’s most recent exhibition, Donut Fear, at Hakgojae Gallery in Seoul, South Korea—which ends this month—has seen over 15,000 masked visitors since debuting at the end of March. “The opening coincided with the time coronavirus hit Korea, so we had to decide whether or not to have the show,” recalls Kim. “Given the title of the show, we felt it was a perfect time to say, ‘let’s not be afraid’—although I

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Ever watched a graphic designer noodle around in Photoshop or Illustrator? It’s seriously impressive and yet a great reminder that we “nondesigners” will never be worthy.

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