Crafts

Etsy acquires Elo7, known as the ‘Etsy of Brazil,’ for $217M

On the heels of Etsy’s huge deal to acquire Depop to open the door to more social selling, target younger users and deeply expand in Europe, the crafty marketplace has announced another signific

Kinspire’s new app helps parents find screen-free activities for kids

A new startup called Kinspire wants to make it easier for parents to find activities to help keep kids occupied — away from a screen. The app, which launches with hundreds of activities vetted b

Swiss watchmaker Omega joins the ecommerce bandwagon

Swiss watchmakers have long resisted the siren call of ecommerce. While many of their products sold online – you can find everything from Swatch to Breguet on the “grey market” &#821

Defakto’s ‘Stille Nacht’ watch is a limited edition of galactic proportions

Independent watchmaker Defakto creates some stunning timepieces via its regular collection, but it has a new limited series that is particularly eye-catching. The new Defakto Stille Nacht is a collabo

Handmade, Amazon’s Etsy rival, expands into Europe

Amazon continues to try to turn the screws on its competition through its scale, and now┬áit’s the turn of Handmade, the e-commerce giant’s marketplace for arts and crafts that competes mo

Japanese handmade marketplace Creema raises $10M

Creema is the latest handmade marketplace in Asia to raise new funding. The Japanese startup announced this week (link via Google Translate) that it has received 1.1 billion yen (about $10 million) fr

Etsy Buys French Startup A Little Market In Its Largest Acquisition So Far

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.etsy.com">Etsy</a> announced today that it has acquired a French company called <a target="_blank" href="http://www.alittlemarket.com/">A Little Market</a>, a Paris

Are you bored enough to play with paper?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/flexagon.jpg" />I know that you have been dying to know how to make a flexagon! I do not have the patience to do this, but if you are com

It's a Kord Kozy, yes, I spelled that right

We’ve seen the drum cozies for Rock Band, and we loved them. The idea of mixing crafty knits with hi-tech is a new one but certainly also a sign of the times. Electronics are homey now, and thus