The Walkmen x Etsy

Indie rock meets indie design to celebrate a new album

For their new album Lisbon, Brooklyn band The Walkmen wrote several songs during their many visits to the Portuguese capital. But when it came time to think about merch, the group looked a little closer to home, tapping the DIY experts at Etsy. The upshot—t-shirts, limited-edition silkscreened inserts, and a hand silk-screened album poster—connects the indie music world with indie design…and Portugal. Pittsburgh artist Andy …

Modern Picnic Essentials

Take dinner outdoors with handmade cutlery cases, dead-stock fabric blankets and reusable sandwich bags

While nothing beats a vintage picnic set for the kitsch value, when we head to the park to eat, we more often find ourselves tucking an old tablecloth into a tote and rifling through last night’s takeout bag for plastic cutlery. Below we highlight a few ways to class up your outdoor dining supplies with some favorite finds from Etsy. Sewn Natural sews vintage fabrics …

Amos Goldbaum

Intricate line drawings from a San Francisco curbside king

Discovered by chance on a recent trip to San Francisco, artist Amos Goldbaum caught my attention with his intricate line drawings that he applies using both traditional mediums and on t-shirts. Goldbaum started selling his drawings on the street about three years ago, and built up his curbside shop to include prints and t-shirts. He credits his mother, who “always put a pencil in my …