Etsy’s Design Award Finalists

100 sellers were selected for Etsy’s annual Design Awards, an index of independent creativity with a $5,000 cash prize. Spanning jewelry, apparel, furniture, art, toys, wedding decorations, vintage items and beyond, it’s a comprehensive initiative meant not only to support these sellers (who are often small operations or solo efforts) but also to celebrate them. This year’s judges include Drew Barrymore and Dayna Isom Johnson, …

nate, the AI Shopping Assistant

This new app makes checkout faster, without compromising your privacy

For many existing in 2020, the days of physically going somewhere to purchase a product feel like ancient history, and the ability to have items delivered safely to your door has become critical. While plenty of online purveyors offer two-day or even same-day delivery, the purchasing process itself hasn’t changed or evolved as quickly. Checkout is often clunky, non-intuitive, confusing or simply has too many …

DesignMiami/ Opens Their First-Ever Permanent Web Store

Though DesignMiami/ cancelled their June fair in Basel this year, the powerhouse design destination has opened the figurative doors on their permanent web shop. This new online marketplace hosts more than 800 20th- and 21st-century collectible objects, carefully drawn from 52 of the world’s most renowned design galleries. Prices range from $100 works on paper to historic treasures fetching more than $1 million—and items can …