Founded in 2003 by self-taught artist Rebeca Mojica, Blue Buddha Boutique is one of the largest chainmaille suppliers in the world with an awesome store-front location in Chicago. Blue Buddha Boutique carries jump rings in nine metals, tools for making chainmaille jewelry, a large selection of ready-to-weave kits and project instructions, as well as handmade goods by local artisans.
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We know that many of you are looking for super-awesome holiday greetings — something more than a fantastic family photo that is just going to end up in someone's trash post-holidays. If you're one of those on the search for a kick-ass holiday greeting, you're going to flip (and then more-than-likey cry) over wedding photographer Mike Allebach's Slow Motion Love Notes.
Women! Lend me your ears! Seriously, though, this is up our alley. If you're looking for a close-knit online forum community to complement your time with us at the Offbeat Empire, altdotlife might be your new best friend. We're talking a fun and supportive community with topics ranging from Sherlock to sleep training. There's lively debate, thoughtful reflection, and pithy thread topics. You know, what we all like to read when we're taking a coffee/internet break at work, right? Let's see what they're talking about…
Calling all geeks currently parenting or kind-of-sort-of-maybe planning to parent in the future: there's a resource out there for you. Geeks Raising Geeks is your dream mix of GeekDad/GeekMom and Buzzfeed: they've got everything from providing inspiration for geeky-themed rooms to offering lessons on how to be a gentleman that they learned from Super Mario Brothers. I know, right?!
Our newest, awesome sponsor Secret Ships is a recently-launched online boutique that carries a global selection of affordable home goods, clothing, and accessories. You can shop all over the world — Latin America, The Middle East, India, Asia, and Africa — in one convenient space.
Shame, judgment, and self-hatred is an epidemic of massive proportions. We've talked about Every Feminism courses before (including this one which still has spots open!), and we know they are top-notch for changing hearts and minds for the better. One of their fall courses is particularly apt: Everyday Self-Love: Turning Self-Love into a Daily Habit.
Relique brings you vintage and repurposed interior accents that are classic, artistic, and have tons of personality. Relique's buyers shop all over the world for pieces that they'd put in their own homes. Pieces that you're going to want to put in your homes. Pieces like those awesome vintage wood hat forms pictured above, or repurposed lights made from jet parts, or retro skewers, or any of these things…