Etsy Reveals Its Top Trend Predictions for 2021


When it comes to trends, you’d be hard pressed to find an online retailer that does it better than Etsy. Searching for an unexpected piece of decor to spruce up your space? Etsy was made for just that. Need statement earrings to complete your Zoom look? Yep, Etsy has tons of options. Struggling to find the perfect gift for that special someone in your life? You can easily find that and more on the site.

If you’ve long been a fan of Etsy and enjoy supporting creatives, you’re in luck because the site just released its trend predictions for 2021. According to Etsy Trend Expert Dayna Isom Johnson, the new year will be all about creating connections to home, small businesses, and nature. Take a look below at what Etsy believes shoppers will be craving most in 2021, and get a jumpstart on adding these styles to your life.

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Reimagined Spaces



No surprise here: Interior design will remain top of mind for people for months to come. As many rethink their spaces to suit their new work-from-home schedule, exercise routines, and their children’s virtual learning needs,

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Octopus joins fantastical creatures at Mueller parks

January 06, 2021

A giant purple octopus wraps its tentacles around the restrooms at brand-new Jessie Andrews Park in Austin’s Mueller development. Like the monsters in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or Lord of the Rings, this supersized sea creature menacingly creeps close, ready perhaps to grab someone or wrench open the doors at any moment.


How fun, right? I mean, who wouldn’t want to look out at a giant octopus from their front window?

And since a middle school is under construction nearby, Ocho will be a magical part of the students’ everyday view as well.

Houston artist Dixie Friend Gay, Ocho‘s creator, has designed multiple fantastical creatures at Mueller’s parks, including a Loch Ness Monster at Lake Park and a giant spider strolling through Southwest Greenway’s prairie (see pics below). A sign gives more info, although as a former editor I had to avert my eyes from the “it’s” typo. (A simple test: if you wouldn’t say “it is” or “it has,” don’t use the contraction “it’s.” Just write “its.”)

Gay is known for her colorful ceramic mosaics, and Ocho includes a small “mermaid door” built into the restroom’s outer wall, complete with glazed

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