We made it to another Friday, wehearters! Hopefully our members have learned all sorts of fun information this week on how to get the most out of the wht site. Our ‘how wht works’ series offered tips on talking with and befriending other members, joining groups, keeping track of @mentions and more- and it’s all thanks to BuddyPress and two men behind this amazing social networking platform; Andy Peatling and John James Jacoby.
We are so excited about all the possibilities BuddyPress gives us in growing our vibrant, fun and smart community (that’s you, wht members!). So this Etsy 4 for Friday is in celebration of our latest site update and all the hard work these two great guys have invested in BuddyPress and we heart this.
• First up, in homage to BuddyPress, are these Buddy Holly Vintage Glasses. Today, computer expertise no longer equals ‘nerd’, but if you want to rock the geek chic look, you can’t go wrong with these distinctive frames. Described as “the THICKEST glasses (the seller) has ever seen,” these vintage 1950’s Martin Wells frames are jet lack with a white diamond shape set into the corners. $40
• We’re not sure how we got so lucky as to land John James Jacoby (a lead developer at BuddyPress) as the wht programmer, coder, bug fixer et al, but we’re so glad we did! In honor of JJJ, originally from Milwaukee and now living in the perpetually sunny Florida and a proud del Sol owner, is this quaint 5X5 fine art photo, El Sol Motel. Wouldn’t this look great, nicely framed, on JJJ’s (or any) desk? A little bit of art in your workspace, reminding you of things you love, can help keep gray skies away when spending countless hours in front of the computer. $12
• Meanwhile, British born BuddyPress creator Andy Peatling now resides in the far less sunny city of Vancouver, Canada. As an avid sports fan, Andy has (of course) fallen a little bit in love with hockey. Our salute to Andy is this fantastic hand knit pair of Vancouver Canucks inspired fingerless gloves. Perfect for the chilly Canadian weather (while allowing easy control of iPods, cell phones, etc.) or an extra cold office (fingers free for typing!) $35
• And we can’t thank these two guys and celebrate BuddyPress without raising a (figurative) pint to them. When we’re not chugging beer, we can rest our glasses on these handmade Union Jack Coasters in honor of Andy’s home country (and because we can never get enough English flags in our decor!). Knitted by hand with cotton/acrylic yarn. $9 each (Custom colors available).