If you haven't discovered Etsy yet, I must put you out of your misery. Etsy is an online marketplace, which launched in June 2005, devoted to buying and selling all things hand-made. Setting up your own shop on Etsy is free, and you're only charged a fee of 3.5% for the items you sell there. Buying things is obviously not free, but it's a pleasure. There are thousands of people worldwide on Etsy, selling literally something for everyone. Since I'm totally crushing on Etsy, I decided to start "Etsy Find" as a way for me to share some wonderful handmade items with you.
Even if this chair chair pad ($150) is not for everyone, it is definitely for me. Chenhui Su says that her chair pad "not only transforms our generic seating objects, but also creates personal spaces in the public environment," and "changes the environment immediately and temporarily, which in turn brings us an instant pleasure in daily life." I love how it can turn the run-of-the-mill, blah chair in your home into something memorable and unique, or make you feel at home in your gray cubicle. Regardless of what it does, I think it's beautiful. The price tag is a little steep (basically the price of a real chair), but you have to consider that it's handmade.