It throws people off because when they think of "pulp" they might think of paper. Or I'm selling sushi. Maybe a fan of the band Pulp?? What the hell does it mean??
Once upon a time, a long time ago, I wanted to be a Blogger who wrote snarky and funny social commentary posts on what was going on with current events, entertainment, politics, etc. I was going to get thousands of hits a day and it was going to be my job and eventually be a talking head on VH1 "I Love The _____" shows.
I wanted to come up with a crazy name that was memorable and had a quirky, kitschy ring to it. Sushi!!! I had just gotten into eating sushi and really liked it. It's exotic, colorful, and fresh (hopefully). Sushi is the type of food that you either love or hate. Either way, it invokes strong opinions.
Around the same time Pulp Fiction was on television. I love this movie. I love the quirkiness (though violent) and nostalgia the movie invokes in it's storytelling, soundtrack, even the restaurant Uma Thurman and John Travolta go to, Jack Rabbit Slims. Pulp Fiction. Pulp Something.
Pulp Sushi, I like it!
Needless to say, the blog thing didn't take off. I just didn't care enough about all the crap that was out there. Around the same time I started getting into making things, marble magnets, soaps, candles. The soaps and candles were pretty bad. That didn't last very long. Back in 2005 I had submitted a photo to be printed in a photography zine which could only be purchased in one place, you guessed it, Etsy! I started browsing and was very inspired. Maybe I can sell my magnets here? I also started off with customized notepads too. The marbles soon became jewelry and the rest is history.
See? It is a pretty long-winded story to explain how I came up with this name. It still doesn't exactly mean anything but does it have to? Just as long as you never forget it. :)