BY Amalia Graziani in Crafty on Sep 09, 2013 |
There are few things I love more than household items that have the capacity to arouse confusion and discomfort in unsuspecting guests (taxidermy animals and memorial pet portraits, anyone?). Which is why the bizarre intergalactic creatures of MadKnits bring me immense joy. Born from the creative mind and talented hand of Kaitlin Juarez, these fabric monsters hail from Providence, RI. They are hand-stitched, one-of-a-kind, and expertly detailed. MadKnits are ... Read More
BY Amalia Graziani in Artsy on Aug 14, 2013 |
Today I am excited, and for all you twisted saps and culture fiends out there, here's why. On August 16, Print Books is set to publish Lolita - The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov's Novel in Art and Design. Thanks to editors John Bertram and Yuri Leving, we now have access to a beautiful book that brings together truck loads of never-before-seen works and texts inspired by Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. The book includes cover designs for Lolita by eighty ... Read More
Crazy talented singer-songwriter Casey Dinkin is releasing her debut album, Right Now For Now on July 28th, and boy, has she earned her stripes. Her "catchy…clever songs" (Times Union) meld soul, pop and folk influences into a soulful, melodic sound that has captured a devoted fan base. Through a successful Kickstarter campaign, they raised $10,000 in order to make this album happen, and that's a lot of love.
Since then Dinkin has been featured ... Read More
BY Amalia Graziani in General on Jul 18, 2013 |
Calling all NYC BUSTies! Next Tuesday FREE THE GIRLS partners with nightlife and style mavens STYLEDEFINED NYC to bring you a party celebrating women and helping victims of sex trafficking across the world.
In many regions of the world people shop for their clothes at second-hand markets, where bras fetch a pretty penny since they're harder to come by. FREE THE GIRLS is an organization that encourages women to literally ... Read More
BY Amalia Graziani in Crafty on Jul 15, 2013 |
Calling all crafters! Two weeks left to apply for the BUST Magazine Craftacular!
The countdown has begun. BUST and Maker Faire are teaming up again for the BUST Magazine Craftacular and World Maker Faire. It's going down on September 21 & 22 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY, and applications close on Monday, July 29.
The World Maker Faire is a family- friendly hotspot for DIY lovers and crafters alike, with over 120,000 attendees each year! ... Read More
BY Amalia Graziani in Sexy on Jul 09, 2013 |
This is a sponsored blog post y'all!
Not too long ago, we partnered up with German sex toy manufacturer FUN FACTORY to give away one of their spiffy sex toys for free. Now the company has created another kind of fancy-ass, hands-free device.STRONIC Zwei
Ever thought about making love in your teeny tiny New York City shower but cringed at the logistics of making that happen? Is an obligation-free de-stress session after a long day a rarity in your love life? Are ... Read More
BY Amalia Graziani in General on Jul 08, 2013 |
This weekend rapper and fashion influencer Theophilus London performed at the Prospect Park Bandshell. It was an aesthetic clusterfuck. At peak heat advisory hours, the crowd looked unnaturally chic and danced so hard it became a health risk (really!). It was glorious.
London is a 25-year-old Trinidad-born, Brooklyn-raised rapper that pulls from an impressive array of sounds including new-wave pop, jazz and rock with some lo-fi distortion and trap ... Read More
BY Amalia Graziani in Crafty on Jul 03, 2013 |
In the relatively peaceful world of crafting, Design Wars is a rapidly expanding crochet design competition that is redefining the way artists engage with what they make.
If you haven't seen it yet, let us fill you in: Creator Salena Baca brings together a carefully selected group of crochet designers, each of whom are recognized for exceptional mastery in their craft, to compete in a series of challenges. She also features interviews with venerable ... Read More