BY Amy Carlberg in Crafty on Mar 28, 2014 |
The next time someone asks who you're knitting that sweater for, say your brain. It's long been assumed that creative types like Sylvia Plath are somehow more susceptible to depression, when in fact the opposite might be true; writing poems may have been her brain's way of fighting depression.
"When we are involved in (creativity), we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life," says Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. "You know ... Read More
BY Chloé Burrow in Crafty on Dec 16, 2013 |
Prescott and Mackay is a truly unique craft business. They teach part-time DIY enthusiasts in London, San Francisco and Melbourne how to make shoes, bags and more--in as little as one weekend! We spoke to founder Melissa Needham about the vision behind the growing craft empire and what's in store for 2014.
What prompted you to start up Prescott & Mackay and what guided your decision to expand your offering to courses in areas ... Read More
Barbie’s place in adolescence and constructed femininity has baffled psychologists and feminist alike: on one hand, she’s a patient confidante onto which girls might project their hopes and aspirations. But she also espouses limited and damaging views on female roles, bodies, and sexuality. She sends conflicting messages, passively listening to you for hours while remaining inhumanly cold. As girls, we intuitively pick up that Barbie is ... Read More
BY Chloé Burrow in Crafty on Dec 04, 2013 |
Knitters are a typically practical bunch, with problem solving perhaps their badge of honour. There is one problem however that seems to haunt every knitter I know. That of the stubbornly unfinished project.
This is precisely what UK based artists, Rachel Matthews and Celia Pym have been tackling over the last 4 years in a fascinating project that matches people's unfinished knitted items with a new pair of hands for completion.
These unfinished ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Sexy on Dec 03, 2013 |
If you're in NYC, get thee to Babeland SoHo this Thursday eve for a sexy holiday crafting party that'll probably blow more than your mind.
Join the BUST crew at Babeland's 43 Mercer Street location (between Grand and Broome) from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. We'll be crafting naughty stockings to grace even the tiniest of NYC mantels; hitting up the sweet Babeland staff for sex toy tips, tricks, and advice; and sippin' on complimentary beers from Brooklyn ... Read More
Happy Hallow's Eve's Eve, BUSTies! As another year comes to a close we don our carefully crafted outfits and munch on yummy candy, new controversies erupt over what costumes are socially acceptable or too revealing. And a lot of times, these conversations revolve around what women are entitled to wear. So before you head out tomorrow, take a listen to this awesome slam poetry from Washington D.C’s Brave New Voices Grand Slam Finals 2013. Because ... Read More
The conflicts and intersections of craft and art are marked in large part by gender and cultural stereotypes. For a long time, craft was associated with the female, working within the home: a suit patch, a blanket. Craft was practical, but fine art was the stuff of the male-dominated realms; images produced were for public consumption, philosophical discourse, and political inquiry. It wasn’t until Judy Chicago’s patchwork fabric and ceramic ... Read More
BY Adrienne Tooley in Crafty on Oct 02, 2013 |
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg is taking crafting to new heights…literally. A week ago, this flight engineer working at the International Space Station posted a photo of a plush green dinosaur to her Pinterest account with the caption “Made in space!”.
Nyberg, a crafter whose hobbies include quilting and sewing, brought thread, needles, and fabric samples with her. However, the dinosaur, a gift for her three-year-old son Jack, was made out of ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Sep 27, 2013 |
It's no secret that we're crazy about crafting here at BUST. (I mean, duh.) This spring, we had the chance to attend the first-ever Brooklyn Craft Camp, and we're psyched to go back on October 5th for a day of modern DIY classes, food, music, nails, booze, and more!
From 10 AM to 7 PM, campers will take in four 90-minute craft classes (taught by some of our favorite crafty ladies!), a keynote chat with Jenni Radosevich of I Spy DIY, a gourmet bento box ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst in Crafty on Aug 28, 2013 |
Courtney Love is unsmotable. As Hole’s frontwoman and Kurt Cobain’s wife, Love was the leading lady of ‘90s grunge. Since then, she has gone through her fair share of highs and lows, from punching Kathleen Hanna in the face to being the muse of Givenchy designer Ricardo Tisci. Now, she has a bunch of other projects on her plate ... including tons of "crafty shit."
Love's just like the rest of us - she's promoting her clothing ... Read More