Part drawing, part digital manipulation, multi-media artist/illustrator Heidi Phelps creates some stellar posters, prints, and even flasks out of her one-woman studio Wayward Broad.  The renegade art studio promotes empowerment for women and awareness of women’s issues through artistic expression. Recently she has released a special edition piece, titled Tres Gatos Rosados (Cat Triptych), in support of Pussy Riot.Like what you see and want ... Read More
Jewelry designer Melissa Cohen found her calling after taking metalsmithing classes with her crafty friends in Atlanta, GA. Over the next few years, she made the move to Brooklyn, NY and is now making a living off of her twee-yet-tough trinkets. How inspiring!Metal Sugar jewelry ranges from metal-cast edibles (like the Twizzler cuff pictured above) to petite animals to sassy stamped nameplates, sprinkled with a healthy dose of teensy diamonds. They mix with ... Read More
There’s been a lot of talk lately about Internet bullying and the damaging effects it has on those who are targeted. Remember the story of Amanda Todd, the teen who committed suicide in October after years of constant online and physical shaming? Google “teen commits suicide after online bullying” and you will get over 4.5 million hits--a staggering amount. That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to damage done to people of any age ... Read More
It is with great sadness (happiness) that I report that as of this past weekend, our long national dream (nightmare) is over. That's right, people--Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiered in theaters, thus ending The Twilight Saga once and for all, or at least until they reboot it in five years with hotter, younger actors. Just kidding, no one is younger than Taylor Lautner.When we left our young Bella (Kristen Stewart) in Part 1, she had just turned into a vampire after ... Read More
Thanksgiving can be a tricky time of year to be a vegan. Oftentimes, people make distinctions between “normal” food and plant-based food, when in actuality, there’s plenty of traditional holiday fare that can be made vegan-friendly with a few cruelty-free substitutions. In the following video, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, award-winning author of such books as The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, and Vegan’s Daily ... Read More