Trapped behind glass cases, the miniature human subjects of Lisa Swerling’s Glass Cathedrals unabashedly perform daily rituals normally veiled from the outside world. The stunning pieces afford viewers with a whimsical type of voyeuristic indulgence. Like children before a set of dolls, we are invited to examine the many mundane moments that compose adult life, breathing life and meaning into each dollhouse-like setup with our own ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Crafty on Feb 11, 2014 |
Macramé has been associated with all sorts of unsavory ’70s grossness in the past, but lately it has come back into vogue with a vengeance. Not just the product of too much time (and weed) on your hands, macramé is a rad, relaxing activity, and this plant hanger is a perfect way to show off the craft. The modern way to macramé is by using neon cords instead of earth-toned yarn, and by accenting it with hex nuts and washers, ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Sexy on Feb 05, 2014 |
BUST is partnering up with Babeland SoHo for a special shopping event tomorrow, Thursday, February 6 at 7:00 PM, where their super-savvy toy experts will hook you up with high-quality, body-friendly swag that'll be sure to make your toes curl. Plus, they're offering 10% off your purchase if you shop during the party!
While you shop, sip on complimentary cocktails from Tito's Handmade Vodka and craft sparkly DIY pasties. And be sure to ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Crafty on Jan 20, 2014 |
Unlike woven potholders, moisturizing and healing skin salves are pretty much universally appreciated handmade presents. They’re useful, they smell great, and in the right packaging, they can be downright pretty. Herbal salves deliver natural medicine to the skin, and they can be used to soothe a variety of maladies. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to whip up a big batch all at once, making it a perfect DIY project. The recipe below is for a ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Sexy on Jan 13, 2014 |
One of the many beautiful things about modern life is that you don't need to be in a relationship to get some action on Valentine's Day.
But whether you're treating yourself to a luxurious new toy or looking for the perfect accessory to spice up your partnered sex life, you're gonna want to follow our lead and head to lady-friendly sexytime emporium Babeland.
BUST is partnering up with Babeland SoHo for a special shopping event on Thursday, February ... Read More
BY Rachael Roth in Crafty on Dec 10, 2013 |
New York City resident Sarah Cooley makes homemade candles out of domestically grown, pure soybean oil for her home and lifestyle store, Simply Curated. The candles are poured into adorable containers like vintage cocktail glasses and come in awesome scents like Guava Fig. Simply Curated will be a vendor at our BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular and Food Fair this month, which we're super psyched about.
Here's what Sarah had to say about her craft:Tell us ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Crafty on Oct 23, 2013 |
Can you feel that spookiness in the air? Do you have "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah" on repeat right now? Are you potentially drinking something pumpkin flavored?! That's because it's almost Halloween, nerds!
We just dished a bunch of feminist costume ideas last week, but my new favorite website (because costume parties are year-round, right?) "Take Back Halloween" will bring your costume game to a whole new level. Each idea features a badass/historical/legendary dame and ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Crafty on Sep 09, 2013 |
Fall is in the air, my friends! That is to say...I am officially wearing a sweater because it is actually chilly out and not because I only own cardigans! There is something about this seasonal change that always gives me a little creative boost. The laziness and slowness of summer officially give way to an inner desire to become Martha Stewart. So enough with these metaphors! Let's get to the good stuff and make cute things out of felt!!!
1.) Wool iPhone SleeveI ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Aug 29, 2013 |
Though it's roughly 8 billion degrees in NYC right now, it's time to start thinking about winter...and more specifically, about BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular and Food Fair, our city's largest, best-attended, and arguably most fun craft extravaganza!
On Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, over 250 vendors of fancy foods, eclectic vintage, and handmade gifts and goods will set up shop at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th St. between 6th and ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Music Stuff on Apr 02, 2013 |
MACROCK is the perfect way to see tons of great bands, check out a bunch of cool crafts and artwork, engage in discussions about the music industry, eat delicious cheap food, and chill out in Virginia's friendliest city. Harrisonburg, VA (AKA "the Friendly City") hosts MACROCK every spring, and this year it'll be this weekend, April 5th and 6th. The fest is run by a small group of volunteers and MACROCK 16 will host over 80 bands at several downtown venues. In ... Read More