BY BUST Magazine in Crafty on May 01, 2014 |
We can’t believe it’s finally time for the first-ever BUST Craftacular's Primped, our shopping and pampering expo for stylish rebels. We absolutely cannot wait to see all your faces this weekend in Brooklyn!
This beautiful beast of an event brings together the very best of the Brooklyn indie scene, including one-of-a-kind vintage and handmade fashion, rocking DJs, locally sourced food, free salon services (nail DIYs, a braid bar, ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in Crafty on Apr 24, 2014 |
I’m a huge fan of girly feminist embroidery projects. I even make some myself. That’s why when I stumbled upon Mo Morgan’s sassy but honest embroideries, I absolutely fell in love. I have a soft spot for embroidery activism. Maybe it’s the juxtaposition between the quaint, dainty art-form (with its stitched-in associations to the domestic housewife) and the bloodthirsty history of the women’s movement. The rich history behind ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Music Stuff on Apr 18, 2014 |
Tune in musical folks - we have some good news for the busted guitar stuffed in the back of your closet, begging to be united with your once curious fingers. Owners of Brooklyn Lutherie, Mamie Minch and Chloe Swantner, run the only female-owned, and staffed stringed-instrument repair shop in all of New York City and Brooklyn. These two highly masterful ladies have dedicated their expertise to meeting the needs of your precious instruments. Brooklyn Lutherie offers ... Read More
Trigger Warning: slightly graphic imagery
For the artist Eliza Bennett, her flesh is her medium; in embroidering her palm with thick threads, she hopes to explore the ways in which we view gender roles. Her hand, swollen and bruised by her own careful work, is titled “A Woman’s Work Is Never Done,” and her gruesomely precise handiwork serves to remind the viewer of the strife of women laborers, many of whom are paid far less than their male ... Read More
Photo by Blue
A woman sits alone beneath hundreds of dangling scissors; they teeter above her, metallic mouths open and sharp edges facing downwards. Calmly, she sews. As part of 2011’s The Mending Project, the performance artist Beili Liu put herself in this position, asking audience members to cut away portions of a large piece of fabric and patiently threading it back together.
Photo by Rino Pizzi
In juxtaposing the ... Read More
Trigger Warning: This post discusses sexual assault
In the past year, courageous artists and activists of all genders have addressed rape culture and the topic of sexual assault, coming forward about their own experiences and giving voice to those who have been silenced. Lindsay Bottos, the artist responsible for last week’s viral series Anonymous, is one of those voices; in her powerful series Get Over It, she addresses her own assault and the ... Read More
Etymologically, Kama Sutra emerges from the Sanskrit words for love and ritual or the more literal thread. The idea serves as inspiration for the Cuban artist Erik Ravelo, a resident at Fabrica, the artists’ grant institution associated with United Colors of Benneton. In his series, Lana Sutra, meaning both wool ritual or wool thread, Ravelo constructs erotic threaded sculptures made from plaster casts and yarn.
The works are ... Read More
A beautiful feline named Mowgli has just inspired a kitty-cat dream come true! When his human companion, Stefan Hoffman, intuited that he needed a little more space to play around in their apartment, he designer build his furry friend a fantastical indoor playground, complete with plenty of scratching poles, bridges, and cozy compartments in which to laze about. Take a look, and feel free to get your kitty his or her very own super-chic play-set, available ... Read More
When Melbourne, Australia was devastated by the terrible rape and murder of a local woman named Jill Meagher, the weaving artist Maryann Talia Pau was mulled over a Dr. Martin Luther King quotation: “Returning hate for hate only multiplies hate, adding more darkness to a night already void of stars. Darkness cannot put out darkness, only light and love can do that.” In a beautifully literal expression of a community’s dedication to ending ... Read More
Ever since I first saw the beautiful claymation creation Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, I yearned for a stuffed animal from the Island of Misfit Toys, that glorious realm of toys that had been rejected for flaws, big or small, in their construction. These stuffed animals were one-of-a-kind; they were inexplicably soulful, both sorrowful and enduringly hopeful.
When I stumbled upon the work of the brilliant toymaker Matlyak Tatiana, my ... Read More