I grew up in the quiet Chicago neighborhood Hyde Park, surrounded by the University of Chicago. For the most part, Halloween was intimate and fun: just a few of us kids going from door to door with our professor parents collecting candy from nice people. But I always stayed clear of one block.
Harper Avenue. It was the hotbed of all things Halloween, and while I ran, my peers flooded the small street. Why? Because it was truly scary. One image is ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in General on Sep 27, 2013 |
In Victorian England, dexterous ladies of a certain class would carefully cut, curl, and glue thin strips of light-colored paper into flowers and ornamental shapes to adorn objects like book covers and picture frames. In her studio in Portland, ME, artist Lauren Fensterstock, 38, uses the same crafty technique, called “quilling,” to carefully curl strips of black paper into pieces of a garden. In her large-scale installations, black paper flowers and blades ... Read More
BY Amalia Graziani in Crafty on Sep 12, 2013 |
Pin-Up Dino Revelation
Holidays and special occasions are all about rituals and established expectations. Associated terms do not include morbid imagery, giant insects, extraterrestrials, and flipping the bird. Which is exactly why I'll be hitting up Unusual Cards for my holiday notes. With a focus on the holy trinity of pinup girls, dinosaurs and whiskey, Unusual Cards creates modern camp art by pairing disparate wholesome images that together are completely ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Aug 14, 2013 |
Maggie from the BUST Magazine Craftacular team here! We just wrapped up applications for our annual pop-up Craftacular at World Maker Faire--and let me tell you, it's gonna be good.
One of the things I love most about my job is reviewing the wide array of gorgeous handmade products that our applicants submit each year. Every time I think I've seen all the soaps, screenprints, sodas, and sandals out there, a crafter surprises me with a fresh, interesting design and ... Read More
BY Melissa Coci in Crafty on May 29, 2013 |
Are you sitting down?
Because your eyes are about to explode from the sheer cool that is the Etsy site, Togetherness.Togetherness is the brainchild of Australian designer Esther Sandler. Esther combines cross-stitch, needlework and macramé to create individual pieces that you will just need for your body, home and brain! That’s right, not only is Esther a crafty wonder, she also makes zines for your reading pleasure. And just ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop in General on Jan 30, 2013 |
Have you ever found yourself wishing for an online community full of like-minded ladies who craft, create, and care for each other? Are you feeling inspired by all the female-centric work being shown at Sundance and The Athena Film Festival this year, and ready to try your hand at a video or web series of your own? If so, you should hop on over to Wonderly, a new multi-platform digital space for female creators.
The Wonderlings, as the site’s ... Read More
BY Megan Hinshaw in Crafty on Dec 21, 2012 |
Is there anything that Amy Sedaris can’t do? She is obvs a beautiful, talented, crafty, hilarious broad, (and two-time BUST cover lady). But now she is adding fabric designer to her list of accomplishments. Sedaris collaborated with Windham Fabrics on her very own line of textiles, and they are as colorful and quirky as the woman herself. The line is set to debut in January 2013, so we all can look forward to crafting items cut from Sedaris cloth in ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Music Stuff on Dec 20, 2012 |
The day is almost here. No, not the apocalypse, silly—we’re talking about our world-endingly good lineup at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar!
For the rock-bottom price of zero dollars, you can shake your booty to our radical dance-rock headliners, MEN (featuring JD Samson of Le Tigre):
Bear witness to indie-folk chanteuse Laura Stevenson’s powerhouse pipes as she performs with her band the Cans:
Groove to the ominously sexy ... Read More
BY Lan Truong in Crafty on Nov 19, 2012 |
This Epic Alphabet Sampler is perfect for embroidery newbies and rainy days, and has everything to get you stitching away: fabric, embroidery floss, and iron-on transfers. Stitch out a traditional saying like "Home Sweet Home," or get creative with your own saying (how about "Mondays Blow"). When you're done, you'll have a new piece of art for your wall.
Epic Alphabet Sampler, $20, sublimestitching.com
In New York December 1st and 2nd? Come to the BUST Magazine ... Read More
BY Brittany Houlihan in General on Oct 29, 2012 |
“I bet when you’re 10 you’ll love pink, and you’ll love princesses,” said Pippa Middleton to a 6 year old who said she was a sort of tomboy and liked things that “boys like.”
Sigh. The event was a promotion for Pippa’s new party-planning book “Celebrate.” (I wonder if it’s got gender specific themed parties?) She let ... Read More