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 Like a band of superheros in bicycle caps, the guys at Kickstand are here to save the day from that murky brown water the bodega calls coffee. Their custom-made, collapsible stand allows them to move freely around New York, serving those in need. Each cup is ground and brewed individually using a hand-mill and altered Chemex drip cones because Kickstand believes in giving the community the freshest, most delicious coffee possible.    Kickstand ... Read More
A tear, a scratch, or a missing buckle can mean a tragic end for a treasured vintage piece, or it can be the beginning of a Shara Porter creation. Porter travels the country searching through thrift stores, gathering discarded accessories, and returning them to their former glory. She makes these found objects her own with the addition of a  beautiful, quirky, and often unexpected hand-printed image (like this guinea pig coin purse!) Shara Porter will be ... Read More

I want CHANDI

BY Sophie Johnson in Crafty |

Brooklyn local CHANDI is one of many talented artisans that will be joining us for the 2010 Spring Fling Craftacular. Her clothing line features beautifully rendered screen prints of bizarre creatures (including the Andean Bear and Two-Headed Cock pictured above) and daring body wear inspired pieces.  For a preview, check out her site: CHANDI   Learn about the other vendors attending the 2010 Spring Fling Craftacular here! In addition to 50 vendors, the ... Read More
Winter may still be upon us, but at least daylight hours are growing longer and we are getting closer to the annual Spring Craftacular.  Even so, if you like many BUST readers are growing impatient and can't wait to get your hands on some crafty goodness, there is still hope.  Craftacular veteran Better Than Jam has opened a co-op in Bushwick that features clothing, jewelry, and accessories all hand made by local designers, many of them being some of our ... Read More
What do you get for the woman who has everything -- including a multi-media publishing and television empire? How about some Mean Cards, or Guinness Beer Soap? That's what Racheal Ray blogger Evette Rios thought, so she trekked down from Rachael's lair to the BUST Holiday Craftacular in NYC a few weeks ago, and made the cutest video of her visit! If you've never been to a BUST Craftacular, this vid will give you a fantastic idea of what goes down, plus introduce ... Read More
It's probably best for my bank account that I can't go to the LA Craftacular on Saturday -- one BUST shopping extravaganza was hard enough on my wallet. But if I could go, and had lots of cash with me, I'd definitely hit up the I Heart Guts table. I'll admit it -- when Craftacular guru Susan said 'You gotta check out this lady's plush uterus,' I was more than a little skeptical. But surprise! These guts are adorable, and I heart them, too.The I Heart Guts website ... Read More
Andrea Garland's beauty products might not do exactly what it says on the tin, pill box or compact for that matter, but they're sure to give the likes of Benefit a run for their money! Tired of boring mass produced packaging, this vintage-loving aromatherapist decided to forgo the norm by choosing to fill all manner of tiny antique receptacles with her products instead.Each one different, the balms and lotions inside are lovingly made from organic and ethically ... Read More
Drop into the Craftacular’s DIY Den this Saturday (easy to find: conveniently located next to the bar!) and you’ll be able to drop spindle and have a whirl at spinning your own yarn. Yes, pick up a copy of BUST when you arrive, wherein you’ll be able to read all about hand spinning, before checking out a live demonstration of this technique. Showing off their spindle skills will be Rachael Matthews and Louise Harries, the yarn-tastic ladies behind Bethnal ... Read More
To all the West Coasters who missed out on this past weekend's amazing BUST Holiday Craftacular -- don't fret! It's almost your turn. This Saturday, December 12, BUST will be rolling into the Echo and the Echoplex for yet another awesome day of crafty goodness at the LA Craftacular. And get this -- LA's own Freshly Baked will be selling a special BUST Cookie Box with peanut butter chocolate pretzel (on view to your left), dark chocolate cherry, root beer float, and ... Read More

Soap Fiend

BY Intern Sheila J in Crafty |

Bagels are way too scrumptious for their own good, but this one's to get fresh and clean, not for eating. Los Angeles-based Bubble Genius makes these fun n’ quirky soaps, from skulls to Legos, that are vegan and environmentally-friendly. But it’s their food and drink soaps (like the bagel soap pictured above) that look delicious and super real. These would make both practical and kickass stocking stuffers. You can find these lovely soaps at the Los ... Read More
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