Have you ever come across certain rocks or leaves and wished you could just hang them around your neck or from your ears? Well, maybe not, but probably only because they needed a bit of tweaking before gracing your body. New York-based jewelry designer Irene of Metaxa does just this, translating the work of nature into beautiful, wearable jewelry. Her take on nature-as-accessories goes beyond the literal, incorporating natural forms in subtle ways.
For some of her ... Read More
BY Intern Yasmin in Crafty on Jun 13, 2012 |
Whether you’re decorating your first teeny-weeny-itsy-bitsy studio or trying to re-vamp the house you’ve been in for decades, there’s nothing worse than having a friend (or worse, the exterminator guy) come into your spruced-up pad only to say “Oh, I have that [insert painting/vase/dinette set/other item from Ikea/Target/Crate and Barrel here] at my house too!” But that sort of awkward and mildly ego-crushing experience is inevitable ... Read More
BY Intern Lauren in Crafty on Jun 13, 2012 |
There’s a certain kind of gratification that comes along with purchasing a vintage or handmade item, whether it’s because you know you’re reducing your carbon footprint, or you feel assured that you can stroll the streets of Manhattan without exchanging an awkward, unexpected moment with a stranger of “Are we wearing the exact same thing?”
Whatever the reason, GreenBeing, one of the vendors setting up shop at our Craftacular event at ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa in Crafty on Jun 12, 2012 |
Our Craftacular event at The Seed is coming up, and the vendors are getting ready to lure you over to their tables with their gorgeous and delicious goodies. Today we’re giving mad respect to The Fuzzy Bunny and looking forward to the tantalizing smells of their vegan bath and body products, like the White Tea and Ginger Soap, Lemon Blossom Soy Candle, and Berry Plum Lip Balm. We are also excitedly anticipating their handspun fiber and vegan yarn, colored ... Read More
We're getting pretty stoked for our upcoming craftacular at The Seed this Saturday, and you should be, too. Not only will there be yummy vegan food, but a laundry list of awesome eco-friendly vendors selling tons of adorable, environmentally conscious swag. Be sure to get your tickets here for just $30 for both days or $20 for one so you don't miss out on the fun (I know, my rhyming skills make the offer all-the-more enticing.)
One of our spectacular craftacular ... Read More
BY Ivanna Avalos in Crafty on Jun 01, 2012 |
If you're a vegan (or just play one on TV), you're going to want to make sure you're in NYC in mid-June. We've teamed up with The Seed to create the BUST Magazine Craftacular @ The Seed: A Vegan Experience. On June 16th and 17th, we'll be at 82 Mercer in Soho, hosting two delightful days filled with all things vegan, including featured speakers, demos, film screenings, vegan dishes, and cruelty-free crafts and apparel.
Tickets for The Seed are on sale here ... Read More
It's time to start counting down to our Craftacular at The Seed on June 16th and 17th, and what better way than to celebrate one of our awesome vendors? Today in particular we'll be giving a shout out to the wonderful Black Sheep Heap, a custom screenprinting shop working out of New York City.Black Sheep Heap will serve all of your needs for quirky green designs. With slogans such as "Beet the system" and "Avant-gardener," they're the perfect way to show off your ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller in General on Apr 25, 2012 |
Vendor applications are now open for a very special edition of The BUST Magazine Craftacular! We're hosting a 100% vegan craft-and-food-fest within The Seed: A Vegan Experience-- a brand-new, totally buzz-worthy vegan expo celebrating compassion, creativity, and social and environmental consciousness. This exciting two-day event takes place June 16 – 17 at 82 Mercer in Soho, New York (the same venue that hosted The BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food ... Read More
BY Intern Kelsie in Crafty on Apr 16, 2012 |
The BUST Craftacular took over SoHo on Saturday, filling the space at 82 Mercer with over 100 vendors and more than 2,000 craft enthusiasts throughout the day.
Set-up began early. 8 AM on a Saturday is not a time I see often, but it was totally worth it to see the transformation of the space.
Before the crowds arrived!
With vendors loading in, we got a sneak peek at the incredible wares. I had friends meeting me later, and I was nearly exploding because I had ... Read More
BY Ivanna Avalos in Crafty on Apr 12, 2012 |
Potter Abby Berkson started her business, Abby Berkson Ceramics, out of her home studio in Easthampton, Mass back in 2010 and her pots and mugs are just plain adorable. She draws inspiration from children’s books and from her days teaching ceramics classes where all the kids wanted to do was make things with their favorite animals on them.
Wouldn’t drinking coffee first thing in the morning out of a mug with two little penguins ... Read More