BY Sophie Johnson in Crafty on May 21, 2010 |
When you hear the phrase 'healing herbs' you probably picture a jungle in the Amazon or a mountainside in China. But did you know that there are beneficial plants growing right here in New York?
Herbalist Irina Adams of Phoenix Botanicals uses locally sourced, wild, and organic herbs in her line of moisturizing balms. Each balm combines these herbs with a blend of organic shea nut butter and olive oil to quench thirsty skin.
In addition, ... Read More
BY Sophie Johnson in Crafty on May 20, 2010 |
Just last night I was sitting in a friend's living room, flipping through a copy of 'Winnie the Poo' that someone had left on his table. So, it was strange and hilarious happenstance to see the latest print by Mo Moussa & Roni Lagin of Made With AwesomeMade with Awesome specializes in printed goods ranging from posters to t shirts that are all funny, quirky, and -well- awesome.
Get in on the fun by attending the BUST Spring Craftacular this Sunday, May 23 at ... Read More
BY debbie in Crafty on May 19, 2010 |
In case you didn't catch it, here's the segment that ran on NYC's own Eyewitness News show tonite. We shot it a couple of days ago with the adorable Lauren Glassburg, who wathced the making of Meow Meow Tweet soaps, hung out at Katherine Grandy's ceramics studio, and made her own necklace at Brooklyn Charm. (there's kind of a random moment with me in it too). Of course you can meet those vendors at our BUST Craftacular in Williamsburg this Sunday, and you can also ... Read More
BY Sophie Johnson in Crafty on May 19, 2010 |
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
BY Sophie Johnson in Crafty on May 18, 2010 |
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