BY Samantha Albala
on Sep 03, 2014
You are the coolest and best friend you'll ever have, so why not celebrate that and find some sweet stuff to mail yourself? Everyone loves getting packages and these days subscription boxes are the perfect way to show yourself you care. Peruse this list and find the perfect package that will make you do the happy dance! Or, I suppose you can get one of these subscriptions for a good friend, too.
1) FabFitFun: A fitness and beauty subscription for every ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on Jun 30, 2014
Graduation season is upon us which means one thing: graduation parties galore. Amongst the plethora of yard games and buffet style food lines, there’s one thing that drives me crazy, and that is finding the perfect grad gift. Whether it’s the young girls I used to mentor graduating high school or my best friend in the world graduating from college, the thought of finding them an appropriate gift baffles me.
Using my extensive resources (asking my mom ... Read More
My heart just exploded through my ribs. If this video of a grandfather being surprised with an English Bulldog puppy/pile of chubby wrinkles doesn’t make you smile just a little bit, then I don’t know what to tell you. What I can tell you is that his tearful, raspy cries of joy, “ Oh my gawd, holy jesus! Oh my gawd, hello sweetie!” will have you making grabby hands at the nearest soft object and clutching it to your chest!
We ... Read More
Whether single, in a relationship or something in between, lets reclaim Valentine's Day as a day to recognize the amazing feminists in our lives that show the ladies (and our fundamental rights) love all year long. Here's your guide to the best feminist gifts for Valentine's day, whether you are sharing them with a partner, a friend or just treatin' yo self.
Heart Print Headband from Beauxoxo
This cutesy headband is perfect for the modern Rosie the Riveter in ... Read More
BY Dre Grigoropol
on Dec 21, 2012
Do you still have friends and family on your gift-giving list? A handmade gift would be a super special way to show you really care! We've put together a list of 10 of our favorite DIY projects from the past year of BUST Magazine that are sure to get your crafty mojo going. Best of all, each of these is so simple to make you can complete them in a weekend, and each of the issues they come from are available for purchase and instant download! Check 'em ... Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Nov 28, 2012
Got beauty and brains? Want to keep it that way? Belle Helmets’ gorgeous, hand-painted helmets are the perfect combination of style and utilitarianism.
Founded in Brooklyn by Danielle Baskin, this one-woman company offers beautiful and uniquely designed helmets. You can protect your noggin and make a statement as you ride! Baskin’s designs go all across the board, so your head can sport anything from a pastoral scene to a ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Nov 27, 2012
Designer Naomi Azuma took a vacation to the Dominican Republic this past January—and returned to New York inspired by the beautiful handmade collars sported by local dogs.
She started making collars for her two pooches from colorful climbing rope, and soon expanded her line, The Knot House, to include adorable statement necklaces for her friends.
The brass studs add just a glimmer of glamour to her neon-chic pieces. I’d pair this beauty with a ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Nov 21, 2012
Berkley Illustration is run by a powerhouse couple: self-taught artist Ryan hand-inks quirky formal portraits of woodland creatures and Lucy handles the sales and customer-service end of their business. They’ve been a huge hit on Etsy since 2007, and lucky us—we get to check out their unusual animal prints in person at the BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular!
Look for Berkley’s well-dressed creatures on frame-able prints, tote bags, bottle openers, ... Read More
November is my favorite time of the year, from pumpkin-spice everything to the gluttony of Thanksgiving and, of course, my birthday! When it comes to the holiday season, I love buying presents for others (and for myself!), so I thought I'd put together a collection of some of my favorite items of the moment, many from adorable Etsy shops I recommend exploring. Hopefully they can give you ideas for Christmas shopping to come!
My first items are these fanciful, ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Nov 19, 2012
Jewelry designer Melissa Cohen found her calling after taking metalsmithing classes with her crafty friends in Atlanta, GA. Over the next few years, she made the move to Brooklyn, NY and is now making a living off of her twee-yet-tough trinkets. How inspiring!
Metal Sugar jewelry ranges from metal-cast edibles (like the Twizzler cuff pictured above) to petite animals to sassy stamped nameplates, sprinkled with a healthy dose of teensy diamonds. They mix with ... Read More