Religious or not, many worship the Christmas tree. Within religious literature and the most personal family traditions, the tree represents birth and death; every winter, we might erect it and toss it aside weeks later, only to have it reborn next year. Sometimes we immortalize real trees with precious ornaments and family photographs that will be framed forever.
For those of us who mourn our trees after they leave our homes is Gergo ... Read More
As I dug through the vintage photo archives of various families on Ebay and Pinterest circa the early to mid 20th century, I was increasingly confounded by the persistence of dolls. Almost every photograph of little girls on Christmas also features her most prized holiday gift: a doll. Of course one would hope that girls had a few more options; after all, boys are not offered toys that underscore the importance of physical beauty or childcare in the way ... Read More
From Potpourri of Pearls, the outstanding band that describes its music as "a perversion of 90s easy listening music,"comes this magical frenzy of Christmas cheer. With the help of some troll dolls, these artists have found a way to express the universal tensions that come with this time of year. And with introducing someone special to your “unusual” family. Watch the gleefully absurd and visually arresting “Hang Me” ... Read More
BY Sandi Esposito in Feminizzle on Dec 19, 2013 |
You know the feeling. The one you get after spending massive amounts of money on thoughtless gifts you bought in a holiday shopping frenzy…oops. Try something a bit more meaningful this year, and donate to some lady loving causes. Here at BUST we are suckers for girl empowerment. So my present to feminists (and those wanting to impress them) is this collection of inspiring organizations benefiting women and girls.
Room to Read focuses on gender ... Read More
Ever since I first saw the beautiful claymation creation Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, I yearned for a stuffed animal from the Island of Misfit Toys, that glorious realm of toys that had been rejected for flaws, big or small, in their construction. These stuffed animals were one-of-a-kind; they were inexplicably soulful, both sorrowful and enduringly hopeful.
When I stumbled upon the work of the brilliant toymaker Matlyak Tatiana, my ... Read More
Grab your candy-cane latte and get ready for some Christmas cheer: the photographer Ed Wheeler has inserted himself into all your favorite works of art... as Santa Claus himself. The gleefully silly and surprisingly earnest self-portraits situate the Santa legend within beautifully anachronistic moments in the Italian Renaissance, French Impressionism, and even early Modernism. Wheeler and his bearded alter ego impersonate everyone from Venus to Jesus to ... Read More
To quote Billy Eichner, “Let’s go, Amy Poehler!” If you haven’t checked out the hilarious comedian Billy Eichner of “Billy on the Street” in action, be sure to check it out. This Christmas, Billy is teaming up with the Queen of Comedy herself to deliver some holiday cheer to the streets of New York. The pair was just outside the BUST office, and we're so sad to have missed them. Their adventures are so very funny and ... Read More
So you already know about the AMAZING vendors coming to the BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular & Food Fair, but did you know that you can also learn how to make beautiful wares yourself? Learn from the very best in the crafting business in one of our super-fun make-and-take workshops!
The magical wedding designer Michelle Edgemont invites you to create your own pouf pin, the perfect addition to any dress or hairdo. Whimsical and ... Read More
You haven’t had peanut butter until you’ve had one of Jenny and Jonny’s party-in-your-mouth spreads. Using the most excellent organic ingredients, the creative couple whips up one-of-a-kind nut butters like Enter Cinnaman and Every Rosemary Has Its Thorn. Their company Better Off Spread will take your PB&J to an epic level, and we could not be more thrilled to have them as one of our vendors at our BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular ... Read More
Michelle Edgemont provides the perfect mix of classic and quirky in her modern wedding design company. With an eye towards individuality and personal expression, Edgemont offers couples the opportunity to create a truly one-of-a-kind wedding. With her whimsical and contemporary sense of style, your special day will reach new heights of beautiful awesomeness!
Read on to learn more about Michelle and her creations...
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