The best portrait photography is about connection; it’s about breaking through social and cultural barriers that divide us and searching for something universally human within another’s eyes. And yet, we are surrounded by photographs of homeless people that portray them as less than human; too often, they are shot without dignity or respect. These images fail to recognize the homeless as individuals with stories as complex and unknowable as our ... Read More
BY Chloé Burrow in Crafty on Dec 16, 2013 |
Prescott and Mackay is a truly unique craft business. They teach part-time DIY enthusiasts in London, San Francisco and Melbourne how to make shoes, bags and more--in as little as one weekend! We spoke to founder Melissa Needham about the vision behind the growing craft empire and what's in store for 2014.
What prompted you to start up Prescott & Mackay and what guided your decision to expand your offering to courses in areas ... Read More
BY Chloé Burrow in Crafty on Dec 06, 2013 |
Ere! Got some business to discuss. A little birdie tells me it's the BUST Craftacular down York Hall in Bethnal Green this Sunday 12-6pm and some cushty deals are going down. Have a butcher's at this little lot!
1. Georgia Bosson hand-printed note books, usually £8 each, BUST offer 3 for £20.
2.Eclectic Eccentricity Perfect Alignment Necklace, usually £45, BUST price £40! Plus free pair of earrings with purchases over £20 ... Read More
BY Chloé Burrow in Crafty on Nov 27, 2013 |
Illustrator Benjamin Phillips lives in South-East London with a dog who was born without a tail. He describes his own work as "often cynical and fuelled by contradictions being both sweet and sinister at the same time," and we're especially looking forward to him pitching up his easel to offer live portraits this Dec 8 at York Hall.
Alice Hubley, writer and Spinning Yarns DJ asked Benjamin a few questions. Have you been to the ... Read More
Cataloguing one’s first sexual encounter is nothing new. As a teen who pored over magazines in airports, I traced the ongoing debate on what “virginity” means. At what point are we no longer virgins: oral sex, intercourse? Do the rules change depending on one’s gender or sexual orientation? I learned that it’s kind of one of those things an individual must define for her or hir or himself.
And we always want to record it in ... Read More
Tatyana McFadden spent much of her childhood in a St. Petersburg orphanage where she did not receive adequate medical attention for her spina bifida, a condition which paralyzed her from the waist downwards. Without access to a wheelchair, she learned to walk on her hands, an experience which she now tells The New York Times taught her “as much about finding mental strength as physical strength [and] may have helped my arms and shoulders [and] it also ... Read More
BY Melanie Mignucci in Movies on Aug 01, 2013 |
Are you a feminist, a woman, a filmmaker, or a combination of all three? The London Feminist Film Festival is putting out an open call for submissions for their second-annual festival.
Their website states that “women directors from all countries may enter” and that films should be “feminist in their representation of women” or “deal with feminist issues.”
Last year, over 1,000 people came out to the festival to watch films like ... Read More
BY Sholeh Hajmiragha in Artsy on Mar 07, 2013 |
Hijabs are a hot topic of debate and are most often criticized as an oppressive symbol that covers women and veils their identity. However, Iranian-born photographer Sara Shamsavari celebrates the creativity and individuality these veils allow women through street-style portraits that capture young women in veils in various areas of London.
Shamsavari’s photographs show portraits of women wearing veils patterned with pink leopard print, ... Read More
BY Chloé Burrow in Crafty on Dec 14, 2012 |
1- "You Must Be My Lucky Star" silver plate necklace from Wear That There 2- Penny's Purses Knitting Kit from The Craft Closet3- Swag bag of kits and badges from Craftivist Collective4- 101+ Things To Do With Glitter by Momtaz Begum-HossainThe BUST London Christmas Craftacular is this Sunday, December 16, from 12 - 6 PM! Expect shopping, crafting, dancing – and LOTS of merry-making!
Don't miss out on the fun, including:The season's top wrapping paper ... Read More
BY Genevieve Bleidner in General on Dec 06, 2012 |
Hey Londoners out there! Starting to get desperate while searching for last minute gifts this holiday season, but don’t want to be known as a lame gifter? Then come check out the BUST Magazine Christmas Craftacular on Sunday, December 16th at the York Hall in Bethnal Green.This year’s fair, which will run from noon-6pm, features more than 70 vendors selling an assortment of creative and handmade gift-ables. From illustrated ceramics, feathered ... Read More