Posted by: Maggie Carr
on Sep 26, 2012
Recent college grad Sami Jo Jensen turned her passion for frugal crafting into a successful business: Poor & Pretty Bath Sweets and Body Treats.
Poor & Pretty’s signature item is Cupcake Soap. Sure, it looks like a delectable treat you’d like to nosh on, but it’s 100% suds-inducing goodness. Sami packages bath “truffles” and whipped soap “frosting” in deliciously appropriate (and ... Read More
Posted by: Genevieve Bleidner
on Sep 25, 2012
When French painter and printmaker Amelie Mancini moved to New York in 2006, she didn’t even know what a “curveball” was--but after she went to her first night game at Shea Stadium, baseball became one of the central themes of her work. She started Left Field Cards in 2011, putting a cheeky spin on the common baseball card, and was met with immediate success.
Left Field Cards has three (and counting) series; ... Read More
Posted by: Nikki
in Eat Me
on Dec 07, 2011
If you've never had a Dutch stroopwafel (spiced waffle cookie with a caramel filling), stop by The Good Batch at the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair this weekend, where pastry chef Anna Gordon will be selling handmade stroopwafels, unique cookies, and pastries.
In addition to classic stroopwafels, try special flavors like the Bonfire -- cocoa waffle cookie, salted caramel sauce, dark chocolate ganache, and roasted meringue.
The ... Read More
Posted by: Nikki
on Dec 06, 2011
Artist Katrina Balling started Ball and Chain Jewelry after she designed her own jewelry for her wedding in 2006. Her clever kitschy sterling silhouettes and crocheted chain jewelry are inspired by flea market finds and other unexpected sources.
The wood grain ring collection is a collaboration with her husband John Jacobsmeyer, who is also an artist, painter, and print maker -- he lends his engraving skills to the wood grain ... Read More