Off the Wall Graffiti

BY Libby Zay in Artsy |

From Austin to Austria, a dance troupe dressed in neon sweat-gear has been taking over the streets. Using their bodies as living sculptures, performers tag buildings by contorting themselves into bizarre formations and cramming into stairwells and doorways. The installations only last for fleeting moments -- basically, just long enough for a camera-phone wielding crowd to take notice and string along. The on-the-run art show is called "Bodies in Urban Spaces." ... Read More

Doughnut Decor

BY Ali C in Eat Me |

This year I've decided to go all out for the month of December so I've been spending a lot of time looking at unique, crafty, holiday decorations. Sass&Peril's Doughnut Ornaments totally caught my eye! Since I like to incorporate food into every aspect of my life, I think these would be perfect. But I'm pretty sure I'll be finding more than enough new treats at the BUST Holiday Craftacular this Sunday. If you're in New York and looking for the perfect way to ... Read More
OMG, This show looks hilarious, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, produced by Channel 4 in the UK. After watching this clip, I'm hooked. Dream Team: Will Arnett, David Cross, Spike Jonez, and I spied Amber Tamblyn in this episode too! Looks like you can watch the entire episode here. If you like Arrested Development, 30 Rock,  The Office, Office Space etc, I think you'll enjoy. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video via ... Read More

Holiday Tunage

BY Lisa in Music Stuff |

Bear with me while I dork out for a second. I love Christmas music. I do, I can’t help it. I think it started with my cherished New Kids on the Block, Merry Merry Christmas cassette (featuring Donnie Wahlberg’s seminal tune Funky, Funky Xmas), and these days come December 1st I’ve got A John Waters Christmas on repeat. So you can bet I was down to see The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza at the Hammerstein Ballroom on ... Read More

Because Crafters ROCK

BY Bette Bentley in Crafty |

AND because my throbbing blueballs hurt for this Sunday (the annual BUST Holiday Craftacular in NYC. DUH). These  blueballs can only be satisfied by sneaking online.  There, I look at a plethora of indie, handmade ware in the privacy of a dark bedroom.  Sweet relief. Until Sunday, at least, when I get to go all the way.  One of the crafters that really gets me going is Ink and Wit.  Her prints, notecards, and invitations are simply ... Read More
Eden Fantasys is doing a week of meaningful content related to World AIDS Day. It’s all about education and community – the two founding principles at EdenFantasys.com. As many know, World AIDS Day is today, Tuesday, December 1st. To commemorate this day, Eden Fantasys has launched a new weeklong project. They're doing Twitter fundraiser; to help raise money, all you have to do is retweet. If #Eden1K4AIDS, gets 1,000 tweets, Eden Fantasys will donate ... Read More
Pillows for the People (you guessed it, another vendor at Bust's Craftacular!) is a New York based company started by Parisa Karimi, and is each pillow handmade by her.  Using vintage fabrics, these lavender filled pillows are really something special.   Some of her famous clients include Leo DiCaprio and Patti Smith.   These would make a lovely addition to any home.   Photo courtesy of Pillow by the People's ... Read More

CHOCOLATE!!!!

BY Intern Leala in Eat Me |

Are you looking for the perfect present for a foodie friend?  Have a friend who loves the Day of the Dead?  Have a painter friend?  Have a friend who just LOVES chocolate?  Well look no further. Painter Girl Chocolates (another vendor at Bust's Craftacular this weekend) has the cutest chocolates I've seen in a while!  Their products include animal print chocolate bars, Frida Kahlo chocolate bars (made with dark chocolate, chillies and ... Read More

Smell Pretty!

BY Intern Leala in Crafty |

I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for a cool, different scent to make me smell pretty, and especially after reading the latest issue of Bust, I've even considered making my own.  But now I don't have to!  Lollibomb Beauty is a "one chick indie business" that creates pretty fancy sounding scents.  TOBACCO ROAD, for instance, is made with fresh pressed tobacco leaves, mandarin, bergamot, and Italian neroli. I personally can not wait to ... Read More
Barking Maddison will be at this weekends Craftacular, and I've got to say, I'm glad.  Look at how cute these bags are!  Among other items handmade by Barking Maddison are leather belts and cuffs with personalized messages,  like lyrics or poems.  Items are made with vintage fabric and wallpaper.  They can be found on Etsy.com. But I claim this bag for myself!     Photo courtesy of Barking Maddison on ... Read More