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Hey everybody, the BUST 2010 Spring Craftacular photos are here! Check out these awesome photos taken by Tom Starkweather featuring our vendors and all the great folks that came out to Brooklyn to hang with us at the Warsaw! It was amazing to see so many stylish and creative people in one place (vendors AND patrons alike!). Thanks again! {morfeo ... Read More

Thanks Everybody!

BY Sophie Johnson in Crafty

BUST magazine would like to thank all the vendors and shoppers who came to the 2010 BUST Spring Craftacular yesterday. We hope you had as much fun as we did! The turnout included families, fashionistas, and even some furry friends. It was great to see such a wide variety of people gathered in one place to support our independently owned artisans. (I was especially excited to be able to get a plate of perogies and a gin/tonic at the same place.)   If you ... Read More
It's Here! Don't miss the BUST Spring Craftacular today at 261 Driggs Ave., Williamsburg, NY. Ride your bike, take a hike, ride the bus, take the subway--just make sure you get your ass over here by any means necessary! Get there early to receive one of 250 amazing goodie bags. $2 gets you in the door where you can sign up for our FREE raffle, full of all kinds of wonderful and crafty things. 50 of the hottest handmade vendors, plus free coffee, as well as food, ... Read More
Well, it's been a hectic couple of weeks, but the ladies at BUST are now working on the final preparations for the 2010 BUST Spring Craftacular happening this Sunday, May 23. The programs are folded and the gift bags are filling up. We're so excited! The Bust Spring Craftacular is an event in Brooklyn, NY at  that will showcase over 50 independent designers, artists, and craftspeople, carefully selected from a long list of applicants. They are all hugely ... Read More
When you hear the phrase 'healing herbs' you probably picture a jungle in the Amazon or a mountainside in China. But did you know that there are beneficial plants growing right here in New York?  Herbalist Irina Adams of Phoenix Botanicals uses locally sourced, wild, and organic herbs in her line of  moisturizing balms. Each balm combines these herbs with a blend of  organic shea nut butter and olive oil to quench thirsty skin.  In addition, ... Read More
Just last night I was sitting in a friend's living room, flipping through a copy of 'Winnie the Poo' that someone had left on his table. So, it was strange and hilarious happenstance to see the latest print by Mo Moussa & Roni Lagin of Made With Awesome Made with Awesome specializes in printed goods ranging from posters to t shirts that are all funny, quirky, and -well- awesome. Get in on the fun by attending the BUST Spring Craftacular this Sunday, May 23 at ... Read More
In case you didn't catch it, here's the segment that ran on NYC's own Eyewitness News show tonite. We shot it a couple of days ago with the adorable Lauren Glassburg, who wathced the making of Meow Meow Tweet soaps, hung out at Katherine Grandy's ceramics studio, and made her own necklace at Brooklyn Charm. (there's kind of a random moment with me in it too). Of course you can meet those vendors at our BUST Craftacular in Williamsburg this Sunday, and you can also ... Read More
  Like a band of superheros in bicycle caps, the guys at Kickstand are here to save the day from that murky brown water the bodega calls coffee. Their custom-made, collapsible stand allows them to move freely around New York, serving those in need. Each cup is ground and brewed individually using a hand-mill and altered Chemex drip cones because Kickstand believes in giving the community the freshest, most delicious coffee possible.     Kickstand ... Read More
A tear, a scratch, or a missing buckle can mean a tragic end for a treasured vintage piece, or it can be the beginning of a Shara Porter creation. Porter travels the country searching through thrift stores, gathering discarded accessories, and returning them to their former glory. She makes these found objects her own with the addition of a  beautiful, quirky, and often unexpected hand-printed image (like this guinea pig coin purse!) Shara Porter will be ... Read More

I want CHANDI

BY Sophie Johnson in Crafty

Brooklyn local CHANDI is one of many talented artisans that will be joining us for the 2010 Spring Fling Craftacular. Her clothing line features beautifully rendered screen prints of bizarre creatures (including the Andean Bear and Two-Headed Cock pictured above) and daring body wear inspired pieces.  For a preview, check out her site: CHANDI   Learn about the other vendors attending the 2010 Spring Fling Craftacular here! In addition to 50 vendors, the ... Read More
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