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Start with a pump-style shoe with a 4" heel or higher (ours is the Mixx Rosemary Green Patent Pump, from lulus.com); any lower, and you won’t be able to see the design underneath very well. To add spikes, first use a wipeable marker to mark dots on the back of the shoe where you want each spike to be. (Note that the spikes should be placed only in the shoe’s upper; you don’t want to drill into the actual heel.) You can use a variety ... Read More
For me, the words "gingerbread house" will forever call up images of me and my siblings as wee little towheads, covered in icing with nothing to show for our efforts but a two-graham cracker lean-to. But to others, the gingerbread house is an artistic medium in itself and the ultimate holiday crafting challenge. Here are some spectacular houses, rounded up from all around the internet, that will serve to inspire you, should you set out on your own gingerbread ... Read More
The day is almost here. No, not the apocalypse, silly—we’re talking about our world-endingly good lineup at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar! For the rock-bottom price of zero dollars, you can shake your booty to our radical dance-rock headliners, MEN (featuring JD Samson of Le Tigre):   Bear witness to indie-folk chanteuse Laura Stevenson’s powerhouse pipes as she performs with her band the Cans:   Groove to the ominously sexy ... Read More
  Got beauty and brains? Want to keep it that way?  Belle Helmets’ gorgeous, hand-painted helmets are the perfect combination of style and utilitarianism.  Founded in Brooklyn by Danielle Baskin, this one-woman company offers beautiful and uniquely designed helmets. You can protect your noggin and make a statement as you ride!  Baskin’s designs go all across the board, so your head can sport anything from a pastoral scene to a ... Read More
Designer Naomi Azuma took a vacation to the Dominican Republic this past January—and returned to New York inspired by the beautiful handmade collars sported by local dogs.   She started making collars for her two pooches from colorful climbing rope, and soon expanded her line, The Knot House, to include adorable statement necklaces for her friends. The brass studs add just a glimmer of glamour to her neon-chic pieces. I’d pair this beauty with a ... Read More
Winter: it’s the most unsexy time of the year. Because nothing deflates a lady boner faster than a stomach full of sugar cookies and a house full of family. Yowza! Luckily for cold-averse folks like me, BUST is teaming up with awesome sex-toy boutique Babeland for a cheeky holiday-themed crafting party. Stop by their SoHo outpost (at 43 Mercer St.) next Thursday, December 6th at 7 PM to make decorations for Babeland’s festive holiday bush, enjoy ... Read More
This Epic Alphabet Sampler is perfect for embroidery newbies and rainy days, and has everything to get you stitching away: fabric, embroidery floss, and iron-on transfers. Stitch out a traditional saying like "Home Sweet Home," or get creative with your own saying (how about "Mondays Blow"). When you're done, you'll have a new piece of art for your wall. Epic Alphabet Sampler, $20, sublimestitching.com In New York December 1st and 2nd? Come to the BUST Magazine ... Read More
Last week at Maker Faire Africa, four Nigerian teenage girls presented a generator powered by—wait for it—pee. Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, all 14, and Bello Eniola, 15, invented the machine, which separates hydrogen from urine with an electrolytic cell, purifies the hydrogen, and pressurizes the resulting gas through a generator to power a lightbulb. According to the girls, one liter of urine can produce up to 6 hours of ... Read More
Do you like your feminism fun, crafty, and creative? We do!  That’s why we were thrilled to discover Midge Belickis’s art series, “365 Ways of Feminism.” Midge, 24, is a freelance graphic designer, feminist, and recent FIT grad. In July, she began her “365 Ways of Feminism” project. Every day for a year, Midge will decorate the female symbol to represent the many different ways people can be feminists. Lipstick, fists, high ... Read More
This weekend at the BUST Craftacular, you can ward off the blue Mondays with Mondays handmade ceramics! Brooklyn artists Jennifer Flore, Nina Lalli, and Signe Yberg create beautiful handmade ceramics for use and display. Each piece is a work of art, and no two are the same. Mondays creates bowls, cups, dishes, platters, planters, vases, and more. I’m loving their Green Bubble Plates, Triangle Vases, Confetti Cups, and Small Shell Bowl (all pictured ... Read More
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