My first fondant cake

BY Team Intern in General

Yesterday was my dads birthday and also my folks 20th anniversary.  I spent all weekend making this cake, and I think the results were smashing. Read more after the jump. I really love to cook and I love to bake doubly so. My parents love to eat. So I figured I'd give them a wonderful meal at my exclusive restaurant , Chez Claire (aka my kitchen).  Dinner was: A marinated shell steak, a garlic mashed potato, and fresh creamed spinach.  The Cake: ... Read More
     So since Jess posted her favorite 'avoid the heat at all costs' indoor activity, I figured I would post mine for even more things to do for hot (in all senses of the word) crafty girls. Lately ever since I found this website, stencilpunks, I have been addicted to making stencils. Nothing in my path has escaped my stenciling rampage, tee shirts, pants, jewelry boxes, everything. Even the cats gone into hiding. For the longest time, I wanted ... Read More

MOCCA rocks.

BY Sarah J. in General

So everyone knows that comic cons and such are sausage fests, right? I mean, what's a girl to do if she craves a little sequential art without being skeezed on or looked at like an alien life form? Thankfully, events geared towards the indie comics crowd are much more woman-friendly, and the fundraiser this past weekend for the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art was full of rad ladies doing their thing and hawking their wares. Tara McPherson, who Elle ... Read More
  Going outside in this 97˚ weather means instantly melting into a big, sweaty Intern puddle, so I’ve been spending some quality indoor-time with the Internet lately. And, as it turns out, there is a goldmine of heat-wave-proof, free paper toy patterns at this site just begging to be downloaded, folded, and propped up next to a desk fan somewhere.The idea is that you download these super-cute PDF-files onto your computer, print them out on ... Read More
Donita Sparks, that crazy lead lady from L7, is back with a new band called the Stellar Moments.  They played Highline Ballroom in NYC Saturday night to promote their new release, Transmiticate. Though it’s been years since she became an onstage legend by throwing a used tampon into the audience at the Reading Festival in ’92 (gross or hilarious—you decide), Sparks was still a total firecracker onstage.  Shimmying like a satanic go-go ... Read More

OMG NDD!

BY Lisa in General

  Why didn’t anybody tell me it was National Doughnut Day???? I just wasted all my stomach room on cheese. Arrgh! But who am I kidding, I have no problem celebrating NDD tomorrow with an old-fashioned. Or the next day with a glazed twist. Or the day after that with a jelly-filled. Mmmm…doughnuts. And who knew the doughnut had such altruistic origins? When I get off work I’m heading straight to Doughnut Plant. ... Read More
  There's an installation up in Brooklyn and its so cute it brings me to tears. This installation by Artist Paul St. George is a giant Telectroscope which allows people in New York to see London, and vice versa. The lines are extremely long, but you can say hello (or cheers!) to a person across the pond. Even cuter, they have a fast track option--need a buisness meeting? marriage proposal? send a message to a friend?  Anyways, my boyfriend lives in ... Read More

MOCCA this weekend!

BY Sarah J. in General

I am so into this fest this weekend. Some of BUST's favorite artists will be there, including Tara McPherson (who designed the fabulous poster) and Molly Crabapple of Dr. Sketchy's. And it's a fundraiser for the Museum of Comic and Cartoon art, so go out, give 'em your money, and buy some art! Molly Crabapple art--you can buy prints of it at her Etsy ... Read More
 Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Gabriela de la Vega created this bustier by hand, and we think it's amazing, part clothing and part jewelry and all gorgeous! Plus, she's entirely self-taught. Look what your Etsy store could turn into with a little perseverance. De la Vega's work has been featured in Vogue and Elle, and she's made jewelry for Candice Bergen, Ashanti, and Ali McGraw. Check out her website for more. ... Read More
  Step One: Take one Grammy award winning musician, a guy who got kicked out of a band for robbing his guitarist's house, one videocamera and a box of baby mice. Stir until cracked out.  Step Two: Get Amy and Pete imposters playing with a small rodent as a parody. Step Three: DANCE PARTY! No seriously, this remix is amazing.  This is the best home video of celebrities since that video of Bob Dylan getting drunk and almost throwing up in a ... Read More