In today's weird but resourceful news, Macro-Sea has been converting old dumpsters in Brooklyn into mini swimming pools. It may sound grossly unhygienic at first but no worries as it is both cleaned and lined with a barrier. These do it yourself pools are then placed in backyards and other empty spaces for all to enjoy free of charge. This is perfect for the summertime and ... Read More

Whip It! Whip it Good!

BY Web Intern in General

The trailer for the new upcoming movie, Whip It, has come out and personally I'm pretty excited. Based on Shauna Cross's autobiographical book on being a roller derby girl, it stars Ellen Page, Alia Shawkat (been waiting to see her in something post-Arrested Development), and Drew Barrymore. This is also incidentally Barrymore's directorial debut and the screenplay has been penned by Shauna Cross herself. There needs to be more female director/writer movies and not ... Read More

'Board up the House

BY Team Intern in General

A few weeks ago Liza brought you the faux cardboard comforter , and today, in the same illusion-of-thrift style, I bring you the faux cardboard chairs. Ta da! This is just the kind of thing to impress the boyfriend or the in-laws. But seriously, who wouldn't enjoy a nice lunch out on the patio in these modern recycled and recyclable rump stumps? This new line of furniture by Cardboard Design is called Eco Logic and the website says that each chair is as ... Read More

Viva La Biba!

BY Laurie in General

Beyond Biba Trailer from November Films on Vimeo. I was super psyched to hear the news that a documentary has been made about my absolute all time fave 60's-70's design house, the influential and way ahead of it's time, Biba. The movie, Beyond Biba, is premiering in the UK this weekend, and I really do hope it makes it over to our shores. Biba was founded by Barbara Hulanicki and her husband in 1964, and quickly grew from a small mail order company to ... Read More
So, after you're done saving Coney Island you're going to need something cute to wear to the beach, right? Enter: Graffinis, a totally rockin swimwear company that takes images of graffiti found around their favorite NYC 'hoods and transfers them to bathing suits of different styles.The company wants to combine the urban experience of living in New York with the comfort of modern swimwear and, damn, they make that philosophy look good. (They also have one pieces ... Read More

Save Coney Island!

BY Web Intern in General

For several years, Coney Island, the home of rickety rides, Nathan's hot dogs, sideshow freaks, fireworks, games of chance, bathing beauties (and not-so-beauties) has been in danger. The city is planning on shrinking Coney's amusement district and blocking it off with four high-rise hotels. This week is the last week to act, so if you want to save this wonderful place, then rally up the troops and pick up the phone. First, find your City Council member by ... Read More
Yesterday we brought you baubles from the MOMA, and today for your morning art injection, BUST brings you a preview of this weekend's cinematic art. This Sunday, July 19, Cleopatra's gallery based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is showing five short films by the eccentric comedienne and actress Miss Joan Marie Moossy. Miss Moossy's Modern Movies Matinee will feature short films such as 'Miss Moossy's Mythic Quest for the Fountain of Youth' and 'Miss Moossy Smells a ... Read More
       Cover girl Kathy makes news again, this time as the scheduled host of the 2009 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards which will air Saturday, September 12th. 'We're thrilled as Kathy's the first Emmy winner to host the Creative Arts show,' the show's veteran producer Spike Jones Jr. said. 'She stole the show the last two years, so now, we're giving her the opportunity to officially hijack it. We're all very, very excited. And ... Read More
Like most naive post-college Graphic Designers, I once had a dream, a dream of livin' it big as a poster designer up in Portland, hanging out with all my favorite indie musicians as they passed through my town. I envision them thanking me profusely for my brilliant designs which informed hundreds of fans to flock to their concert hall doors not to mention the major buckage I would earn at the merch table. I soon learned that not only was this the same dream as ... Read More

He Is Neda, Too

BY Web Intern in General

I'll be honest, despite some positive reactions, I didn't get any photos sent to me for the I Am Neda project I wrote about a few weeks ago like I had hoped. I had all but given up on the idea when I checked my email late last Friday night to see I had finally gotten a response. Yes, the only photo I was sent was from a soldier stationed in Iraq. I was completely moved by his response and couldn't have asked for a more powerful outcome. I thought it was important ... Read More