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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.
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. [video:http://www.youtube.
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 Monday night.
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 beautiful.  I can't wait to stalk her booth and buyout the whole holiday card series. I mean, polar bears AND penguins. Yes, please.
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.
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 website.
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.
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 Etsy.
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.
There’s definitely a dearth of women filmmakers. So when you know a film comes out created by women, you know it’s special.  Before Tomorrow is one of these films. It’s written & Directed by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu. But not only is it made by Inuit women’s video collective Arnait Video Productions, it tells the tale of a relationship not often portrayed in film: the strong bond between a grandson and his grandmother.
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