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Having a new baby cousin in my family has re-introduced to me the intense and disturbing gender-stereotyping of children from infancy onward. Toys, books, and clothing are becoming seemingly more and more gendered as I grow older - toys that were previously gender neutral are not becoming gender specific (i.e Lego and Duplo), split into a comfortable and often unchallenged gendered binary that has girls playing house and boys playing heroes.  When buying for little girls, the challenge of course is to avoid the everything-pink-damsel-in-distress-princess complex...
  Macramé has been associated with all sorts of unsavory ’70s grossness in the past, but lately it has come back into vogue with a vengeance. Not just the product of too much time (and weed) on your hands, macramé is a rad, relaxing activity, and this plant hanger is a perfect way to show off the craft. The modern way to macramé is by using neon cords instead of earth-toned yarn, and by accenting it with hex nuts and washers, instead of wooden beads. The...
  Here Comes The Fuzz [left] Gemma Colorblock Crewneck Pullover, alterbrooklyn.com [right] Eye to Eye-Catching Sweater, modcloth.com McGinn Taylor Oversized Sweater, nordstrom.com Grace Cardigan, nevedesigns.com Moliere Sweater, Paul & Joe (138 S. Robertson Blvd L.A., CA, 310-270-4620) Merde Sweater, wildfoxcouture.com   Photographed by Emily Kate Roemer Styling by Maya Rossi By Molly Simms This story appears in the Oct/Nov 2013 issue of BUST Magazine with Neko Case.  Subscribe now. ...
Some dates are so seriously horrid, the only consolation is knowing you'll have an amazingly awkward/hilarious story to tell over drinks with your friends. If you've been there, Dear Kate wants to know.  Dear Kate makes a new type of underwear for women with a built-in breathable lining that protects like a pantyliner! They come in many different cuts and styles, and are perfect for working out, or as backup to protect your new splurge-purchase sheets on those heavy flow nights (we've all been there). You...
Pursed Up Sir Tom is Sydney, Australia-based designer Anne Waters’ line of handmade housewares and handbags. Spotty Clutch, $70, sirtom.etsy.com    Mix It Up Double your print action with a silk chiffon scarf, handmade in California by Kindah Khalidy. The "Nice to Meet You" Silk Scarf, $140, kindahkhalidy.com   In Fine Leathers German illustrator Peggy Wolf’s line of handmade cases displays her eye for design on natural materials. iPhone Sleeve, $25, blackbirdandtheowl.etsy.com   Carpet Slippers Cut from vintage Turkish rugs, these loafers come from Luxembourg’s Pia & Co. Kilim Shoes, $130, kilims.etsy.com   Beady Eye Scenery, a Netherlands-based label, uses unique fabrics...
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