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Neon signs can be really expensive, especially a custom one. But with this simple faux neon craft, you can put your name—or any word you want—in lights, for about $20. Go get lit!  Materials  Marker Poster board String 18-gauge wire Wire cutters Scotch tape Hot glue gun EL wire with battery pack (a fancy name for light-up cord, available on Amazon) White or black electrical tape Tacks or nails   Instructions   Using a marker, write the word you want to light in cursive on a piece of poster board. The battery pack will be attached to the end of...
Introducing Cat Coven, a small, independent brand from Brooklyn, NY! Kjersti Faret, the 25-year-old creatrix behind the brand, creates all of the designs and prints nearly everything herself. Being a one-woman-shop means she also does shipping, answers emails and takes on every other business task. Her love for handmade and tactile art fuels Kjersti’s passion for creating products that are somewhat practical, which people can also use in their everyday lives. T-shirts, patches and pins are the majority of Cat Coven’s products, all with imagery inspired...
Many historical novels feature a serving girl who has gotten herself into “trouble.” In fiction, the understanding mistress of the house is quick to intervene and, in short order, the serving girl’s future is secured to everyone’s satisfaction. In reality, female servants of the 19th century were expected to preserve their reputations in order to maintain genteel employment. The character of one’s servants was a reflection on the house as a whole. To that end, no respectable Victorian lady wanted a light-skirt for a housemaid or...
BUST's School for Creative Living is returning to Brooklyn, NY—this time at the Factory Floor in Industry City—on Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., alongside over 75 of our personally selected vendors! The event will feature over 50 DIY classes and workshops where students will recieve personalized attention from some of the best teachers around. Register Now    Dance to Flow Yoga with YES Studio CBD for Pain Management and Inflammation with the Alchemist Kitchen Introduction to Digital Photography with Jeana Lindo Introduction to DJing with Alice.KM Intro to Marble Painting with...
Between Cardi B’s album drop and news that L7 will be releasing their first album in 20 years, it’s been an incredible week for music. Today, you can feast your ears and your eyes on Janelle Monáe’s sensual ode to the vagina, filled with lush vocals featuring Grimes and some soft lady loving between Monáe and Tessa Thompson. “Pynk” is the latest track from Monáe’s third album, Dirty Computer, which will be released April 27. Two other singles, “Django Jane” and the Prince-inspired bisexual anthem “Make...