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Loop of the Loom is home to New York City’s first certified SAORI method studio, gallery, and loom distributor – and they’re coming to the BUST Magazine Craftacular! SAORI is a contemporary hand weaving program founded by Misao Jo in Japan in 1969. She created her own loom and style called SAORI, from the Zen word “Sai,” meaning everything has its own individual dignity, and “Ori,” meaning weaving. SAORI is a hand weaving method in which everyone can express themselves freely; no two weavings are alike. Loop...
Gawd, I love colored cords. They're so much more fun than blue jeans. When wearing colored cords, I usually like to keep the rest of my outfit simple; a grey sweater looks great with cords of any color, and you can never go wrong with a pair of black flats. Corduroy Pant, $22.99, target.com Stay tuned each week for more cool gadgets and pretty things that Lan, our senior designer here at BUST, loves enough to share with us! ...
The Chocolate Swirl is an amazing dessert company founded by Lisa Bracigliano.   Some of the yummy treats include brownie pops, truffles, cakes, and cupcakes.   They come in a huge variety of delectable flavors including chocolate butterscotch ripple, red velvet, cookie dough, coffee, and toasted almond, among others.   If these pictures are making your mouth water, The Chocolate Swirl will be at the BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens.  The Craftacular is open Saturday from 10 am - 7...
Something I can get behind: a man critically evaluating how society views traditional “manhood” and how this limiting perspective is affecting women all over the world. Tony Porter is a co-founder of A Call to Men, an organization that works to end violence against women by promoting healthier attitudes about masculinity. Porter and his co-founder Ted Bunch have spread the message of A Call to Men everywhere from the NFL to West Point to the U.N., and in his 2010 TED Talk, Porter uses poignant personal experiences to...
If you haven't seen the debut episode of BUST covergirl Mindy Kaling's new show, The Mindy Project, you probably need to drop everything you're doing right now and get in the loop. As Mindy's same-name character tells a five-year-old in the first episode: "You're boring. Contribute something!" And contribute we have - everyone's been recapping, buzzing, and writing critically about the show for the past week after FOX streamed the show early. We'll be recapping all the episodes as they happen, too, but the season premiere...