on Oct 29, 2011
While Laurie is already on the West Coast (she had a wedding there this weekend), I am just starting my trip to our first stop: Seattle. I'm travelling cross country by train, which I've been doing pretty frequently for the past 12 years -- in fact, the very first time I ever did was for the book tour for the first BUST book, back in 1999.
Anyway, the first part of this 3-day journey is an overnite train trip from NYC to Chicago -- all of Amtrak's trains that go to ... Read More
in Style File
on Oct 25, 2011
Need some gigantic eyelashes sometime soon, say, for Halloween, and don’t want to pay almost $10 for them? Well I got the tutorial for you! I found a tutorial on youtube on how to make your own false lashes with just a few materials that most people have around and got to makin’.
Another fake eyelash (this is just to give you a guide at how long you need to make the lash. You could also just take a small piece of paper ... Read More
in Boob Tube
on Oct 13, 2011
I'm really loving the new TV Series, "Up All Night." I think it sort of has the potential to be kind of a 30 Rock, but about parenting. The show has a fantastic cast: Christina Applegate, demonstrating her great comedic abilities; Mr. Amy Poehler, Will Arnett; and our beloved Maya Rudolph as a sort of cross between Oprah and Tracy Jordan. And the fact that the show is written by a woman doesn't hurt, either.
To get a sense of her character's nuttiness, check out ... Read More
on Oct 07, 2011
As a full-on girl geek, I was, of course, deeply saddened by Steve Jobs' untimely passing this week. I've been using Apple computers since 1989 (fer real!) and bought my first very own machine (a Mac Plus) back in 1991, which cost me $999, USED! (I was already sort of a grown up back then with a job and everything). I traced Steve's career from those early days, through the years I actually flew my sorry ass out to San Francisco to attend MacWorld conferences ... Read More
on Sep 14, 2011
Join us at The BUST DIY Guide to Life Lab at World Maker Faire, NYC!
Come get an early look at The BUST DIY Guide to Life with authors and BUST co-founders Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel at the World Maker Faire in NYC this weekend: Saturday Sept 17 and Sunday Sept 18.We'll be crafting up projects from BUST's big new book with two days of exciting demos, DIY projects, book signings, and more.Make mozerella in a microwave * Create a cute terrarium * Craft up some ... Read More
on Sep 09, 2011
I'm not going to go into detail about what things were like here in NYC on 9/11. Those of us who lived through it will never forget, and those who didn't watched it on TV all day and have been reminded of it forever.
What I can tell you, though, is that I am not at all ready for an entire day of reliving those events. I'm still not ready to see it all on TV again. And neither are most of the folks I know. In fact, all I keep hearing is what people are planning to ... Read More
on Sep 06, 2011
Wanna know what it takes to put together a craft book? Here, our book editor at STC Craft|Melanie Falick Books, Liana Allday, tells the true story of how the "The BUST DIY Guide to Life" came to be.
The idea for The BUST DIY Guide to Life came to us one day in fall 2009 as Melanie [Falick, of STC Craft|Melanie Falick Books] and I sat around the office, dreaming up future books. I said something like, wouldn’t it be amazing to do a book with ... Read More
on Aug 23, 2011
Ladies, meet Peg Aloi. If you've been reading the internets in the past week, you may recognize her as the writer who got the knitting, gardening, cupcake-baking, and feminist-thinking blogosphere in an uproar over an article she published at Huffington Post in which she asked, “Tough Gals: Do they still exist?” There, she basically called everything that is considered girly “weak,” and really pissed off a universe of cupcake baking, ... Read More
in Boob Tube
on Aug 19, 2011
Everyone knows that the main reason we have the internet is to watch cat videos. But do you know how those videos are made? In this documentary short, the talented men and women of Kittywood Studios give you a behind-the-scenes look at the process -- from script writing, to animatics, to the final, unforgettable product (you've probably already seen the amazingly realistic work they did in their hit, "Surprised Kitty").
Great work, guys! Can't wait to see what ... Read More
in Boob Tube
on Aug 19, 2011
According to recent reports by Reuters and others, a yellow baboon has adopted a bush baby in an animal orphanage in Nairobi, and the baboon is caring for the bush baby as if it is her own child. The baboon carries the bush baby around wherever it goes, and the two happily share meals together.
At least, that's one way of looking at it. Watch the video for yourself (and please do enjoy the outrageously wonderful accent of the Kenyan newscaster), and see ... Read More