Embroidery is a Hoot!

BY Erin Wengrovius in DIY

    I have a mid-week treat for all you crafters out there. Do you like owls? Do you like embroidery? Then you will like this owl embroidery and here is how to make your very own. I first created this craft for my girls at Studio Sweet Studio. If you haven't seen this blog, check it out now. It's addictive! Also, if you like this little guy you can see more of my designs at www.grovius.etsy.com. Read More
It's time for the 7th Annual Fun-A-Day show! If you haven't heard about it already the challenge was to pick a project (it could be baking cupcakes, knitting scarves for puppies or making cartwheels) and do it every day during the month of January*. Why did they chose January this year? Because it's a freezing-cold, long-ass month were people tend to prefer eating pizza and watching Jersey Shore then do anything mentally stimulating. Once the month was over you could submit your project to one of the several shows, showing right now, around America, like Philadelphia, San Diego and Portland. Read More
      I just got this amazing book today called Show Dogs; A Photographic Breed Guide; photographed by one of my favorite photographers Kate Lacey (who's talents you can see in the upcoming issue of BUST Magazine, stay tuned). Its chock-full of amazing canines from every end of the pooch spectrum. These portraits of purebreds come straight from the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, where Lacey rigged up a seamless backdrop backstage. She does an amazing job of capturing each breeds particular personality, from the noble Siberian Husky to the goofy Bulldog. Read More
Poor MIA, everyone on the interwebs seems to be bashing her performance last Saturday during the Hard NYC Fest on Governors Island. Read here and here. What went wrong? I’ll tell you what went wrong…two words: Heat Exhaustion. I was one of the thousands that day who left before she sang her second song… but I didn’t think she was all that bad. Read More
Like most naive post-college Graphic Designers, I once had a dream, a dream of livin' it big as a poster designer up in Portland, hanging out with all my favorite indie musicians as they passed through my town. I envision them thanking me profusely for my brilliant designs which informed hundreds of fans to flock to their concert hall doors not to mention the major buckage I would earn at the merch table. I soon learned that not only was this the same dream as every other designer in my demographic but my dream career is not as glamorous as I imagined. Read More
Last Sunday was our annual Spring Fling Craftacular and if you were one of the hundreds of people who waited in line for the doors to open you would agree that we had one hell of a garden party! If you don't believe us check out some the pictures taken at the event. Read More
This design look familiar because this guy is everywhere. His name is Mike Perry and he is having an art show! The exhibit is called Found in Space and it will be held at Giant Robot from March 17th until April 8th. The opening reception is this Saturday (March 7th from 6:30 - 10). Mike Perry is one of my heros... though his designs look simple they are harder to create then they look... trust me my friends, I've tried. He really walks the line between high and low design and makes it look so easy. You can find his work every where; New York Times Magazine, Urban Outfitters, Zoo York. Read More
This is the movie that Twilight should have been. Let the Right One In tells the love story between a shy 12-year-old blonde-haired, blue-eyed boy and his new neighbor who has a strange dietary restriction (she is a vampire). I'm rarely moved to tears at the end of movies these days, but by the end of this film I was crying as if I had seen The Lion King for the first time. It's full of cruelty, loneliness, love and redemption--the swimming pool scene at the end has more power and suspense than the entire 120 minutes of Twilight. Read More
I swear this is not a Photoshop deception. Recently, an actual pink dolphin was spotted in our very own waters; down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of New Orleans. The dolphin is actually albino, the proof is in its reddish eyes. Scientists don't know why it is pink... I like to think it is because it swam too close to a cupcake factory. Read More
Check out this award winning video called The Story of Stuff . It is narrated and written by Annie Leonard who tells the story of where our stuff comes from, what happens to it when we throw it away and who really benefits from our crazy consumption obsession (THE MAN! no surprise there) It is sort of depressing but if you stick with it til the end, you're left feeling optimistic about the future. Maybe we will all think twice before we buy our tenth pair of shoes this season. Read More