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Looking for that perfect gift for an über-hip friend or relative this holiday season?  Brookadelphia has you covered. This line of laser-cut acrylic jewelry offers earrings and necklaces with pendants that brightly spell out blunt words (like the “cheese” neck piece below) or fun things like antlers!     This line of jewelry combines designer Amber Zezeck's “love of design” and her “love of jewelry and technology. Read More
Jewelry designer Melissa Cohen found her calling after taking metalsmithing classes with her crafty friends in Atlanta, GA. Over the next few years, she made the move to Brooklyn, NY and is now making a living off of her twee-yet-tough trinkets. How inspiring! Metal Sugar jewelry ranges from metal-cast edibles (like the Twizzler cuff pictured above) to petite animals to sassy stamped nameplates, sprinkled with a healthy dose of teensy diamonds. They mix with everything from modern statement pieces to your grandma’s vintage locket. Read More
Country music fans out there, here’s an event that benefits a great cause and promises to be memorable: the Jalopy Theatre and friends have organized a benefit for Brooklyn’s Red Hook community, which was severely damaged by hurricane Sandy. This show will benefit Restore Red Hook, which aims to raise funds to help the small businesses of Red Hook, Brooklyn reopen their doors as soon as possible after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The evening kicks off with a square dance, hosted by NYC Barn Dance. Read More
Artist and designer Mike Perry opted to celebrate the release of his monograph Wondering Around Wandering in a non-traditional way: instead of a standard launch party, Perry created a pop-up exhibition of the same name in his Brooklyn neighborhood. The warehouse-turned-gallery eventually gained a new use as a community art space, playing host to pumpkin-painting parties, school groups, art workshops, and performances. As with all good things, Wondering Around Wandering’s three-month residency is coming to a close…and you—yes, you!—are invited to come celebrate. Read More
  It's finally the end of a really scary election year; one in which men tried to take away our rights and take control of our bodies.  To celebrate the protection of our rights, let's check out this wild music video that flips the issue of reproductive rights on its head. Shilpa Ray, of the really awesome Brooklyn blues-punk band Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers, commented on the red hot issue of reproductive rights in her new music video for the song “Nocturnal Emissions. Read More
It's Election Day! And everyone is really, really tense. I'm no exception: just the other day, an acquaintance mentioned that she really doesn't care who wins, and instead of engaging said person in thoughtful dialogue, I yelled ROE VERSUS WADE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD and burst into tears. So ANYWAY! Supreme Crafty Lady Callie discovered this gem yesterday and it had us all ROFLcoptering around the office. I don't know how to explain it, and to be honest, I don't even care. Just let it wash over you. Inhale. Exhale. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: Presidents with Boob Faces. Read More
Have you always wanted to have a slumber party with BUST? Well, here’s your chance! On Wednesday, November 14, BUST and Videology will present PAJAMARAMA!, an ongoing series of slumber party classics selected and introduced by ladies of note. BUST editors Emily Rems and Molly Simms will present John Waters’s cult classic Hairspray (1988), starring Ricki Lake, Divine, Debbie Harry, Sonny Bono, and more. Read More
  “I’m not a performer, I’m a pervert,” says Dixie De La Tour, the host and curator of cultural phenomenon Bawdy Storytelling. Called “The Moth for Pervs” by LA Weekly, Bawdy Storytelling is all about people sharing their best, worst, most unusual, or most meaningful sexual experiences—all in 10 minutes or less. At a recent Bawdy Storytelling event at Brooklyn’s Galapagos Art Space, De La Tour sat at a little table on the front corner of the stage, her shoulders peeking out of a black ’50s-style dress. Read More
What with the street style bloggers crawling over every corner of the Internet, it seems as though the next-level creeping was bound to happen eventually. This latest incarnation of style stalking is through a camera linked to the Internet, uploading shots of passerby in real time from, naturally, Brooklyn, New York. The camera snapping shots of passers-by is located along Williamsburg’s Bedford Avenue, and is motion activated, so anyone and everyone walking by is showcased on the blog, called Styleblaster, to be judged by all. Read More
If you like mysteriously dark yet candy-sweet indie pop, Chaos Chaos’s S is the EP for you. Chaos Chaos is comprised of multitalented Brooklynite sisters Chloe and Asy Saavedra, formerly child stars of the indie pop band Smoosh. They play an array of instruments, including synthesizers, acoustic piano, many different types of drums, and saxophone, and they also use experimental vocals. Like BUST favorite Amanda Palmer, they funded their album through a successful Kickstarter campaign. Chaos Chaos recently released the official music video for their track “My Hands. Read More