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  The BUST Craftacular @ World Maker Faire is fast approaching (Sat & Sun, Sept 20 & 21!) and since we have loads of pent up excitement about it we've been chatting with some of our wonderful vendors to bide our time until then. We recently sat down with Kimberly Shrack of Manayunk Calligraphy to find out her secrets to staying crafty.  BUST: Tell us a little about yourself and your wares. What's your main goal for your business, why did you start, how would you describe your brand's personality? How did you get your name? You get the gist. Read More
  You haven’t had peanut butter until you’ve had one of Jenny and Jonny’s party-in-your-mouth spreads. Using the most excellent organic ingredients, the creative couple whips up one-of-a-kind nut butters like Enter Cinnaman and Every Rosemary Has Its Thorn. Their company Better Off Spread will take your PB&J to an epic level, and we could not be more thrilled to have them as one of our vendors at our BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular & Food Fair!      Read on to learn more about the dynamic duo... Read More
The inherent excellence of miniaturized items cannot be denied (by me). From tiny gummy hamburgers to model cars/planes/cities to handbag-sized dogs, there is something tiny out there to evoke irrational delight in everyone. Over at the Twig Terrariums, talented creators Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow take things a step further by creating adorable, glass-encased ecosystems and sending tiny figurines on adventures inside them. Just too cute. They remind me of artist Slinkachu's famous "little people" collection placed in a dynamic, living setting. Read More
The recipe for a satisfying purchase calls for quality products, unique details, and an inspiring company mission. The best friends and pro foodies Jessica Quon and Sabrina Valle behind The Jam Stand have it down pat. Hailed as Brooklyn's "happiest food company", Quon and Valle began their journey in an apartment kitchen in Williamsburg, where they vowed to stay true to their mission: create a food company that’s a true reflection of themselves and their community.  Since then, their world has grown immensely. Read More
So they say the best things in life are free. While I love me some sunsets, nature, and friendship, I'd argue that the other best things in life are unnecessary. The farther a delightful item or experience is from assisting in my general survival, the more I like it (think hammocks, cronuts, leather pants, blowouts). Like marshmallows and condiments, there's something magical about the fusion of two concepts that generally don't belong together, which is why I'm a fan of With Roots, a jewelry line that features tiny living plants within each piece. Read More