BY Ariana Anderson
on May 11, 2011
In her current installation Knitting Is for Pus****, Polish artist Agata Oleksiak, (Olek) has taken craft to a new level. Previously having merely covered people, bikes, and cars, she has now covered an entire apartment with her intricately looped yarn and left no surface untouched by her crocheted creations. Much of the furniture featured is from Olek's own apartment, including her bed, which she apparently misses so much that she occasionally sleeps in the Gallery to feel at home. Read More
When I saw these gorgeous, crafty covers, I knew you BUST readers would definitely enjoy them as well. As part of the publishing house’s Fall 2011 collection and as part of their Penguin Threads series, Penguin is planning to release these whimsical book covers for three classics. Artist Jillian Tamaki was commissioned to design hand-sewn covers for Jane Austen's Emma, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, and Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty. Read More
I’ve seen some bad crafty pieces in my time (Regretsy anyone?), but this is definitely not one of them. This Portland-based artist deserves a medal for the meticulous work she puts into her gorgeous crochet pieces. She does amazing, detailed face paintings and city drawings as well, but it’s her crochet works of faces and cityscapes that are really special.
To see more of her amazing yarn works, check out the artist's website: JoHamiltonArt. Read More
BY Larissa Dzegar
on Sep 21, 2010
One of the appeals of accessorizing is that we can use ourselves as an outlet for artistic expression, re-designing an entire look with a necklace or making a statement with a brooche. At an early age, especially in educational environments where girls are required to wear identical uniforms, jewelry and accessories are how we express our individuality.
Appropriately, the word jewelry can be traced back to the Latin word jocale, meaning "plaything". The message, to me, seems clear: jewelry is meant to be decorative, fresh, and playful. Read More
BY emily dirienzo
on Sep 20, 2010
Why so glum? Is your uptight landlord cracking the whip with his no-pets policy? Are you teetering on the fine line between childhood and adulthood? Do you just want somebody to hug? Fluffy Goodness has an answer to all these problems: adopt! No, I’m not suggesting you go the Brangelina route and actually scoop up a little one to fill the void loneliness has left you. Instead Etsy shop owner and BUST Magazine Craftacular vendor Adam Levine will stitch up a fluffy little companion for you to shower with love and affection. Read More