Whether it's a new pair of shoes beckoning you from across the store, or you're absolutely positive that dress will look just as good on you as it does on the model, I think most of us have had those moments where we have to consciously convince ourselves that we just. Don't. Need. It. If this feeling rings a bell, then we have a feeling you'll love illustrator Sarah Lazarovic's ingenious idea to "cope" with this superficially daunting task: rather than purchasing various items, she paints them. Read More
I'm a pretty big list maker. Post-its have become a part of my room decor and scribbled on notes are forever falling out of my backpack pockets. I'm also always on the lookout for some new inspiration, so an inspiring inventory is pretty much the cream of the crop in my book. These four are particularly special--each collection of words provides inspirational thoughts and ideas that are applicable to living a creative, inquisitive, and fulfilling life in general. You don't have to be an artist, musician, or writer to appreciate these mini-manifestos. Read More
BY Intern Ariana
on Jul 26, 2012
BUST’s current cover girl Tavi Gevinson really has come into her own. The sixteen year old has gone from an adolescent fashion blogger to a mature pop culture curator (she started ROOKIE online magazine, soon to be a book this fall) in no time flat. Tavi hit the last stop on the Rookie Road Trip this Sunday, bringing her personal brand of magic to the City of Angeles. To celebrate the end of the Tavi Train, the teenage blogger held the Strange Magic art show at LA’s Space 15 Twenty along with her friend and visual artist Petra Collins. Read More
There are a lot of Tumblrs out there in this big, bad world—some good, some not so good. Amongst a sea of awkward found photos and hung over owl pics, there’s occasionally a special gem that makes you feel a little bit better about clicking through Tumblrs all day instead of tackling that ever-daunting to-do list. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some funny cat pictures as much as the next person, but sometimes it’s satisfying to find a blog that contains content that is both funny and inspiring (and no, I don’t mean things like this, either). Read More
BY Intern Lauren
on Jul 20, 2012
Think you want that pencil case? Think again—unless you get some sort of fulfillment out of carrying bricks around in your bag—because that thing is made of stone. I don't mean it lacks emotions. It is literally carved out of stone.
By using ordinary river rocks (similar to that one you may or may not have stubbed your toe on when you were tubing with your friends) as his canvas, Japanese artist Hirotoshi Itoh molds his unconventional mediums to take on a range of unexpected forms. Read More
Sure, we’ve had our ups and downs, but I can honestly say that (for better or worse) Google may very well know me better than anyone else. It's been there for me through thick and thin, and even though it's not perfect, I have to admit that it still has a very special place in my heart. On the other hand, even though I can honestly count the number of times that I actually dusted off one of the old hard-copy Encyclopedias in my high school’s library on one hand, there’s something very sad about knowing that tangible print books are fast becoming obsolete for a lot of people. Read More
John Lennon famously said, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” That’s beautiful, but to me, life is more like what happens between thinking about what I will be eating next. And so, on that note, whether you’re killing time dreaming of what you’ll be eating on your lunch break or where you’ll be stopping for dinner on your way home, here is a list of items that look like scrumptious food to fuel your imaginations and whet your appetites. Eat your hearts out!
1. A soft-pretzel shaped blow-up raft
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Brooklyn-based designer and artist Mike Perry, (and BUST contributor!), creates work that’s wonderful, weird, and entirely his own. His distinct illustrations and designs are teeming with personality--full of patterns, shapes, and charming characters. Recently, I had the opportunity to check out Perry’s studio. I sat down to chat with him about everything from personal process to figuring out the universe (sort of). Read More
BY Intern Lauren
on Jul 13, 2012
What a breathtaking view: The sky, lightly coated with dollops of clouds, the setting sun creating pretty shadowy streaks across the sandy landscape, and that nice gigantic pair of…legs?
This was basically my reaction upon seeing the above collage from Carl E. Smith’s National Parks collection. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Jul 12, 2012
When I think of pin-up drawings, I usually think of women sprawled out in compromising positions. But artist Sashiko Yuen puts a new twist on pin-ups with her beautifully imaginative drawings. Yuen’s characters are tougher than your average calendar girls-- be they snacking on body parts, gazing at the viewer menacingly or sporting loads of tattoos. The artist adds in playful pastel bouffants, vintage silhouettes, and odd dessert-themed adornments (some of these might fit into Katy Perry’s dream wardrobe). I had the pleasure of interviewing the artist about some of her inspirations. Read More