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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 [image via] 2. Read More
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
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
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
Whether or not you're familiar with all the details surrounding the life and work of the beautiful and tragic Frida Kahlo, chances are you've still come across some of her captivating self-portraits on more than one occasion. As one of the boldest and most influential women in history, Kahlo has inspired countless artists, writers, filmmakers, and individuals throughout the years. Read More
Imagine a 1950s diner on an acid trip and you’ll land at Boopsie Daisy, an Etsy shop by Canadian-based user Missy Munday. Though the shop sells art prints, the prints are truly more like pages torn out of an ongoing creepy-cute fairytale that could easily be turned into a Tim Burton film. All of the colors used are neon and supersaturated but still retain a very vintage glow. Read More

Experience Yayoi

BY Intern Tessa in Arts

The Whitney Museum of American Art will present the exhibit Yayoi Kusama, about the avante-garde, extremely original artist of the same name's development over six decades. She worked in Japan and the United States. It will start on July 12 and run until September 30th. This woman’s middle name is versatile. She paints, draws, sculpts, creates films, performs, and immerses you in the art, taking you to the place she has created. Her pieces are unique, to say the least. She is infamous for her use of polka dots and patterns that will blow your mind. Read More
Hey there fellow NYCers-- are you a community member, a community organizer, or an activist? Do you dislike all kinds of oppression, enjoy food, and appreciate art? If so, let me draw your attention to a place you should be visiting on the regular: Bluestockings, a radical bookstore, fair trade café, and activist center on the Lower East Side. Want an empowering book? You’ll find it here. Been meaning to brush up on your gender studies or expand your knowledge of black liberation? Look no further. Read More
Embroidery enthusiast Lucky Jackson has made it her mission to create a new work of embroidery for every day of the year, with the clever mantra "Less Bitchin' More Stitchin'" in mind, according to her Etsy shop announcement. And if that’s not ambitious enough, her project is already taking on a second year of operation.  After Jackson finishes a piece, she posts it on her website for viewers to comment on and ask questions about. But Jackson isn’t just whipping up your average vintage embroidery catalog pieces. Read More
I’ve heard of learning from the masters--you know, studying the big names, imitating their works, and pulling inspiration from them. But artist Dorothee Golz is doing something quite different than all of that. Instead of being influenced by the work, she actually makes modern people become a part of it. In these fascinating (and mildly creepy) portraits, Golz transplants well-known, classic portrait heads onto the bodies of modern women. Not only does she create bodies for these famous-floating heads, but she also adds an entire environment around them. Read More