BY Lex Ellenthal
on Jul 14, 2014
Have you ever mixed up your boring bag with someone else’s identical boring bag? If you have, you know what a pain in the ass that is. Or maybe in school, you'll see someone with a familiar backpack and call out to them or wave, only to realize it wasn’t who you thought it was, rather someone with the same bag? How embarrassing! Well, something you may have never realized is that there’s a simple, stylish solution - buttons!
I love buttons for many reasons. Read More
BY Isabel Staccuneddu
on Jun 18, 2014
L.A. artist Amanda Winter combines graphic design, clay, and fabric to craft cute home wares. In her Etsy shop Clay & Fabric, Amanda demonstrates her passion for design through her handmade goods. From wall hangings that incorporate woven backgrounds with ceramic pieces, to handcrafted bowls that are both functional and whimsical, Amanda’s art is certain to add to any home’s beauty. Read on for more on Clay & Fabric!
Tell us about yourself!
I like to call myself a clay and fabric artist. They are my two favorite mediums. Read More
on Jun 13, 2014
Julie Ann is a blogger, greeting card designer, and DIY lover. The Orange County, California creative is currently pursuing her dreams and selling her wildly popular greeting cards online, along with several shops across the United States, including Urban Outfitters.
To read more about Julie and her artistic endeavors, read on.
Tell us about yourself!
My name is Julie and I own Julie Ann Art, a Los Angeles-based paper goods line. My designs are all hand-drawn, starting with a simple pen and paper. Read More
on Jun 12, 2014
Meet Elvia Lahman and Hannah Metz, founders of The Loved One. What began as a vintage wholesale business quickly blossomed into a popular online store and a series of pop-up shops in Los Angeles and New York. Priding themselves on their selection of quality vintage and American-made lingerie, the pair eventually settled into their own retail space in Pasadena. The Loved One now carries their own line of lingerie and a line of clothing reconstructed from vintage garments called Made by TLO.
To learn more about The Loved One, read on. Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on Jun 02, 2014
I don’t know about you, but summer's the time when I kick up my heels and bust out my Mod Podge. The warm weather makes me not only want to clean and redecorate, but do fun crafts in order to personalize my space. Lately I’ve been on a home décor craft kick, so I thought I’d share this weekend’s DIY with all my BUSTies--it's my new pin-up coffee table!
My two roommates know me as a serial sidewalk furniture hoarder (I prefer furniture “rescuer”), so when I dragged home this scratched-up old side table with wobbly legs, no one was surprised. Read More