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Did you know we're having a Cat Cafe at the BUST Holiday Craftacular Boston? It's true! On Saturday, November 22, from 11am-6pm at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts you can shop more than 100 indie craft, vintage, and food vendors. Check out our Facebook events page for more information! For those of you who come out on the 22nd, make sure to take a break and have a nice cup of tea at the Cat Cafe. Meet some adorable adoptable cats from Broken Tail Rescue. You can even make a donation and chat with the Broken Tail team about the great work they do fostering animals in need. Read More
For those of you who have not heard, we here at BUST are very excited for the upcoming BUST Holiday Craftacular Boston! On Saturday, November 22 in Boston’s South End at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, we will be hosting more than 100 vendors, offering make-and-take crafts, tasty treats, gift wrapping and more.  There will also be a cat cafe benefitting Broken Tail Rescue, and an ugly sweater selfie booth. We can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday! One of the vendors we are particularly thrilled about is Migration Goods. Read More
Bold prints and food fashion- what’s not to love? Watch as two amazing, female artists collaborate with design and nail art in the short video, On The Nail with Fleury Rose. Rose, who has done nails for BUST Magazine several times in the past, got together with Courtney Gamble, head designer of MessQueen New York and frequent Bust Craftacular vendor, and the result looks delicious. Watch the video here! Before a sample sale and preview for her Spring/Summer ‘15 collection, Gamble stopped by Tomahawk Salon in Brooklyn to get her nail art on. Read More
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 Mary Rockcastle of My Breast Friend to find out what makes her crafting tick and what keeps her being awesome. 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
Paola Loves to Shop is a Los Angeles based business serving up the cutest handmade jewelry and accessories a girl could dream of. Run by Vanessa Cotto, the shop has attracted the attention of many, boasting well-earned features in Style Section L.A., Teen Vogue’s Fashion Click, Chictopia, and more. To read more about Vanessa and Paola Loves to Shop, read on. Tell us about yourself! My name is Vanessa Cotto and I own and run Paola Loves To Shop... I love making fun, quirky, unconventional pieces like my furry animal necklaces and alien jewelry pieces. Read More
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
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
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
If you’re like me (in that you care about the environment but are typically overwhelmed about how to help protect it) then you’ve probably been feeling guilty since hearing that the West Antarctic ice sheet is melting and cannot be stopped. A couple weeks ago, I received a very informative email from Environment America, notifying me that sea levels are due to a rise between 4 and 12 feet, potentially resulting in the eventual submergence of some of America’s beloved sites (such as Miami Beach, Fenway Park, and the World Trade Center Memorial in New York City). Read More
Bold, retro, fun - Hey, Dollface! promises to brighten up any outfit with their adorable jewelry and accessories.  Pearls, hearts and flowers give Hey, Dollface! pieces their signature classic meets modern look.  Creator of Hey, Dollface!, Jen Macaluso, is a New York City native, artist and DIY dame. To learn more about Jen and her whimsical work, read our interview below.  Tell us about yourself. My name is Jen Macaluso and I’m the doll behind Hey, Dollface! Jewelry & Accessories. Read More
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