BY Sophie Johnson
on May 18, 2010
A tear, a scratch, or a missing buckle can mean a tragic end for a treasured vintage piece, or it can be the beginning of a Shara Porter creation.
Porter travels the country searching through thrift stores, gathering discarded accessories, and returning them to their former glory.
She makes these found objects her own with the addition of a beautiful, quirky, and often unexpected hand-printed image (like this guinea pig coin purse!)
Shara Porter will be ... Read More
BY Sophie Johnson
on May 12, 2010
Brooklyn local CHANDI is one of many talented artisans that will be joining us for the 2010 Spring Fling Craftacular. Her clothing line features beautifully rendered screen prints of bizarre creatures (including the Andean Bear and Two-Headed Cock pictured above) and daring body wear inspired pieces.
For a preview, check out her site:
Learn about the other vendors attending the
2010 Spring Fling Craftacular here!
In addition to 50 vendors, the ... Read More
BY Intern Laura
on Feb 04, 2010
Winter may still be upon us, but at least daylight hours are growing longer and we are getting closer to the annual Spring Craftacular. Even so, if you like many BUST readers are growing impatient and can't wait to get your hands on some crafty goodness, there is still hope.
Craftacular veteran Better Than Jam has opened a co-op in Bushwick that features clothing, jewelry, and accessories all hand made by local designers, many of them being some of our ... Read More
on Dec 15, 2009
What do you get for the woman who has everything -- including a multi-media publishing and television empire? How about some Mean Cards, or Guinness Beer Soap? That's what Racheal Ray blogger Evette Rios thought, so she trekked down from Rachael's lair to the BUST Holiday Craftacular in NYC a few weeks ago, and made the cutest video of her visit! If you've never been to a BUST Craftacular, this vid will give you a fantastic idea of what goes down, plus introduce ... Read More
BY Eliza C. Thompson
on Dec 10, 2009
It's probably best for my bank account that I can't go to the LA Craftacular on Saturday -- one BUST shopping extravaganza was hard enough on my wallet. But if I could go, and had lots of cash with me, I'd definitely hit up the I Heart Guts table. I'll admit it -- when Craftacular guru Susan said 'You gotta check out this lady's plush uterus,' I was more than a little skeptical. But surprise! These guts are adorable, and I heart them, too.The I Heart Guts website ... Read More