Patty Carroll, Red Velvet
From Francesca Woodman to Judy Chicago, women artists have long grappled with the idea of the home: are our houses our personal sanctuaries or our monotonous prisons? The photographer Patty Carroll expresses the ambivalent relationship between femininity and the home in her ongoing project “Anonymous Woman,” in which she shoots women, meant to represent everywoman, engulfed in drapes.
Some of her images read as warm and womb-like; Red Velvet catches a woman swept up in a luxurious and cozy wave of rich color. Read More
BY Intern Lauren
on Aug 06, 2012
Fast fashion won’t just be hanging up on the racks in your favorite cheap retail store anymore—its availability will soon extend to your home, thanks to H&M.
Just last Thursday, WWD reported that H&M Home is set to hit the U.S. in early 2013. The home line will offer collections of linens, decorative storage, and various knick-knacks for your bedroom, bathroom, and living room. According to Refinery29, “the prices are slightly more expensive than Ikea, but the designs are a lot less college-dorm room and a lot more ‘my first nice apartment. Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on Mar 19, 2012
Having a place of one's own is quite the challenge, and not only with regard to paying the bills and making sure that the couch isn't consistently covered with cat hair. On top of these basic requirements, there is also the task of making one's house a home, adding those tender touches that can really transform a living space. A perfect way to create visual interest and generate conversations for those grown-up dinner parties you've always wanted to have is by choosing some art to line the hallowed halls of your abode. Read More
BY Intern Courtnay
on Sep 02, 2011
Guess what arrived in the office today? The very first copies of The BUST DIY Guide to Life!! And boy is it beautiful, chock-full of awesome info and super sweet projects. Editor-in-chief Debbie Stoller and creative director Laurie Henzel compiled over 250 of your favorite BUST projects from the last 15 years in one handy-dandy volume.
No more digging through your back issues for that how-to story, or searching through scraps of paper for that cocktail recipe you clipped. Read More