BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Oct 28, 2014
BUST recently had the opportunity to chat with the exceedingly awesome Jade Brandt. Never heard of her? In addition to being the only full-time seamstress working for the ever-popular American Horror Story, Jade is also a designer and mixed media artist in her own right. Read our interview to discover how she got her job on the hit FX show and learn about her other projects in the works.
No spoilers are given. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Sep 17, 2014
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 Ali and Xime from Shadowplaynyc to find out where they get the inspiration for their mind blowing cosmic designs.
B: 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
BY kelsey haight
on Mar 04, 2014
UK artist Joseph Begley has taken on a comedic and artistic venture: to interactively illuminate a room…and fulfill our innate need to touch butts. This ass-sential light fixture works simply enough, using materials such as silicone and pressure sensors to brighten your libido and the room every time you touch a butt-shaped sculpture.
The functionality of this lamp is accentuated by the array of gestures that will stimulate the light. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 15, 2013
In stuff you never thought about but is actually really cool news, a recent color restoration of an Addams Family on-set photo reveals not one inch of the doom and/or gloom you would expect.
Instead, the color scheme is bubblegum and bottle green! Since the show was filmed in black and white, it doesn't seem like there was a need to decorate with a specific color palette in mind. The look of the actual set in color is a little bit "Crazy Aunt Sally," and I'm really diggin' it. Imagining Morticia coming down the staircase with a big pink backdrop is still, somehow, just as spooky. Read More
BY Alanna Vagianos
on Sep 24, 2013
Le Vero - a Tokyo-based design company - has just come out with its newest collection: Business is Pleasure. The name really says it all as the inspiration for the collection came from the two designers’ love for passion in the work place. The new line includes personalized wallets, passport holders, computer bags, and business card cases. Backed by Kickstarter, every piece of this collection is super chic with a retro flare. I totally know what I’m getting my sister for her birthday now. Read More
BY Amalia Graziani
on Jul 03, 2013
In the relatively peaceful world of crafting, Design Wars is a rapidly expanding crochet design competition that is redefining the way artists engage with what they make.
If you haven't seen it yet, let us fill you in: Creator Salena Baca brings together a carefully selected group of crochet designers, each of whom are recognized for exceptional mastery in their craft, to compete in a series of challenges. Read More
BY Teresa Lu
on Apr 04, 2013
Are you an aspiring fabric designer? Put your work up on Pinterest to enter Bernina's contest!
The grand prize winner will receive a sick new Bernina 710 sewing machine, custom runs of the winning fabric, a chance for fabrics manufacturer Benartex to review the design, and a feature on the WeAllSew blog.
Runner-up prizes will also be awarded, including two Pinterest People’s Choice Winners.
Click here for Steps to Enter. DO IT.
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BY Lan Truong
on Sep 04, 2012
Louise Fili makes awesome shit and you can see a lot of that awesome shit in her new book, Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili. A much-respected figure in the field of graphic design, Fili is known for her fancy lettering and raised the bar on book-cover design in the 1980s, creating nearly 2,000 book covers as art director for Pantheon Books. Elegantissima is a monograph of Fili's work over the past four decades. It's an image-heavy book that will make type and design nerds drool. Read More
Sure, we’ve had our ups and downs, but I can honestly say that (for better or worse) Google may very well know me better than anyone else. It's been there for me through thick and thin, and even though it's not perfect, I have to admit that it still has a very special place in my heart. On the other hand, even though I can honestly count the number of times that I actually dusted off one of the old hard-copy Encyclopedias in my high school’s library on one hand, there’s something very sad about knowing that tangible print books are fast becoming obsolete for a lot of people. 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