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In case you’ve ever desired a hand-crocheted beanie with an embroidered sloth patch: look no further. The Dahlia Soleil Collection features a variety of hand-crocheted hats and machine-embroidered patches created in Queens, New York. The owner and designer, Paulette, named her business Dahlia Soleil after her 10-year-old daughter. She pulls the inspiration for her work from her upbringing in Barbados, where her grandmother taught her to crochet. Paulette says on her Etsy profile that crocheting gives her an opportunity to speak without using words. Read More
Just in case you needed more evidence that girls can excel in science as well as guys, here it is: fourteen-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin and 15-year-old Bello Eniola have built a power generator that can create six hours-worth of electricity using a liter of urine as fuel.  The young women displayed their invention at Maker Faire, an annual event in Lagos, Nigeria.  The Maker Faire Blog explains how the urine-powered generator works: • Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen. Read More
It may seem absurd to call a bread accessory badass, but I stand by it when it comes to Better off Spread. This Brooklyn-based company promises to "blow your ants straight off their log," and they don't bluff. To start, their branding is the best. Their logo features a knife applying spread on toast that miraculously looks like an electric guitar, and their spreads have been named with prize-worthy metal-inspired puns. A sampling: Every Rosemary Has Its Thorn and The Ace of Spice. Yup. Even better? The ingredients. Read More
The inherent excellence of miniaturized items cannot be denied (by me). From tiny gummy hamburgers to model cars/planes/cities to handbag-sized dogs, there is something tiny out there to evoke irrational delight in everyone. Over at the Twig Terrariums, talented creators Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow take things a step further by creating adorable, glass-encased ecosystems and sending tiny figurines on adventures inside them. Just too cute. They remind me of artist Slinkachu's famous "little people" collection placed in a dynamic, living setting. Read More
Pin-Up Dino Revelation Holidays and special occasions are all about rituals and established expectations. Associated terms do not include morbid imagery, giant insects, extraterrestrials, and flipping the bird. Which is exactly why I'll be hitting up Unusual Cards for my holiday notes. With a focus on the holy trinity of pinup girls, dinosaurs and whiskey, Unusual Cards creates modern camp art by pairing disparate wholesome images that together are completely absurd. Read More
Last week at Maker Faire Africa, four Nigerian teenage girls presented a generator powered by—wait for it—pee. Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, all 14, and Bello Eniola, 15, invented the machine, which separates hydrogen from urine with an electrolytic cell, purifies the hydrogen, and pressurizes the resulting gas through a generator to power a lightbulb. According to the girls, one liter of urine can produce up to 6 hours of electricity. Read More
Join us for the BUST Magazine Craftacular at the World Maker Faire this weekend at the New York Hall of Science! We’ve got some pretty sweet deals for attendees, such as subscription specials ($10 for a year!) and an awesome raffle with gifts from our vendors.   The Faire will be open rain or shine on Saturday, September 29th from 10 AM to 7 PM and Sunday, September 30th from 10 AM to 6 PM. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th Street in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens, New York. For more detailed directions and information on the Faire, check out makerfaire. Read More
Accessories are an essential part of any good outfit. They can dress up a casual jeans and tee or add the perfect amount of pizzazz to an already stunning outfit. Among some of the coolest accessories popping up this season are collar clips and necklaces, and I have the perfect designer to help you accessorize your favorite fall outfits. Brooklyn-based jewelry designs LAB by Laura Busony are to die for.  I cannot get enough of this badass brass claw collar clip. Read More
Yes, it's true: the deadline for applications to the third-annual BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire in New York is today. We're excited to be a part of the biggest DIY festival in the world, and we're looking forward to seeing all our favorite makers and meeting new friends (like WORN Fashion Journal, who gave BUST a shout-out yesterday-- hi!). We're just waiting on one more thing-- YOU. If you haven't applied yet, the time is now. We're going to be notifying applicants of their acceptance by the end of the week, so if you want almost-instant gratification, apply now. Read More
Applications for the BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire close tomorrow, so if you've been putting off filing your application, now is the time to act! Applying is easy and cheap-- the application, available here, takes just a few minutes to complete, and the application fee is a mere $10. We're looking to accept more craft vendors than ever before for our third year at Maker Faire, and many of last year's vendors say that the Craftacular at Maker Faire is their favorite event of the year. Read More