on Dec 05, 2011
Beer soap? Yes! Inspired by her herbalism studies and work as a health research consultant, Mary Kearns cooks up soaps and more from the yummiest, healthiest ingredients available, then wraps them in fun, earth-friendly packaging. It makes her happy when people smell her products and say, “I want to eat this.”
Besides smelling yummy and looking good, Herban Lifestyle products are certified sustainable by Green America and cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny. Read More
on Sep 15, 2011
Who doesn't like receiving cards in the mail, especially when the cards are as strange and fantastic as Francesca Berrini's Unusual Cards? Her blank greeting cards feature hand cut collages of children, dinosaurs, pin-up girls, giant cakes, and Jesus -- appropriate for any occasion!
Unusual Cards is a vendor at the BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire this weekend, Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th. Make sure you pick up one (or a bunch!) of these hilarious creations. Read More
on Sep 14, 2011
After high school friends Stephanie Drabik and Rose Chang graduated from college, they decided to quit their part-time jobs to pursue Crywolf, "A Little Indie Shop of Horrors & Cute," which features "limited edition, collectable, wearable and affordable pieces of art" -- all based on their original drawings. Read More
BY Intern Jessica W.
on May 19, 2011
What’s in a crafter's dream world? Rows and endless bins and hooks filled with all the accessories, chains, beads, and feathers and add ons one could dream up. Vintage and new charms to add character to jewelry that is made in front of your eyes. How about the option to pick up your own supplies for that d.i.y zen-like that comes over a person after the satisfaction of making something by hand?
Well ladies, your dreams have come true. Brooklyn Charm has become a much beloved staple in the neighborhood of Williamsburg. Read More
on May 18, 2011
The weather in NYC is absolutely dreary at the moment. Hopefully we'll be able to break out our cutest warm-weather outfits soon, because Heart Felt's hair accessories are perfect for spring!
Every Heart Felt creation -- from elaborate sequin-beaded fascinators to felt floral headbands and rockabilly-style earrings -- is handmade.
Chicago-based designer Aviva Kleiner is launching Heart Felt's spring collection of fascinators at the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair this Saturday, May 21st at 82 Mercer St., so be sure to stop by her table!
See the full list of Craftacular vendors. Read More
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on May 17, 2011
You've probably eaten a cupcake, but you've probably never eaten a cupcake as unique as one of Robicelli's creative concoctions. Matt and Allison Robicelli -- pastry chefs who used to work at fancy restaurants -- are trying to marry the mindset of a pastry chef with the affordable cupcake to bring "crazy delicious food to the average Joe."
Robicelli's has a rotation of over 100 flavors and counting, but they're bringing one of their most popular and unusual cupcakes, the Chicken n' Waffles, to the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair this Saturday, May 21 at 82 Mercer St. Read More
on May 16, 2011
Have you ever hungered for a pun about beets? If so, look no further than Black Sheep Heap, a small, progressive design house which focuses on projects that promote sustainability, laughter, and social justice.
Their hilarious "puns for planet Earth" are hand-printed onto organic apparel and recycled bags using non-toxic inks. You can even buy an "Avant-Gardener" onesie for your eco-friendly baby!
Stop by the Black Sheep Heap table at this Saturday's BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair at 82 Mercer St. Read More