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There's something in crisp summer air that brings out the crafter in all of us. For us here in the city, it’s just getting nice enough to get out our spray paint, hike up to the roof, and repaint some old side tables (which may or may not be my plan for the weekend). Are you feeling inspired but you're lacking projects to conquer? Check out HGTV’s YouTube channel HGTV Handmade. I’m am utterly obsessed with all these ladies and the projects they ... Read More
My mom and I are both obsessed with weddings, even though neither of us is getting married any time in the distant future. I guess our fandom is justified, seeing as my mother is a florist who works with brides all the time and I was brought up in that same atmosphere -- that is to say, surrounded by happy brides and blooming peonies tucked carefully in hydrangea bouquets. Here's my mom and I, presenting at a garden show.  So not so surprisingly, this is how ... Read More
  Here's another fantastic tutorial from author/DIY guru Alison Caporimo, who hosted a workshop table at last Sunday's BUST Craftacular: PRIMPED. This easy DIY appears in Alison's book, InstaCraft: Fun and Simple Projects for Adorable Gifts, Decor, and More, published by Ulysses Press.  This whimsical, colorful placemat will definitely up the ante on your home decor, and it could not be simpler. So let's give it a ... Read More
Here's another great craft from author/DIY guru Alison Caporimo, who'll be hosting a workshop table at the Sunday, May 4th BUST Craftacular: PRIMPED. This easy DIY iPhone case tutorial appears in her book, InstaCraft: Fun and Simple Projects for Adorable Gifts, Decor, and More, published by Ulysses Press. This guaranteed one-of-a-kind case is sure to get your phone in the mood for PRIMPED!   Materials: Wood-grain contact paper Scissors Pencil iPhone ... Read More
We can’t believe it’s finally time for the first-ever BUST Craftacular's Primped, our shopping and pampering expo for stylish rebels. We absolutely cannot wait to see all your faces this weekend in Brooklyn!    This beautiful beast of an event brings together the very best of the Brooklyn indie scene, including one-of-a-kind vintage and handmade fashion, rocking DJs, locally sourced food, free salon services (nail DIYs, a braid bar, ... Read More
  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab blends dark, romantic, and cruelty-free scents for folks who are into all things magickal, pagan, mythological, medieval, Victorian, and horror. What does that mean? Basically, the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab team uses their 15-plus years of experience in the homeopathy and aromatherapy fields to transform ideas (everything from Neil Gaiman’s Coraline series and medieval love poems) to super-wearable, but still unique, ... Read More
Odd Twin presents an impeccable collection of hand-picked vintage wear from the 1920’s through 80’s.  The owner, Francesca Neville, utilizes her exceptional taste to not only select vintage clothing but to preserve pieces by restoring and redesigning them for her Born Again line of fashion.   Read more about Francesca and her impressive collection below. Tell us about yourself. My name is Francesca Neville and I have been inspired by ... Read More
Bold, retro, fun - Hey, Dollface! promises to brighten up any outfit with their adorable jewelry and accessories.  Pearls, hearts and flowers give Hey, Dollface! pieces their signature classic meets modern look.  Creator of Hey, Dollface!, Jen Macaluso, is a New York City native, artist and DIY dame. To learn more about Jen and her whimsical work, read our interview below.  Tell us about yourself. My name is Jen Macaluso and I’m the doll ... Read More
What can 3d printing do? Prepare to have your mind blown. 1) 3D DIY Sex Toys   (Via: New York Toy Collective) That's right, you can print highly personalized sex toys in the comfort of your own home. This is not a drill. I am convinced that this is why 3D printing was created. The technology is almost in place to allow anyone to print body-safe pleasure objects. This is what the future looks like, people. DILDIY:   2) 3D – Printed Cast (Osteoid ... Read More
Brown Butter Beauty offers a natural alternative to beauty products to enhance your hair, skin and body.  Founder, Christine Gant, is an accomplished photographer with a passion for making women feel beautiful. Want to learn more about Christine and her Brown Butter Beauty creations? Read below. Tell us about yourself.  I'm a professional photographer turned beauty maven.  I left a 10+ year career as a photographer to start "Brown Butter Beauty" ... Read More
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