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We are beyond excited to announce that we're teaming up with the CBGB Festival for a pop-up BUST Magazine Craftacular in Times Square! The CBGB Festival is taking over eight blocks of bustling midtown Manhattan for a food, music, shopping, and culture festival from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, October 12. Be sure to head to Broadway between 50th and 52nd Streets for over 50 vendors of badass handmade and vintage goods (as well as food that runs the gamut ... Read More
If you’re a fan Breaking Bad, dry your finale tears 'cause you’re in for a treat! Recently, Do or Dine owner/chef Justin Warner and New York Post reporter Kate Briquelet spotted Breaking Bad yarn bombs in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, NY. On the entrance of the G train at Bedford and Nostrand stands a simple crocheted “BrBa,” the show’s infamous symbol, and on the corner of Dekalb Ave and Spencer Ct is a fence that holds a ... Read More
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg is taking crafting to new heights…literally. A week ago, this flight engineer working at the International Space Station posted a photo of a plush green dinosaur to her Pinterest account with the caption “Made in space!”. Nyberg, a crafter whose hobbies include quilting and sewing, brought thread, needles, and fabric samples with her.  However, the dinosaur, a gift for her three-year-old son Jack, was made out of ... Read More
  So, Summer is pretty much over, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to celebrate! BUST welcomed the Fall season with open arms at BUST's Craftacular at the World Maker Faire last weekend at the New York Hall of Science in Queens! It's okay, you don't need glasses. You read that perfectly. We teamed up with the world-renowned science and technology exhibition to bring you 60 brilliant, carefully-curated crafters. We are sorry you missed ... Read More
  It's no secret that we're crazy about crafting here at BUST. (I mean, duh.) This spring, we had the chance to attend the first-ever Brooklyn Craft Camp, and we're psyched to go back on October 5th for a day of modern DIY classes, food, music, nails, booze, and more! From 10 AM to 7 PM, campers will take in four 90-minute craft classes (taught by some of our favorite crafty ladies!), a keynote chat with Jenni Radosevich of I Spy DIY, a gourmet bento box ... 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 ... Read More
Over at BUST, we love dynamic lady duos. Blooming from the creative forces of Garnet Griebel and Katie Miller is Scarlett Garnet Jewelry, an art nouveau line created under unconventional circumstances. The two met online in 2006, while Katie resided in Charleston, SC, and Garnet in Kansas City, MO, and after a year of communicating via email, Scarlett Garnet was born. The two create an exceptionally cohesive and imaginative line from disparate cities, fusing the ... 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 ... Read More
So they say the best things in life are free. While I love me some sunsets, nature, and friendship, I'd argue that the other best things in life are unnecessary. The farther a delightful item or experience is from assisting in my general survival, the more I like it (think hammocks, cronuts, leather pants, blowouts). Like marshmallows and condiments, there's something magical about the fusion of two concepts that generally don't belong together, which is why ... Read More
There are few things I love more than household items that have the capacity to arouse confusion and discomfort in unsuspecting guests (taxidermy animals and memorial pet portraits, anyone?). Which is why the bizarre intergalactic creatures of MadKnits bring me immense joy. Born from the creative mind and talented hand of Kaitlin Juarez, these fabric monsters hail from Providence, RI. They are hand-stitched, one-of-a-kind, and expertly detailed. MadKnits are ... Read More
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