Category » DIY
Rabbit kidneys, roasted marrowbones, and monkfish liver do not necessarily evoke the images of comfort food for many. But for some reason this term has always been used to describe the cuisine chef Gabrielle Hamilton prepares in her East Village restaurant, Prune. “They have to attach these words to anything that a woman is doing no matter how challenging,” she said in an interview on Makers, a video collection of women’s stories featured on PBS this past September. Read More
This Saturday and Sunday, December 6 & 7, the 9th BUST Holiday Craftacular in NYC will be heading to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Head on over to Brooklyn Expo Center at 79 Franklin St. from 11AM - 7PM to shop more than 220 indie craft, handmade, vintage, and amazing food vendors. We’ll have make-and-take crafts, a pop-up cat cafe to benefit Sean Casey Animal Rescue, an ugly sweater selfie booth, wrapping paper station, DJs, and more.      Boundless Brooklyn will be there selling their iconic model kits. Read More
It’s not long now until the BUST Christmas Craftacular London on December 14 at The Islington Metal Works. Time then to put the spotlight on London-based ceramicist Amy Worrall, who will be bringing her colorful ceramics to the fair this year. Amy Worrall makes a range of functional and decorative objects that draw on her background in illustration. Her ceramics are inspired by topless girls in Florida and sunburnt Brits abroad on the Costa de Sol, using the majolica technique to achieve vivid, neon colours. Read More
In September we ran a competition with British online marketplace Folksy to win a free stall space at the BUST Christmas Craftacular in London. The winner was I Am Acrylic with its quirky plastic jewelry designs. Ruth and Brendan started making jewelry in 2004 and hand-cut all their pieces on a fretsaw (so no lasers here) in their London studio. And at the December 14 BUST Christmas Craftacular they will be running workshops all day so that you can cut out and keep your very own acrylic necklace or keyring. Read More
I've been a big fan of Kirsty Kirkpatrick's Uncommonly Beautiful range of upcylced jewelry for a number of years; I own several pieces and I'm always super-pleased to see her stall at the London BUST Craftacular. "The label is an anti-land fill fashion accessory label," founded by Kirsty in June 2006. She pieces together vintage elements into modern designs – sometimes subtle and delicate, sometime big and bold. More recently, her designs have included discarded wooden furniture, which forms the base material for Kirkpatrick's bright screen-printed and laser-etched patterns. Read More
We know you must be tired from BUST’s Boston Craftacular (we certainly are); but no sleep ‘til Brooklyn, ladies! On Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7, the Craftacular is moving along to the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint.  Among the event’s diverse offerings, such as whimsical greeting cards, herbal medicines, and “cuppies” (a cupcake cookie hybrid, the perfect cure to your sweet tooth), is the lady-empowering DIY creations of Modern Girl Blitz. Read More
This week’s giveaway is one of Nikki McClure’s fabulous wall calendars. She has been making these calendars faithfully for 16 years, and each year they get better and better.  They have become a staple in kitchens, offices and schools. Each image is an original papercut, cut from a single piece of paper with an x-acto knife.  Nikki features strong images of everyday life, each with a powerful verb that inspires to action. This year's verbs and nouns: Dare, Love, Equal, Outside, Mystery, Escape, Ever, Intuit, Subvert, 15,000 Years Later, Myth, and Collapse. Read More
For those of you who have not heard, we here at BUST are very excited for the upcoming BUST Holiday Craftacular Boston! THIS Saturday, November 22 (yeah, that’s right, two days away) in Boston’s South End at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, we will be hosting more than 100 vendors, offering make-and-take crafts, tasty treats, gift wrapping and more.  There will also be a cat cafe benefitting Broken Tail Rescue, and an ugly sweater selfie booth.  You should come.  Bring your friends. It’s going to be a dream come true. Read More
The BUST Holiday Craftacular in Boston is approaching! This Saturday Nov. 22 from 11a.m.-6p.m. you can treat yo self and everyone you love at the Boston Cyclorama at the Center for the Arts. After nine years of hosting holiday craft fairs in New York, BUST is finally visiting Boston! It is a one of a kind affair with an opportunity to not only go on a one-stop shopping adventure, but also partake in make-and-take crafts, an ugly sweater booth, tasty treats, gift-wrapping, and a cat café with adoptable cats from the Broken Tail Rescue. Read More
If you’re in New York City, there is a 30 percent chance it’s already raining, which means your too-good-to-be-true Manhattan apartment ceiling is going from chic to leak. While climbing up onto the roof yourself, and covering the whole damn thing with a DIY cement kit might seem like a good idea, we’ve got some tips and tricks to make waiting out the rain storm a little less weathering.  1. Paper Mache your BUST  Place an old copy of BUST Magazine under the leak, and let it soak up a few hours worth of rain. Read More