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  Like a band of superheros in bicycle caps, the guys at Kickstand are here to save the day from that murky brown water the bodega calls coffee. Their custom-made, collapsible stand allows them to move freely around New York, serving those in need. Each cup is ground and brewed individually using a hand-mill and altered Chemex drip cones because Kickstand believes in giving the community the freshest, most delicious coffee possible.     Kickstand ... Read More
  As the most stylish New Yorkers know, Timeout Magazine is the place to go when you're looking for  great restaurants, music, art, and shopping in and around NYC. That being said, it's no wonder that they featured the BUST Spring Craftacular this week in the website's shopping section!   The 2010 BUST Spring Craftacular is this Sunday, May 23 at the Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY.  In addition to 50 indie designers, artists, and craftspeople, the BUST ... Read More
A tear, a scratch, or a missing buckle can mean a tragic end for a treasured vintage piece, or it can be the beginning of a Shara Porter creation. Porter travels the country searching through thrift stores, gathering discarded accessories, and returning them to their former glory. She makes these found objects her own with the addition of a  beautiful, quirky, and often unexpected hand-printed image (like this guinea pig coin purse!) Shara Porter will be ... Read More
Hello, Daddy. Hello, Mom. It's  la-la-la-la- LOLLIBOMB! The hand-made, cruelty-free, vegan cosmetics company known as Lollibomb will be coming to the 2010 BUST Spring Craftacular at the Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY this Sunday.  Lollibomb products  all come in a wide variety of amazing scents (like Sugar Rush and Citrus Basil) and feature: • NO sodium lauryl ether sulfate • NO sodium lauryl sulfate • NO ... Read More

I want CHANDI

BY Sophie Johnson in DIY

Brooklyn local CHANDI is one of many talented artisans that will be joining us for the 2010 Spring Fling Craftacular. Her clothing line features beautifully rendered screen prints of bizarre creatures (including the Andean Bear and Two-Headed Cock pictured above) and daring body wear inspired pieces.  For a preview, check out her site: CHANDI   Learn about the other vendors attending the 2010 Spring Fling Craftacular here! In addition to 50 vendors, the ... Read More
One thing that every Fashion Designer knows (and all aspiring designers should) is that making something that looks like a delectable piece of cake, usually isn’t. Tamar Daniel, designer and founder of Hokey Croquis, is making the creative process a little bit easier. Designers, leave some room amid your briefcase of swatch books and French curves for the Fashionflat Sketchpad. This handy little tool is a bound sketchbook for croquis illustrations; the ... Read More
At the New York premiere of Breaking Upwards this month at IFC, Julie White walked the red sidewalk in the fetching emerald number pictured above.  This was, of course, my big chance to say "who are you wearing?" and I flubbed it.  Luckily, Ms. White spoke up:  "Since you're the feminist gal," --guilty-- "...this dress is from a boutique on Fifth Ave. in Park Slope called Asha Veza, and all the clothes are designed and constructed by women in India ... Read More
Do you have a story about a knitting project for a man friend gone awry? Or one with a happier ending, such as making a dude in your life so happy he wears your hand-knit hat day in and day out? Either way, spill it for your chance to win a copy of Bruce Weinstein's latest book, Knits Men Want, and other crafty prizes. Click here for details on how to submit, and check out some of the stories while you're there.  Some are pretty cringe-worthy, but others will ... Read More
From the department of "'nuff said," I bring you the following photo and caption from today's Wall Street Journal: "Kevin Abraham-Banks, a Sioux Falls, S.D., trucker, likes to knit while passing the time on the road. Here he makes a sweater for his wife."  Photo by Gretchen Abraham-Banks Not only is he knitting her a sweater, but he seems to also have hyphenated his last name, taking her last name along with his Who is this dude? And does he have 5 million ... Read More
Warmer days are finally upon us and we are getting closer to the Spring Craftacular on May 23rd!  But if you (like us) are growing impatient, check out the launch of craft co-op Better Than Jam's 1st Friday Event tomorrow at The Loom in Brooklyn.  The event will feature products from some of our favorite Craftacular vendors including WabiSabi Brooklyn, The Hand of Fatima, and KnitKnit just to name a few and we will be there to hand out copies ... Read More
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