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  Long before Instagram was invented, Amanda Marsalis was taking photos of her food. An accomplished photographer who’s worked with Vogue, GQ and the Guardian -- not to mention BUST -- Amanda began taking Polaroid photos as a teenager, snapping mementos of her life. As she grew older and more successful and began to travel around the world for her work, her Polaroid photos grew more and more interesting -- and more and more beautiful.   Now, Amanda has gathered a selection of photos from the past eight years in new book, “A Catalog Of Constant Motion. Read More
BUST 6th annual Craftacular (Sat, Sept 26th - Sun, Sept 27th) presents Rock + Pillar a fair trade company that helps support the artisanal traditions of South America. Rock + Pillar's eclectic aesthetic spans cultures while staying chic. The integration of traditional South American patterns and materials into contemporary shoes and purses make for the perfect statement piece for fall. Read More
Love accessories inspired by the past? If you do then be sure to stop by the Emporium 32 booth this weekend at the 6th Annual BUST Craftacular at the World Maker Faire. The husband-wife designer duo behind Emporium 32, Nick and Jillian Perry, take pride in creating steampunk inspired accessories for men and women. Both Perrys are former renaissance faire performers, and their designs display their passion for making old things new. Read More
  Be in conversation with art and each other: Harlem United presents con-vHER-sa-tions, an interactive art exhibition benefitting the Alliance for Lupus Research and Endometriosis Foundation of America. 

Visitors will be encouraged to interact with the art, in various ways, including adding to certain pieces. The works address a plurality of issues having to do with womanhood centering around health and body image. Read More
This weekend (Saturday, September 26- Sunday, September 27) is the 6th annual BUST Craftacular at World Maker Faire in Queens, NYC. We'll have over 75 fantastic vendors on hand selling their geeky and glorious handmade wares to tens of thousands of attendees at the super-popular outdoor festival. Wildflower + Co. will be there selling their super fun, super personal jewelry. Wildflower + Co. believes that fashion should be "personal, fun & about the experience." If you want to make your mark on this world, they want to help you do it. Read More
Before froyo and studio apartments that cost more a month than any car I will ever own, the Lower East Side was home to those with no other housing options. Though almost uninhabitable, the then dilapidated and abandoned buildings became a haven for a vibrant community of squatters who worked to make them livable. Photographer Ash Thayer found herself entering this world, like many others, through force of circumstance. No money. No options. Read More
"Seedling II" by Linda Vallejo is available for purchase to support the #YesAllWomen Art Fundraiser. While most things on the Internet should stay on the Internet, in some cases, ideas bred online are best expressed away from the pixels and asshole trollers, and placed in a live, tangible setting where real people can come together to champion a real cause. Read More
Portland-based artist Sarah Levy responded to Donald Trump’s general fuckery with blood. In numerous instances, the former reality-tv show host, billion-dollar tycoon of scum has proven himself worthy of rebuttal. Per recent Trump ridiculousness, Sarah Levy got the idea to paint a portrait of Trump with her blood around a month ago, according to Bitch Magazine, but had to wait for her ammunition to flow forth per the magic of the menstrual cycle. Read More
We’ve entered the second year of an insane legal battle between the Japanese government and Megumi Igarashi, an artist who was arrested for displaying images and molds of her own vagina and now faces a possible 2-year jail sentence and a $20,000 fine. Her arrest is a result of Japan’s whacko obscenity laws. Article 175 of the Japanese penal code outlaws the possession or sale of obscene objects and images but nowhere in the code is obscenity defined. Furthermore, government officials are not legally bound to specify what counts as obscene material. Read More
  It’s safe to say that artist and journalist Alexandra Penney is a bit of a feminist powerhouse. Not only did she create the iconic pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness, but her work has returned time and again to women’s issues, whether she’s serving at the helm of Self Magazine or making photographs of blowup sex dolls as commentary on women and objectification. Throughout her fine-art career, she has continued to revisit one other subject: flora. Read More