For me and many other creative people I know, crafting has always been a solitary and selfish endeavor. Between the month during 7th grade that I holed myself up in my room every evening to work on a latch-hooked Winnie the Pooh pillow and the hours I currently spend in quirky vintage boutiques looking for trinkets to deconstruct into novelty earrings, I’m embarrassed to admit that most of what I make falls into the ‘look, don’t touch’ (or ... Read More
While you might see a night at the bar as a chance to catch up with friends after work, sample a new craft beer, or to meet potential bedroom partners, the ladies who founded the Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers (CLAW) used a rowdy night out as the basis for what has become a national phenomenon. After a series of friendly-but-intense bar room arm wrestling matches, friends and co-founders Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell and Jodie Plaisance decided to start working out ... Read More
Whether you’re decorating your first teeny-weeny-itsy-bitsy studio or trying to re-vamp the house you’ve been in for decades, there’s nothing worse than having a friend (or worse, the exterminator guy) come into your spruced-up pad only to say “Oh, I have that [insert painting/vase/dinette set/other item from Ikea/Target/Crate and Barrel here] at my house too!” But that sort of awkward and mildly ego-crushing experience is inevitable ... Read More
We here at BUST just received word that Lambeth Women’s Project, a U.K. organization that provides dozens of services to over one thousand women each year, is facing “unreasonable eviction” from the space they have occupied in south London since 1979. The 11 groups under LWP offer services including counseling, domestic violence support and sexual health screenings under a model that was designed to “promote diversity” and to ... Read More
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