When I saw these gorgeous, crafty covers, I knew you BUST readers would definitely enjoy them as well. As part of the publishing house’s Fall 2011 collection and as part of their Penguin Threads series, Penguin is planning to release these whimsical book covers for three classics. Artist Jillian Tamaki was commissioned to design hand-sewn covers for Jane Austen's Emma, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, and Anna Sewell’s Black ... Read More
I’ve seen some bad crafty pieces in my time (Regretsy anyone?), but this is definitely not one of them. This Portland-based artist deserves a medal for the meticulous work she puts into her gorgeous crochet pieces. She does amazing, detailed face paintings and city drawings as well, but it’s her crochet works of faces and cityscapes that are really special.
To see more of her amazing yarn works, check out the artist's ... Read More
Tavi of Style Rookie’s newest post might come as a shock to some as she questions her passion for fashion, but surprisingly, I think it’ll make a lot of fashion lovers identify with her. Well maybe not in a “Can I have a normal conversation with Anna Wintour while wearing a Feminist sweater given to me by Kathleen Hanna?” kind of way, but in a growing up and finding that hardcore passion for something can come and go or wane in intensity. ... Read More
It’s officially been 30 years since the release of Beauty and the Beat, a double platinum, beloved Go-Go’s debut that introduced the world songs like “Our Lips Are Sealed” and “We Got the Beat.” Get ready for a slew of Go-Go’s awesomeness in celebration, including a Ladies Gone Wild national U.S. tour!
There will be things like special VIP packages for fans to meet the band and purchase limited edition merchandise, ... Read More
There was a time in which I was totally oblivious to how popular a band was. Usually my naivety went along the lines of: “This band is awesome, everyone must love them!” Now I know that's not quite the case and, whenever I can, I try and spread the word of awesome, small time or local bands I’ve fallen in love with.
At last year’s SXSW, favorite bands I’d never heard of included Best Coast and Hunx and His Punx, who have both ... Read More
This past week I was able to catch some of the most stylish South by Southwesters walking to and from the massive amount of shows and parties going on. From 6th Street to Waterloo Records, spring style was popping up everywhere. While I hear it's still chilly where I live in NYC, my hometown, Austin, Tx, decided to skip spring altogether and head right for summer sunshine. While it's both a blessing and a curse, one thing's for sure: it sure is refreshing to see ... Read More
Thursday was one of BUST's awesome SXSW events featuring Harvard, This Time Next Year, Wild Orchard Children, Orbs, Gatsbys American Dream, and Eisley. The bands were amazing, especially Eisley, who I'd always wanted to see! Their melodic songs definitely set the mood for the rest of the evening. Everyone seemed to have a great time, including myself. I made some new BUST-loving friends, had a few drinks and rocked out to some great music! Here are just ... Read More
This is the title of Fiona Goble’s 64-page manual to do just that. Ever fancy a mini knit version of royal heartthrobs Prince William and Prince Harry? This book can help you. Whether you knit or not, these dolls are pretty darn adorable. With the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton, who is basically taking every 5-year olds dream job, people are more fascinated than ever with the royal family. If you’re one of those people, why not get ... Read More
In case you were wondering as I was, an oratorio is pretty similar to an opera in its use of a choir, soloists, and character ensembles, but unlike an opera, there's no scenery, costumes, or action. An oratorio is basically made up of large scale musical compositions that explain the story or subject, usually taking on religious or sacred subject matter.
THIS oratorio, "From the Fire," composed by Tony-nominated Elizabeth Swados and conceived and ... Read More
I’m the kind of person who hates delicate jewelry. I don’t wear much jewelry in general, but if I do, I like for it to stand out. That’s why I’m officially obsessed with this whimsically wonderful ring designer, Maud Traon. I stumbled upon photos of her amazing designs via tumblr and I’m in love with the craziness of each one I see. These eccentric pieces are definite conversation starters.
The designs are based out of London ... Read More