Book Tour: West Coast Diary

BY Laurie in DIY

Both Debbie and I had a great time on our mini - west coast book tour for The BUST D.I.Y. Guide to Life, it’s always a pleasure to meet BUST readers on the road! Here are a few highlights from the trip. 1st stop Seattle Debbie took the train from NY, and I flew in to Seattle and got to see some old friends, including Dave, Annabel, Heather, Emily, Mark, Steve, Kelly and (fab advertiser) Sandy Glaze of Sin In Linen. I was psyched to get a tour of the fabulous ... Read More
I'm loving the new single entitled Madeline by Lissy Trullie. While I'll admit I was skeptical of her first release back in 2009 (another former model makes the scene?) She has completely won me over, especially here with her deep, Nico-ish inflections and the "Sunday Morning" guitar and sombre tambourine taps. Looking forward to hearing her new album, produced by John Hill (Santigold, M.I.A., Shakira) and David Sitek (TV On the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars) out ... Read More
The BUST book tour is officially kicking off this weekend and we're very excited to be heading out to Bushwick on Sunday afternoon to visit Mike Edison and Judy McGuire and to talk about our new book on The Mike and Judy show.We'll be streaming live at 2pm on this crazy thing they call the internet radio. Tune in for some real talk. http://www.heritageradionetwork.com/programs/65-The-Mike-Judy-Show Rumor has it that we'll be rewarded with beer and pizza (from ... Read More
Happy Friday Ya'll! Twelve baby pandas were born in China recently at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan province. The wild panda population has become an endangered species mostly because of habitat shrinkage, poaching, and the fact that they are picky about their mates (not so good at getting knocked up!). I have no idea where these pandas will go once they are grown up but I do know they are about the cutest damn thing ever. via ... Read More
  Oh hey, no big whoop, but we’ve made a BOOK. Seriously, it’s kind of a big deal, and we’re very proud and super excited about the release! Its called The BUST D.I.Y. Guide to Life, Making Your Way Through Every Day and it’s a hefty tome published by big time publishers Abrams/Stewart Tabori & Chang. We’ve collected over 250 of our favorite projects from the past 15 years of BUST Magazine - including crafts, recipes, ... Read More

Laura Marling Album Review

BY Laurie in Music

A Creature I Don’t Know (Ribbon Music) Beloved English folk singer-songwriter Laura Marling has a story to tell on her third album, A Creature I Don’t Know. Marling proves once again that she is a complex creature that’s worldly and wise, well beyond her 21-years. Always the humble musician, she creates a poetic masterpiece filled with a newfound independence and womanly confidence.  On the album’s debut single “Sophia,” ... Read More
We are super excited to see you this weekend at the Maker Faire in Queens! There will be so much going on, but please find the time to visit and shop the cool crafty vendors in our Craftacular area, and meet us at The BUST DIY Guide to Life Lab. Come get an early look at The BUST DIY Guide to Life with authors and BUST co-founders Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel at the World Maker Faire in NYC this weekend: Saturday Sept 17 and Sunday Sept 18. We'll be crafting ... Read More
If there is one motto that I’ve always believed in, it is this: You can learn a lot from the elderly set. My own grandmother was a huge inspiration to me, she had a career and a family, superb manners, lived to be 96, and always managed to look impeccable. So when I first saw the blog Advanced Style I was instantly smitten. The creator and founder, the wonderful Ari Seth Cohen, has a deep, real passion for women of a certain age who do their own thing ... Read More
Last week we blogged those "tough as nails" pics of Frances Bean that Hedi Slimane took, and everyone seemed quite enamored with them, so in honor of baby Frances' 19th birthday today(!), I decided to post these lovely shots taken by one of our favorite photographers, Rocky Schenck, to show Frances' softer side. Enjoy, she is a beauty for sure! Fun fact: Rocky also photographed Margaret Cho for the cover of BUST in the 90's Also, if this post is making you feel ... Read More
One of my favorite people in NYC is Galadriel Masterson, fashion stylist, BUST contributor, and self proclaimed “cuntastic lezberry,” she knows it all and she isn’t afraid to tell you! Luckily for us, Galadriel has recently launched her new web series, “In Bed with Galadriel” where she’ll be interviewing various NY luminaries (in bed, natch) and getting all up in their faces. The first episode features the legendary Miss Guy, ... Read More
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