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Now that we've reluctantly made the transition from iced americanos to hot cocoa, it's time to bundle up and brave another Winter. Luckily, Holly Slayton from Artikal N.Y.C. can make the these months a little bit warmer.  I've become completely smitten with her gorgeously handcrafted hats. From cloches, to fedoras, to cocktail hats, Artikal will keep you looking H-O-T-T in these cold cold months. Check these out!  Check out her site, Artikal, where you're sure to find a lovely lid for your dome. You can...

Can you believe that the Craftacular is already less than two weeks away?! We've been busy busy busy getting everything together and we can't be more excited! If you haven't checked our the vendor list, get to it! We've compiled over 200 of the most talented and unique crafters to stuff your stockings this holiday season. Never will emptying your wallet feel soooo good...Oh yeah, not only will we have vendors, dancing, DJs, drinks, and Amy Sedaris (!!!), but we're also going to premiere the...

The Stitch Fashion Show and Guerrilla Craft Bazaar is an annual celebration of independent design, artistry and creativity. Stitch is community directed rather than competition oriented, ultimately designed to showcase the work of independent designers in a new format. BUST is proud to sponsor this year’s bazaar featuring over 100 vendors and a live fashion show showcasing 20 of the very best in up and coming indie designers. Goodie bags to the first 500 attendees!...

Post Expose is a community screen-printing and design center, which allows artists, and designers to share tools, share space, and share knowledge. They will also soon be offering seminars on screen-printing techniques, free lectures on design and printing exhibitions, and collaborations with community based foundations. From November 2, to November 16, 2007, POST EXPOSE is excited to present a group installation of 30 screen printed posters and art. This exhibition will take place...

One of my best gay boyfriends, Derek Rippe, has a knack for designing the most adorable illustrations...How cute are these ghosts gone wild?! Check out his new plush collection Dog Park and more cheekiness at his website, RippeStuff.com!   ...

 This just in! Our favorite cheeseball connoisseur, Amy Sedaris, will be signing her comedy cookbook, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, at this year's Craftacular!!! If we're lucky, she'll bake some cupcakes and teach us how to properly clean out our bongs. If your dorky relatives are visiting that weekend, ditch 'em!BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular Saturday, December 8, 200710am - 8pm@ The Metropolitan Pavilion, NYCP to the S, It's not to late to apply as a vendor for the Craftacular! Go to the Craftacular page...

us city kids don't drive much..but i remember fondly a day when i did and it wasn't that long ago, so i'm a seasoned veteran at bitching and moaning about gas prices. i'm also a big supporter of all things craft..so when i came across this art project/political statement...blickity blam! i'm left feeling very fulfilled. Jennifer Marsh, a third-year Syracuse University graduate student pursuing her master's degree in fine arts, plans to blanket an abandoned DeWitt gas station with a giant fitted cover...

 CALLING ALL CRAFTERS!We are so excited to announce that the 2007 Holiday Craftacular is set to happen on Saturday, December 8!!! As a result of the enormous success of the past two years’ craft fairs, this year’s shopping bonanza will be more than THREE TIMES as large! We'll be handpicking 200 of the most unique and talented crafters from across the country to sell their wares. Warm frosty toes with a beer...

Check this out! The insanely talented Jessie Williams of Edge of Urge has put together a really great t-shirt design contest to help spread awareness and raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services. The Not Without Notice contest is a chance for you to come up with your own special t-shirt design inspired by whatever you appreciate most in life. The design can be anything! It could be...