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As much as I love thrifting, some of what you can find in the average consignment store isn’t wearable off the second-hand hanger. I’m not a skilled-enough sewer to be able to take a piece of clothing and reshape it on my own, but given the right instructions I could totally turn awkward vintage finds into something wearable.  Summer Phoenix and Ruby Canner, owners of Some Odd Rubies vintage store, visited the one and only Martha Stewart to teach viewers how to turn a long secondhand...
You've probably eaten a cupcake, but you've probably never eaten a cupcake as unique as one of Robicelli's creative concoctions. Matt and Allison Robicelli -- pastry chefs who used to work at fancy restaurants -- are trying to marry the mindset of a pastry chef with the affordable cupcake to bring "crazy delicious food to the average Joe." Robicelli's has a rotation of over 100 flavors and counting, but they're bringing one of their most popular and unusual cupcakes, the Chicken n' Waffles, to...

Here in NYC, we have been getting some terrible rainy weather. It has been gray, bleak and miserable. The May flowers are wilting and rotting in the May showers, and I haven't even gotten a chance to rock my new booty shorts...Yesterday, I got a day off from the super-market I work at when I'm not interning for BUST. (Oh! The glamourous life of a cashier! What up product codes? How ya doing coupons?) When I found this out, I envisioned myself being productive, doing...
I recently stumbled across this recipe on Mouth From the South for chocolate chip cookies with..wait for it..bacon in them! As a longtime fan of all things salty/sweet and desserts with sea salt, I was instantly intrigued. My friend and I decided to test this recipe out and see how our (and other office BUSTies) taste buds would react. We weren’t entirely faithful in the recipe because, while, I found all the different kinds of chocolate needed, the forms were different. An example would be...

Have you ever hungered for a pun about beets? If so, look no further than Black Sheep Heap, a small, progressive design house which focuses on projects that promote sustainability, laughter, and social justice. Their hilarious "puns for planet Earth" are hand-printed onto organic apparel and recycled bags using non-toxic inks. You can even buy an "Avant-Gardener" onesie for your eco-friendly baby! Stop by the Black Sheep Heap table at this Saturday's BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair at 82 Mercer St. to pick up...
Do you love baking and wrestling? Here is a unique chance to combine your passions!  Bake and Destroy, a Chicago-based blog we featured in our recent food issue, is now accepting entries for the second wrestling-themed online bake off—SugarSlam. She’s looking for wrestling-themed baked goods of any kind. They don’t have to be decorated, they don’t have to be made from scratch, and they don’t even need to be that delicious. Your wit and creativity are what matter most. If the fame and SugarSlam World Championship Belt (above)...

On May 1st, where did you eat lunch? It was Sunday, so I ate mine at home, in the living room in front of the television. But for a select group of people, an artful meal was served on the subway by the supper club and experimental culinary event host A Razor A Shiny Knife. On the L line diners were served six courses as the train moved from Manhattan to Williamsburg. At each stop more food was brought aboard, so the timing had to be...

Here at BUST we love cooking shows, recipe blogs and generally anything food related, (see our Food issue out now) but honestly, this is THE BEST cooking demo EVER!! Meet the Vegan Black Metal chef as he demonstrates how to make Pad Thai, it's the best thing I've seen in a long while. Yes he sings the entire 14 minute demo, and head bangs while the "Heat of Satan" cooks the "glorious Pad Thai!" I hope Martha Stewart invites him on her show real soon. [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeZlih4DDNg&feature=player_embedded#at=10 425x344] via...

    I have a mid-week treat for all you crafters out there. Do you like owls? Do you like embroidery? Then you will like this owl embroidery and here is how to make your very own. I first created this craft for my girls at Studio Sweet Studio. If you haven't seen this blog, check it out now. It's addictive! Also, if you like this little guy you can see more of my designs at www.grovius.etsy.com.   Materials Linen or muslin  7" embroidery hoop Four different colors of embroidery floss      ...

  Looking for something awesome and life changing to do this summer? Check out a Girl’s Rock Camp in your area, and consider volunteering or treating your favorite young lady to a day camp for a week of rocking out.  Girl’s Rock Camp is a nonprofit organization that seeks to build girls’ self-esteem through music creation and performance; to empower girls by encouraging them to speak up, sing loud, and try out any way of expressing themselves that feels good and reminds them that girls are...