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  Since I’m a big fan of both eating and food, there is nothing more enjoyable than perusing the (web)pages of a good food blog. Unfortunately, many food blogs read more like Martha Stewart cookbooks than a home-grown type deal: Who knew so many people start off their days by delicately frosting several tiered cakes or make last-minute meals out of the cornucopia of farmer’s market fresh organic vegetables in the fridge they had just “forgotten about?” Usually I’m reading such posts while starving/ polishing off...
It's that time of year again! Let the Holiday shopping commence! BUST is sponsoring the Kings County General Store Holiday markets in Park Slope, and admission is free! Bring your besties and don’t miss the drink specials, door prizes and special surprises all month long! Location: Southpaw 125 Fifth Ave (St John’s + Sterling) in Park Slope, NY. Sunday 12/5 and 12/19 noon-5pm.  Also visit the Kings County General Store pop up shop at the BUST Holiday Craftacular on Sunday Dec 12 at the Metropolitan Pavillion from 10...
Debbie Tuch, BUST Craftacular vendor and the artistic mastermind behind Glitterlimes was given the wonderful opportunity of decorating the Christmas tree at Lincoln Square in Dante Park this year for the 11th Annual Winter’s Eve festival that took place Monday night. Having just moved here from San Francisco, being able to decorate the tree was a wonderful welcome to the city for Tuch, and a great way for her to get her adorable, glitzy pieces noticed. She adorned the tree, which you can go check...
This past weekend, our UK sisters held a BUST Magazine Craftacular in London and it was the tits! They'll post more about it in a few days, after they get some much needed R & R, but in the meantime, check out these photos from the event taken by the lovely Caz Turner and posted over at her blog, http://usefulbox.blogspot.com/ . ...
Craftacular countdown: Just 4 days now! And in anticipation of the big day I’d like to introduce you to the House of Ismay! The crafty lady behind the House is Ms. Sarah Pounder, who works out of the spare room of her house in a village in Suffolk. After studying Book Arts at university, Pounder found herself in an unrelated job, so she started selling her homemade wares at the markets on Brick Lane as something creative to do. Luckily she has been able to turn...
Goodwood, a New York-based jewelery and trinket line, features classic hip-hop style pendants (as well as whimsical pieces like this dapper little fellow) carved out of the decidedly non-bling medium of wood. Worn by such luminaries as Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Kanye's main squeeze (or are they broken up?) Amber Rose, and rising star Justin Bieber, these pieces could also make a great gift for a BFF/Secret Santa/lover. Stop by Coat of Arms on Black Friday for the sale, happening from 12-8pm at 43 Clinton Street...

  Ahhh…Thanksgiving, the first link on the proverbial winter holiday chain of events.  A time when biological families and selective families gather round to indulge in gluttony in it's most jovial form, and scroll down the list of people, places and things they are so grateful for.  Personally, my turkey day traditions have gotten a little stale over the years. Seeing the same spread of green beans, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce and of course turkey in it's most conservative layout can be rather uninspiring. "Thankfully", Chow.com has...
Are you counting down the days until BUST’s London Craftacular on Sunday? Because there are only 5 days left! And when the big day comes be sure to stop by Alice Gabb’s table, where her beautifully illustrated stationary and other handmade items, will be on display for the hip crafting community. Gabb, an illustrator, lives and works in Hackney. She just graduated from the Bath School of Art with a degree in Graphic Design, where she did work based on the dying art of writing letters....

Only one week until the London Craftacular! If you’re planning on attending, look for Glazed and Confused Ceramics, pretty ceramics made and designed by Tana West. West is an artist living and working in east London. After studying sculpture at St. Martins College, she made a set of teacups for a friend’s wedding gift. The creation of the gift sparked an interest and she then began to use ceramic processes to create traditional teacups. West has been working under moniker Glazed and Confused Ceramics for two...
Cold outside ‘aint it! Well, to warm things up a little, here’s a couple of pics of a crafty nature from an usually sweltering day at York Hall in Bethnal Green, where things will be decided cooler on Sunday November 28 when we hold the Christmas Craftacular - less bunting, more baubles; less iced tea, more hot chocolate and soup.    Yep, the BUST London Summer Craftacular in July was hot, in both a good and a rather sweaty kind of way. But, beating the heat and...