Living

Is penny pinching cramping your art school drop out flair? Here at the Bust headquarters we know the recession is no friend to lacking wardrobe and starving artists. Is your old faithful sketch book dog eared and drab?  Need a jolt of funny boned infused inspiration to get through the daily grind? Fortunately for you lovely folks the solution to all of these predicaments is quite simple and fun.  Get a head of the class (or just look the part) and take a stroll to the...
Everyone knows that the big apple is the ultimate hub when fusing art with fashion. Want a taste of refreshing up and coming creations? Walk through the dimly lit rustic Ace Hotel and trek up to the 8th floor for a gathering that is sure to please!  The hotel is hosting a pop-up show room sample sale featuring 10 local-minded independent  and eco-friendly designers. Walk your pretty self on up and meet the faces that put the glimmer in the gold, and feel free to come...

    One of the appeals of accessorizing is that we can use ourselves as an outlet for artistic expression, re-designing an entire look with a necklace or making a statement with a brooche. At an early age, especially in educational environments where girls are required to wear identical uniforms, jewelry and accessories are how we express our individuality.  Appropriately, the word jewelry can be traced back to the Latin word jocale, meaning "plaything". The message, to me, seems clear: jewelry is meant to be decorative, fresh, and...

Why so glum? Is your uptight landlord cracking the whip with his no-pets policy? Are you teetering on the fine line between childhood and adulthood? Do you just want somebody to hug? Fluffy Goodness has an answer to all these problems: adopt! No, I’m not suggesting you go the Brangelina route and actually scoop up a little one to fill the void loneliness has left you. Instead Etsy shop owner and BUST  Magazine Craftacular vendor Adam Levine will stitch up a fluffy little companion for...
In just a little over a week, BUST will be hosting a giant BUST Magazine Craftacular at the World Maker Faire at the old World's Fairgrounds. But in addition to the usual dancing/djs/delicious craft shopping goodness, at this event we'll also be having a sweet Stitch 'n BUST area, where you can sit at picnic benches or on picnic blankets and stitch away on your own projects, or use one of the Sublime Stitching kits we have to give away, or some of the Stitch...
Today's Groupon deal of the day is a 50% discount for the World Maker Faire on September 25-26! There are four types of admission available and the prices range from $10-$25 after the discount. Don't miss out on this ONE DAY ONLY deal! The BUST Magazine Craftacular is only a week away!   Quickly! The Groupon deal expires when the clock strikes 12 tonight!   Click here to buy your tickets now: Groupon Deal of the Day. For more information on the BUST Magazine Craftacular, check this out.   See you all...

I’m not sure how many of you had the unfortunate experience of being shipped off to camp for a few weeks out of the summer, but for me the trauma lingers on like the scent of insect repellent and sweat after a half dozen games of Capture the Flag. Mom and Dad may have partied it up while you spent your formidable years making birdfeeders out of peanut butter and pinecones, and coaxing fellow campers into eating mysterious red berries, but now it’s your turn...

People like to gang up on Brooklyn based writer Tao Lin and I'm not sure why. The comment sections following online reviews of his books are often as entertaining as the books themselves. As I'm writing this review, I almost can't wait to check in a bit later to read the comments (if any) left here, and defend this writer who I find to be, if at all annoying, annoyingly honest. Lin's 6th book and 2nd novel, Richard Yates (Melville House), gave me palpitations while reading...
Meet the only women in the U.S. to be making chocolate from the bean. Kristen Hard (pictured far right) is the owner and creative visionary of Cacao Atlanta.  She began as a chocolatier, making confections and desserts from chocolate that had already been made.  After visiting the Caribbean and talking with the local women about the cacao pods found there, Kristen decided to try her hand at creating the chocolate that she used in her truffles and bars.  It was a success!  Currently, the ladies of...

BUST Magazine has the hook-up for majorly discounted tickets to the first ever World Maker Faire in New York City on September 25th and 26th! Right now you can get 25% off the door price, just by using the code MFNYBUST in the coupon code section at checkout! You do not want to miss out on the World Maker Faire, especially since the BUST Magazine Craftacular will be there featuring 100 talented crafters selling their unique, amazing wares. Not only can you shop the...