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While I can’t help but think the iPad jokes are growing weak, this certainly gave me a chuckle. Yep, somebody went ahead and made the pad case. Totally worth it, if only for the novelty factor. You can pick this up from Hip Handmaids on Etsy for $40—or, if you act now, $30.   [Hip Handmaids on Etsy] Image via Hip Handmaids   ...
An old friend of mine just emailed me the ad above, for a bizarre product called "Mr. Leggs." Unfortunately, the copy is too small to read here, but I did find it on another website. Apparently, it reads: Though she was a tiger lady, our hero didn’t have to fire a shot to floor her. After one look at his Mr. Leggs slacks, she was ready to have him walk all over her. That noble styling sure soothes the savage heart! If you’d like your own...
Winter may still be upon us, but at least daylight hours are growing longer and we are getting closer to the annual Spring Craftacular.  Even so, if you like many BUST readers are growing impatient and can't wait to get your hands on some crafty goodness, there is still hope.  Craftacular veteran Better Than Jam has opened a co-op in Bushwick that features clothing, jewelry, and accessories all hand made by local designers, many of them being some of our favorite Craftacular Vendors!  Better yet, they...

If you like making x's with needle and thread, then you might just like saying xoxo this year with a pair of cross-stitched pillows. This  DIY kit is available from the creative geniuses at Clothkits, a UK company that is known for making pre-stamped fabric that you cut out and sew together to make adorable clothes. Most Brits are familiar with Clothkits from the dresses their mums made for them when they were kids,  but I only discovered them about a year ago when I...

I'm a bad driver.  I speed.  I take turns too fast.  I tailgate the hell out of that idiot with the "No Fat Chicks" sticker on his bumper.  And yes, the dance party to Lady GaGa IS more important to me than putting on my blinker.  I have no problem admitting these are bad driving behaviors. However, while general aggressiveness and an unabashed love for pop techno may be contributing factors to this problem- the fact that I have a vag is not.   China disagrees....

You know Barbie - she's an astronaut, leading Malibu surf champion, ice skater, doctor, has a pilot's license, animal owner, big sister, Cadalliac driver and resident of a bubblegum pink abode. Barbie dances (ballerina, anyone?) but now she can sing. Barbie now moonlights as Lady Gaga. Doll artist (or "player") Veik recreates many of Gaga's vivid looks on dolls. The Beijing player crafts Gaga's larger-than-life looks on the minitature scale and you can too. Many of the recreated looks feature tutorials on the flickr page - so...
Back when we were looking to make some decorations for the BUST Holiday Craftacular here in NYC, we hit on some great instructions for how to make some slammin' snowflakes. Our intern, Clare, made a bunch of these to hang around the space, and they were such a hit that folks kept asking all day how we made them. Well, we're about to share our secret below. Watch Intern Clare as she takes  a few pieces of paper, makes a couple of snips, and then with...

Want to make the cutest most adorbsest nicest hippest gift tags for your gifts this year? Thanks to the crafty dude at Dudecraft.com, you can. The teeny tiny-ness of this craft is killing me: yes, there's an album cover. Inside that is an album sleeve. And inside that is the tiny little record that serves as the gift card -- just write your note on the back. Squeee! Not only does this crafty dude show you exactly how to make these amazing little tags, but...
What do you get for the woman who has everything -- including a multi-media publishing and television empire? How about some Mean Cards, or Guinness Beer Soap? That's what Racheal Ray blogger Evette Rios thought, so she trekked down from Rachael's lair to the BUST Holiday Craftacular in NYC a few weeks ago, and made the cutest video of her visit! If you've never been to a BUST Craftacular, this vid will give you a fantastic idea of what goes down, plus introduce you to...

Long before Lady Gaga was lady gaga, she was just little old Stefani Germanotta, an NYU student at the Tisch School of the Arts with a mean set of pipes who knew how to tickle the ivories. This video makes me really curious how she went from this rather plain-Jane image to her current over-the-top one. I see the talent here, but no evidence whatsoever of what is to come. Where did that come from, then? Was it her idea? The suggestion of friends? A...