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Macramé is having a moment, and it’s no wonder. Using an age-old technique that is almost as easy as tying your shoes, today’s macramé artists are creating marvelous, modern items that can fit into any decor. This wall hanging is adapted from a larger project in Emily Katz’s new book, Modern Macramé: 33 Stylish Projects for Your Handmade Home (Ten Speed Press), and is a great introduction to the craft.  What You’ll Need Main Color Rope (MC): 100' navy cotton rope (5mm diameter), cut into ten 10'...
A September 8, 1840 edition of London’s Morning Post reports the “humorous story” of a case that came before a French Police Correctionelle. The plaintiff in the case, a young nursemaid by the name of Virginie, is described rather flatteringly as “an exceedingly pretty little bonne.” The defendant in the case, Virginie’s employer, a woman by the name of Madame Duchatenest, is cast in a somewhat harsher light. Described as “a meagre and parchment-cheeked virgin,” she had been called to answer the charge of having...

Sometimes it feels like the universe is yelling at me. I know that sounds like a really selfish thing to say because in a world full of 7.6 billion people, it seems improbable that the universe would care about me specifically. There are some things in life that are just a little too coincidental to be anything but the universe trying to communicate with me. In these moments, my body acts as a vessel for a cosmic intervention. I feel it stirring in my blood,...

At the turn of the 20th century, Sydney was in a battle for its soul. Gangs roamed the streets, and their enemies' lifeless bodies on pavements were a regular sight. Brothels, illegal bars, and gambling were everywhere; the city was fast becoming a booze-soaked wasteland. Two women ruled this all: Tilly Devine and Katie Leigh. Tilly Devine Kate Leigh The Birth of Sydney’s Gangland Okay, let’s set the scene: At the end of WWI, Australian soldiers returned to discover that prohibition had hit the country hard—not a great welcome home...

I haven’t been in a relationship in three years, and I hardly go out anymore, by choice. Maybe that will have to change soon, but, for now, I find myself both unfortunately and fortunately on all the dating apps, holding onto hope that someone is out there for me in that vast black hole of the online dating world. When I recently opened up Tinder one evening late at night, I found myself swiping mostly left with an occasional right swipe. I eventually matched with...
Ah, the unexpected visit from Aunt Flo and the mad dash to find anything to hold that flow, until you can run to the shops and grab some sanitary towels/tampons/cups. We’ve all been there and it’s the worst. But imagine if there was no sanitary aisle in the corner shop; no clean and set way to manage your period. Well, that was pretty much the case for all of history! But just as those of us with a monthly visit from "the decorators" today have had...
The latest weird reproductive health product on the marketplace is something called the “NannoPad.” Released last month, it’s basically a pad with dirt in it—or, as parent company NannoCare calls it, “organically occurring earth elements broken into nanno particles.” And it's supposed to help with period cramps. In a press release, NannoCare describes how the pad supposedly works: These nanno particles naturally and safely work with your body to emit a needed amount of molecular vibrational energy into the body which may increase blood flow. Through increasing...
Marble Painting with BreadxButta  Thank you to everyone who came out to Industry City for the BUST Craftacular featuring the BUST School for Creative Living. With over 100 vendors, and 50 DIY classes and demos, the day was full of creativity, learning, and shopping. November Sage Palm Reading Workshop with L'enchanteur Essential Oils with Chop Wood Carry Baby The event featured the second-ever edition of the BUST School for Creative Living. We partnered up with dozens of professional teachers who taught an electric variety of introductory workshops such as herbalism,...
  House of Yes is a dazzling New York event space synonymous with outrageous and indulgent parties. On any given night, the renovated former laundromat in Bushwick, Brooklyn, plays host to themed bangers featuring thumping DJ beats, roller disco, and/or aerialist acts suspended from the raised ceiling. Since 2007, co-founders Anya Sapozhnikova and Kae Burke have been unrelenting in bringing the vision of their venue to life. Off The Beaten PathThe journey to opening House of Yes, which started as a live-in work space for artists and...
My mother loved Guyana for many reasons, but mainly because there was no television. She distrusted television. While we were growing up in Brooklyn, she felt it was a distraction and used every excuse she could find to deter us from sitting, immobilized, in front of the TV. I think it broke her heart to see her curious, creative kids staring like numbnuts at a screen, no matter how hilarious Carol Burnett was. If we did something wrong—talked back, neglected our chores, fought with each...