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Obligatory Holiday lists got you grumpy? Has this year's budget seized the fun out of shopping? Looking for a way to add a little sass to your merry messages? Look no further! Maybe You Should Die is a guaranteed smile with each one of their hip, cheeky cards or bean-bags-gone-mean. Enough cliche cards filled with someone else's cheer! With audacious tag-lines for every occasion, you can send one of these unconventional cards to everyone on your list, from your co-workers to your mother-in-law (considering she's...

What a week! Tube strikes, freezing temperatures, snow, student riots; yep last week in London got a little hectic. Time now then for a quick round up of just how rockin’ the Chistmas Craftacular in York Hall was last Sunday.   The busiest London Craftacular yet, York Hall was BUSTing at the seams as shoppers braved the unusually cold snap and queued round the block for the midday opening, complete with amazing tote bags from Prick Your Finger and Etsy stuffed full of crafty goodness, and they...

  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....