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We wait so long for summer.. hot days, warm nights and vacation time. But there is one thing that comes along with that hot weather that sucks, the summertime roach invasion. I live in the charming little city of Richmond, Virginia, where overgrown plants hug the sides of the super old house I live in. And off those plants, giant roaches known sometimes as water bugs trickle into my house at night to eat  coveted floury goods and hide among my also super old and...
Once upon a time, we were taking a glimpse at “The World of Tomorrow.” We were stuffing the most logical items of which we could think into a time capsule; the words of Albert Einstein, minutes catalogued by the arms of Mickey Mouse, stacks of Life Magazine, seeds for growth and nourishment. We were showcasing the excitement of air conditioning, nylon, color photos, the View-Master, and Smell-O-Vision. Once upon a time, we were seeing what the future had to offer at the World’s Fair.On September...
As well as the best in handmade shopping, Craftacular urges you to Do It Yourself. And if you're one of the lucky first 100 through the door, you'll get a head start: in each bountiful bag is a set of sumptuous fabric samples from Beyond Fabrics.  Brazilians Eduardo Hirschfeld and Silvana Brasil migrated to London eleven years ago, and their shop and studio in trendy Shoreditch produces unique, contemporary designs in fabric, stationary and home furnishings. The studio also puts on sewing classes and workshops, such as...
Alice Turner’s Afternoon Outings is a collection of elegant greeting cards that also function as brief, alternative travel guides for particular areas, pointing out charming hidden and neglected sights.    Created on beautiful paper with a single afternoon in mind, each card includes an itinerary and a hand-drawn map. Her Etsy shop currently features an afternoon outing in Bloomsbury, which includes a visit to Virginia Woolf’s house. London gal Turner uses her local knowledge to make these inspired cards, and would gladly design a custom card for milestone...

Hey crafty ladies! Get out your glue guns! This adorable bouquet craft is advertised as being for the 4th of July, but these pinwheel-esque flowers will look cute and fresh all summer long. The crafting video is presented by Holidash's Kendra Smoot from AOL.com (remember AOL?!), and we'll be sure to follow her in the future. Besides being incredibly easy to make, this project uses old water bottles (yay for reusing, or upcycling as Kendra says), which you cut and bend into flower shapes then...
The BUST Magazine Craftacular will be part of the 1st Annual World Maker Faire New York, September 25 and 26, 2010 at the former World's Fair Grounds in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens! The BUST Craftacular is accepting applications from artists, designers, and craftspeople now through August 20th. Don't wait to be part of this historical event!         The BUST Craftacular is one of BUST Magazine's most anticipated events. It's our chance to showcase some of the best indie designers around today. That's why we're...

The New York Times has a blog post up today about how exercise science has ignored women. The piece cites New Zealand researcher Dr. David Rowlands, who did a study on male cyclists in 2008 that found they exhibited a 4% performance gain if they ate protein and carbs after workouts, as opposed to just carbs. He theorized that the protein repair muscle damage and aided in processing the carbs as fuel. The study aligned with other similar studies and the word went out to...

I freaking love Twitter. I love that you can randomly type something on your phone and send it out into the ether and strangers read it. (Kind of like how I used to feel when I did a zine! But without a post office or stapling things!) I love that you can keep up with your friends, various pop cultural and political figures, and also keep an eye on trending topics to get a feel for what the online world is chitchatting about. But I...

Last night was the kick off party for the NYC Food Film Festival, and boy was I in heaven. (Don't I look happy?) The "Shuck 'n Suck" event took place at the Seaport and guests were treated to an endless array of raw oysters (6500 to be precise) , broiled oysters (w bacon) and even oysters w grits– along with the prerequisite beer, wine and specialty cocktails. The idea of the festival is to pair several short movies about the particular food while the audience...

Here at BUST we love crafty things and lovely ladies, and Babble (a modern parenting website) just released it’s Top 50 Etsy Moms! Go crafty moms! Working, raising kids, and finding time to create can’t be easy, but these moms are doing it and are pretty successful to boot. Babble’s top ladies have created classy jewelry, sweet kids' clothes, creative toys, adorable gifts, and oh-so-desirable things for moms. Check out their stores at Etsy for some top-notch goods made by ladies like you!   Image: Babble...