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Cupcakes are delicious. It is a proven scientific fact. I for one believe that cupcakes should be one of the major food groups.  Here at Bust, we received package containing a wonderful cupcake kit from Saint Cupcake, a bakery in Portland Oregon! Simply awesome. Saint Cupcake's frostings and cupcakes are handmade and super fresh with no synthetic flavorings! They have lots of different flavors and even have vegan friendly varieties. There are also toppings galore! We got in our package carrot, chocolate, vanilla toffee and vanilla chocolate chip...
Last Friday, Tracie Howarth, of Brooklyn Charm, generously invited the BUST staff to treat themselves at her new shop in Williamsburg. We had a blast!  Everyone managed to find some really cool pieces. Tracie and her staff are the best! They helped us take the various beads, charms, doodads, and whatsits that we picked out and make awesome jewelry.  Every customer that came in the door was so excited to be there, we couldn't help but have fun. One woman said, "I live right around the...

Hey everybody, the BUST 2010 Spring Craftacular photos are here! Check out these awesome photos taken by Tom Starkweather featuring our vendors and all the great folks that came out to Brooklyn to hang with us at the Warsaw! It was amazing to see so many stylish and creative people in one place (vendors AND patrons alike!). Thanks again! {morfeo 25}...

This charming, illustrated bladder was drawn by I Heart Guts, a company that creates whimsical cartoon organs with a mission of love for our bodies and their bits. It gets better- you can now wear your organs now as an accessory too. And who can deny the sarcastic jargon that comes with recognizing our bodies? Urine for a treat with this golden gem.  So next time you’re hating your bladder for that painful UTI which never seems to go away; let this cute...

  Mark Frauenfelder of Make magazine gives us five more reasons to DIY. Apparently, making mistakes while DIY-ing is good for you because it gives you more inspiration. Make something crafty this weekend!   Image: bear-centaur from DoobyBrain...
We’ve all read about or watched a movie about the terrifying processed food industry and its effects on how we live. The blame has reasonably been put on the corporations that somehow manage to produce modified “food” in record time, but the death of the family meal has been blamed for the increased need of (or addiction to) fast food. And who is to blame for the death of the family meal? Women, or specifically second-wave feminists, according to Michael Pollan. Pollan’s recent piece in the...

BUST magazine would like to thank all the vendors and shoppers who came to the 2010 BUST Spring Craftacular yesterday. We hope you had as much fun as we did! The turnout included families, fashionistas, and even some furry friends. It was great to see such a wide variety of people gathered in one place to support our independently owned artisans. (I was especially excited to be able to get a plate of perogies and a gin/tonic at the same place.)   If you entered the raffle,...
It's Here! Don't miss the BUST Spring Craftacular today at 261 Driggs Ave., Williamsburg, NY. Ride your bike, take a hike, ride the bus, take the subway--just make sure you get your ass over here by any means necessary! Get there early to receive one of 250 amazing goodie bags. $2 gets you in the door where you can sign up for our FREE raffle, full of all kinds of wonderful and crafty things. 50 of the hottest handmade vendors, plus free coffee, as well...

Well, it's been a hectic couple of weeks, but the ladies at BUST are now working on the final preparations for the 2010 BUST Spring Craftacular happening this Sunday, May 23. The programs are folded and the gift bags are filling up. We're so excited! The Bust Spring Craftacular is an event in Brooklyn, NY at  that will showcase over 50 independent designers, artists, and craftspeople, carefully selected from a long list of applicants. They are all hugely talented and have amazing and unique items to...
When you hear the phrase 'healing herbs' you probably picture a jungle in the Amazon or a mountainside in China. But did you know that there are beneficial plants growing right here in New York?  Herbalist Irina Adams of Phoenix Botanicals uses locally sourced, wild, and organic herbs in her line of  moisturizing balms. Each balm combines these herbs with a blend of  organic shea nut butter and olive oil to quench thirsty skin.  In addition, the packaging is designed to minimize its impact on the environment! Phoenix...