Mirena Kim : Head, Heart, Hands

It’s in the critical moment of creation—potter’s wheel spinning, clay transforming rapidly between her hands—that Mirena Kim recognizes the unique demands of her craft. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Nov 18, 2014

Profile : Linda Hackett’s Slow Design

Slow design is at the core of the Global Girls brand, which seeks to preserve indigenous crafts—even if that means production proceeds at the pace of the handmade, one careful stitch or embellishment at a time. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Oct 02, 2014

Spotify Soundtrack: Dana Brandwein, dbO Home

Studio soundtrack: Music exec-turned-ceramicist Dana Brandwein supplies an insider’s playlist (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Aug 21, 2014

Spotify Soundtrack : Dominik Kowalik, Dominik Woods

Dominik Kowalik, the man behind Dominik Woods, was once a guitar craftsman, so we predicted an interesting, informed playlist.


Written by DARA Artisans.Jul 19, 2014

Leigh and Cliff Spencer of Cliff Spencer’s (mostly) Westside LA Guide

Los Angelenos Leigh and Cliff Spencer—now partners and co-owners of Cliff Spencer Furniture Maker—came together in Hollywood meet-cute style, while living in the same Santa Monica building.  (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Jul 16, 2014
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DARA Artisans promotes cultural curiosity and a sense of discovery by offering a sophisticated edit of handmade artisan crafts to an audience seeking authentic, responsibly sourced designs with a modern aesthetic.