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After a Tragic Earthquake, Nepal’s Artisans Find a Way to Move Forward

Having worked closely with local Nepalese artisans for many years, FROM THE ROAD founder, Susan Easton, was devastated to learn that a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake had struck Nepal this past April. Much to her relief, none of the artisans had sustained serious injuries, but many lost their homes in the tragedy. She knew they would face the subsequent challenge of rebuilding their lives, both literally and figuratively, amidst a world thrown into chaos. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Sep 29, 2015
Graphic Black and White

The stark elegance of graphic black and white patterning was on full display in Rag & Bone’s powerful collection. Acoma pottery captures a similarly eye-catching aesthetic with its two-toned geometric minimalism. The mind-numbing complexity of Acoma pottery is a sight to behold, creating the perfect decorative accent in any home.

Shop the Top 10 Trends from New York Fashion Week

The infectious buzz of New York Fashion Week always provides an exciting thrill heading into fall. Each year, we eagerly anticipate the jaw-dropping street style, elaborate runway sets, and instagram sensations. But most of all, we love identifying the hottest trends of the impending season. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Sep 24, 2015
The stunning array of crimson, scarlet, and burgundy stripes transform this classic fall accessory into a covetable statement piece. Its 100% yak wool composition is the new standard in luxury fibers-- soft as cashmere, but with superior warmth and durability. 

 Red Nomad Steppes Scarf , $215. 

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Paint the Town Red

From changing leaves to couture runways, the color red is everywhere this season. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Sep 11, 2015

Labor Day Weekend: One Bag, Three Destinations

Labor Day weekend always offers an alluring array of possibilities for end-of-summer excursions. After booking the necessary plane tickets, coordinating with friends, and making restaurant reservations, the only thing left to do is pack!  (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Aug 27, 2015

This 500-year-old UNESCO World Heritage is famous for its Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture and colonial relics. When you’ve finished soaking in the beautiful array of churches, convents, and mansions, pay a visit to Nim P’ot, a shopper’s paradise filled with traditional artisan pieces.

Tucker Robbins’ 5 Favorite Destinations in Guatemala

We couldn’t be more excited about our exclusive collaboration with Tucker Robbins. When it comes to exquisitely handmade craftsmanship, Guatemala is clearly a source of immense talent, creativity, and inspiration. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Aug 19, 2015
1. Zucchinis

Our zucchinis have been growing like crazy this year. I've had so much fun getting creative and finding different ways to use them. I like slicing them lengthwise on a mandolin and adding lemon zest, toasted hazelnuts, olive oil, shaved parmesan, and salt and pepper for a refreshing salad.

Dara’s 5 Ways to Make the Most of August Produce

One of my favorite things about summer is how easily you can live off the land. Everything just tastes so much more flavorful this time of year. I love being able to walk outside in Little Compton and choose what to make for dinner based on what’s ripe in the garden. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Aug 17, 2015
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Links We Love – August 7, 2015

From recipes inspired by our favorite literary heroines to a tour of Frieda Kahlo’s Mexico City home, here are the links we love this week. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Aug 07, 2015
You can also use your sarong for more than just clothes or accessories! Remarkably versatile, it also makes a great beach blanket for stretching out in the sun, or a tablecloth for impromptu picnics. 

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5 Ways to Wear Your Matta Sarong

Matta sarongs are handwoven and hand-spun in India, mixing centuries-old techniques with a modern color palette. We can’t get enough of their stunning patterns and soft cotton texture. Best of all, they are incredibly versatile. It’s amazing how a single piece of clothing can transform into so many different looks. Check out five of our favorite ways to wear them. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Jul 28, 2015

Layering Jewelry With Lena Skadegard

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you have to ditch your layers! In the spirit of keeping cool without sacrificing style, we’ve turned to jewelry designer Lena Skadegard for some expert advice on how to layer your favorite accessories. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Jul 09, 2015

Staff Travel Picks

With Fourth of July around the corner, it finally feels like summer is in full swing, and we’re in a vacation state of mind here at DARA. Join us on a journey around the world as we share our staff picks for favorite travel destinations.  (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Jun 30, 2015
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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.