April Bloomfield’s Seasonal Playlist

Just like food, music flourishes according to season. Lively steel-drum beats go down easiest under a July sun; languid jazz is best consumed fireside, with a heady aroma of coq au vin in the air. Fittingly, it was James Beard Award-winning chef April Bloomfield—best known for such New York dining institutions as The Spotted Pig and The Breslin—who reminded us of that relationship. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Dec 17, 2014

Spotify Soundtrack: Andria Crescioni

The intriguing combination of Bossa Nova, funk, folk, and rock on designer Andria Crescioni’s Spotify soundtrack results in a playlist that’s both meditative and uplifting. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Nov 06, 2014

Spotify Soundtrack: Jim Franco

Artist Jim Franco’s studio soundtrack has a dreamy quality to it (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Sep 22, 2014

Spotify Soundtrack: Lena Skadegard

Journeying to new places might inform the work of jewelry designer Lena Skadegard, but musically, she finds comfort in the familiar. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Sep 17, 2014

Spotify Soundtrack: Sarah Loertscher

Several of the songs on jewelry designer Sarah Loertscher’s studio soundtrack are anchored by a core, pervasive rhythm; (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Sep 04, 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
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