DARA Artisans recently traveled on a sourcing trip to Tunisia, a delightful gem of a country on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa. As a lover of textiles, I was instantly taken with the exotic charm of vintage Berber weavings from the southern deserts. (more…)
We’re partnering with our favorite trendsetters, globetrotters, style icons from around the world to bring you the DARA Artisans Tastemaker Series. This new feature will highlight everything from insider travel tips and restaurant recommendations to coveted style forecasts and favorite discoveries.
If you’re passionate about discovering beautifully handmade things imbued with centuries of tradition and technique, Peru is veritable fantasy world. (more…)
After falling in love with Guatemalan craftsmanship during our collaboration with Tucker Robbins, the DARA team was eager to explore additional opportunities to connect with the country’s artisan community.
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…)
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…)
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…)
Renowned furniture designer Tucker Robbins has a vision for world peace. (more…)
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…)
I recently had the pleasure of attending The Ipsos Girls’ Lounge conference at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France. Founded by Ipsos CEO Shelley Zalis, The Ipsos Girls’ Lounge sets up shop at large trading events around the world, providing a place for women in the marketing, advertising, research, media and technology industries to network and inspire one another. (more…)