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.

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1. Designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón is the genius behind the PET Lamp, an international project devoted to turning castoff soda bottles into artisan-made woven pendant lights. Take a peek inside his home in Madrid, a defunct lamp factory that he repurposed into a colorful live-work space. (

2. Eat like your favorite literary heroines with this creative roundup of recipes inspired by scenes from classic novels. (

3. Not only is this behind-the-scenes tour of Frieda Kahlo’s house in Mexico City filled with inspiring photography, but it also includes some fascinating tidbits about her family life and the inspiration behind her art. (

4. We love working with companies like Sidai that make beautiful products out of upcycled materials, so we were thrilled to read about Speedo’s new fabric recycling partnership. (

5. The Wall Street Journal published this ultimate bucket list travel guide a few weeks ago, but it deserves a spot on this week’s roundup simply because we’re still talking about how great it is! (

Written by DARA Artisans.Aug 07, 2015
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