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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. 

 Shop Norlha.

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
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Tastemaker: Rebecca Stadlen, Home Market Editor at Vogue

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.

This month we meet Rebecca Stadlen, the Home Market Editor at Vogue, a lover of global textiles, a collector of ceramics, and a flower enthusiast.


Written by DARA Artisans.Sep 08, 2015

Going Green in Guatemala

Tucker Robbins’s Back to Roots collection proves that one man’s trash can truly be another man’s treasure. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Sep 02, 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

Mulberries Founder Wins Ramon Magsaysay Award

We are proud to announce that Mrs. Kommaly Chanthavong, Mulberries founder and DARA collaborator, was among this year’s recipients of the Ramon Magsaysay Award. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Aug 24, 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

Back to Roots with Tucker Robbins

Renowned furniture designer Tucker Robbins has a vision for world peace. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Aug 12, 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.