Monday, September 1, 2014

Interview with Dari Design Studio

Dari Design Studio Fun is What I do

I am so excited about this month's Lovely Ink created by super artist sister duo, Dari Design Studio. Their piece is bold, bright, and playful just like them! Just looking at this piece puts a spring in my step and reminds me of that sweet anticipation of the first day of school (no not highschool, I am thinking more like 1st and 2nd grade when it is all new and fresh.) And imagine how cool this would look in a white simple frame in your work space. What a great reminder!

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I have this super special interview to share with Dariana and Dariela. Peak inside their creative process and their inspiring and harmonious collaboration. Enjoy! 

Dari Design Studio Photo Portrait 2 sisters

Take us through your creative process of making your piece for Lovely Ink?
A lot of the times we realize we enjoy very small details of life. For example we love staring at a cute corner we just decorated in the house. Or when we move we will spend enormous amounts of time browsing for pretty home office decorations for the new space. It is hard to explain how much satisfaction of just staring at cute furniture put together in a space can give us. We have learned to notice these joyful sparks, because we know that attraction is a huge resource of our day to day inspiration.

Dari Design Studio Hearts and Arrows Pattern

In this case, we found ourselves going through lots of online places trying to find nice furniture pieces and other elements for the home office. We thought of how important it is to have an inspiring space to work from, specially when you work from home. That made us think of all the people out there also working from home and hoping to make their space better and more inspiring. When we put those two thoughts together Boom! The idea came to life! We started designing an art piece that could add a unique touch to a working space (we drew most of the pieces we wanted to buy) and that could also remind others (and us) that when we love what we do is such a joy to work.

What drew you to the inspirational saying you used in your Lovely Ink piece?
To us there is no other way to design and express art. It has to be happy!! We can't help but to work with bright and happy elements. The quote really came from what we feel when we design, and since design is what we do, it just made sense to say "Fun is what I do". Also we try to keep quotes handy as a reminder, inspiration and motivation. Remembering what our passion is and how good it feels to do what we do can serve us well on those days when business doesn't seem as fun.

Dari Design Studio Amulets, Tee-Pees and Arrow Pattern

Was there a moment in your life when you first fell in love with making things?
Yes, we both fell in love with crafting since we were young girls, we made little drawers to place our jewelry in paper mache together and we were always creating new things for our rooms out of paper or any other materials.

Where in your life do you find the most inspiration for your art?
Dariela: I find it in those unexpected moments, for example when I’m running outdoors I look at my surroundings and I get inspired to design based on what I see: the beach, the home decorations, the lifestyle of where I am at.
Dariana: In nature, in my enjoyment for the things I like, in the experiences I treasure, in what I eat, in my relationships, in amazing and easy flowing color palettes and in the streets

Dari Design Studio Bikes and Triangles Pattern

What would be your absolute dream project - no limitations?
To create and design a big line of bedding, home decor and stationery

Who are some of your favorite artists, illustrators or surface designers?
Jessica Swift, Helen Dardik, Elizabeth Olwen, Erica Hite, Masha Manapov, Dinara Mirtalipova, Lotta Jansdotter, Joy Cho, Jen Ramos, Susan Kitchen and many more!

Dari Design Studio Red Blue Modern Floral Pattern

What are your favorite design or art blogs that you would like to share with your fans?

Made by Girl:


A Beautiful Mess:

Oh Joy:

Design Love Fest:

Dari Design Studio Maps and Hearts Pattern

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