Our extended vision is to collaborate with a rotating collective from different cultures and countries. We want DAMDAM to be a home for independent artists, artisans, and creatives.
Canaan Bali was conceived as a dwelling place for artisans, craftspeople, and creative individuals. Founder Emmelyn Gunawan supports Balinese craft villages and advocates for preserving techniques perfected over generations and local craft traditions. Located within the grounds of the chic Katamama Hotel and adjacent to Potatohead in the heart of Seminyak, this collective belongs to the hip PTTFamily group.
Learn more about our collaboration here.
We are gifting DAMDAM x Canaan pouches with every purchase of our Escape Set at Makeup Kitchen (until supplies last).
AMMA is the brainchild of British couple Josie and George Warren, Sri Lankan transplants from England. AMMA is a social enterprise which practices fair trade: They train and employ mothers in Sri Lanka’s central highlands to give them a living and a fair wage. They create beautifully colored toxic-free textiles using food waste and local plants – a gentle protest to unnecessary excess and synthetic products. The gentle colors produced by natural dyes change and adapt along with time and human touch. We collaborated with Josie, George, and their atelier of mothers to create special pouches for you to store your DAMDAM wares when you take them on your adventures.
Read more about AMMA here.
We are gifting DAMDAM x AMMA pouches with any purchase (until supplies last).
Monica Zobel Urquijo
The London-based artist and LOVE magazine collaborator is a pedigreed free spirit: This Le Bal des Debutantes almuna comes from one of the most prominent families in her native Philippines, but Monica’s free-wheeling, psychedelic art belies her rarefied upbringing. Her globetrotting bohemian soul is evident in the artwork she created for DAMDAM – a slice of the DAMDAM paradise we’re sharing as a small gift to our customers.
Read more about Monica here.
We are gifting a print of Monica’s work with every order of DAMDAM.
A longtime friend of ours, artist Patrick Stephan cut his teeth at John Galliano as a designer in Tokyo. Now back in Paris, he designs accessories crafted out of supple leather by his team of artisans in Japan. For DAMDAM, Patrick photographed and created a series of life-sized collage art pieces that reimagine the small, magical moments which make up the daily rituals of a DAMDAM girl.
Read more about Patrick here.
See the entire spread by Patrick here.
Girl-of-the-moment Julia Abe grew up in Brazil before moving to Tokyo at age 15. The Brazilian-Japanese model also moonlights as an artist, exhibiting her manga-inspired work in Tokyo. A fan of natural beauty products, this multi-ethnic, multi-talented beauty is our poster girl for DAMDAM.
Read more about Julia here.
See the entire spread with Julia here.