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Supplies and Demand: Farah Malik and Dana Arbib of A Peace Treaty

10/05/2011

As though the name A Peace Treaty doesn’t conjure up images of something worldly already: Best friends Farah Malik and Dana Arbib met in Rome, where they hatched the plan to start their jewelry line. Since 2008, the two well-traveled ladies have been working with local artisans from different regions to create pieces that are both lust-worthy and socially-conscious. Here, they talk about the things that inspire them when they’re working at home in NYC. —jiayi


Dana: I visit the Adam and Sophie Gimbel Design Library at Parsons regularly and get lost in old issues of American, British, French and Italian Vogue there. I turned to old magazines after oversaturing myself with the entire design section of the New York Public Library—in essence, magazines are the only things you can never finish looking through.

Farah: I close every night by streaming episodes of Don’t Tell My Mother, which is an off-the-beaten-path travel show about conflict zones. It’s produced and hosted by uber-hottie Diego Bunuelfilmmaker Luis Bunuel’s grandson. He’s traveled to some of the countries we’ve worked in.

We’ve chatted with some other crazy-amazing designerscheck them out here.

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