Embrace Slow Living: Handcrafted, Sustainable Décor for 2024

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In a world that's constantly racing, we're taking a moment to appreciate the unhurried pace of creation inspired by the artisanal traditions of San Miguel de Allende. As we step into 2024, let's delve into the essence of slow living embodied by the handmade, sustainable treasures of Stray Dog Designs.

Savoring the Pace

In San Miguel de Allende, time dances to a different rhythm. In our workshop and within our artisans' homes, the art of crafting unfolds gradually. Here, precision isn't rushed but measured in each paper inch meticulously cut by a paper mache artist and in each deliberate strike of the hammer by an ironworker.

Embracing Tradition

Generations have woven their legacies into these crafts, passing down the torch of expertise and artistry. For over 25 years, Stray Dog has honored these traditions by collaborating with local artisans, transforming their time-honored techniques into the vibrant, unique pieces that adorn your home.

Honoring Every Detail

In the realm of handcrafted excellence, it's the minutiae that matter most. At Stray Dog Designs, our artisans infuse every piece with meticulous care and attention to detail. From the gentle curve of a hand-carved silhouette to the precise application of vibrant hues, each stroke, bend, and brushstroke is a testament to our commitment to perfection. It's not just about crafting furniture and décor; it's about sculpting narratives, infusing soul, and ensuring that every detail resonates with artistry and grace. Our dedication to the craft echoes through every knot, brush, and stroke, ensuring that each piece that graces your home is a masterpiece of mindful creation.

Worth the Wait: The Stray Dog Way

At Stray Dog Designs, we celebrate the blend of contemporary aesthetics with age-old techniques, meticulously handcrafting each piece. Our commitment to sustainability and quality resonates in every creation, ensuring that your home is adorned with handcrafted excellence – an extension of your individuality and values.

A Call to Intentionality

As we embark on this new year, let's embrace intentional living by adorning our spaces with pieces that echo sustainability, artistry, and intention. Let your home be a sanctuary that reflects not just your style but also your values.

Stray Dog Designs welcomes you to live intentionally, surround yourself with thoughtfully crafted pieces, and savor the beauty of the slow, sustainable movement in 2024 and beyond.

Learn More 

A while back we created some videos showcasing some of our most popular crafts that create your favorite Stray Dog pieces. 

Here's a video about Lucia, one of our longest standing painters,

and a video about Ignacio (aka Nacho), an iron worker that's been with us since the inception of Stray Dog Designs,

and one more about the Cruz family, our paper mache experts. 

If you want to read more about why the Stray Dog way stands above the rest, go here.

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