From Memories to Matter

Tucked away in a pretty boutique in Tel Aviv, the saying “you wear your heart on your sleeve,” takes on a whole new meaning.  Dutch eco designer Naomi Maaravi fashions … More…

June 18th, 2013 Shopping

A designing education

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There’s always a good bit of conjecturing as to why there are so many creative types in Israel, making everything from uniquely conceived costume jewelry and unique clothing … More…

December 19th, 2012 Accessories, Media

Fall Press

In Israel, fall is olive season. Local markets fill with olives – uncured – ready to be brined and preserved for eating over the next year. Most importantly, olives are … More…

October 23rd, 2012 Food, Shopping

A Moshav Comes of Age

There was a time when every moshav and kibbutz — Israel’s agricultural communities — was surrounded by verdant orange orchards, simple cow sheds and bustling chicken coops, all worked by … More…

September 20th, 2012 Home, Shopping

Lean In

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What do we gain from the experience of leaning and reclining while we eat and drink at the seder? Historically, leaning symbolizes freedom and wealth and it’s a … More…

March 22nd, 2012 Home, Shopping

Design in the City


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Jerusalem is about many things, from hallowed sites and sacred streets to complicated politics and angst-ridden religion. But it’s also a place that wants to redefine itself … More…

December 21st, 2011 Clothing, Shopping

Old Jaffa is New

The ancient port city of Jaffa, just south of Tel Aviv’s bustle at then end of the pedestrian beach promenade, has been no stranger to the creep of gentrification, a … More…

November 30th, 2011 Center, Places, Shopping

Purses and Murses

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As designer Donna Karan once told a group of budding Israeli fashion design students, “It’s all about the handbags!” It’s a truism that Israeli designers have taken to … More…

June 29th, 2011 Accessories, Media, Shopping

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