Category Archives: furniture

Trend alert: Nature motifs, especially birds

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Can’t get to the forest?  Then let nature come to you.  This custom made iron bed by Shawn Lovell is a clear illustration of the nature trend that is happening right now in home furnishings.  Although it is a bit pricey, $15,000.00, it is  “one of a kind gorgeous”.

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White on white, so refreshing

 I am definitely “all about color” but every once in…

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Store review: Ha’omaniya adds furniture to their art

I’ve wrote about Ha’omaniya when they first opened in February. They’ve since expanded their selection to include more than the wonderful whimsical art pieces – they are now carrying a wonderful selection of remade furniture as well.
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Their furniture is very 60’s in style. Highly glossed and mildly psychedelic in shape – but very 80’s in color, like the mauve piece above. The combination is extremely modern and kind of fabulous.

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Israeli Designer: Raviv Lifshitz

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I got really excited when I found this lime green inflated shade & metal framed lamp by Raviv Lifshitz.  It’s a strange combination of materials to say the least and how about that name…

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Furniture fabric decoupage

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This dresser from the Better Homes and Gardens website got me interested in the craft of decoupaging furniture with fabric.   If you find the right fabric and a good piece of furniture, you can have a dresser like the one featured here.  I can even see starting a small business refurbishing old furniture with this craft…

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Store review: Yafe – it’s the things that make a house a home

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Yafe is in Gedera. The gift shop is located in one of the restored Biluim buildings that I visited a few weeks ago. There are many buildings that have been converted into dress and gift shops, bars, restaurants and even a hairstylist. I think what drew me in were the windows.

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Guest Post: The story of a renovated chair

Marcy Feld is the Marketing Director for Irwin Feld Design and someone I know from Twitter. She also happens to be a mom who has been through it all before and has been enjoying my Twitter updates about a 3 year old who thinks it hurts to go poo poo on the potty (so he goes in his underwear – anyone want to trade lives with me for another 6 months?) I loved the work of Irwin Feld Design, so I asked Marcy if she would be interested in doing a guest post – and she said yes. This post is a little different from what we usually do. It’s in the voice of the chair – finished product shown first below. You will not believe the shape this was in before they fixed it up…
I am an ugly duckling who was transformed into a swan. Unlike most of my friends on the gallery floor, who waited with baited breath, to be rescued and reborn, I never worried about my future; I always knew that I was destined for greatness.
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Un-cork one for cork

Now I am totally confused.  I have been watching the progression of plastic corks make their way into wine bottles far and wide.  I was under the impression that cork, which is harvested from trees; was on it’s way to extinction…
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Cork Chair by Gabriel Wiese
According to this article in USA Today, corks are “A- Poppin”!  Environmentally friendly, sustainable and now seen in home furnishings of all types.  Now I know what to do with those corks I’ve collected over the years.

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Paint transformation: From tossed to treasured

When my neighbor dragged this small dresser in off of the street that someone had tossed, we both got excited.  Not only was the dresser an “antique” it was in very good shape with all it’s parts in working order, including sliding glass doors on the top and a key in the lock on the doors below.
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Bauhaus Museum in Tel Aviv

Bauhaus was a school of design in Germany before WWII (1919 – 1933). In the beginning it was more focused on crafts and fine arts – they didn’t even have an architecture department the first year.
Hitler, however, hated Bauhaus design (he preferred the classical design) and had the school closed in 1933. Fortunately, some of the artists and designers left before things in Germany got truly scary – and they came to Israel (back then Palestine under the British regime).
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The Bauhaus Museum in Bialik Square is a small space that exhibits the crafts and furniture coming from the Bauhaus side of design.

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