Adi is a friend of mine whom I followed on flickr for at least two years and then met in real life by chance earlier this year. Turns out she is an architect and interior designer with major talent (of course all my friends are talented).
The apartment is on Arnon Street, off Ibn Gvirol in the “old north” of Tel Aviv. The place was a simple old Tel Aviv apartment, nothing special. Within 4 months she transformed it into what you are about to see (unfortunately there are no “before” shots, so the “after” ones will have to do).
What can I say? The wooden floors are fantastic, the windows enlightening, the feel is Tel Aviv with a little Europe mixed in. Most of the furniture is from the flea market in Jaffa and there are tasteful bits from Ikea as well. FYI, Adi is open to doing projects in Israel and abroad.
As you walk into the apartment you see this amazing transformed bathroom cabinet from the Flea market in Jaffa with a rotating exhibition of pictures, babushkas and more fun stuff. The grey-green wall off sets the cabinet really well.
Public gardens are powerful, they beautify and pacify. I came upon this water garden & stream outside of the Maccabi Health building on Yigal Alon Street in Tel Aviv. It is situated just outside of the main entrance and graces all who enter this common outdoor space.
Every bird needs a home …
Check out these high-end bird houses that I found at Target. This large American retailer is known for their ability to promote popular designer collections at budget prices. Target continues to dazzle with these “for the bird” houses. Not only are they nicely designed, they are made out of plywood and coated with Eco-friendly paint which gives them a green welcome.
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…
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.
The eco-friendly home was definitely one of the more interesting places I went to from Houses From Within. Located in Bialik Square (over by Bialik House), the eco-friendly apartment has a store in the front, an office, bedroom and kitchen. The backyard is used to make compost and other earth friendly things.
I have to say, some of the apartment seemed like it was taking ‘earth friendly’ to mean the same as ‘grungy’ – and they are not the same.
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