Category Archives: Store Review

Store review: Canoe


Can you Canoe?  Well now you can!  This store, located in Portland, Oregon has a beautiful website that features their world wide product collection.   Their clean taste suggest the finest from an array of different categories.  I think I see a trend here…

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New store concept: New people, San Francisco


New People Store Floor, art by Yuichi Yokoyama
My recent visit to SanFrancisco introduced me to an interesting venue designed by Japanese designer Seiji Horibuchi.  New People  is not just a store, it’s a mini mall in the heart of Japan Town that is filled with the finest in Japanese conceptual art.  The four floors of wondrous finds took seven years to actualize.  The most interesting thing about the place is that it is not just a shopping experience, there is a cafe, art gallery, movie theater and a store all in one space.  The space is a reflection of modern Japanese culture.
New People Entrance

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Store Review: 1 Br. (one bedroom) in Jaffa

I could have parked closer to the souk in Jaffa – but I saw this store and I had to stop. Wow. Wow. Wow. One bedroom is one of my favorite stores now. The owner has such good taste and combines everything in such a wonderful, fresh way. It’s a feast for the eyes and imagination.
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It’s not just the items in the store that are wonderful, but the design of the store itself.

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Shira Abel is the CEO and founder of Hunter & Bard, an award-winning public relations and design agency that works with scale-ups and enterprises on building their brand, awareness and thought leadership.

As CEO of Hunter & Bard, Shira oversees a team that manages public relations, marketing, design, and brand development for clients across multiple industries. She develops strategies for organically growing companies through sincere digital engagement and the application of behavioral marketing.

Clients include JELD-WEN, Benchling, Sixth Continent, Totango, Folloze, Radix DLT, Axa Tech, Allianz, and many more. Shira is also a sought after corporate speaker and marketing mentor, and has spoken at events such as Confluence and Content Marketing World, and taught at institutions such as Kellogg School of Management and S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research in Mumbai.

Read more about Shira’s company Hunter & Bard at https://www.hunterandbard.com

Store Review: Sue Fisher King in San Francisco

I had heard so many wonderful things about Sue Fisher King from my friends in SF that I had very high expectations when I went to go check out the store. The store didn’t disappoint.
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What an eye. So many wonderful accessories for the home in one place.

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Shira Abel is the CEO and founder of Hunter & Bard, an award-winning public relations and design agency that works with scale-ups and enterprises on building their brand, awareness and thought leadership.

As CEO of Hunter & Bard, Shira oversees a team that manages public relations, marketing, design, and brand development for clients across multiple industries. She develops strategies for organically growing companies through sincere digital engagement and the application of behavioral marketing.

Clients include JELD-WEN, Benchling, Sixth Continent, Totango, Folloze, Radix DLT, Axa Tech, Allianz, and many more. Shira is also a sought after corporate speaker and marketing mentor, and has spoken at events such as Confluence and Content Marketing World, and taught at institutions such as Kellogg School of Management and S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research in Mumbai.

Read more about Shira’s company Hunter & Bard at https://www.hunterandbard.com

A brush for every purpose

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This  shop caught my eye as I was walking down Herzl street in Tel-Aviv.  It looked like every type of brush and broom ever made was crammed into this tiny place.  And if they don’t have it – they’ll make it for you.  But it’s a dying craft.

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Design supermarket, Milan

Italy is cutting edge when it comes to cool, new, inventive things and here is one great idea the “Design Supermarket”  in Milan.  It’s white, it’s bright and it looks super chic and oh so designer.
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A Splash of China in Tel Aviv

We encounter a lot of things that are made in China these days, but in this store you’ll find things that are really Chinese. There’s something to be said for Chinese decor. It’s kitsch, yes, and I really love it. It’s always colorful and somewhat dainty.
There’s a store near Nahalat Binyamin, in an alley that connects between Nahalat Binyamin and the Carmel market where you will find this store… which has no name at the moment. It’s the China store.
I loved the teapots! I can’t choose which one I’d like to have most.
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Store Review: Blue Bandana

Blue Bandana is one of the most beautifully designed stores I have ever seen. It’s clean, fresh and so inviting. The store was opened about 19 years ago by Betty Gehorsam  (On my cellphone – Betty Blue Bandana) and Limor Gorali, two mothers who met because their kids were in the same class.
The two ladies go on shopping trips a few times a year to Europe and India (green with envy here) and have the following policy : “If we wouldn’t put it in our homes, we won’t sell it in our store”. You can definitely feel that, despite the cold metal shelving, the products and atmosphere in the store are very homely. Unlike some stores that sell fashionable items, this store sells products that exude warmth and a cozy atmosphere.
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Store Review: Live O in Tel-Aviv

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I was inspired by this store’s unique display of an ancient product still very much in use today.
Live O is an interesting play on the word olive.  Olive oil has been around since at least the  5th millennium BCE  providing sustenance, beauty and life.

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Store Review: Green Secret – The Winter Collection

In July I wrote about Sod Yarok (Green Secret), an inspiring florist store in Givatayim that creates the most amazing flower arrangements and also has great vases and some beautiful furniture too. I walked past there the other day and noticed that almost everything had changed, so I thought you may appreciate an update. I don’t know much about flowers but these are Chrysanthemums, which are about as difficult to spell as they are to pronounce. They were in simple white baskets which was lovely!
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