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French Connection

I am just crazy about Toile!
toile bedroom
The word “toile” has different meanings in English, from “cloth” to “web.” In design it refers to fabric with a repeated pattern in one color, usually a pastoral scene or floral motif. Originally from the French town of Jouy-en-Josas, Toile de Jouy dates back to the late 18th century.

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Magic carpets…

Carpet store on Ben Yehuda Street

One of the first words I learned in Hebrew was “shateach”, meaning carpet or rug. Before I lived here, I used to come here and buy small handwoven carpets made from silk, wool, cotton and various combinations of the three materials.  Israel is the land of the “magic carpet”, there are so many beautiful, well made authentic rugs and carpets to choose from.
This shop “Iran carpet bazar” is on the corner of Ben Yehuda (#111) and Ben Gurion streets in Tel Aviv.  On any given day (as long as the sun shines) the carpets are laid out on the sidewalk for display, repair, cleaning and drying.  It is not unusual to step on a carpet on your way past this busy intersection, I always feel bad stepping on them but no one else seems to mind. 

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Stepping up in style

Good ideas don’t always ship to Israel, like these individual step…

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Got silk?

Indian Silk market Silk, just the name makes me envision…

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A little dab…

Amazing paint! This is a before and after on the…

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If you like to sew, have I found a find for you

My first degree is in Textiles, so please excuse my…

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The nytimes.com doesn’t have a program that supports the little guy (or gal)

While going through the site to find out where I…

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