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.
I love restored tall wood windows and shutters. And I don’t see many around; probably because it is more difficult to maintain them in this climate. Although the shop is a little crowded for my taste I did like how they managed to maintain some of the character of the 19th century home: the two tone walls, the niches and the sloping ceiling with the wood trim.
Yafa has a lot of objects (hafatzim as they are called in Hebrew) to choose from: furniture, ceramics, kitchenware, pillows and jewelry just to name a few.
I particularly liked this wrought iron table and chairs set. Notice the ceramic top. This ironwork as well as the country furniture are from Studio Paam.
I kept being drawn to the sculptures. I liked their carefree look.
And it’s refreshing to see that they don’t have a body image issue.
The kids are cute but I don’t understand their connection to the cars. Maybe the ball?
Sheep and goat crossing – quite whimsical.
The shop carries silver from Hazorfim and items from Turkiz as well. If you’re looking for interesting gifts or decor for your home and you live south of Tel-Aviv I think this shop is worth a look.
Yafe: HaBiluim 21, Gedera 08-868-8188
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Store review: Yafe – it’s the things that make a house a home
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