What would you say to a cake platter that was already precut into triangular servings?
Terrific! Aesthetically pleasing! White (it goes with any place setting) and efficient – more room on the table and less to wash up! I thought this was such a clever piece designed by ceramic artist: Hadas Ella.
I think it is very important to preserve the historical character of our cities. The city of Gedera, founded in 1884, is a good example of how it can be done. It is located between Rehovot to the north and Ashdod to the west. HaBiluim (named after the BILU agricultural settlement movement) was the first street in Gedera and is now the main street.
I met Judy Weiss at a Digital Eve Israel event. She is an architect who until recently was busy working in hi-tech and raising four kids, and is now looking to get back into architecture. I told her about Tchochkes, she sent Patti and me a sample of her work – and we were sold. Judy has an amazing eye (as you’ll see in the post below) and I hope all Tchochkes readers give her a warm welcome (in other words – write a comment!).
A couple of months back I was in Montreal, when I stumbled upon an American country-style store in this big city.
It looked so inviting (especially since it was -6 C outside!) that I just had to step inside.