Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Few Free Hours, Lots Of Inspiration

After a long time at home with two kids, my mom decided to give Eyal (my husband) and me a special treat of a few free hours and babysit the kids. We took the offer with two hands.  We drove not far away, just off the main road to a enchanted place named Heftziba, an old farmhouse and water mill from the early 19 hundreds. 


When you reach Heftziba you feel  like you've stepped into a dream, blooming nature, eucalyptus groves, a stream, green grass, birds, fish and funny large lizards who decided to run away from me instead of me running from them.

I believe inspiration is all around us, and Heftziba surely inspired me. Fascinating textures, color combinations and complex creatures, I had to photograph … and run home to create.

Wood textures:

Stone textures:

Combination of textures:

So, a day out isn't complete without the perfect outfit, here I am in my black H&M mini dress, Zara Jeans shirt, and amazing 20$ sneakers from Japan.
The jewelry I'm wearing here is part of my designs. 
You can see more of my Black & White collection here.

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The day was just perfect, and I hope my mum gets the hint when I suggest we make it a monthly ritual. Just look how happy we looked at the end of the day ;-)

This is a good place to say, THANK YOU MUMMY !
All my LoVe,

Sunday, October 28, 2012

My Top 7 Butterfly Gifts For The upcoming Holiday Season

For those of you who've been following, you already know about my fascination with butterflies. As the holidays are getting closer I decided to dedicate this post to 7 (because 7 is my lucky number) cool butterfly related presents I found on Etsy, and would not say no if someone would like to get them for me ;-)

The first – AMAZING! A wonderful print of Alice in Wonderland with butterflies, printed on an old book. The perfect present for a recycle loving fan like me. Hang it up on your wall for that added touch of color for art and recycle lovers.

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A butterfly ornament made of metal wire and wood, simple beauty to decorate my garden.

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Recycling again – this Etsy shop charmed me and I think I'm in love. They make all these cute knick knacks out of pop tabs! Beautifully colorful. 

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Love your stockings? I definitely do. I have a whole collection and these will be joining it shortly.

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For those of you who love D.I.Y here's a beautiful piece of leather printed with a colorful butterflies design. I'm sure you can think of something to do with it...:-)

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A great present for the girly girls (me me!) to organize all your cosmetics stuff.

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Beautiful and practical butterfly pot stands. Need I say more?

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I'd love to get them all, I guess I have to choose the one I love…. Maybe two…?

All my LoVe,

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Memories from a trip to Kyoto

Once upon a time, while I lived in Japan I went on an enchanted trip to Kyoto.  I was determined to see some Geisha, a dream I had since reading the book "Memories of a Geisha"…so I went to Gion, where they work, and There I met these beauties. Aren't they wonderful?

I was sure these where girls, but to my surprise they turned out to be dress up guys.
A little shock at first, but as I love to draw it inspired me to draw this 

I had wanted to see Geisha, and asked some Japanese as to their whereabouts…it turned out it was their day off, but I could not wait around for evening, what a pity.
After that, all was left was to relax… Here I am, riding a rickshaw. A rickshaw (riksha) originated from Japan and means man-powered vehicle. As you might be able to see, the guy pulling me around the streets of Gion is quite muscular, which I found a bonus, though I not sure he has the best job, hot humid and sticky, but he put a smile on for the photo none the less ;-) 
All in all, a great day! 

The sweet memory of this trip resulted in these fan earrings, layered with color, like the layers of a kimono.
Special rice paper imported from Japan creates this effect of layers, and adds the color of Kyoto to these gold plated fan earrings. 

All my LoVe,

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