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Wabi-Sabi

Hi there, So, what is Wabi-Sabi? And why do I care? Well, here is the what (I will get to the why after): Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. When it comes to aesthetics, it is about the beauty of change, the beauty of the ordinary, of the small details. Thus making us appreciate the fluidity of life itself. Usually, when we think of Wabi-Sabi we visualize something rustic, unfinished or tainted, changed if you will, by time and the elements. Take a look at the wall in this picture for example. Layers and layers of paint that were applied over several decades, which then started to peel off revealing the under...

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"Crafts" Exhibition - Between Liberalism and Traditon

  Hi friends, Since I am working with my hands all day long, and am proud that one of the core values of my business is the meticulous handmade process, I am often faced with issues regarding mass production vs. handmade small series process. This issue was the beginning point of an exhibition I presented in collaboration of my studio partner Adi Yair (a weaver and fashion designer) at the Design week of Jerusalem 2018 last month.  We asked ourselves several questions: Can design and conservatism co-exist? Or is design based, by its very definition, on innovation? Is there a place for personal, handmade, slow production processes in the current world climate, of consumption, industrialization, duplication and mass production? Why...

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