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Jewelry Story - The Long Orbit Concrete Necklace

This is a very meaningful necklace for me. I thought I would share with you how this piece came to life. In this photo: the orbit concrete necklace in gold. Photo credit: Baara Guggenheim I designed this minimal necklace when my sister finally got pregnant. She tried to get pregnant for a long time, so it was a big moment. As cliché as it may be, motherhood is very important to me. It changed my life. It transformed me as a person and made me grow and become a better person. It still does. It grounded me and made me a much less selfish person.  The challenges of motherhood make me check my goals in life, my beliefs and my...

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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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