December 20, 2011
here is a little treat from ELLE DECOR magazine my husband handed to me to marvel at, late last night.
this is one of my rug designs “kama”. and why i “marvel”? because little did i know, that this rug would turn out to be so popular among our clients, friends, family, strangers, press and others. not only that they loved the designs but also the texture and colors. to some it was just perfect and ordered this rug “as is” – meaning, “don’t change a thing about it”. what a Hanukkah treat it is for me. thank you all.
read the inspiration behind “kama” rug here
October 31, 2011
i love fall colors, with all the warmth and coziness they offer. i don’t celebrate halloween but seeing all these warm spicy colors around how can one not get inspired?
interiors designed in warm fall shades are always inviting no matter the time of year, and are especially soothing in winter months. a room painted hot red sounds intimidating to most people but let your inspiration “travel”…you will find yourself bursting with craving for color change in your own home…or maybe even your hair (not orange ladies)…or paint something…or zap something you already own, in a hot accent hue.
i love pumpkins. roasted that is. better yet – after roasting it the warm colors are intensified let alone the flavor.
so here’s a pumpkin, not roasted, painted…in warm watercolor hues. by me.
i find inspiration in my kitchen – love hot spicy flavors and colors. makes home decor so much easier…
because these shades of beauty surround us all the time.
the rug below, for example, was inspired by the beautiful shape and shade of the star anis spice, only magnified. imagine this warm rug in your own room.
when i lived in nyc i walked through the park daily. i would pick dried leafs to paint, especially in the fall…when you get the most out of their color and texture…which inspired me to design leafdrop rug below.
moroccan interiors are known in their exuberance display of warm shades like it’s nobody’s business.
so get inspired.
what’s your fall favorite?
February 7, 2011
“You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it.”
There are some things in life that keep me from sitting and writing posts every day (which would be ideal for me. Just for me)…I’m sure you know what I mean when I say ‘life’. I have a lot to talk about… inspiration is everywhere and I can go on and on… but the good news is that I just got this amazing new camera… it forces me to create a new hobby: photography.
Not that I didn’t take pictures before but that camera is a sexy little piece of machine, that allows me to take shots of my rugs, room settings, samples, drawings and paintings…anything. It’s just that…when I take photos with the new camera I’m actually sitting on the ground, aiming at a subject…adjusting…exposure…light…composition…you know…almost like a pro.
Amazed at the new perspective…when all is contained… in one tiny lens…
… the night was so gorgeous I had to get out to my backyard and take some pictures of my plants…
…while my husband is shouting from the inside…the plans for our next project…
I’m all for…ambiance…
…through my new “eyes” darkness is already looking better…
…drama and ambiance…
oh, I could imagine all kinds of things happening with these two words…
…a tree trunk that looks boring during the day…look at it now…
This is my next botanical painting.
…this plant took over my backyard…now takes over the neighbor’s…hope he wont mind.
…looks like a giant illuminated pink umbrella…
…and the ambiance changes…
early morning…very early…
Love calla genus (lily).
I illustrated this elegant flower in pen and ink and gave it to a friend as Hanukkah present. We are not friends anymore (she didn’t like my painting?…) ha.
I can always make a new one…(friend or illustration?)
Can you see the hair on this gorgeous purple flower?? It looks right back at you.
…every girl loves pink… right?…bright…light…gorgeous pink…right?
doesn’t even smell like one…
you can tell by the leafs…
maybe it needs some vitamin c…
Last minute change in our backyard makeover design (yay)… few hours later we installed this beautiful noisy fountain.
I love noise.
Can’t wait to experiment more with my camera.
But like anything else…
December 7, 2010
I dedicate this post to all the lovely ladies and doughnut lovers.
May this holiday season be filled with powdered sugar, flickering lights and tiny silver chocolate balls.
I made these tonight. Can’t remember how many I ate, it’s a sin… but worth every calorie.
Happy Chanukah to all who celebrate.