Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sergio Albiac

Here is what Sergio Albiac writes about his work: "I create visual imagery to articulate my thoughts about the beauty, contradictions and emotion of the act of living. My work revolves around the interior worlds we create in our minds and the tensions that arise when confronted to our realities. The illusion of control in a world much governed by randomness and the elusive nature of emotions are also recurring ideas in my work…" You can find more here.

Amazon Wishlist

A few books from my Amazon Wishlist. Printmaking, fabric design, tie dye, embroidery, cooking and prints.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Sweet apple latkas recipe in English

Just realized that it's a better idea to post the English translation of the Sweet apple latkas recipe (if you don't read Hebrew it will be impossible for you to find it). I hope you'll enjoy it, Happy Hanukkah.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sweet apple latkas

For me these latkas are more like a combo of donuts and latkas. I think it's the self rising flour and how sweet they are. Next time I'll use 1/4 cup of sugar instead of 1/2 a cup, but they came out great. I like how they rose and the way they taste. Not sure what I expected after making potato / apple latkas for years, but their flavor and texture are very surprising in a good way. You can find the recipe here by Chef Haim Cohen. For all of you that don't speak Hebrew click "See Translation" for the English version. Find the recipe in English in my next post. I love his recipes and his amazing restaurant "Yaffo Tel Aviv" in Tel Aviv.


Very cute sweaters from Everlane.

Monday, November 25, 2013


A few beautiful things from LEIF, an online store that adds a unique touch to everyday life.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Repeats (4)

A few small tweaks to old designs and a new one in this repeat series. They just feel better as a group, even though I'm not sure about the lace one (bottom right).

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Conversational final (3)

Memory lane conversational design is finalized to be presented at my last textile design class.


So sweet. My friend Alena introduced me to this amazing toy maker Mia Giedre Kaubryte – Schmidt. You can find her online store here.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Down memory lane / Conversational (2)

Remember this post about my conversional design? I made it very personal with pictures of my mom and me as a baby, my mom, my daughter and my wedding. All are drawn by hand and manipulated in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. My next step is to print it in black and white and add a gilded look with a gold pen.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Home decor finals

A few tweaks to the second design and an additional third one to my home decor assignment. These are the finals I'm going to present in my textile design class.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Acadia Chicago

Three course meal at Acadia in Chicago. Amazing flavors and presentation, we loved everything about it.


We went on a tour at Wisconsin University last Sunday. U and I flew to Chicago, spent the night there and drove to WU to meet with our daughter who stayed with her friend at the University. We had a wonderful half day in Chicago. The weather was nice, a little rainy but not too bad, we had thin crest pizza for lunch, we walked around and had a great time at a tea house called Argo Tea. Dinner was an amazing experience, I'll post some pictures next time.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Triunfo Creek logo

Triunfo Creek Associates site went live today, I worked on their logo design only a few months ago. Their choice (the top gray and blue logo) was conservative, but still looked good. I included a few other choices we came up with.

What Katie ate

Beautiful cooking book by Katie Quinn Davies. I follow her wonderful blog for a while now, it's truly stunning. Her book is on my wish list.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Boba and bubble tea

If you're interested in making boba and bubble tea yourself here is a recipe to try.

Home decor

The assignment is to design three coordinating original patterns for the home furnishing market, still working on the third one. My inspiration came from nature, the honeycomb look of morels. Morels is a genus of edible mushroom closely related to anatomically simpler cup fungi. These distinctive mushrooms appear honeycomb-like in that the upper portion is composed of a network of ridges with pits between them. –Wikipedia Hand drawn, manipulated in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.