Thursday, January 30, 2014

Alchemy works

Alchemy works is a gallery, retail, and events space concept, located in the Arts District of Los Angeles, California. They even sell cars.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Before and after

I got a dark blue coat from Zara, loved the coat, hated the buttons. I bought new silver buttons that work so much better with the dark blue color and replaced the old ones. Love the coat, love the buttons.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Shawarma salad • chicken UPDATE

Remember this post? I posted the recipe in English here. I made only the chicken a few time since then, I fried, grilled and roasted it. I have to say that it's one of the best flavored chicken thighs I've ever eaten. If you like mediterranean flavors, you should give it a try. Enjoy.

Monday, January 27, 2014


All the beautiful soft furnishing (snug, knotty floor cushions and Knotty pillows) and the foldable bag designed by Kumeko, a design studio in Berlin.

Handmade leather belt

My dear friend Limor and I took a class at Poketo learning how to make a handmade leather belt. We had a great time, our teacher Steven Soria (and his dad) from Make Smith was wonderful. I'm so happy with the new skills I acquired and can apply to any new leather project I'll make in the future. I would love to take more leather classes to learn as much as I can. You can see the belt I made in the first photo, Steven in his studio in the second and other belts Steven made in the third.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


I love doodling, especially when it inspires me to create a new line of fabric design. The design came about while working on a very tight deadline project. While listening to another person talking I was drawing on the side of a paper. This is what came out of it. • Hand drawn, manipulated in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

New yards

We're redoing our front and back yards. New concrete, new area for grilling, and the best yet, new herb garden. This is work in progress.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Berbere world imports

Berbere world imports is a huge hangar of imported beautiful, unique, rusted, old with a lot of character doors, pots, furniture and accessories. If you're in LA you should visit this amazing place, it's so inspiring.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

B Fiess

Ceramics by B Fiess.

Date cookies

I missed these melted in your mouth date cookies, it's funny how a memory can deceive you. I love the dough, I'm not crazy about the filling. I love dates but I'm not a big fan of eating them in a cookie for some reason, I also added 1 TSP cinnamon to the date spread. Maybe it's the fact that I used store bought date spread instead of making it at home. The recipe I used is in Hebrew, I've found one in English, not identical but similar here. • The Hebrew version does not use eegs, and use white and whole flour mix. It calls for 1/2 date and 1/2 halva spreads, I didn't use halva at all. I also used 1 cup orange juice instead of 1/2 cup because the dough didn't come together. • My solution for next time is either use a homemade date spread or chocolate and halva filling. I think I like the second idea better, I know my family will. • Important note: don't ever freeze these cookies, they get ruined when you warm them up. I suspected that this amazing dough won't last in the freezer but I had to try. Need to bake another batch.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Beverly Semmes

Beverly Semmes 1992 – 1994 exhibition at Shoshana Wayne gallery in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.

Friday, January 17, 2014


MOMO via MissMoss. I love the bag and the sandals, the colors, the playfulness, the logo and their posters. Fresh and fun.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


The amazing Helen Dardik, I love her work, everything she does makes me smile. Her colorful inspiring work is always so beautiful.

Ceramic vases

Hand-drawn ceramic vases from around the house. Had to go back to hand drawing, I miss the feeling of creating by hand, I guess working on the computer and cooking is not enough these days. • All drawings were scanned into the computer, manipulated and colored in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


I didn't know about Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi until very recently, so I got their cookbook Ottolenghi. I made dinner last night using two of their wonderful recipes, cauliflower and cumin fritters with lime yogurt and roasted chicken with sumac, za'atar and lemon. A few notes: I had to time the fritters 3 minutes on each side, and I didn't make them so big, they came out perfect. The chicken was great too, next time I'll peel the lemon (I used mayer fresh lemon from our tree), because the dish was a bit bitter. • I have to say that I'm enjoying reading the book. I love everything about the recipes, the freshness, the Mediterranean flavors and the fact that Yotam and Sami joined forces to come up with something so wonderful and share it with the world. Enjoy.