Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Food shots

More food shots from our brunch. The first one wasn't on the menu and the second is the home made falafel with tahini dip.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Latest crop

From left to right: Persian cucumber, black beauty zucchini, round zucchini and traviata eggplant.

WIP Quilt

I decided to skip the border and quilt the top and batting together and seam the back to the front so I won't have any border. I'm trying to give it a modern/vintage look. For some reason a few of the hand dyed blocks look like my childhood bedding. I feel that there is enough "vintage" in the fabric so the quilting will have a modern look. I'm going to machine quilt straight lines in a few of the blocks, some will go from side to side and some from top to bottom. The back and the stitching will be dark gray to bring all the colors together.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Today's brunch

Just a sneak peak of our lovely brunch we shared with our beloved family. You can see the squash medallions dish in the photo and the whole menu we prepared (by the way the squash is from our vegetable garden). All our organic and fresh ingredients were either from our vegetable and herb garden or Santa Monica farmers marker. We baked our bread and made a very yummy chocolate ice-cream. It was delicious.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New quilt

I tested a few dye colors and color combos on cotton before I dyed these scarfs. I decided to make a quilt out of all the samples I made. These are the strips of fabric after I trimmed all the excess of my design. I hope to show you the new quilt soon.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sautéed beet greens and chickpeas

Remember this salad? here is what I do with the beet greens. Ingredients: 1 yellow onion, chopped • Beet greens from 2-3 medium beets, stems removed • 1 can of chickpeas • Olive oil • Salt. Instructions: 1. Sauté the chopped onion in olive oil until soft. 2. Pour all the liquid from the can and transfer the chickpeas to a container. Wash the chickpeas with running water until there is no foam and the water are clear. Drain the chickpeas and put aside. 3. Cut the beet greens to 1/4" pieces (I roll a few of the greens together and then cut them). Add the greens to the pan and cook until they are wilted and tender. 4. Add the drained chickpeas and cook for a minute or two. Add salt to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Shibori Indigo workshop

I went to Shibori Indigo workshop at French General over the weekend, it was great. We made the indigo vats first and then dyed our folded/stitched fabrics. I'm so happy to find a place in LA with all these amazing workshops.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Raw Color

The work of Raw Color reflects a sophisticated treatment of material and color by mixing the fields of graphic design and photography. This is embodied through research and experiments, building their visual language. More here.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Grilling sneak peek

A few photos of the grilling area in our back yard. With our amazing weather and our love for fresh, healthy and yummy food we dedicated a special area for cooking outside. We can't wait for everything to be done.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Raw beets and cranberries salad

The beets in my garden are ready to be eaten and I was looking to make a salad with raw beets. I got inspired from this recipe but made a few changes. Ingredients: 2 medium peeled beets • 2 medium peeled fuji apples • handful of dried cranberries, chopped • handful of parsley, chopped • juice from 1.5 lemons • 3 tsp honey • 3 tbs olive oil • salt. Instructions: 1. slice the peeled beets and apples and cut into sticks. You can use a food processor. 2. Add the cranberries and parsley to the beets and apples. 3. Add the lemons juice, honey, olive oil and salt. Mix gently and let it sit for a few minutes. You can add almonds or walnuts if you like. Enjoy.

Bergamot station

Bergamot station over the weekend (two top photos) • Michal Rovner opening at Shoshana Wayne's Gallery.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

To all the wonderful moms all over the world, I hope that you're having a wonderful day. Xo

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Xiem Ceramic Art Fair

Beautiful ceramic bowls by my very talented friend Limor Johnson. I went to the Xiem Ceramic Art Fair in Pasadena today and my dear friend gifted me with these wonderful bowls. Thank you so much Limor, I love each and every one.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

3D printing pen

Sketching without paper. More on this amazing 3D pen here.


I went yesterday to a great design show in downtown LA called UniqueLA. UNIQUE is the destination for all things Made in America both in-person at UNIQUE LA/NYC/SF shopping events and on their site. Launched in December of 2008, the independent design show UNIQUE LA was created by community leader and designer Sonja Rasula as a way to bring local-made design and art to the masses while helping to grow and support the US economy and small businesses. Find out more here.

Sunday, May 4, 2014


Mother nature is very generous and I would like to say thank you for all the goodness. We enjoy watching our vegetables, fruits and herbs growing. It's truly a wonderful feeling to see it all and appreciate the amazing flavor of the fresh crops.