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A day out in Tel Aviv - Saying Hello :)

The truth is that we are very shy.  We love to talk about our work, take pictures of our work, but almost never talk about ourselves, or take pictures of ourselves. That day - was exceptional, a day out at the heart of the city of Tel Aviv, we walked around fancy Rothschild blvd., Famous Allenby street, and invited Meital Cohen and her camera with us. Although temperature climbed high to almost 30 Celsius degrees - the streets of Tel Aviv early in June - are still breezy. We stopped for coffee and short brain storming conversation at a small cafe gallery - the owner Karmi Veraner is a photographer - his works are all around his cute little place. Crossed the street...

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Minimalist, clean, with fresh natural Israeli harvest - this is how we love our holiday table.

Photo: Hagar Dooplet Looking for a creative idea for a summer holiday table - we could not miss the beauty of simple nature this time of the year - many fresh fruits and vegetables in the market, and all trees and gardens around us are blooming. With the holiday of Shavu'ot in mind - fresh olive branches with tiny new fruits - are such a lovely addition to the table decoration. White flower, crispy Challa, and wheat oat - complete an atmosphere that reminds us of the Mitzvah of 'Bikurim' - celebrating the fresh harvest and hoping for a blessed and fruitful year. with a strong belief that beauty and inspiration are in the small natural things - we enjoyed...

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Israeli design at Vienna Jewish Museum Shop

The Jewish museum shop in Vienna Gottfried & Söhne- has an exceptional concept - it is an Israel design shop (not a Judaica shop), such a fresh idea! and as far as we understand - the only exclusivwly Israeli design shop in all Europe! (and maybe the only one outside Israel !?) Thank you Elisabeth for featuring items from our studio, and showing them so beautyful on display. If you are in Vienna - go visit and say hello http://www.gottfriedundsoehne.com/  

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Artistic Day Tour at Old Jaffa - Judaica Designers' Favourites

A sunny day, at Hol HaMoed Sukkot, was a lovely timing for 'Judaica Workers' next meeting.We met at Marit Meisler Judaica studio - 'ceMMent', located at a typical picturesque old Jaffa alley. Breaking routine in a colleague's inspiring studio - is so mind opening, always have a lot to talk about, jumping from one issue to another - from sharing our experiences with the contemporary Judaica market, to thoughts about financial issues. Located at a very artistic quarter of the old Jaffa, we were soon out of the studio for a walk. Although all of us wandered old Jaffa so many times before, with Marit and Laura we had the chance to discover new things.First and foremost - we visited the studio and Gallery of Frank Meisler, Marit's father...

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Why we named our studio Armadillo? and how it works with Judaica? (plus a candy at the end)

We are always asked about the name of our studio - Armadillo. Not an obvious choice for a contemporary Judaica design brand. A couple of week ago a customer from Texas, where armadillo's still live - asked us again, 'I did not think armadillos lived in Israel, right?' she said ... That is right, there are no armadillo's in Israel. When we first had to choose a name for our studio, about 20 years ago - our main focus was educational projects for kids, we've designed games and hands on exhibits. We were looking for a logo that we could illustrate, and will have a nice sound. In addition - Hadas's father came to Israel from Argentina, where he was...

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