Thursday, May 8, 2014

Happy thank you cards

Inspire by the spring breeze I designed these new colorful greeting cards. Purchase them right here and you will never be caught off guard in any of life's events.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Jachnun and eggs

My first Jachnun ever was in NY about 10 years ago and the second was last Saturday over breakfast at Maya and Ori. For those of you who aren't familiar with the dish, Jachnun is a Yemenite Jewish pastry baked in a slow oven overnight and traditionally served on Shabbat morning with a grated tomato dip, hard boiled eggs, and skhug (a type of spicy sauce). 
I embrace every tradition that involves food, friends and lazy afternoons therefore you can only image my excitement (mixed with champagne) that morning.

I would like to take this opportunity and tell you a bit about Maya and Ori and their newborn son, Noah (Noach). Why? Well there are many reasons to mention them in general but in our context mainly because she's the one who inspired me to make my Noach Ketubahcollection. We were talking about Ketubot few months ago and she told me about the Ketubah, which she and her Husband made for their wedding (they are both very talented industrial designers) and how the Noach theme follows them through their lives. Until that moment I never put too much thought into Noach's legend but she made me think about the romantic aspect of the story and the idea of saving two animals of each kind, male and female in order to start a better life in a new world.

The same morning it was the first time that I saw their original Ketubah that I'm sharing here with you.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New in town

There is a new Ketubah design in the shop that is a takeoff on a design that I made for a Rony and Asaf back then. They are both designers (graphic VS industrial) very down to earth nature lovers that were married in a reform ceremony two springs ago. I was looking to make something simple yet elegant that will reflect their mutual love and respect and their connection to the land.
Since then I've been asked quite a lot about this design and now finally came up with a proper response. You can find it here, with the original colors.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Passover

My treat to you for the holiday is this really easy dessert recipe for Pesach. It's great as a small gift for your Passover host or for any other occasion.

Ingredients for 20 cookies:
200g (7 oz.) peeled and sliced ​​almonds
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon heated honey or silan (date honey)
2 egg whites
Optional: you can add 1/3 of a cup of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and cranberries

1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees (300o F)
Mix the almonds and egg white. Add the honey and sugar and mix again
Pour scant tablespoon of the mixture on the baking paper
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until golden

2. Organize them nicely in a fancy or simple jar.
3. Tie a ribbon and complete the look with a small card. Walla!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Something New

Hooray! There is a new Lookbook section is my shop and here I would like to share a few frames from the photo shoot. 
I was looking for a stylish and bright, yet not sterile location and soon enough decided on this urban home of a friend. She is a curator and a collector with very fine taste who elegantly combines clean and modern items with her personal and nostalgic stuff. That's what DVASH is all about- Choosing your home, your life, your family your traditions. Keeping them relevant and upbeat in any creative way and bringing it into your living or working space.

Photographs by the most amazing Natalie Schor

Monday, March 17, 2014

Purim in the city

As seen through the eyes of my talented friend, Sabine M. in a local coffee shop. Happy holiday everyone!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Playing dress up

Purim is coming up and I decided to mention it in my shop with two new patterned designs. The illustration includes some of Dvash's favorite animals that decided to mask themselves as other characters. It was fun doing something so loose and playful and I feel that some of these new creatures really bonded.
The cards are available in two different sets or as a mix of four and they are great to complete your mishloach manot or just as a random holiday card.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

On the road

Last weekend some friends and I hiked in one of the most diversified landscapes of Israel. To be completely honest, I'm not sure exactly how it looks during the rest of the seasons but in spring (and it IS spring here) the whole area is colored in anemones red. For the first time in two months it rained, but still we had a blast. You should definitely come.

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Ketubah

Here are my great grandparents and their very simple and modest ketubah back from the early twenties in soviet Russia.For the launching of my new Ketubah collection I'd like to give you a general background concerning the meaning of this tradition. 

Ketubah is
a Jewish marriage contract and is considered as an integral part of the traditional Jewish marriage.
Some state that the origin of the Ketubah started in 176 BC (over 2000 years ago). In ancient tomes rabbis insisted that the couple would conclude the Ketubah in their marriage in order to protect the interests of the wife.In the standard text written in Aramaic, the spoken and written language of the period, It lists financially and general obligations of the husband to his wife as the provision of food, clothing and conjugal performance duties.Ketubah written on a special document called Shtar Ketubah (Hebrew שטר כתובה), signed by two witnesses and usually read at loud under the Huppah (specialcanopy). It is considered a great honor to be invited to witness the Ketubah signing.
Modern Ketubot (Plural for Ketubah) can be different in style and content, depending on the beliefs and traditions of couples entering into marriage.Progressive Judaism allows individual changes in the text. For example, some often prefer more egalitarian language corresponding marriage vows that emphasize values, which are the basis of their relationship and marriage (love, friendship, family, tradition, etc.). Due to the fact that there is a great variety of texts, engaged couples typically consult with their rabbi or priest who is to perform the ceremony of marriage, to determine what text fits them most. It is also common to write your own vows or to commission your Ketubah in both languages.
After the wedding the Ketubah often hung in a prominent place in the house of a married couple as a daily reminder of their vows and responsibilities to each other. Ketubot can be seen in a variety of designs, which usually reflect the taste and style of the era and the area in which they are made.