14.12.11 by Jeff

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Israel based designers Reddish Studio
One of the best meals I had in Israel was a lunch with Naama Steinbock and Idan Friedman (Reddish Studio). After the meal they gave me this beautiful handmade sculpture. It’s actually a creature from Jewish folklore called a Golem, and it’s made entirely of mud.

Israel based designers Reddish Studio

Israel based designers Reddish Studio

If you jump over to their site you’ll see they have quite a diverse portfolio of work. One of my favourite pieces is the “Buttercup” – a spontaneous picnic dress.

Israel based designers Reddish Studio

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • http://christinemarsh.com/ Christine Marsh

    I love the Golems. That dress and the photo of it are vivacious! Have an excellent day! 😀

  • emma

    ….similar to the myth of adam being created from dust or mud………Golems can be created in the same way.

    In modern jewish stories a Golem can be controlled,to do the biding of its master….but it is naturally hostile to people.

    But i think your golem is safe ….as to make a golem magic work Hebrew words or prayers must be inscribed on the golem…or on paper and placed in their mouth!!!!

  • emma

    ……mind you …I would never turn my back on a Golem!!! ….you never know!! ….;-)

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      haha





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