In honor of its centennial in 2004, The Jewish Museum commissioned world-renowned designer Karim Rashid to design this unique menorah. Created in his signature bright colors, forms and materials, this bold statement brings a contemporary look to a traditional ritual object. It is a fitting celebration of Hanukkah for the 21st century!
Above Photo By Gail. All Other Images Courtesy of Marzipops
Do you like marzipan? I sure do. For me, just one bite of this sweet, almost exotically delicious treat says “It’s Christmastime!” more than any other holiday food. Made with a base of ground almonds, sugar and egg whites, it’s one of those polarizing things that people either love madly or just do not ‘get.’ If you don’t even know what Marzipan is, this post will tell you all you need to know about a marvelous thing that you should familiarize yourself with sooner rather than later. Tis the season, after all. Continue reading Marzipops Marzipan, For The Holidays!
In the 1980s, Judaica artists began to reexamine the form of the Hanukkah lamp, which according to rabbinical prescription should have eight lights in a straight row and on the same level, with a ninth set off from them. Peter Shire (b. 1947) typically takes familiar objects and reimagines their shapes, colors and materials so that we barely recognize them. Continue reading Eye On Design: Menorah #7 By Peter Shire