I first met Ellie Dayan and Emma Hacohen a few months ago, at their second home, Hastudia, when my cousin Laura showed me around at the Noga neighborhood, in Jaffa.
I found myself walking around, mesmerized by the aesthetic and joyful atmosphere, before even talking to them.
Everywhere you look you can find a sign, hand written or made out of wood or metal with mottos like: WORK HARD - STAY HUMBLE, WORK IT, TURN ANYTHING INTO A LIGHT and more. Polaroid pictures of people who are a part of Hastudia's community and their creations, as well of a variety of tools that you can use!
Ellie & Emma have created a unique place. They describe it as "A multi-disciplinary studio where hobbyists and professionals alike come to create and remake. A place to share knowledge, gain experience, be inspired and get crafty!"
Is it possible to skip this place? Why miss out on a chance of meeting new people, finding out all about interesting workshops, learning a new skill, having a great time PLUS leaving with a new object / furniture / anything that you have actually created or renovated with your own hands!
The three of us decided to create a clip that will give you a glimpse into the Hastudia!
Here it is:
For more information and their calendar (with weekly workshops):
Have a great and creative week!