Strolling down the glitzy northern part of Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Street this week, something strange caught my eye among all the designer gowns and stiletto pumps. Garbage. Literally, garbage. No, not on the street. In the window display. The garbage – which included aluminum cans and newspapers – was in the window display of Cotton, […]
For those of you following our Great Green Prophet Giveaway with Yoav Kotik, we are proud to announce our two winners – Rebecca Markowitz and Herman Gregorian! Both of them came up with very creative ideas for reusing things that would otherwise end up in the garbage bin, and we are going to reward them […]
In one of our past prophecies we wrote about Israeli clothing company, Bagir, and their men’s suits made out of recycled PET plastic bottles. But the EcoGIR suit is not the only environmentally friendly product that this company has up its sleeve. They’re always thinking of ways to make their suits greener. I talked with […]
For those of you who missed out on our first Great Green Prophet Giveaway, the competition is on again! And this time the prize is local, handmade, and recycled – so we’re especially proud. Yoav Kotik, an Israeli artist who reinvents garbage materials into beautiful jewelry and other creations, has graciously agreed to give an […]
It’s the spring exhibition season in Tel Aviv, and the art world is blooming. Blooming with new shows, new artists, and new ideas. And, thanks to internationally exhibited Israeli artist Yoav Kotik, blooming with recycled flowers. Kotik, a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, has fashioned flowers out of junk […]
The tell-tale sign of an apartment being renovated in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem is the huge green dumpster holding piles of wood, doors, windows and tiles. Green Prophet says it’s time to reclaim some of those perfectly useful materials instead of sending them to landfill. Why not bypass that trip to IKEA and create simple, […]
You read about it here first on Green Prophet. Now watch the vid. Tel Aviv’s Naomi from Abu Yoyo has found an ingenious way to recycle city banner adverts. She makes bags, wallets and book covers and sells them back to media companies. Ingenious, no?
This weekend the Young Israeli Art Fair, aka Fresh Paint, comes to Tel Aviv with an extra splash of green. The showcase for up-coming, independent artists has a special installation curated by environmental NGO, EcoOcean. The Green Project will showcase environmental art that, the organisers say, “identifies art as an integral part of our environment, […]
Cardboard solutions upcycle wasted materials into portable cradle. So being an ecomum, buying new furniture for my daughter is not really my style, but when something like an EcoCradle comes along I am seriously tempted and definitely recommend this as the eco-guilt-free solution for parents or grandparents who would like to buy new furniture. To […]
Israelis, as the saying goes, are like a cactus fruit, because they are prickly on the outside but sweet in the middle. We kind of think Israelis are like bamboo too: strong as steel but soft and smooth. (If you are into eco-chic, you’ll know why we are talking about bamboo.) Thanks to Designist Dream, […]
Two Architecture lecturers from the Technion Institute in Haifa have designed a high-rise sustainable energy apartment complex that includes greenhouses for all its residents, and are building it in Wuhan Province, China. Tagit Klimor and David Knafo, who also run their own architectural practise Knafo Klimor, with offices in Tel Aviv and Haifa, believe in […]
Israeli designer Shay Alkalay is a man modeled after our own green heart. And with his cheeky invention, you will never have to say ‘out, out, damn spot,’ ever again. aking over your coffee spills (which might have otherwise ruined your best white shirt), is a little iron-on alien, known as a stickystain.
Israelis are coming around and getting into the recycling spirit. We couldn’t hold ourselves back from posting again on Groovy, the designers mentioned yesterday for their multi-purpose matcot chair. Today’s find is a record business card holder. While records are pretty much obselete in this part of the world (unless you are a DJ), business […]
Israelis love playing matkot. Though we are Israeli, we weren’t born here and have yet to learn how to appreciate the national sport, best played in one’s tighty whities on the beaches of Tel Aviv. Thanks to our new friend at Designist Dream, we found links to the creations of Groovy (Danit & Yinnon Simhi). […]
We stumbled onto Designist Dream last week “where art and design and the Holy Land meet,” after the missus in the house gave Green Prophet such a warm welcome to the blogosphere. We’re already excited about some of the eco-relevant finds Designist Dream has dug up, and will be sure to report on some of […]