|A quiet nook in the Google office overlooking downtown Tel Aviv. Thanks to the soon-to-be Mr., I've seen quite a|
few Google offices across the U.S., but none with a space as inviting as this one.
Things have finally started to settle down in Boston, and now that I've managed to peel myself away from CNN, how about those Tel Aviv photos that I promised?
As a true design hub, Tel Aviv and its surroundings have churned out such talent as Ron Arad and Alber Elbaz. And that's not to mention its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architecture or the world-class Design Museum Holon, just south of the city. Visit after visit, I'm always amazed by what I find in blissfully air conditioned little shops and on unassuming street corners.
|The most striking buildings in Tel Aviv are usually in the Bauhaus style, but this one caught my eye for its Asian influence.|
|A sampling of the wares - all by Israeli designers - at Collect Design Shop in the Neve Tzedek neighborhood|
|A greenhouse roof drew me into Gavriel, a home and garden shop also in Neve Tzedek...|
|...where I spotted one of the most charming tablescapes that I've ever seen.|
|And, finally, some ubiquitous shoe porn. I didn't catch the name of this shop, but not to worry:|
There seems to be a shoe store on every block in Tel Aviv.