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Whaaaaat?! Oh my word, I want to push those big buttons and make tiny people float around in water! This is “Waterful : Wonder Rooms”, just one in a series of wonderful waterful-ness, by Tel Aviv based artist Liya Jacobi. Here’s her bio… which makes me wish I went to school to become a TOY MAKER!

Liya Jacobi is a Tel Aviv based artist, toy designer and a special needs advocate with experience in child therapy and graphic design. Jacobi combines traditional craftsmanship with modern intention, creating unique objects while unexpectedly merging form and function. By playing with preconceptions about art and design – the social, cultural and historical relations to objects we all share – she provides a new context. Presenting alternatives to contemporary appliances, she adds unforeseen functionality and a delicate execution to her work. Liya studied Visual Communication at Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy and Toy Design at Shenker College of Engineering and Design in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

I love everything about this. Happy Friday.

{thanks to @melaart for sharing this work with me!}

comments (3)

  1. liya jacobi - fooledbyart /// 02.12.2021 /// 1:28am

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  2. Amy Tingle /// 02.15.2021 /// 5:08am

    I don’t know why these make me both deliriously happy and also make me want to cry, maybe for the loss of a childhood we can’t get back, or maybe just missing my boys when they were little enough to play with those push-button water toys. Oh I don’t know. It’s simply “saudade”. And I want one of these in my living room.

  3. the jealous curator /// 02.15.2021 /// 7:19am

    me too, amy, me too!

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