StudioDLifeStyle

Home decor, accessories, art and lifestyle gifts

Herzliya, Israel | 103 Sales

StudioDLifeStyle

Home decor, accessories, art and lifestyle gifts

Herzliya, Israel 103 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(26)

Announcement   * * * IMPORTANT: At this point, there is no guarantee that gifts will arrive on time for the holiday. * * *
When art meets matter - everything is possible.
Lifestyle is a language, a statement, an experience - whether we are at home, at work, at an event, or outdoors.
It's all around you.
It's all about you.
Handcrafted or printed - the items in my shop are more than just objects. They are means to add color and joy to your immediate vicinity. Whether it's decor for your home or a personal treat - they all connect to your uniqueness.

As for me, it's a wonderful way to combine my love for both art and design.

♥ ♥ ♥

You are welcome to visit my other shops:
Artisan jewelry: https://studiodjewelry.etsy.com/
Illustrated jewelry: https://studiodbronze.etsy.com/
Printable Art: https://studiodprint.etsy.com/

For goodies, discounts and more - sign up to my newsletter:
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Feel free to contact me on any subject.

Ducky :)

♥ ♥ ♥

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 5, 2018

* * * IMPORTANT: At this point, there is no guarantee that gifts will arrive on time for the holiday. * * *
When art meets matter - everything is possible.
Lifestyle is a language, a statement, an experience - whether we are at home, at work, at an event, or outdoors.
It's all around you.
It's all about you.
Handcrafted or printed - the items in my shop are more than just objects. They are means to add color and joy to your immediate vicinity. Whether it's decor for your home or a personal treat - they all connect to your uniqueness.

As for me, it's a wonderful way to combine my love for both art and design.

♥ ♥ ♥

You are welcome to visit my other shops:
Artisan jewelry: https://studiodjewelry.etsy.com/
Illustrated jewelry: https://studiodbronze.etsy.com/
Printable Art: https://studiodprint.etsy.com/

For goodies, discounts and more - sign up to my newsletter:
http://mad.ly/signups/67824/join.

Feel free to contact me on any subject.

Ducky :)

♥ ♥ ♥

Ducky Rubin

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Ducky Rubin

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About

Artistic Voyages*

IN THE BEGINNING, OR: HOW DOES ONE BECOME AN ARTIST?
I live and work in central Israel, and can track back my first artistic thoughts to kindergarten, at 5 years old.
One was when my friend, Orit, sketched a figure and drew too many contour lines for the hands. When painting inside she realized making a mistake and fixed it, but I was disappointed. I really liked those extra lines, and thought they were wonderful and imaginative.
Another was being fed up with threading plastic beads, and looking for other options. The teacher's assistant took some olive kernels and showed me how to grind their tips on a stone to make holes. I coated the kernels with gouache paint and created my first original necklace.

I come from a family of craftsmen, designers and artists, so becoming a creative artist seemed natural for me. I was daily exposed to both artistic processes and meticulous handcrafted finishes. However, support for my young talent came from other places, mainly my art teachers at school. When I expressed my wish to learn art in high school, my father replied that it's better to learn a trade, and sent me to learn bookkeeping.
Me, bookkeeping???
Soon he realized his mistake, and became a source of support. Art became an anchor, a built-in part of my life – whether it is painting, crafting or jewelry making. It's a burning fire
that never extinguishes.

LIFE AS AN ACTIVE ARTIST
As a child, I was a mousy little creature, living in a dreamy bubble, gazing out to the world. Everything became a source of inspiration: visions and sounds, scents and colors, textures and shapes. In a way, this child is still here :)
Art has chosen me, and became my way of life. Artistic expressions accompanied every period: jewelry making, crafting, drawing and painting. The main sources for creation are the images and visions that flash in front of my eyes for a fraction of a second, especially when waking from sleep, but most are not absorbed in my memory and I fail to record them all. If only I had a "dream camera" to document them…
The same curiosity that characterized the little girl I used to be is still with me today, and it is tasting the world, touching, feeling, smelling, and listening to its sounds. But most of the work is done by my eyes. Many of the elements in my work come from ceaseless observation – usually unconsciously – of the world around me: from planets and landscapes to people, leaves, crystals or sand grains. These elements find their way to the material as subjects or textures. To a great extent I am a "serial" creator, and use these themes again and again, while applying different translations, interpretations or techniques.
I work while listening to music and singing along, or while talking to other people. This enables me to divert my attention from the work itself and allows a subconscious flow unhindered by logic thought. This flow dictates my work, and in fact – my body is just a tool art uses to materialize.

STUDIOD
As a young adult I was concerned that art alone cannot provide, so I began learning Architecture. After a while I felt out of place, and longed to work directly with materials, getting my hands dirty. One of my teachers, a sculptor, faced me with an obvious question: what would I like to do when I grow up? Somehow I knew. I always knew. I quit school and began to design jewelry out of leftover modeling cardboard.
StudioD came to life.
More than 30 years later I'm here, sharing a piece of my creative world with you.
During this time I experienced with many materials and techniques, became a silversmith and learned wax modeling.
In the past few years, I'm struggling with ME's (myalgic encephalomyelitis) pain and fatigue. In order to appease my creative genie and continue working, I have begun working with clay, fibers, Metal Clay, artistic wire and digital media – all proved as fantastic materials. Luckily, they broadened my creative options.

YOU
Yet, StudioDhomeDecor is all about you.
How?
I imagine you in your own environment, and choose the right way to add shape and color, using coasters, decorative pillows, wall clocks and other objects.
Your home and place of work are extensionד of yourself, and my products are meant to help you tell a story without words – your story.
Custom designs are no trouble at all. Vice versa – I love the challenge! It also provides a direct and personal contact with you, a dialog – which is a bonus for me :)
After all, I'm making them all for you…

Thank you for visiting and accompanying me in this voyage.

Check out my shops:
Artisan jewelry: studiodjewelry.etsy.com
Picture jewelry: studiodbronze.etsy.com
Printables: studiodprint.etsy.com
Lifestyle: studiodlifestyle.etsy.com

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Ducky :)

(*) Artistic Voyages is the title of my blog

Shop members

  • Ducky

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

  • Yael

    Daughter And Best Assistant

Production partners

  • AOW Fine Textile Printing Lab

    Montreal, QC

    This company is known to use the best fabrics – mainly fine silks. Their line of products coincides with my art and designs, and allows me to introduce you to beautiful, carefully crafted, fine items – you will love to have :)

  • Art print lab

    San Antonio, TX

    This print lab specializes in printing fine art on a wide variety of materials. It is known for its high quality printing and professional finish.

  • GN print facility

    New York, NY

    This printer has a wide range of products, and offers alternatives for some of my existing production partners. Another advantage - some of their products are printed in various countries, which is best for local customers as for shipping fees, fast delivery and less import taxes.

  • On Demand Print Lab

    Hendersonville, NC

    This print facility has some unique, wonderful products that are complementary to current items and correspond with many of my designs.

  • PM Houseware Print Lab

    Scottsdale, AZ

    Another Etsy Manufacturer, with gorgeous products of high quality.

  • PF Apparel Print Lab

    Chatsworth, CA

    I found them on Etsy Manufacturers, and was impressed by the amount of positive reviews from fellow artists.

  • PY print lab

    San Francisco, CA

    With this partner's help, I can expand my product line to a more complete LifeStyle experience.

  • RB Expert Print Lab

    San Francisco, CA

    This Print Lab was recommended to me by fellow artists. They allow me to broaden the options and variations of my existing products, while maintaining qualities using meticulous materials and fine printing. The best thing about them is labs around the world - faster and cheaper shipping.

  • SS Professional Printing Lab

    CA, United States

    This print lab is known worldwide for high quality prints and materials used. I found that my designs look best when using this lab, and hey, I want the best result for you :)

  • Print Lab Georgia

    Norcross, GA

    A fantastic source for great new products, quality printing and fast production.

  • TL printing

    Sioux Falls, SD

    A fulfillment service for designers

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Nov 9, 2018
Frequently asked questions
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT REFUNDS

By placing an order in my shop, you are responsible for the following:
* Providing a correct shipping address
* Paying any import tax and duty in your country (such as VAT, GST, customs)
* Using the tracking information to follow your package
* Collecting and receiving your order

In case of refusal to accept a package due to VAT, GST and any import duty requests in your country, or avoiding or failure to collect your order for any reason, and without fulfilling the conditions mentioned above - will not entitle you to a refund of the item cost, shipping costs, and additional fees that may have occurred on checkout.

Taxes

On each listing, next to the price, you may see a notice that "Local taxes included (where applicable)".
What does it mean?
That means that all applicable taxes in my own country - are already included in the price, and you will not be asked to pay any additional fees.
In other words: the price you see is final.

However, as a buyer - you may be required to pay local import taxes in YOUR own country, e.g. VAT, GST, customs and others.
Please, understand and accept that I can't change or control your country's import policies.
If a refund is due, it will not include these fees.

International shipping

In order to create the best products for you, I found expert labs that print my art and designs on top quality items - all tested and approved by me.
These items will ship to you directly from my production partners, located mostly in the USA.

Some of the items are also manufactured in Europe, in order to allow fast fulfillment, and avoid expensive shipping rates, and (if possible) customs, VAT and other taxes.
Shipping from all these locations allows tracking to most destinations.

What are Custom and Personalized items?

I don't keep an inventory of printed items. They are all made to order, printed, cut, sewn and shipped at your request, as soon as you place your order.

These items are ready to be customized or personalized in many ways: change of color, adding an initial or a name, or any other change you may wish to apply on the design - as long as the final design coincides with my style and my artistic integrity.

I reserve the rights for any design and custom changes, as well as for unique designs tailored for specific customers. That means I can include these products in my shop and sell them to other buyers.

About colors

Although I do my utmost best to represent the right colors in the items' photos, your final product may look a bit different than the display, for many reasons:
* While I keep my working screen calibrated, colors will look different on other screens due to age, type, reflection, and different manufacturers' setups.
* Different materials will reflect colors based on their properties: texture, shine, absorption capacity, and others.

A Personal note

Creative joy is an integral part of my work, and I am convinced it is reflected in my designs.
My desire is that anyone who buys in my shop, or receive a gift bearing these designs - will be filled with the same joy.

In order for this to happen, we should cooperate before a purchase.
Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at any time.
Not only is this not a nuisance for me - I am happy for any opportunity for such communication.

Ducky :)