October 20, 2016

Le Grand Livre du Cerf-Volant, G. Spini - 2003

It has just come to our attention that the French kite book "Le Grand Livre du Cerf-Volant" by G. Spini has a photo of our Bargenki Kite!

March 24, 2016

Lupa Smartphone Photography Competition

The International Photography Festival is holding The Lupa Smartphone Photography Competition.
As its website banner, they chose a photo showing several of our kites! 

Here's the original photo:

Credit: Felix Lupa

July 18, 2015

Kiting Magazine Cover - 2015

We are featured on the cover of AKA's Kiting Magazine!

May 29, 2015

Supernova - 2015

Cervia Selfies - 2015

Come rain or shine, Cervia 35th anniversary! 

... and two days later on the same beach...

May 13, 2015

Electric Company Warning - 1929

This is a 1929 notice from the Electric Company notifying people of an electric network going live. At the bottom, it appeals to parents and teachers to warn children not to climb the poles and not fly flying snakes near them (nor tie beasts of burden to the poles either).  

Flying Snakes is a rough translation of the Russian word for kite: "воздушный змей" (VOZDUSHNYY ZMEY) which means air-snake. The notice probably predates the Hebrew word for kite: עפיפון (AFIFON) which appeared in the late 1930s.  

December 23, 2014

Op-Art Genki - 2014

Illusive to the eye and pleases the wind                       מתעתע את העין ומשמח את הרוח

November 3, 2014

Exhibition - Fly with the Wind - The Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem

A wind inspired exhibition in the The Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem in the spirit of the MAKE movement.

We were invited to exhibit a few of our kites and this blog was chosen as the Science Museum's Site of the Month! Welcome!

October 15, 2014

30th Afifoniyada - Israel Museum, Jerusalem 2014

This summer marks our 30th year of kite building!!
It all started in summer of 1985 which also marked the Israeli Museum's first "Afifoniyada" - a kite festival and kite making competition.

Bandana Delta over Henry Moore's Vertebrae
Israel Museum, Jerusalem 2014 

One Sky One World - Israel 2014

video credit: Mary and Roni Peeri

October 11, 2014

One Sky One World - Israel 2014

We organized this year's OSOW meet at a beach-side park in Jaffa. The weather was wonderful and the sky was full of kites.

For the event, we created a new kite with the OSOW logo in Hebrew.

August 29, 2014

Flower Bed - Ohashi-Style Edo - 2014

The design is inspired by a recent patchwork workshop. 
First flown in the Dieppe, NB, Canada, International Kite Festival in August 2014.

July 6, 2014

Exhibition - Playing with the Wind - Eretz Israel Museum Tel-Aviv

Our kites will be on display at a new exhibition: Playing with the Wind at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel-Aviv. Opens: July 15, 2014

The exhibition's catalog.

May 16, 2014

January 31, 2014

Royal Chef, Shakshouka Hexagon Kite - 2013

We were contacted by an Israeli TV reality show to make a Shakshouka themed kite for one of the show's contestants, the venerable Dr. Shakshouka.

Shakshouka is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions, often spiced with cumin.

Here's the finished kite, with the scrumptious Shakshouka with parsley on a blazing hot skillet:

And here's a short clip from the final show, featuring Bino Gabso, aka Dr. Shakshouka, and The Flying Squad.


August 3, 2013

Blast from the Past - 1992

We dug up these (scanned) photos from the first kite-festival held after the end of the first Gulf-War in 1992. The paintings (Acrylic on Nylon Taffeta) were done by Eli's childhood friend and artist Tzvika Remetz.

Eddy mask kite
Art by Tzvika Remetz 

Humorous Hexagon
Art by Tzvika Remetz