honey from the moon
Design and Own
I have always had a great fascination with style and design. Particularly, with functional artistry - craftsmanship that produces materials of such high quality, that one may consider them equally beautiful and practical. Especially when it comes to bags, which are often lovely to look at but impossible to use or vice versa (helpful in daily life, but physically unappealing, I believe this balance is crucial - if one aims to stand the test of time.
Meeting Yonathan transformed this dilemma for me. Though I had long known that I wanted to venture into the design world myself, I knew also that it would require the perfect collaboration, due to my full time performing artist’s career. But here was the problem! Who could I possibly find to create a style item with, which also had a limitless imagination, a critical eye and a flare for chic originality?
...I still remember the first day I visited HONEY from the MOON Studio.
Buried in piles of fabric samples and scrap leather, I felt like a child in a candy store, who had been invited to customize their own candy! HONEY from the MOON team absolute attentiveness to the details of my own unique style allowed me to space to conceptualize such a specific vision for my bag. He did not impose his tastes, but rather encouraged my own, asking me what colors excited me, what shapes felt nice to carry on my body and what accents made me feel like this bag would be absolutely one of a kind.
His openness to my personal aesthetic and his enthusiastic response to my unconventional requests (for example, to add gemstones and tassels for extra bursts of energy) made me feel completely at ease. He took into account my lifestyle, as well as my fashion inspirations, and together we aimed to create the ultimate "Marushka" bag - equally beautiful and practical. A bag for someone who loves to hit the road as well as the red carpet, for someone who appreciates a balance of refined and rugged style, and for someone who is brave enough to have fun with high fashion.
When I opened the box and uncovered the final result, I could not have been more amazed. It was an exquisite incarnation of the drawing we had done together that day in his workshop. Seeing the creation come to life has assured me that my days in the design world have just begun - so long as I am working with creatives like Yonathan, who believe in the power of dreaming big and possess the actual skill set to turn these dream ideas into real life products
Their creation of ours has now accompanied me halfway around the world, carrying laptops, music gear, and clothing and more - all while looking gorgeous, remaining solid and feeling indescribably easy to carry.
All this to say that one thing is for sure... this bag and I will be together for a long time!