We had the good fortune of connecting with Elian Israely Monjack and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Elian, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
My home decor introduces people to the lifestyle of slow living and finding the beauty in our simple daily life. To respect those moments and make them meaningful by being present with what you are doing right now with a touch of bold and colorful patterns. More than that, we encourage you to buy slow design products, choose goods you have a connotation with, buy less, and use more. Every pattern is hand drawn in my studio, and I create timeless designs so people can enjoy them for years to come. Additionally, I take full responsibility for manufacturing everything in the most sustainable way I can. This is the least I can do after gaining knowledge of how much damage my industry has on our planet. This is the most challenging part but the most rewarding to know I crate a dialogue between unique designs and eco-friendly products and give my customers high-quality home goods that are good for them but for our plant too.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have always had a great passion for textiles and fashion. I get many compliments on my style, so I knew from a very young age that this is what I want to do; this is my purpose in life. It was very predictable when I decided to study textile design in one of the world’s best design schools, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. After four years of intensive but most beautiful education, I moved to Colorado. I started to attend Naropa University for my second B.A. in visual arts. Over the years, I discovered a deeper meaning to art and design. I began to ask questions that I felt are an inseparable part of the process. How does it make people feel? And how can I create what I do in a friendly and harmless manner? Nowadays, my creative career is about serving people in an authentic way that will bring joy and excitement into their hearts and homes. I get great satisfaction when I receive compliments on my designs. When people say that they feel joy and excitement about my patterns, I know I’m on the right path because I did something right if they feel good. At the end of the day, this is my goal to make people feel more vibrant and alive through my products. If I manage to do that in an eco-friendly way, even better, it’s a win-win situation.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I moved from Israel to Colorado 3 years ago; it’s a place I’m proud to call home! There are so many things to do and see! I would start with a hike at rocky mountains national park, dinner at Uncle, and a desert at little man ice cream. Also, I would take them to a red rocks show and visit downtown Boulder with a drink at Wonder.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My husband – Yotam Monjack. His support, the unconditional belief in me, and my talent gave me the courage to open my own business and follow my dream. He’s also a wonderful graphic and product designer, and we do a lot of brainstorming together.