My name is Esther Yaloz and I'm the owner/maker of PLANETARIUM.
I’m enchanted by the vitality of wildflowers. They often struggle to survive in inclement weather and neglected spaces, yet return year after year. This resilience, and the fact that they are often ignored, drew me to use them as a central motif in my prints. My flower patterns are sometimes jumbled as in nature, sometimes arranged, and sometimes fashioned into shapes of birds or hearts.
While growing up in a farming village in northern Israel, I loved to walk in the surrounding fields among the wildflowers, collecting samples along the way. Later, as a young design student, majoring in textile design, these wildflowers became the inspiration for many of my textile prints. I went on to work for a large textile company which sourced out all of its production. Longing to print my own pieces, I then took a leap of faith, and with my husband, Ofir, an industrial designer, we moved to up-state, NY. There, we started Planetarium Design, with Ofir building the studio and display furniture.
We since move to Central TX longing for sunny days.
The business is ecologically oriented, I enjoys making functional art. Among my pieces you can find dish towels, tank tops, bags of all sorts - from makeup to elegant evening clutches, cotton and silk scarves, pillows, and wall hangings. A great deal of importance is placed on the uniqueness of each and every item. I print, dye and package everything by hand, transforming raw materials into a unique final product is a magical process.