My first assignment for Remodelista was writing about a minimalist menorah. That was 10 years ago, and though I’ve remained on the menorah beat ever since—see last year’s 10 Designs for Hanukkah and Beyond—the choices, from a design standpoint, have left something to be desired. I myself before signing on with Remodelista had resorted to the least baroque menorah I could find for my kids: so tiny, it’s sized for birthday candles.
Fashion publicist Dana Hollar Schwartz encountered the same dearth of options while looking for a mezuzah, the small case holding a scroll of Torah verses hung on the doorways of Jewish homes. Seeing an opportunity, Schwartz collaborated with Toronto-based designer Jamie Wolfond to come up with Via Maris, a new line of Judaica so chic it recently debuted in Vogue. Here are some highlights.
Photography by Justin Hollar, courtesy of Via Maris.