Maddy Mindich said her family always had a strong sense of entrepreneurship. Many have created or owned businesses, which afforded Mindich, while growing up in Sea Cliff, with the opportunity to witness how businesses are created. This spirit with which she has grown up has played a distinct part in the creation of the Wells Café and Apothecary in downtown Sea Cliff, which she has done alongside co-owner Emily Berg, originally from Glen Cove, and head chef Lisa Geismar, of Old Brookville.
For as long as Jossef Krispel can remember, he’s been a painter—and an accomplished one at that. The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design graduate (and long-time lecturer) thinks of paint as an ‘actor’, applying it to different surfaces to belie notions of truth, perception, deception and facades.
Tel Aviv-based choreographers Yossi Berg and Oded Graf began collaborating in 2005. In the past decade, they’ve garnered a reputation for boundary-pushing work that is highly physical, poignant and clever—critically responding to the “social and political realities of contemporary life.”
What do you get when you combine stellar design with the desire to be entrenched in a culture of social good? You get the Iota Project—a pioneering, creatively conscious textile company with a mission to design ‘beautiful handmade furniture and objects while creating jobs for unemployed women.’