Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2015

Milk & Honey
Nadia Bakst

In every culture, food is a key component that links people to tradition. Not only does it create a space for intimate gatherings and unity, it is another artistic medium and the focal point for conversations, new experiences, and memories. I realized that one of the main structures that ties my religious life as a Modern Orthodox Jew to my life in New York City is food. New York is a cultural food hub, connecting us to people all around the globe. Much like food, Judaism is composed of different threads; concepts, traditions, and cultures that together create a woven tapestry of practices and beliefs. Separately these threads and ideas are simply: threads and ideas. When ordered together, they become tradition. Milk & Honey takes influences from Jewish food culture and places them in a new context. It is an online space that unites the conveniences of online shopping with the values of Jewish tradition. More specifically, it is a chronological representation of the Jewish Holidays and the foods that accompany each one. However, Milk & Honey is not concerned with foods that are typically associated with Judaism. It strives to reinvent the traditional delicacies of Eastern European, Middle Eastern, and Northern African Jewry, allowing for new flavors to emerge and aiming to transform the ways people interact and gather around the table. The website presents a beautiful irony that utilizes a digital space in the cultivation of physical encounters. Milk & Honey is therefore a means to redefine tradition and spark a conversation about food that inspires.

Carolina Acosta

Carina Adijanto

Kathryn Adkins

Rosa Antonieta Andia Pastor

Che Ying Au

Nadia Bakst

Kevin Ballon

Tess Barber

Mercedes Beach

Trey Bedingfield

Evan Bender

Jan-Luca Berger

Liz Bergesch

Gabriel Berrios

Bianca Rose Bono

Zoe Sarah Bortz

Margot Bravi

Harlie Brindak

Stefania Brusatin

Shamma Buhazza

Daniela M. Casado

Edgar Castro

Dahye Chang

Alicia Chen

Jiayi Chen

Taylor Childers

Sanjana Chimnani

Yerang Choi

Caroline Chriss

Gregory Conte

Rafael Cordoboa

Gina Marie Costa

Karen-Cristina Cruz

Rachel Darmody

Amanda DeGiuseppe

Brittany DiPeri

Dariel Ben Dominguez

Phoebe Feng

Mark Foss

Lindsey Frazier

Anais Freitas

Amanda Goldstein

MaryAnn George

Camille Gervais

Sarah Gonzalez

Jessica Griscti

Anissa Hanley

Christa Herchek

Albert Hicks IV

Deja Holden

Mu-Ti Huang

Cari Hume

Zachary David Hurley

Anushae Hussain

Nicole Ignacio

Lama Kaddura

Sul Kim

Ji Hyun Kim

Hyerin Kim

Sunghoon Kim

Green Kim

Felicitas Kofler

Joan Koo

Hannah Kramer

Taiji Kuroda

Jasmine Lam

Alex Lardaro

Liberty Leben

Victoria Lee

Jayne Lee

Stephanie Leone

Crysta Leong

Sara Li

Liza Littlefield

Christopher Lucero

Huy Luong

Briana Lynch

Rachel Mak

David Marte

Nelle McDade

Kelly Merole

Marie Mhina

Riho Mineta

Regina Morgan-Muñoz

Ayla El-Moussa

Baki Mumkaya

Summer Myung

Caroline Newton

Sofia Oom

Adrian Ortega Pedraza

Rusbeny Pichardo

Maria Putri

Auriel Rickard

Nancy Rivera

Simone Roark

Emalis Robateau

Hussain Salahuddin

Benjamin Sands

Ariel Saura

Taleen Setrakian

Wren Sieber

Phuong Tran

Hilary Tunstall

Ujvala Abirami Vemparala

Gosbinda Vizarretea

Claudia von Hillebrandt

Marcus Washington Jr.

Jocelyn Wu

Jasmine Yacoub

Brenden Ying

Horin Yip

Christelle YuanYuan Zhang

Katie Zheng