July 2014

Interview | Swift Textiles | Mixing Modern and Tradition Creates Magic | July 15.14

It’s no secret that Textile has been one of my greatest discoveries since starting my DesignBreak journey almost five years ago… Back than I knew nothing about it, but little by little I discovered so many young talented designers, who make this tiny Israeli scene much more exciting let alone beautiful and vibrant. Michal Fierstein …

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Shopping Break | Ink Garden | July 11.14

When I heard that Julia Kostreva will be collaborating with Need Supply and creating for them a limited addition of artworks, it made me super happy. After all, I’m such a big fan of hers. Julia uses her mad graphic skills in the most unique and distinct way. While working on her graphic projects, her …

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Student Break | Tom Melnick | Gloomie. A Doll For The Depressed You | July 10.14

I’m having such a hard time keeping all the 2014 Graduate posts to myself before the Graduate Shows actually starts. Oh well, who cares. Let me introduce you to one of my new favorite illustrated discoveries, Miss Tom Melnick. Tom is a brand new graduate of the Communication Design Department at the Shenkar College and …

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Liat Brandel Gilon | Mad Scissoring Skills Gone Wild | July 3.14

At first glance I immediately imagined a crazy office supply party happening in front my eyes, while looking at Liat Brandel Gilon’s Casual Couture. Truth be told, Liat’s debut collection is based on Fake Reality, her 2013 graduate collection. However, this time around, Liat took her mad scissoring skills to a more practical level but …

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Student Break | Amit Shimoni | Hipster Leaders | July 1.14

With 2014 graduation shows just around the corner, I couldn’t resist sharing with you Amit Shimoni’s graduate project out of the Visual Communications Department at the Bezalel Academy. A couple of months ago I bumped into his hilarious portrait series, “Hipster Leaders”, which represent a group of iconic leaders of Israel’s history as… yep, hipsters. …

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World Break | New Market Goods | Bangladesh Calling | June 30.14

Usually I don’t post two Wold Break posts in a row but there is always a first time for everything. When my fellow MSSer, Stephen Jameskennedy, shared with me his New Market Goods partnership with Deshal (a small community of artisans in Dhaka) “to produce a line of popover shirts, with the goal of better …

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World Break | Minka Inhouse | Chilean Soul | June 26.14

Fran Aldea, the heart and brains behind Minka Inhouse, had only one wish when she started her crafty journey in her home town Santiago, Chile. Her wish was to find a way to celebrate local craftsmanship that comes from the heart. First she quit her day job, then she started searching for talented local craftsmen …

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Lee Coren | Urban Surroundings and Dreamy Escapism | June 24.14

Not every 8 hours spent in Rome are bound to lead to a beautiful collection. BUT, for Lee Coren it’s the only way she rolls. “The collection was inspired almost completely by an 8 hours stop in Rome, Italy… and is constructed on the melding of urban surroundings and dreamy escapism. The collection features handmade …

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Dafi Reis Doron | Foam Games | June 20.14

I’ve been following Dafi Reis Doron’s footsteps ever since I bumped into her creations, during her Royal College of Art days back in 2012. Back then, she introduced to the world her first 75% Control project. In her 75% Controlled process, Dafi transforms traditional cushion material, polyurethane foam, into a fabric-like upholstered surface. “The foam …

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