Student Break | Liat Brandel Gilon | Reality Check! | October 3.13

  • When I first bumped into Liat Brandel Gilon‘s graduate collection all I could think of was: I love paper, I love this collection and if my favorite stationary designer and my favorite fashion designer would collaborate this is exactly what would be their love child. And boy, I was wrong.
    Fake Reality, Liat’s graduate collection out of the Fashion Design Department at the Shenkar College is inspired by the digital revolution and the tension between our virtual persona verses our actual one. The First is represented by 2 dimensions while the last is represented by 3 dimensions.
    Optical illusions, pixelization, laser-cuts, pop-ups, hidden folds and patterns on one hand and vivid colors on a white surface on the other.
    OK so, I wasn’t completely wrong. Was I? BUT, how amazing are Liat’s illustrations?

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Meirav Barzilay | Minimal Touch | October 2.13

  • It feels like forever since I last wrote about Meirav Barzilay and it’s time to fix that!
    In her latest Dübel Collection, Meirav “celebrates forgotten simplicity and highlights the often overlooked wall plug. The wooden wall plug becomes the center of focus and lays out the guidelines for the design and aesthetic of the whole collection.”
    You know me, give me a minimal piece and I’m on cloud nine!
    BTW, isn’t her logo the cutest logo you have ever seen?! I’m beyond in love.

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IllustratedBreak. October 2013 | By Hamutal Elad | October 1.13

  • In her everyday life Hamutal Elad is super consumed by her art work and her shop. When I asked her to illustrate her very own Design Break, I forced her to take a few hours off beat, to sit down and not think about all the stressful and practical thoughts. She could illustrate just for herself sort of speak. And I? I’m super happy that I could be part of it.
    In Hamutal’s October 2013 IllustratedBreak you can defiantly sense the dreamy mood she was in while illustrating. All is left to say is, let’s all take some down time and just dream.
    Happy October, my dreamy breakers!
    Each month a new Desktop wallpaper will be up for grabs for you to download and jazz up your computer.
    Click to download:
    iPhone. iPad. 1024×768. 1280×1024. 1680×1050. 1900×1200. 2560×1440.

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Hook n’ Loop | White and Gold | September 30.13

  • Don’t worry, I’m not one of those who talks about Christmas in September. In fact, I don’t even celebrate Christmas. BUT… When Elisheva Manekin, the one behind Hook n’ Loop, wrote me and shared with me this geometric ornament, I couldn’t look away. In fact, I want it and I want it now. And no, not as an ornament to put on the tree that I won’t have but rather as a pendent that I can wear as a necklace. What can I say… I’m so in love with this ceramic shape and it’s golden touch that I just have to have it. BTW, isn’t this picture just perfect?!
    In case you are wondering, Elisheva makes lots of other home beauties. And yes, I especially love these black and white ceramic candle holders. I guess I could write a whole post just about them.

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My Las Vegas Break | September 27.13

  • I guess a lot can happen in a week… It’s been a week since I came back from Las Vegas and since then I managed to be sick after being forced to pull out my wisdom teeth. And that’s also why I’ve been super quiet this past week. Anyways, I hope to be up and running in no time but enough about that… Let’s talk about Vegas!
    Since arriving to San Francisco and realizing that sunny days are a luxury and not my everyday reality, I thought to myself that going to the desert and enjoying my days as close as I can to the pool is a smart idea and so we did. During the days we enjoyed the sun, but of course we had to eat along the way and so we did…
  • A while back I followed Leah’s freutcake’s instagram while she visited Vegas and took some vital notes. That’s how I discovered the Bouchon Bistro and it’s most amazing Pecan Sticky Bun (!!!) and I have to confess that while looking at the menu I wanted to eat it all. Seriously! It’s the perfect spot for breakfast and don’t think that bun is all I ate. And then… there was Mario Batali‘s Otto and it’s yummiest Italian pizza but wait… even before that, we had to taste some of his special appetizers. Again, Leah thanks for the spot on recommendation. OK, just one more spot. Gordon Ramsay’s BurGR.
    You have to try it for yourself. It’s THAT GOOD!
  • Of course we cruised the strip with it’s neon lights that I couldn’t resist to photograph even though it’s a bit of a cliché. Oh and… we even enjoyed Cirque du Soleil‘s LOVE. It was one special show that I wanted to watch for a long time and it was so much fun. I danced in my chair the entire show and didn’t ever realize that I know so many Beatles songs. I guess, “All You Need Is Love” will be the right song to end this post!
    Happy and loving weekend, my sweet breakers.
    {Photos by me}

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It’s Time for a Baba Souk Giveaway! | September 23.13

  • As I mentioned last week, I’m super excited to share with you that sweet Stephanie, the gal behind the colorful Baba Souk shop, is offering one of The Baba Shopper (!!!) to one of my DB readers.
    It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with this bag (I only twitted and Pinned it million times already), which is BTW a collaboration between Baba Souk and surface goddess, Kendra Dandy.
    To enter this super fun giveaway all you have to do is:
    Subscribe to Baba Souk Newsletter and then comment below letting me know what your favorite summer fruit is.
    For additional entries: like DesignBreak and Baba Souk facebook pages (and don’t forget to come back and leave a comment letting me know). Contest will be close on Monday, September 30 and the winner will be posted here.
    Good luck you guys and here’s for everlasting summer days!
    UPDATE: Congrats to Angela Ethier for being the winner.

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