Student Break | Neta Tesler | Knot The Knot | October 23.13

  • I have a strong feeling that the freezing weather (that I wasn’t prepared for) is what is drawing me to Neta Tesler’s textile furniture. These furniture are clearly inspired by the world of seamanship and I’m in love with the playful aspect of these KNOT-N-KNOT knots.
    While researching the world of Popeye the Sailor Man, Neta came up with a world of oppositions: hard and soft, hot and cold, high and low, heavy and light, which all came together in her down to earth creations.
    I can definitely see a sea of knotted objects in Neta’s future and I’ll get back to you and report on the latest developments.
    BTW, Neta is a 2013 graduate of the Textile Design Department at the Shenkar College.
  • {Photos by Itamar Israeli}

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Student Break | Nurit Benchetrit | Gingers! | October 22.13

  • “Researchers claim that within fifty years the ginger population will be extinct.” I must admit that non of my friends are gingers. And with that being said, I love my very own freckles (and I have so many of them) and I’m guessing that all gingers out there love theirs.
    Another fun fact is that “only 1% of the world’s population are gingers.” In her Ginger Project, Nurit Benchetrit, a graduate of the Department of Visual Communication at The NB Haifa School of Design, was trying to investigate why gingers are so special and intriguing. She photographed almost 150 gingers and the outcome is red, hot and touching all at the same time. After all, I’m always curious about the people the stare right back at me. Aren’t you?

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Clowns & Crowns | A Whimsical Journey of Dots and Lines | October 21.13

  • Whenever I hear about a new stationary line I need to check it out so… When Liat Summerfield shared with me her Clowns & Crowns collection I was intrigued. First by the super fun and charming name and then by the whimsical illustrations. With this new adventure, Liat draws thousands of dots and lines in order to make this magic happen. I’m blown away by all the massive details in each and every illustration and… I think that I should also mention that Liat would love to get your support in making this illustrated journey a reality with her Kickstarter Campaign.
    You can get in touch with Liat at: liatnahum {at} walla {dot} co {dot} il

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Student Break | Galit Barak | A Hidden World Within A Line | October 18.13

  • Galit Barak isn’t afraid to feel and speak about her fears and pains through her jewelry. And this time with her graduate collection out of the Jewelry Design Department at the Shenkar College is no different.
    In [don't] Cast Me Away, Galit explores the gap between the preservation of the aged body by society and its natural declining and extinction.
    “The jewelry in the project was designed by observing abandoned and collapsed buildings, scaffoldings and supporting beams: elements that combine the subjects of extinction and coming death with the field of goldsmith.”
    With each and every collection that Galit creates, she manages to bring me one step closer to her unspoken and hidden world. Oh and I didn’t even begin to talk about her delicate lines and her extraordinary minimalistic touch.

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World Break | Brook&Lyn | Weaving Fountains | October 16.13

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Studio Cheha | Nir Chehanowski | Light Illusion | October 14.13

  • Did you hear about the Flatlight CandleHolder? ? I’m pretty sure you’ve seen it all over the internet.
    “It all started with the design of a simple candlestick holder, which I stripped to its most basic form. After months of playing with and drawing different prototypes, I reached the perfect product that combines a classic object with modern design. I looked once, I looked twice, and saw something completely new, innovative, and contemporary”.
    The Flatlight CandleHolder is when 2D and 3D become one, or in other words, it only looks like a three-dimensional candlestick but it’s actually a flat optical illusion. Yep, it’s BRILLIANT!
    The brains behind it all is Mr. Smart Guy Nir Chehanowski, who created this magic with photochemical etching process and used 0.4mm thick brass. I’m super intrigued by this, but most importantly, you too can join this lighting party by joining the kickstarter festivities.

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