A Typographer in The Making | Take Fourteen | June 18.13

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  • While Liron took some time off from her regular A Typographer in The Making postings, she was away on a vacation in her homeland aka Israel.
    After reading it all I’m not sure if it was much of a vacation or a marathon, but either way it looks like she enjoyed some of my very own favorite parts of Israel which are: the sun, the beach, summer fruits and the FOOD!
    It almost feels like I miss Israel but it’s only been five months so far… Oh well.
    Back to reality, Liron has a Typeface to finish and the clock is ticking. I’m super anxious but will have to wait for the big reveal.
    {Photos by Liron Lavi Turkenich}
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It’s all about timing. That’s what everyone says. It couldn’t have been further away from my life in the past two weeks. Three important weddings were the official reason for flying to Israel for a visit. The days filling up quickly with visiting five new babies, birthday and bachelorette parties, endless eating, family and friends. And heat. Being shocked with the need to turn on the AC after the past 10 month in cold UK. The beach. Summer dresses after storing my coat in the closet- to be left alone in the dark during the visit. No use for it now. Looking at my work participating in a great book cover exhibition while eating a Popsicle and grapes. Just missing out on another exhibition that I took part in. Staying at my parents house like a guest, something I’ve never done before. Who have imagined that at some point I could not even imagine me eating anymore???. Completely food overdosed. Enormous quantities of Vaniglia ice cream. So many feelings. A strong one is guilt. While being with friends and family- guilty for not Typefacing. When Typefacing- it’s the other way around. Israeli cottage cheese with tomatoes once again proves as the best food in the world when coming from across the sea.Back to the UK in a super bumpy flight. My half is still in Israel for two more weddings and I am back for full power Typefacing before the approaching submission date. Moments that sitting on the sofa staring at the walls seems like a better alternative to Typefaceing. Other times when eyes are closing late at night, fixing just one more glyph before going to bed is similar to taking just one more piece of chocolate- uncontrolled action. It’s an on & off switch that should now be more on ON and stay like that for the next week.-{Don’t miss Liron’s Reading Calling and A Typographer in The Making}

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Sharon Sides | STUMPS. The Next Generation |

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  • There were three: the Flor Chair, the Doo Chair and the Echo Chair. And now, almost a year later, you can see the extended family. Last year I had a One on One Break with Sharon Sides, where she shared with me the story behind her graduate project aka STUMPS (which deals with the transference of images from nature to design projects using technology). I still remember how blown away I was by her mad talent and so… I’m super excited to share with you the next developments aka stools, coffee tables and of course chairs. I do wonder what will be Sharon’s next step but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be massive. Yep, I trust her that much.
    www.sharonsides.com
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My San Francisco Break | The Foodie in Me and I | June 15.13

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  • I’ve been super busy with the re-design of DesignBreak that the weeks just flew by, but I sure managed to treat myself! I guess you can say that I re-discovered hot chocolate all over again thanks to the people at Chocolate Lab and Craftsman & Wolves. Talking about being a foodie, I also ate the most amazing Vietnamese chicken salad sandwich at Bar Tartine. It was soooo good! Other than eat I managed to explore the Academy Of Art 2013 Spring Show (I loved their Ceramic exhibition the most!) and just after that ate one brilliant veggie burger at Umami Burger oh and I saw the Fela! Musical, which was so much fun!
    {Photos by Me}
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Liza Arjuan | Into an Insect Structure | June 13.13

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  • Insects aren’t the most lovable creatures alive, I’m sure we all feel that way. So, when Liza Arjuan told me that her brand new collection was inspired by the physical structure of insects (aka arthropods), I wasn’t too sure what to expect. But being familiar with Liza’s bold aesthetics, I was sure I wouldn’t be disappointed. In her Art-Ropoda collection, Liza was guided by three characteristics: a segmented body, an exoskeleton and jointed appendages. Would you wear insect like jewelry? I know my answer to this one ;)
    {Phots by Michael Topyol}
    You can get in touch with Liza at:
    liza {at} queenlizabeth {dot} com
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Shopping Break | Is It a Bottle Opener Or Maybe a Pretty Brooch? | | Handpicked by me.

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  • I’m not really familiar with bottle openers, since I’m not much of a drinker BUT I can change my ways in a split of a second for this oh-so-beautiful Crest Bottle Opener.
    The honest truth is that I would buy it myself only to turn it into the radest brooch.
    If you are one of those who loves their evening beer (I know quite a few of those), you definitely add this or this or even this to your home beverage cart.
    And on that note… cheers, my breakers!
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Emili Yehezkel | One and Two and Three | June 11.13

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  • Do you know the feeling when you see a bag you like but there are just too many colors to choose from? The problem begins when I like all the colors and I just can’t make up my mind. Emili Yehezkel, the girl behind these extra minimal yet exciting leather bags, put me in such a difficult spot!
    I especially love her men’s version.
    I know the obvious choice should be using my common sense and aim for one bag but you know me, I can’t have too many bags and the history shows that I tend to buy the same bags in different colors. It’s a bit sad but it’s the honest truth.

    www.emili-art.com
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World Break | Happy French Gang | Cloud Pillows | June 8.13

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  • I’m super excited to introduce you to the Happy French Gang. The french girl behind these joyful tie-dye fabrics and prints is Sandra Dejanovic, a former project management engineer, who arrived to San Francisco almost 3 years ago and for the last year began her journey as a maker. Sandra was one of the first creatives, who I met just after arriving to SF and I feel so lucky to have such a driven and talented friend in my new life away from home.
    FYI, if you wonder how Sandra looks, don’t! She is the happy girl in the pictures. Oh and… she also has a super happy morning blog.
    {This is a French Break}
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Shopping Break | Ocean Marbles | June 6.13 | Handpicked by me.

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  • Did you play with marbles as a child? I don’t really remember if I did or not, but one thing I know for sure is that I would have if they would look like these marbles. On second thought, I wouldn’t want to harm them! They are oh-so-dreamy and extra pretty with their ocean colors
    I think I should buy them and just stare all. day. long.
    BTW, the fact that they come in a pretty bag doesn’t hurt.
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