Shopping Break | Cloudware? Of Course There Is Such A Thing | December 19.13 | Handpicked by me.

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Eliran Nargassi | Black White & Pink | December 17.13

  • Oh Eliran Nargassi, you surly know how to rock my world time after time!
    With only a second collection under his belt, Eliran’s Black White & Pink holds so much beauty and strength while channeling his minimal signature touch. It’s no surprise that Eliran was inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs and especially his Ken, Lydia and Tyler. Black and white, soft and rigid, masculinity and femininity. You can find them all but you won’t feel lost.
    It’s been so long since I felt so inspired by an Israeli menswear designer! It feels like each and every garment has that special “Nargassi Touch”. You can’t be mistaken, the minute you see one of those bold black and white patterns with that extra something, it will leave your heart longing to see more. You might think that I’m exaggerating but I am really not!
    If you are wondering about Eliran’s debut collection, all you need to do is click right here.
  • {Photos by Miguel Mor}

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My 48 Hours Adventures in San Francisco For SisterMAG | December 16.13

  • Not so long ago I was asked by the stylish duo behind SisterMAG (aka the sisters Thea and Toni) to participate in their 2013 Christmas Issue and of course I couldn’t say no!
    The girls wanted me to plan a 48 hours trip for my best friend and I thought that it was such a fun concept (and great idea) for a Christmas present. And so… since I’m living and breathing in the heart of San Francisco I had to write about my favorite weekend adventures. And you know me, a weekend can’t go by without me eating my way around town, while browsing my fave locations. , Dandelion Chocolate, Roxie Theater, Craftsman and Wolves, Dolores Park, Sutro Baths and Judalicious are just a few of my must visit while in the city!
    I had so much fun sharing with the sisters my crazy foodie habits and then some but I hope you’d like it and whenever you are in town, don’t forget to say hello!
    BTW, if German is your preferred language, you can always read the German version, I must admit that I like the way it sounds.

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A Typographer in The Making | Take Eighteen | December 12.13

  • I don’t believe that I’m actually saying this out loud but this is Liron’s last post… As I’m writing these lines, Liron and her Mr. are on their grand Australian tour, having the time of their life, while exploring unfamiliar territories. I guess this is the only way to go, after you finish your Master’s degree and study your socks off. I can’t explain in words, how exciting and special this journey that I took with Liron, means to me. We began this journey as two strangers who share a huge passion for typography and along the way we become friends who share our love to all things beautiful (ok and edible). From pretty (and yummy) food to special accessories (mainly shoes) to exciting design exhibitions and out mad obsession with Ottolenghi.
    I know that this is just the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in Liron’s designed life and I can’t wait for what’s next.
    But don’t you worry, I’ll keep you posted!
    And now… Liron (for the last time), take it from here!
    {Photos by Liron Lavi Turkenich}

One more blog post. How to summarize a whole year in one post? A whole year… probably one of the best ones. Learning an incredible amount of new things, and more than that – knowing how to explain them. Meeting people from around the world, beginning as colleagues and finishing as true friends. Friends that are now saying Hiush and Byeush. A real process, seeing how your own thoughts and designs develop and change, how one thing seems perfect and a moment later chased by a new idea. A better, improved version that might be a stepping stone or an obstacle. Focusing completely on a typeface, letterforms, shapes and… finding others who share the same passion.
Living abroad, enjoying bicycle and learning to appreciate every bit of sunlight. Understanding what is real cold weather, and then feeling in my toes how it can be even colder. Eating tasteless vegetables but compensating with loads of extremely cheap mushrooms. Archives, collections, bookcases and boxes. Words that sound grey appeared as so colorful. A world of inspiration and information is everywhere. And how can it all be seen? Oh and London… Using every spare moment and sometimes not even spare ones to visit, walk around, drift away and end up in the same places. Trying to fit everything in: the exhibitions, museums, markets, shopping. Taking a huge sip of the city and realizing that it’s still full, much more to discover.
And what’s more to come? Who knows… and a set of confused thoughts is around now, dazing and appearing and leaving. What would be the next step? Where would be the next step? Packed our things, stored them in a small space. Left the flat, Reading, Marks & Spencer, Stories, the department, Ottolenghi, the White Cube and many many more. After talking about Hebrew typography in Budapest’s Design Week and hearing about type in AtypI Amsterdam, it’s time for New Zealand and Australia- where the summer is. And maybe it’s not really goodbye, maybe just a small byeush or see yoush, sweet and sour and salty.
{Don’t miss Liron’s Reading Calling and A Typographer in The Making}

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Jastine Hats | Let’s Talk About Hats, You and Me… | December 11.13

  • When I was a child I used to play “the hat game” with my dad. Whenever we visited NYC, we entered any of the huge department stores and the minute we spotted the hat department, then the game began. I would try almost every hat that came my way and my dad (who was super impressed and excited by how they fit me) took lots and lots of pictures of me and the hats.
    Other than this childhood memory, I don’t consider myself a hat lover but lately I started feeling the urge to add some fancy hats to my wardrobe. I have a feeling that the freezing weather, that I’m experiencing here in San Francisco, has something to do with it. Anyways, the only hat that I will be buying will have to come out of Yael Cohen‘s hands and Her Justine Hats. I’ve been a felt lover for ages and Yael’s minimal and almost geometric like felted beauties feel right up my alley. I can’t wait to try them for myself and feel more “European”.
    BTW, are any of you one of those Mad Hatters? I’d love to find out about your “hat stories” and your favorite hat designers.

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Talia Sari | When Two LEGO Bricks Collide | December 10.13

  • I stumbled upon this oh-so-hearty necklace this morning and I couldn’t wait yet another minute so I had to sit down and write about it right away!
    I first discovered Talia Sari’s world a while back when I wrote about her mapped jewelry (which I love!) BUT I wasn’t prepared for this… Talia’s LEVO is the love child of two LEGO bricks colliding in the most simple yet touching way!
    You can get in touch with Talia at: talia.wiener {at} gmail {dot} com

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Kukka | When Industrial Designer Finds The Perfect Illustrator | December 9.13

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Shopping Break | Fancy Desk Accessories | December 5.13 | Handpicked by me.

  • On an average day you will find me looking for desk accessories at least once. SO… when I bumped into Kate Spade‘s new desk accessories collection, my heart missed a beat.
    I mean, who can resist these patterned erases (hi there, polka dot and stripy beauties!), Bow Push Pins and this sexy Short List Notepad? I most definitely can’t!
    On a side note: did you see the stationary goodness I got for my birthday? You can’t see but underneath all this stunning wrapping paper were hiding a fab stamp, pencils and a note pad (all in black and white of course!)

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