Student Break | Tom Bendkovsky | Barking Furniture But In a Cute Way | September 6.13

  • Have you ever owned a dog? Or maybe you have one now?
    I’m one of those who never had a pet in their lives. To be honest, to this day, I’m a bit scared of dogs. So let’s all treat this dog friendly post as a therapy post. OK?
    Hosting Hounds is Tom Bendkovsky’s graduation project out of the Industrial Design Department at H.I.T and as you probably guessed, it’s inspired by dogs. Elbi and Silvi, Carl and Kashi are the entire barking gang.
    In his own adorable way, Tom started his process by playing the personification game and along the way, he kept in mind the most important things like a little bit of humor, warmth and simplicity.
    I must admit that I’m super in love with the colors that Tom chose for the cushions and I even won’t mind treating his sketches as a piece of art on their own.
  • {Photos by Adva Shalhevet}

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Shopping Break | Lee Coren’s Light Weight Perfection | September 5.13 | Handpicked by me.

  • About a year ago I shared with you the creations of graphic and textile designer Lee Coren. Since then, Lee kept doing her thing and continued to create the most beautiful scarves and bags. So… this morning when I checked my feed and felt a breeze of light scarves and photographic clutches, I knew I had to share it with you. And yep, we are still talking about Lee. Some of my favorite scarves are up for grabs and you too can snag your very own textile perfection. There is only one problem, there are too many must have scarves that I want or better say need in my life. If I need to narrow it down, I probably should say my top runners are: the Stripes Silk, the Yellow + Blue Block Cotton, the Eclectic Silk, the Dusk Jade Block Cotton and the Pink Jade Block Cotton. What do you think? Which one do you like best? And yes, I know it’s almost impossible to pick.
  • {Photos by Aya Wind}

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IllustratedBreak. September 2013 | By Margarida Girão | September 3.13

  • Margarida Girão is one hell of an artist and over the last year I was lucky enough to call myself her friend. AND SO… it was only a matter of time until I got her to create her own version for my IllustratedBreak. As you can see, Margarida has her own way of doing things, and so when you see a super colorful-brilliant-wicked-awesome collage, she probably has everything to do with it!
    “As a Collage Illustrator, for the first time, I didn’t use any images from magazines or newspapers to compose this illustration that I named: “Inner Saint”. During my seven months of solo-travel through South-America I managed to pick up materials and take photos, all of which I brought back with me to Portugal.
    These collages are the result of a ‘journey-travel-collection’ and they are very much a representation of my very own break, my travel break”.
    I hope you are as excited as I am about September 2013 IllustratedBreak.
    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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Today, Eight Years Ago… | September 2.13

  • Technically the Mister and I have been married for eight years. Today! But to be honest, it feels like we are together since forever and I mean it in the most loving way. We met in 1996 and ever since we’ve been together. So if I’m doing some quick math, we’ve been together for 17 years (!!!) and that is one big number.
    We’ve been through so much together and for the last 8 months, since we moved to San Francisco, it’s been just the two of us. And I love it. So very much!
    I always wanted to have my sweet loving guy just for myself and now I have just that and it’s the most amazing feeling. Spending my days with my best friend and better half is not something that I can describe in words. It’s only something that you can feel and I’ve been feeling it for the past 17 years and counting.
    It’s a bit of a mushy touchy post but I don’t really care.
    All that is left to say is… I can’t wait for many more years with my love!
    {Photos by me}

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World Break | Jaime Derringer | The Secret Artist | August 30.13

  • Let’s start with a confession: I’m a big fan of Jaime Derringer and her DesignMilk kingdom. Ever since I began my very own DesignBreak journey (and even way before that) I followed Jaime’s blogging footsteps and had always and still am coming back to get my design fix. I’m only telling you this because… After following Jaime’s personal instagram for a while, I began to realize that this girl is full of surprises. Other than being a super blogger, she is also one brilliant artist. Her feed is full of artistic shapes and colorful strokes of of color and it makes me happy to follow along her artistic journey. I don’t know much about art but… I think it’s time for a “pin till you drop” kind of moment straight out of Jaime’s colorful jungle.
    Oh and… in case you’re wondering about my favorites, they are: the Sandworm Print and this Abstract Painting.
    {This is an American Break}

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Student Break | George Zaid | The Dark Side of Tradition | August 29.13

  • George Zaid is a 23 y/o Arab-Christian, who decided to explore the dark side of tradition. In his Kýrie, Eléison graduate collection, he followed the Orthodox monks of Mount Athos. If you are a male, spiritual and want to live in the most beautiful part of Greece, Mount Athos is the place for you. However, when things seem too perfect, you can only expect the unexpected. George, who also battles, in his daily life the fine line between tradition and living on the wild side, created his own unique interpretation for the classical silhouette of the male suit. George, just like the monks (in a way) is trying to build a new order inside the most predictable and reserved place.
    While I was staring at all these super powerful prints and shapes, I wished that I could be a fly on his studio wall. I’m pretty sure I could have found a few secrets that are just waiting to be revealed in the form of a new collection.
    FYI, George is a brand new graduate of the Fashion Design Department at WIZO Haifa.
    You can get in touch with George at: george.zaid90 {at} gmail {dot} com
  • {Photos by Asaf Einy}

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David Budzik | Tiny Wooden Creatures | August 27.13

  • When it comes to super sweet and tiny creatures, I’m such a softy. So… When I bumped into David Budzik’s wooden creatures, I immediately knew, I had to share them with you. Apparently David has a thing for working with wood and he won me over with these tiny creatures and their super adorable face impressions. I love the fact that even when all he uses is a stack of wood and a dash of color, David still manages to create distinct personalities for each and every one of his wooden family.
    BTW, each and every piece is a one of a kind creation and there are no two alike.
    I don’t know what about you, but I’m in love! And… if you want to follow the wooden trail, visit his Facebook Page.
    {This is a DesignBreak by Asufa}
    You can get in touch with David at: bzik.david{at} gmail {dot} com

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