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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Assemblage Unique | Dikla Levi Harel | Strike A Pose! | October 10.13

  • Almost a year ago I wrote about Dikla Levi Harel and her Assemblage Unique artsy bags. I don’t now why, but something inside me felt like I need to check what’s new and… Of course a lot is new!
    Graphic design is in Dikla’s nature and her smaller bags or better said purses are all about a bold and graphic vibe. Once again the one of a kind brush strokes make each and every bag feel like a work of art. Seriously, I found myself staring at these strokes and wishing I could watch Dikla while she does her magic. After all it might look easy but you have to be one talented human being in order to create such a cohesive piece.

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World Break | Tracie Hervy | Naked Porcelain | October 9.13

  • The simplicity of prehistoric vessels was the inspiration for this collection of ceramic tableware.
    Tracie Hervy, the one responsible for this raw beauty, used slipcasting, as a way to work and… “instead of applying glaze to the surface of the vessels, I have added oxides (or pigment) directly to the clay. The result is something that looks and feels like it is of the earth.”
    You know me, the more minimal and raw the happier I get. Plus, I’m obsessed with ceramics even though in this case it feels more like sand or maybe I should just call it naked porcelain.
    {This is an American Break}

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My San Francisco Break | Special Moments and Nutella Cookies | October 7.13

  • Living in San Francisco still feels like a dream and even when I have a bad day, all I have to do is go outside, walk for ten minutes and then everything looks and feels better. After all, nothing can bet the big wide blue. These past weeks weren’t the easiest I’ve had with my wisdom teeth surgery and feeling sorry for myself BUT… other then that, life is good and I’ll tell you why.
  • I discovered a few coffee gems in the past few weeks and you know me, coffee is such an important piece of my everyday routine. One of these spots was The Plant, Organic Cafe. It’s located at Pier 3 and the view, oh the view of the ocean… plus, they make the most beautiful and tasty coffee.
  • And then, there was the most exciting reunion of the century. After being an online friend of Igor, the energetic face behind the Happy Interior Blog I finally had the absolute pleasure to meet him in person and introduce him to some of my all time favorite SF spots. It was one of those moments, when you meet someone for the first time but feels like you’ve been friends since forever. On the same breath I have to mention that I also fell in love with Philippe along the way. While with these two, I entered chocolate heaven that goes by the name Dandelion Chocolate. It was my first time there, although I passed their door many many times before. The minute we entered the door, a breeze of chocolate filled our bodies and let me tell you, it’s one special feeling. If chocolate is your passion or obsession (like mine and Philippe’s) that is the place for you. AND… don’t forget to order the nutella cookie. It’s a must but then again all their sweets are a must.
    With all the excitement, I almost forgot sharing with you, two pretty special events that I attended. The first was the first birthday of MakeShift Society. MakeShift is a special co-working clubhouse that serves as my second home while blogging. It’s also where I’m lucky enough to get to know some of the city’s most creative and friendly people. The other event was the launch of the new Luvocracy App. Have you heard of Luvocracy before? It feels like Pinterest but with Luvocracy, you can actually buy what ever you see or pin (a bit dangerous, I know!). You can follow my Luv Page and witness my wishlists (they are growing by the hour.)
  • What else… I went with my sweet mister to a mustard workshop. Yep, there is such a thing. It was super fun afternoon but I’ll tell and show you some deets?? in a whole different post. It has nothing to do with mustard but I also discovered Paxton Gate‘s plant garden and I have a feeling that I’ll keep coming back for more green moments. Last but definitely not least, I danced my way to the Maroon5 concert and had a blast. I guess that’s why I don’t have any decent picture to share from that evening.
    Anyways, I hope you like my “all over the place” San Francisco Break and I promise to try my best be less hectic in the next episode.
    {Photos by me}

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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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