Student Break | Tal Kilshon | Collage of Different Times | September 17.13

  • Different cultures, different aesthetics and one unified collage that goes by the name “Pastiche”.
    Under the influence of folklore, Tal Kilshon, a recent graduate of the Fashion Design Department at the Shenkar College, built a mix of “old world” elements and modern culture. You can sense the fascinating tension between the old and the new and in a way Tal managed to create her own version of a new culture and a new existence of multiculturalism and mutual nourishment.
    Above all I’m super impressed by the mad labor that went on each and every garment. I mean, Tal has some extraordinary skills under her sleeve. There’s no doubt about it.

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Shahar Kagan | Paint Leftovers and Second Lives | September 16.13

  • I first wrote about Shahar Kagan and his PlasticLab back in 2010. Back then he was a brand new graduate, and now… Three years have gone by and this guy is still playing with research, design, recycling and everything in between. The Fossil Project is Shahar’s newest project, which deals with paint leftovers and giving them a second life.
    “The fossil project emerges from the dirtiest places in the industry- professional painting factories… At the end of the day, there are many samples of colors that are not usable anymore… I asked several paint shops to pour the paints that are leftover at the end of the day into molds I made specially for that purpose. Many elements affect the drying procedure of the paint- time, heat, humidity, UV light, measures and dosage between the paint and the hardener material. With so many elements affecting the drying process, many interesting phenomenons happen by mistake.”
    I’m blown away by fate and it’s unexpected yet super designed outcome. And you know what’s even crazier? The process of creating the layers takes three to four months (!!!)
  • {Photos by Aviram Eitiel}

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My San Francisco Break | Let The Sun Shine! | September 13.13

  • When you’ll be reading this post I’ll be in Las Vegas. Yep, it was time to take some much needed sunny break. But wait, I’ll be sharing with you all of it when I’ll get back and in the meanwhile, I should tell about all those places that I discovered over the past weeks in the city. So let’s start with the most exciting news ever. THE SUN IS HERE (!!!) And I couldn’t be any happier. Can you tell?
    And so… I spent lots of time outside, exploring. It started with a perfect day at Dolores Park, in which I laid on the grass and stared at the blue sky. And then… I explored the America’s Cup Park, cause after all it’s time to visit before all the races will be over. I know nothing about sailing but i know A LOT about the ocean so it’s a good starting point.
  • I also heard so much about the Treasure Island Flea and had to check it out for my self. The view of SF from the other side of the bay bridge was ah-mazing and I had to pinch myself. Yep, it’s my home time!
  • The beginning of September was also filled with lots of celebrations. Our 8th year anniversary just happened on September 2nd and we celebrated at the most cozy place (aka Central Kitchen) with some pretty special treats. Two days later we celebrated the Jewish New Year with our favorite people in the city and also made some new friends. It was a surreal experience…
  • After all those festivities, it was time to start the new year on a happy note and so I decided that I should meet some new blogger friends. And… thanks to Kara and Cathy I did. Ana, the beautiful and bubbly girl behind the blog Fluxi On Tour was my new “purchase” at that day and she was the one responsible for me getting to know he most blooming wall in San Francisco (hi there, Beacon Cafe!).
    As you can see, it’s been quite a ride and I loved every minute.
    Until next week, wishing you a sunny weekend and waving at you all the way from Vegas!
    {Photos by me}

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Student Break | Elina Gleizer | The Bionic Woman | September 12.13

  • I have a feeling that Elina Gleizer had the bionic woman in mind while designing her Alter Self graduate collection. Elina says that she was inspired by human anatomy. And to be exact, the human body and it’s curves. Each and every accessory fits perfectly and compliments a different body part and a different joint. You can even refer to it as the modern ergonomic accessory. Elina chose wood as her main material and she managed to put it center stage with it’s massive presence. I love the fact that she also added the right amount of silver in order to wrap it all under a refined and elegant look.
    Elina is a 2013 graduate of the Jewelry Design Department at the Shenkar College.
  • {Photos by Marina Moshkovich Chris}

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World Break | Alpha Cruxis | Still Bags | September 11.13

  • Usually I try to post only original content. For the times in which I feel the urge to share my daily findings I use the DesignBreak Facebook Page and Pinterest Boards. However, this time I was forced to bend my own rules. I know there is nothing wrong in doing so from time to time and so this time I just had to share with you these oh-so-beautiful creations of Alpha Cruxis by Rebecca Martin. I only say creations and not bags, because the way Rebecca chose to style her own LookBook is so smart and treats those bags as art and not just bags. Don’t get me wrong, the bags are beautiful but the styling is what gives it extra zest.
    For the record, I first spotted all this beauty on my favorite Aussie blog The Design Files and if there is the slightest chance that you are not familiar with it, now is the right time to dig in and become addicted, just like me.
    {This is an Australian Break}
  • {Photos by Monika Holzner}

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Baladi Studio | Raw Beauty | September 10.13

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Anat Negev | Swirling and Swirling | September 9.13

  • Anat Negev is living my dream. After spending years as an industrial designer she decided to go back to school. And so she enrolled for yet another BA degree but this time around she took a ceramic path and I might be a tiny bit jealous. Anyways, as we speak there is a super exciting event going on at the Eretz Israel Museum. I’m talking about The 7th Biennale of Israeli Ceramics and this time it’s title is “Imprinting on Clay – Cultural Memory in Israeli Ceramic Art”. I’ll be showing you a lot more of my faves from this exhibition but first, let’s go back to Anat and her Nabataean 3D printed ware. As you probably guessed, it’s not a ceramic creation but still… It sure serves as one!
    “This work is based on a Nabataean leaf pattern that was the main motive in ancient Nabataean pottery. I created this set as a tribute to my father, Avraham Negev, who was a world renowned archaeologist and the founder of the research of the Nabataean trade routes and culture.”
    Anat created 3D compositions made up of different arrangements of the decorative motif and then… the body of the item was gone and what was left was the decoration itself.
    When I first saw this swirling beauty, I was mesmerized for quite some time and even now, I can stare at it forever.
    It’s so captivating. Don’t you think?
  • {Photos by Leonid Padrul}

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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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