It’s Time for a Baba Souk Giveaway! | September 23.13

  • As I mentioned last week, I’m super excited to share with you that sweet Stephanie, the gal behind the colorful Baba Souk shop, is offering one of The Baba Shopper (!!!) to one of my DB readers.
    It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with this bag (I only twitted and Pinned it million times already), which is BTW a collaboration between Baba Souk and surface goddess, Kendra Dandy.
    To enter this super fun giveaway all you have to do is:
    Subscribe to Baba Souk Newsletter and then comment below letting me know what your favorite summer fruit is.
    For additional entries: like DesignBreak and Baba Souk facebook pages (and don’t forget to come back and leave a comment letting me know). Contest will be close on Monday, September 30 and the winner will be posted here.
    Good luck you guys and here’s for everlasting summer days!
    UPDATE: Congrats to Angela Ethier for being the winner.

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Shopping Break with Baba Souk | Panna Cotta, Kitty Cats and Lots More | September 18.13 | Handpicked by me.

  • Let’s start with full disclosure, Baba Souk is the online shop I wish I had. Oh well… A girl can dream.
    I’ve been a fan of Stephanie and her super curator powers for a while now, and I especially adore her ability to find all those special indie designers, that create a design that sparkles.
    In a way, Stephanie and I are alike. We both seek and enjoy the search for the next special something that will make us miss a beat.
    Touring around Baba Souk, I’m pretty sure your browser will get a tab overload. At least that’s what keeps happening to me. And you know what’s the most exciting thing? Stephanie never rests on her own laurels. She keeps on coming up with the most beautiful and yet practical stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a practical girl but I can find a practical angle in each and everyone of Baba Souk‘s items.
    In case you are wondering about my personal favorites (I’m pretty sure some of them will end up in my mail box), they are: the Small Black and Gold Twig Pencils, the Kitty Cat Magnet Trio and the Panna Cotta Poster.
  • And then… the Twig Pencils (sorry, I couldn’t resist!), the Mixed Leaves Notepad and the Mini Hors D’oeuvre Plates.
    FYI, recently I found out that Stephanie is the same Stephanie behind DesignLoveFest‘s colorfest column.
    Isn’t she amazing?
    Psst… On Monday, thanks to Baba Souk, I’ll have a little pink and green surprise for you. So, stay tuned!
    {This post is kindly sponsored by Baba Souk. But of course all the opinions shared here are my own. I wouldn’t have it any other way.}

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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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