Rachel Boxnboim | Alice is Taking Over Anthropologie | August 23.13

  • About two years ago, one Rachel Boxnboim, graduated out of the Bezalel Academy. In her graduation project, that goes by the name Alice, Rachel created ceramic teaware out of fabric molds. Fast forward to 2013 and the same Alice ceramics are being sold at Anthropologie (!!!) The other day while I was on my weekly visit to their store I stumbled upon the magic itself and boy did it feel good. There are few cases where a young graduate takes his or her project into production and when it happens, it feels extra special.
    In case you are wondering how those beauties came to life, you can watch a behind the scenes look of Rachels’s process. AND, if you want your future tea party to be extra pretty and one of a kind, you can always buy yourself, your very own Alice (this one is my favorite.)!
  • {Photos by Oded Antman}

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Student Break | Lior Shulak | Strike a Line | August 22.13

  • I’m super excited to share with you Lior Shulak’s graduate collection! Isn’t it amazing?!
    I’m blown away by the geometric lines, the minimalist approach and over all, the awesomeness behind it all.
    In her Signs of Fiction Lior marks, in her own unique way, the body itself and it’s surroundings by creating a language of wearable signs. I don’t know what about you but I have no doubt in my mind that this collection is just the beginning of something really special. I believe that Lior is on something big here. Those super minimalist accessories will definitely go places. I can only hope that from here on, Lior will take this collection to the next level. After all, we all can use linear jewelry in our lives!
    And yes, you were right, Lior is a graduate of the Jewelry Design Department at the Shenkar College.
  • {Photos by Marina Moshkovich Chris}

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Student Break | Michal Meshulam | Families. Sometimes It’s Not Pretty | August 21.13

  • The Jewish holidays are just around the corner and with that comes lots of family dinners and gatherings. I often wonder about how it would feel like to enter unfamiliar territory, an unfamiliar family and experience it all with them. Since you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, I guess you can’t judge a family by their looks. In Michal Meshulam’s The Last Supper, a picture perfect family comes to life, with it’s own craziness.
    “This project displays the gap between the desire to be perfect and act as expected of you on the one hand, and the desire to rebel and unleash your inner self on the other.”
    While watching this animation, I fell in love with this super crazy yet lovable family. To be honest, the beautiful drawings, the attention to details and the choice of color scheme, made me want to meet them in person and wonder if it’s based on a true store. Then again, there is no chance in hell that I’d want to spend any time with these living breathing characters.
    FYI, Michal is a 2013 graduate of the Communication Design Department at H.I.T.
    You can get in touch with Michal at: michal27789 {at} gmail {dot} com

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Student Break | Yael Gaizler | Aloha!/Helloa! | August 20.13

  • You have no idea how much I’ve missed writing about fashion design graduates. And then Yael Gaizler and her Helloa! collection came along.
    Yael, a 2013 graduate of the Shenkar College, took me by surprise. I wasn’t expecting to find all this beauty in one massive explosion of color, textures and materials. But I did! In her collection, Yael decided to explore the paradox that exists between local native Hawaiian, Polynesian culture and Western culture. If there is one thing I can’t handle (in a good way) is the way Yael incorporated nature in the most thoughtful way possible. I’m fascinated by all the delicate hand work that is shown throughout each and every garment and I’m pretty sure that it’s only the beginning for this blooming girl. And yes, you should memorize her name. It’s Yael Gaizler. I’m doing it as we speak. Memorizing!
  • {Photos by Asaf Einy}

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My San Francisco Break | Design Shops. There are Plenty of Them! | August 18.13

  • It’s been way too long since the last My San Francisco Break. So I think I should jump right in and tell you all about my adventures in the city. Over the weekend we decided that it’s time to try something a little bit different from the every day city life, and so we took the train and ended up in Ocean Beach and it’s Sutro Baths. I fell in love with this foggy-breezy-gray beach.
  • But wait, There was a lot more going on before this magical weekend at the beach. The other day I met my sweet friend Jesica and she showed me some of her favorite stores in the Laurel Height neighborhood. The two I liked the most were March and Hudson | Grace. What else… I had the pleasure of buying some goodies at the Bi-Rite Market and heading to Dolores Park for an unplanned picnic at the park which was lots of fun thanks to the sunny weather. Ummmm… I also visited Fort Mason for the first time, while exploring the Renegade Craft Fair. I’m so in love with all these places in which I can get a slice of ocean view!
  • I also spent many hours at Craftsman and Wolves in which I drank lots of lattes, ate lots of yummy treats and forced myself to get done with an interview that I put off for way to long. Oh right, I also visited the Little Paper Planes Shop for the tenth time (it’s such a designed oasis in the middle of Valencia Street). And don’t think I didn’t eat along the way. You know that’s not possible. I had the most amazing amazing first date with Rachel at the Samovar Tea Lounge (Rachel, it was an excellent choice!), I payed a visit to B. Patisserie (I need to go back asap!), ate the most tasty vegan pizza at Beretta and straight from there ended up at the The Crème Brûlée Cart. Yep… eating crème brûlée. What can I say, it wasn’t too shabby! Hope you enjoyed my SF mini tour and I sure hope it won’t take too long before the next one.
    {Photos by me}

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Student Break | Didi Kfir | Tel Aviv Like You’ve Never Seen Before | August 15.13

  • Have you ever wondered about all the people that streets were named after them? I sure do. That was the starting point of Didi Kfir and her Tel-Aviv – Travel Book.
    Tel-Aviv – Travel Book offers three different routes to walk through the streets of the city. Each route offers random encounters with the many personalities behind the names of streets in the revitalized city.” And what happens when two famous people intersect? Well, it depends… Each encounter led Didi’s imagination run wild and she came up with a series of sometimes hilarious, sometimes awkward and sometimes touching encounters. An illustrated encounter!
    In case you are wondering, Didi is a recent graduate of the Communication Design Department at the Shenkar College. BTW, if Did’s name rings any bells it’s just because I already wrote about her mad skills a while back.

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My First Interview… | August 14.13

  • It’s always difficult talking and showing pictures of yourself. At least that’s super hard for me. And that’s why I never agreed to do it up until now. Since moving to San Francisco, I decided to use the word YES more than I use the word NO when people ask me to take a moment to step over to the other side of the screen. And that’s why when sweet Eva, a native Belgian who moved to Tel Aviv not so long ago, asked me if she could interview me for her newly blog (aka The Bubblist), I felt like it’s time to get out of inside my head and just do it.
    If you care to know a little bit more about me and my blogging journey, you can check me and my trying-to-sound-serious-but-not-really-succeeding answers at The Bubblist. One thing is for sure, I need to practice this unfamiliar territory.
    Oh and… Eva, thx for having me!

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