Shopping Break | White Heaven in A Pot | November 13.13 | Handpicked by me.

  • There is something quite calming about ceramics, that is the only explanation to my irrational madness…
    There are moments, when I’m sure there is not enough room in my home, for all those perfect white ceramic vessels in the world. And then… there are moments when I can’t stop dreaming (and of course immediately after buying) any white perfection that comes my way. I only share with you this very important info because that’s exactly what happened with Haley Ann Robinson’s plant holder. And may I remind you that I don’t even do plants?! That’s how much I’m mad about this goodness.

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World Break | Materials + Process | Naked Beauties | November 12.13

  • Lately whenever I go to a craft show, I bump into some of the most minimalistic bags I’ve ever seen. I’m talking about Materials + Process, the creation of industrial designer and materials nerd, Christine Marcelino.
    And every time I see one, I stop. I stare. I drool. and I hope for an extra $400 that will magically appear in my wallet so I can buy my very own Sacagawea Carryall or Lewis “Biggie” Tote.
    It’s been too long since I’ve seen a line of accessories which relies only on the nude spectrum and it’s refreshing. You guessed it, I love it. I JUST LOVE IT.
    BTW, this weekend at the West Coast Craft I’ll get another look at these naked beauties.
    {This is an American Break}

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World Break | Tiro Tiro | Follow The Metal Trail | November 11.13

  • Let’s start this week with some exciting news. I teamed up with West Coast Craft. For the rest of the week I’ll be sharing with you some of my favorite designers, who will be showcasing their creations at the WCC which will take place this weekend (November 16 & 17).
    First is Teresa Robinson and her Tiro Tiro. I first discovered Teresa on Door Sixteen and since then I’m obsessed, so you can only imagine how excited I was to hear that I’ll be able to have an up close and personal moment with these super cool accessories. For the record, my favorite necklace has to be the Lado but all the other pieces from the Forma Nueva collection are on my wishlist.
    BTW, if you follow my facebook page, you’ve heard me mentioning Tito Tiro before.
    {This is an American Break}

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Stella and Lori | You Can Never Have Too Many Bags | November 8.13

  • Whenever I write posts that involve bags I’m super happy. I know, it’s weird but that’s just the way I was programmed. And speaking of two ladies who make me happy time after time, I can’t think of any other than the mega talented sisters Vered Blank-Grizim and Zohar Blank-Kama aka Stella and Lori.
    I’ve been writing about their previous collections (and I sure intend to keep doing so) for a while now and after visiting their brand new site, I knew it was time to share with you my favorite bags from their latest collection. If I need to pick a favorite right here and now, it would definitely be the Bencku Bag. I’m sure I don’t really need to explain why. But if I need to be completely honest with you, I can’t get their Safari Bag out of my mind.
    BTW, Lately the two began experimenting with designing cloths and so I’m excited about the future. Super excited!
    Stella and Lori

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Student Break | Daniella Saraya | An Unexpected Curve or Emotion | November 4.13

  • In her RE-COVER, Daniella Saraya searched for the humanity in the materials she chose to work with.
    I know there is a lot of thought and meaning in this breathtaking collection but when I first bummed into this graduate collection all I could think was: I want it. I want it all. At the same time, I couldn’t shut down the voice inside my head telling me that I need to find out all I can about the designer behind these larger then life rings. I mean, whoever is responsible for these oh-so-beautiful creations, needs to be center stage.
    By observing the human nature and the way layering is a force of nature, Daniella created her very own take on layering and reviling of an object. And no matter what, when you start peeling the layers, you will always find an unexpected curve or emotion. Just like when you look at this collection, you will find yourself wanting to touch, feel and explore each and every bump that will reach your fingertips.
    FYI, Daniella is a 2013 graduate of the Jewelry Design Department at the Shenkar College.
  • {Photos by Marina Moshkovich Chris}

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IllustratedBreak. November 2013 | By Harel Sheniak | November 1.13

  • Harel Sheniak plays an important part in my San Francisco journey. In fact, He and his super talented Half are our besties. Harel is one of those gifted people who can do just about everything you throw at them design wise. I mean, the guy can definitely draw but he is also one heck of a designer and the king of the tiniest icons. Having him here with his very own take on my IllustratedBreak is beyond amazing. I have a feeling that when it comes to illustrators, whenever they have time for themselves, their break is just another chance to look around, capture a moment and start dreaming about their next illustration.
    “A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in San Francisco.”
    Without further ado give it up for Mr. Sheniak and his November 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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Sivan Askayo | Tel Aviv Blues | October 31.13

  • I’m not sure if you noticed or not but at least some of my friends told me that I’ve been under the radar for quite some time… I’m not really sure what it is, maybe the cold weather or the fact that I’m starting to miss home. I know that I have to snap out of my moody mode and the only thing that can help is the Tel Avivian beach and the sunny weather (after all I won’t find sunny weather any time soon in San Francisco). I asked my sweet friend (who happens to be a brilliant photographer) Sivan Askayo, to share with us some of the latest photographs she took while in Tel Aviv. And guess what? She knows me too well, because the only pics she sent over were the ones of the beach. OK, OK, also some foodie pics. Anyways, I’m starting to fantasize about my home visit which will be around April and this post is making things a lot better and gets me in the right mood.
    In case you want to see a lot more from Sivan, you should check her photogenic blog and don’t miss her posts about Tel Aviv (in case you want to visit. And you should!) My favorite posts are: Kiss and Tel Aviv, Summer in The City, Tel Aviv VS Paris and Vintaging Jaffa, a Colorful Tour in My Favorite Vibrant Flea Market.
  • {Photos by Sivan Askayo}

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