A Typographer in The Making | Take Eighteen | December 12.13

  • I don’t believe that I’m actually saying this out loud but this is Liron’s last post… As I’m writing these lines, Liron and her Mr. are on their grand Australian tour, having the time of their life, while exploring unfamiliar territories. I guess this is the only way to go, after you finish your Master’s degree and study your socks off. I can’t explain in words, how exciting and special this journey that I took with Liron, means to me. We began this journey as two strangers who share a huge passion for typography and along the way we become friends who share our love to all things beautiful (ok and edible). From pretty (and yummy) food to special accessories (mainly shoes) to exciting design exhibitions and out mad obsession with Ottolenghi.
    I know that this is just the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in Liron’s designed life and I can’t wait for what’s next.
    But don’t you worry, I’ll keep you posted!
    And now… Liron (for the last time), take it from here!
    {Photos by Liron Lavi Turkenich}

One more blog post. How to summarize a whole year in one post? A whole year… probably one of the best ones. Learning an incredible amount of new things, and more than that – knowing how to explain them. Meeting people from around the world, beginning as colleagues and finishing as true friends. Friends that are now saying Hiush and Byeush. A real process, seeing how your own thoughts and designs develop and change, how one thing seems perfect and a moment later chased by a new idea. A better, improved version that might be a stepping stone or an obstacle. Focusing completely on a typeface, letterforms, shapes and… finding others who share the same passion.
Living abroad, enjoying bicycle and learning to appreciate every bit of sunlight. Understanding what is real cold weather, and then feeling in my toes how it can be even colder. Eating tasteless vegetables but compensating with loads of extremely cheap mushrooms. Archives, collections, bookcases and boxes. Words that sound grey appeared as so colorful. A world of inspiration and information is everywhere. And how can it all be seen? Oh and London… Using every spare moment and sometimes not even spare ones to visit, walk around, drift away and end up in the same places. Trying to fit everything in: the exhibitions, museums, markets, shopping. Taking a huge sip of the city and realizing that it’s still full, much more to discover.
And what’s more to come? Who knows… and a set of confused thoughts is around now, dazing and appearing and leaving. What would be the next step? Where would be the next step? Packed our things, stored them in a small space. Left the flat, Reading, Marks & Spencer, Stories, the department, Ottolenghi, the White Cube and many many more. After talking about Hebrew typography in Budapest’s Design Week and hearing about type in AtypI Amsterdam, it’s time for New Zealand and Australia- where the summer is. And maybe it’s not really goodbye, maybe just a small byeush or see yoush, sweet and sour and salty.
{Don’t miss Liron’s Reading Calling and A Typographer in The Making}

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Jastine Hats | Let’s Talk About Hats, You and Me… | December 11.13

  • When I was a child I used to play “the hat game” with my dad. Whenever we visited NYC, we entered any of the huge department stores and the minute we spotted the hat department, then the game began. I would try almost every hat that came my way and my dad (who was super impressed and excited by how they fit me) took lots and lots of pictures of me and the hats.
    Other than this childhood memory, I don’t consider myself a hat lover but lately I started feeling the urge to add some fancy hats to my wardrobe. I have a feeling that the freezing weather, that I’m experiencing here in San Francisco, has something to do with it. Anyways, the only hat that I will be buying will have to come out of Yael Cohen‘s hands and Her Justine Hats. I’ve been a felt lover for ages and Yael’s minimal and almost geometric like felted beauties feel right up my alley. I can’t wait to try them for myself and feel more “European”.
    BTW, are any of you one of those Mad Hatters? I’d love to find out about your “hat stories” and your favorite hat designers.

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Talia Sari | When Two LEGO Bricks Collide | December 10.13

  • I stumbled upon this oh-so-hearty necklace this morning and I couldn’t wait yet another minute so I had to sit down and write about it right away!
    I first discovered Talia Sari’s world a while back when I wrote about her mapped jewelry (which I love!) BUT I wasn’t prepared for this… Talia’s LEVO is the love child of two LEGO bricks colliding in the most simple yet touching way!
    You can get in touch with Talia at: talia.wiener {at} gmail {dot} com

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Kukka | When Industrial Designer Finds The Perfect Illustrator | December 9.13

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Shopping Break | Fancy Desk Accessories | December 5.13 | Handpicked by me.

  • On an average day you will find me looking for desk accessories at least once. SO… when I bumped into Kate Spade‘s new desk accessories collection, my heart missed a beat.
    I mean, who can resist these patterned erases (hi there, polka dot and stripy beauties!), Bow Push Pins and this sexy Short List Notepad? I most definitely can’t!
    On a side note: did you see the stationary goodness I got for my birthday? You can’t see but underneath all this stunning wrapping paper were hiding a fab stamp, pencils and a note pad (all in black and white of course!)

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The Last Day of Hanukkah Calls for A Dreidel Roundup | December 4.13

  • I planed on having eight days of dreidels here on DesignBreak, but my computer decided to die on me… To make a long story short, now I stepped into the land of iMacs and hopefully things will be looking up soon.
    I still want to show you my favorite dreidels from the dreidel exhibition that was curated by studio alefalefalef. So, here goes: first is the melting dreidel by the ever surprising, Ohad Benit. It’s such a minimal design but I wouldn’t expecting anything else from his.
  • Omer Polak and his pineapple dreidels made me want to pick up the phone and ask for bunch of them. After all pineapples are big right now, you should ask Kelly from Studio DYI, she will tell you!
  • You can never go wrong with black and gold, especially when it looks like a piece of art and Maayan Fogel knows it!
  • Oh my… do I need to say a word about these chocolate dreidels (!!!) by Ani Dwilensky? Yeah, I didn’t think so!
  • Naama Hofman is used to creating light objects, therefore I was super excited to see her mysterious dreidel. It’s so different from her other designs.
  • David Specter’s dreidel holds everything I love about black on black in one tiny dreidel. Plus, I miss the Israeli currency aka the Shekel. I hate converting dollars to shekels! Things used to be so easy ;) BTW, I know I’m taking it the wrong way and David will probably think that I lost my mind.
  • Dean Gal and his stitched dreidel bring back so many childhood memories… My mom used to be the queen of all things stitched.
  • And finally Racheli Chaba Sharfshtein and her spotty dreidel. I just can’t believe how beautiful it is! I feel like I could use a sea of them in my life.

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IllustratedBreak. December 2013 | By Liat Summerfield | December 3.13

  • I first ran into Liat Summerfield, when she wrote me about her Kickstarter Campaign and right then and there I had to ask her to take part in my IllustratedBreak and she said yes!
    For Liat, an illustrated break is when she can have her own dream time break, in which she is spaced out and just dreams. At that time, Liat was jumping from one place to another and so she tried to connect the dots and imagined that each and every dot is her home for that time being…
    A head in the clouds and lots of dots is a brilliant way to kick the last month of the year so give it up for Liat and her December 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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35 It Is… | December 1.13

  • You guys, today was super special…
    Yep, I turned 35 and… I need to get used to that number.
    I will tell you all about my special day later on this week but in the meanwhile, I just wanted to share with you my over the top excitement.
    I know, I know… I shouldn’t feel this excited for being a year older but this past year was beyond amazing so I hope that the coming year will be even more exciting and special. Plus, each year, My Mr., makes my birthday feel like the best one ever.
    Here’s for many exciting years with you my breakers!
  • {Photo by me}

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