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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Itay Laniado | Pencil Dreidel | November 28.13

  • OK so, the second day of Hanukkah is here and with it comes my next pick from alefalefalef and their dreidel exhibition.
    I’m such a pens-pencils-markers hoarder so It just makes sense that I got a little bit crazy the minute I spotted this pencil dreidel by Itay Laniado.
    You can watch all my dreidel picks right here.

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Gilad Davidi | Eat Your Dreidel! | November 27.13

  • Today is the first day of Hanukkah and as much as I wished it to feel like a proper Hanukkah it doesn’t feel the same. BUT thanks to Avraham Cornfeld and his alefalefalef studio, I got my dreidel fix sorted out. I mean, a dreidel exhibition is just what I needed!
    So… for the next eight days I’ll be sharing with you my favorite dreidels among those 30+.
    First is Gilad Davidi and his bit apple like dreidel. How cool is that?
    I’m off to find myself a dreidel to play with.
    Happy Hanukkah, my sweet breakers!

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Nuppi | Pillows That Help You Dream of Magical Kingdoms | November 26.13

  • It’s been way too long since I wrote about kiddos or better said, design for kids. And now is the right time to fix that.
    The minute I saw Nuppi’s pillows in my facebook feed (thx, Dikla!), I knew I had to share their happy place with you. Lately I’ve been obsessed with pillow from all kinds (you can head to the DB facebook page to find my latest fixation) and so… from pillows for all man kind to pillows for the little ones in your life. I know for sure that I know a few people in my life that will be super excited to have their hand on this pinwheel, boat or that hot air balloon. Something tells me that adding a dash of buttons to these pillows made a huge difference. Yep, I love buttons. I really do and therefore I also love Nuppi.
    BTW, the two gals behind Nuppi are Adi Tasa and Alma Elmaliach. How rude of me not to start with introducing these two.
    You can get in touch with the girls at: nuppibaby {at} gmail {dot} com

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Student Break | Daniel Winebush | The Eye of The Tiger | November 25.13

  • What does one normally do when he wants to explore the limitations of vision under extreme conditions? He, as in Daniel Winebush, creates his very own “The world according to…” graduate project. In this project, which was driven by Daniel’s myopia, he decided to examine how limitations such as order, direction of reading, and range affect the way we see our environment. Daniel studied the vision of four electronic devices – a fax machine, an elevator, a CD reader and a barcode reader. And just like our very own eyes, these machines also posses electronic eyes. After Daniel studied the function of these electronic eyes he came up with a series of iconic illustrations and turned them into beautiful graphics based on the eye of the tiger (scratch that) the machine. I might add that I’m super fond of the elevator’s eye!
    BTW, Daniel is a 2013 graduate of the Communication Design Department at the Shenkar College.

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Shani Lax | Let’s Talk About Shoes | November 22.13

  • It’s no secret that I’m a shoe horder. Well… maybe hoarder is a strong word but yeah, I LOVE SHOES!
    Shani Lax, one of my favorite discoveries from the beginning of this year, is back with a new mini collection and She didn’t disappoint.
    In her latest collection, Shani played with the geometric flavor and ornamental motives of the Art Deco but managed, with her own minimalist aesthetics, to transform her inspiration into a slick and minimal creation.
    On a personal note, I’m so looking forward to this coming April. I just booked my flight ticket back home to Israel and I can’t wait to meet some of Shani’s pretty shoes in person!
    You can get in touch with Shani at: shanilax {at} gmail {dot} com
  • {Photos by Michael Topyol}

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Shira Keret | I’m Thinking Tree Barks… | November 21.13

    • Monolith is the latest creation of Industrial designer, Shira Keret.
      I’m not really sure what it is but since I moved to San Francisco, I’m not intimidated by nature. And trust me when I say that for a very long time I didn’t want to be around it. Anyways, the minute I stumbled upon Shira’s Monolith all I could think of was how beautiful these tree barks look alikes are. Crazy! I know.
      But that’s not exactly what went on inside Shira’s head while designing. She was referring to water erosion and the fact that it’s a process that happens in nature and can take thousands of years for the water to carve its way through rock. Only that when doing it the industrial way, “water jet cutting the stream will carve it’s way to the bottom, not necessarily in a straight line. This way, it takes a matter of seconds to mimic the natural process.”
      The whole thing is unpredictable, organic and one of a kind, which makes it all super exciting!

{Photos by Hagar Cygler}

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Inbal Hoffman | Evolution, The Seed Version. | November 20.13

  • I’ve been a big fan of Inbal Hoffman for a while now. This girl is one of those who can do it all. From illustrating, to designing to creating thoughtful art.
    A while back I wrote about Inbal and her Print Party but this time I’m super excited to share with you a few images from her solo exhibition (which just ended in Tel Aviv). In her SeedBed, Inbal deals with the act of sprouting and while doing so, she arouses questions about the beginning of a creation and the transformation of one from the time of its birth till the time of it’s withering.
    I didn’t have a chance to watch the videos showing this intriguing process which was documented from beginning to end but I was blown away by Inbal’s ability to capture a sense of vulnerability and loneliness in her moving sculptures.
    I told you, this girl has many faces and I can’t to see what the future will hold.

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