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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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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