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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A Typographer in The Making | Take Seventeen | August 13.13

  • As we speak, Liron is still working on her dissertation and I secretly hope that it will last forever (that’s how much I love having her around here) but I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who doesn’t want this dissertation to be over.
    While Liron is working hard on being a dedicated student and trying not to let London interfere in her way, She has some wicked plans lined up. Liron was invited to Budapest to talk about her ongoing journey as a typographer and I can’t wait to here all about it! As the clock in ticking and the lecture is only a few weeks away, I should stay still and let Liron do her thing and tell us a little bit more about her past few weeks.
    {Photos by Liron Lavi Turkenich}

Writing the dissertation is still not so much actual writing. So much information to be researched, compared, thought of before the actual writing begins. Collecting information crumbs from every available source, archives and libraries. Trying not to be distracted and focusing only on what I really need. Learning once again, that I cannot sit still and concentrate for many hours. Learning that sometimes in order to take the advice given to you- you have to find it yourself. Even if it presents itself in a long messy irrational way. Having a family visit, and trying not to miss anything and accomplish everything.
Arriving at Bath, breathing fresh cool air. Getting warm with a delicious pasty, walking around a Roman clean version of a mixture between Europe and Jerusalem (the stones, the stones!). Going to BBC Proms for a spontaneous classic music concert. Realizing we are dressed like at our wedding. Admiring once again the beautiful Royal Albert Hall. Visiting the beloved Ottolenghi twice a day, and that soothes the pain of limited time in London due to dissertation. Thoughts about the next chapter are coming and going. Skyscanner is getting much more traffic from us these days. Post graduate studies syndrome is approaching, and the only way to block it is by ordering plain tickets to Budapest, Amsterdam, Lima and Buenos Aires. Adventures are arriving soon, but first- dissertation time!
{Don’t miss Liron’s Reading Calling and A Typographer in The Making}

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Student Break | Danielle Aiber | Embroidering Away | August 12.13

  • It seems like so many people around me know how to create an embroidery. And me? I’m so not good at it! To be honest, I’m such a terrible crafter. When I first stumbled upon Danielle Aiber’s Embroidered furniture I fell in love with the color combination of the threads and then… I fell in love with the idea behind it. I know, with me it’s always color before everything else. But let’s go back to Danielle. While I might be shallow, Danielle thought about function as well and not just about the aesthetics of the embroidery itself. In addition to the decorative role of it, the embroidered thread connects actual parts and contributes to the object’s structure.
    BTW, Danielle is a 2013 graduate of the Industrial Design Department at H.I.T.

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Shopping Break | Ceramic Bangles? Yes, Please! | August 9.13 | Handpicked by me.

  • Whenever an industrial designer turns into an accessories designer, I know that only good things can come out of it. Julie Hung, the one behind Jujumade, is an industrial designer, who turned into a ceramist and now… her oh-so-beautiful first collection of handmade ceramic accessories has been born. I’m so in love with the splashes of glaze and these imperfect drops of color. It gives these creation a one of a kind vibe and although I’m not mush of a bangle warrior, I want to stack a bunch of them on my arm. Yep, that’s how much I love it!
    At the moment I’m debating between the Splatter Bangle and the Donut Bangle but probably will end up with the Splatter. How about you?
    BTW, you can read a little bit more about Julie and her creative process right here.

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Student Break | Rotem Azrad Malka | Being A Bride, It’s Complicated! | August 8.13

  • Just the other day I had a conversation with one of my new American friends about weddings and being a bride in the US. My day as a bride was so long ago (almost 8 years to be exact) but I sure am intrigued by customs and especially the ones that are foreign for me. I bet you want to know where I’m going with this.
    Rotem Azrad Malka, a graduate of the Communication Design Department at WIZO Haifa, was also intrigued by all the madness that involves being a bride and so she began her journey by exploring traditions around the world and chose to focus on brides who had their fair share of suffering, stress and intensity. At the end of it, Rotem came up with a series of illustrated brides. The thing is that she didn’t stop there, each and every illustration ended up being dotted dot by dot (and by saying that I mean literary being perforated) with a crazy amount of super delicate and super demanding work. Yep, just like dealing with weddings – a lot of hard work and crazy stuff that you don’t always realize before you start. I just thank god that my wedding day was calm and un-stressful in any shape size or form.

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Student Break | Ruchoma Rubin | Emotional Games | August 6.13

  • Bobby. That’s the name Ruchoma Rubin decided to call her super lovable ceramic creature.
    Ruchoma, a 2013 graduate out of the Ceramic Design Department at the Bezalel Academy, developed a seemingly amorphous forms while attempting (and succeeding!) to create variations, that will allow the viewer to partake in this unspoken game of association. a game that involves pouring out your emotions, but at the same time make you want to play (and goof around) with these super aesthetic creatures and their splash of neon silicon bands.
    I’m not sure where your head’s at, but I want to grab each and every one of these cuties and start playing!
    You can get in touch with Ruchoma at: ruchoma {at} gmail {dot} com

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AltSF. Yep, I Was There… | August 5.13

  • This post was supposed to be a My San Francisco Break kind of post but instead I really wanted to share with you a little bit of my AltSF journey. If you are a blogger, Alt Summit is a big deal. I still remember how intrigued I was, sitting at my desk, back home in Israel and reading all that was written about this Superbowl of bloggers, year after year. And then… while still in my hotel room, just a few days after arriving to the States in January, an email sharing the big news that Alt will be coming to San Francisco, landed in my inbox. I couldn’t believe my eyes and a minute later, I began writing to all my blogger friends back home, how happy and lucky I feel… At the same time I knew I had to snag a ticket and also knew it won’t be an easy thing to do. Anyways, to make a along story short, On July 17th, the day has arrived and I found myself surrounded by many inspiring and talented bloggers, that I had no idea existed and yes, I made some friends along the way! But i’ll get back to that later on.
    I heard some pretty amazing stories about how to grow and maintain your blog. How to reach out to fellow bloggers and brands. I heard from Mr. I HEART LUXE himself that it’s ok to be afraid but just for a minute. After allowing yourself to fear for a while, you should brush it off your shoulders and begin conquering that fear! I’m not sure why but his words meant so much. And speaking of being afraid, I came to Alt all by myself with out knowing anyone and came out of it with some pretty amazing friends and I hope will be right by my side for many years to come. I had to mention a few of them so here it goes: Tiffany, Rachel, Rachelle, Lidy, Megan, Courtenay, Yuliya, and Meredith.
    And then… there was the “Alice in Pinterland Party” at the Pinterst HQ. To tell you that I was excited is an understatement. I was ecstatic. After arriving and exploring for a while I met this supper sweet girl, her name is Annie and yep, she works at Pinterst but also has her own foodie blog and I fell for her right then and there.
    Everyone always tells me that I should master the mingling and networking thing, but for me it’s not just networking. I love getting to know the people behind the blogs and the person behind the business cards. It’s a lot more important than just mingling. Don’t you think?
    Oh wow, DesignBreak is a design blog and for some reason I found myself carried away with this post. I hope you won’t mind.
  • {Photos by me}

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Shopping Break | Pop of Color | August 2.13 | Handpicked by me.

  • I’m having hard time deciding which color to go with for my new office space.
    There are moments that all I can think of is white on white on white there are times in which I have an urge to bring my on going obsession with yellow to the next level and then… I calm down and think to myself that I better go with black, which is my all times favorite color. You see, it’s super stressful deciding what way to go and I know what you are probably thinking to yourself, MIX IT UP! And you are probably right.
    I guess I should be thanking Poppin for making things a little bit easier for me. I love the fact that you can choose your path by choosing your favorite color (hi there, rainbow navigation bar!) Oh well, it’s time to go back to their site and make up my mind.
    Just one more thing, Poppin, you can consider this post as a love letter to your oh-so-colorful yet minimal kingdom.

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