My San Francisco Break | Too Good to Be True | April 23.13

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  • Besides having a bad cold for the past couple of days, the last two week were the best so far…
    We’ve been exploring the city like true pros and I like that feeling! So let’s see… of course we had to see a Giants’ game (not sure if that will happen again). After visiting the brand new Museum of Craft and Design (this one was my favorite part) we discovered our home away from home aka Chocolate Lab, the most ah-mazing place on earth! I got to spend an amazing afternoon with my new bestie, touring her favorite design stores around The Mission. Oh and we also had super sunny and extra fun Santa Cruz Sunday!
    {Photos by Me}
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Olive Thomas | Maya Levi | Welcome to The Jungle | April 19.13

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  • Maya Levi keeps surprising me time after time and this time is no different with her Two by Two mini collection. The super energetic designer behind Olive Thomas, decided to go back to her graphic designer roots and created the most vibrant digital prints of bunch of flamingos (which I need!), horses and penguins. These prints compliment Maya’s three signature shoes so perfectly that I wonder if we’ll see more prints in the future.
    AND… that’s not all! As Maya is one of a kind, with every purchase of a pair, she’ll send you a matching t-shirt just for fun.
    {Phots by Michael Topyol}
    www.olive-thomas.com
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World Break | Jie Sun | The Birds and The Fish | April 18.13

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  • I first bumped into Jie Sun while cruising through my pinterest feed and what a revelation it was!
    Bigger than life accessories make me happy and when it comes to accessories my motto is the bigger the better and it doesn’t hurt if it comes in bright colors.
    So, you can’t blame me for falling head over heels with Jie Sun’s oh so feather-ish world.
    I have a feeling that this guy just made me consider owning a brooch for the first time!
    {DesignBreak found Jie here}
    {This is a Chinese Break}

    www.jie-sun.nl
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Independence Kind of Day | April 16.13

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  • So… today Israel celebrates it’s 65th birthday. It’s kind of old but then again, kind of new.
    Whenever I think about my home country (and it’s only been three months since I left) I can’t help but daydream of it’s blue blue skies and happy weather. There is nothing that a clear blue sky and a sunny day can’t cure!
    That’s why I figured that I’d share with you some of my all time favorite happy sky pictures hand picked out of my instagram feed.
    For many more, my dear and super sunny Israel!
    {Photo by Me}
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Sharon Webber-Zvik | Illustrated Pain |

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  • Now here is a topic I’d never want to explore up close. I always prefer to stay on the bright side of life. HOWEVER, there are some people, who can take on the darkness out there in the most surprisings way. One of them is Sharon Webber-Zvik, who is responsible for the branding of the Pain and Suffering Research. How crazy are her collages and disturbed characters?! You can read more about this crazy yet intriguing process here and here. Not only has she dealt with this troubled subject like a pro, she also received the Golden A’ Design Award (!!!) As I said, CRAZY!
    {A DesignBreak by Sivan Askayo}
    You can get in touch with Sharon at:
    sharonweb {at} gmail {dot} com
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Norman & Bella | Tal Arbel | Manly Me | April 12.13

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  • If there was one time that I wished I was a man, it was when I bumped into Norman & Bella‘s Men’s collection.
    I stopped keeping track of all my oxford shoes, but if there is a god out there, Tal Arbel, the designer behind this super slick brand, was thinking about all the ladies who really like the manly look. Size six and seven are awaiting just for us. Am I right, Tal?
    FYI, there is a Her collection as well.

    www.normanandbella.com
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Bakery | Checkmate! | April 11.13

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  • Everyone is in Milan right now or at least that’s what it feels like. While I wish that one day I’ll be able to join the festivities, for now I’m more than happy to share with you Bakery’s (Gilli Kuchik and Ran Amitai) brand new and super minimal Profilini which is making it’s debut right now at Milan. Profilini is a bar stool which is made of powder coated bent iron tubes and as you can see it’s all about creating a functional 3D composition, which I LOVE! Do you think there could be anything better than assembling your own perfect black and white combo stool? I sure don’t!
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    www.bakery-design.com
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  • {Photos by Ariel Reichman}

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A Typographer in The Making | Take Ten | April 10.13

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  • Sometimes you have to slow down.
    I guess I can relate to Liron’s domesticated post just because from time to time (who am I kidding, it’s more like most of the time) I like to take things easy.
    Well, since now it’s time for another post by Liron, A Typographer in The Making and not My San Francisco Break, I’d better let the girl share with us what a laid back time in Reading looks and feels like.
    BTW, I don’t know what about you but I can’t wait for Liron to be done with her typeface. I’m SO CURIOUS!
    {Photos by Liron Lavi Turkenich}
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Back from Europe to Europe. It already feels like home here. A messy one. Things are just piling up and we can’t blame everything on the lack of shelves. Not because of Passover cleaning, just because the house needs tiding up – we started putting things back to their place, and it takes a while. Even though it’s term break, I’m studying a lot. Jumping between cap A, small cap E, italic f and Hebrew. With three scripts, It always feels like one of them is neglected. Who would of imagined that this whole type design business would be so emotional. Coming to the studio on Easter. It’s almost empty and quiet. Drinking lots of coffee, preparing cold salads because the agriculture building- where the microwave is- is closed. Going to the gym, while watching one of the best Gray’s Anatomy episodes (no spoilers for late watchers like me… it was the end of season 6). Being out of breath and not knowing if it’s because of the plot or the workout. No London for two weeks. How can you miss a city so much? The other half is in exam period, the London friends are in Switzerland and I’m home. Going to the farmers market in Reading. Two stalls of fruit and vegetables, one stall of super odd things like not matching shoes and attic blankets. Eating homemade pies in a super sweet British place after receiving a friendly tip. Finding out from another friend that there is a place for cakes and coffee in town. Buying cake for later. Buying tons of fruits, buying flowers that will replace the dry ones that we have. Breaking the flowers on the train back. Yes- breaking the flowers, It’s possible. Going back the next day to try the coffee in the cake place. Understanding that we need another basket for laundry. Finding an Easter chocolate egg that was hidden for me in the backyard of our studio (thank you Lisush!). Feeling like there is so much work to be done, but being here and not travelling is good for now. Relaxing.-{Don’t miss Liron’s Reading Calling and A Typographer in The Making}

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