Side Effects by The Bezalel Students | December 13.12

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  • Something realy good is happening in Jerusalem over the past few years. So many exciting exhibitions and design events that I find myself keep coming back to the city time after time after time. Even today, after I finish writing this post, I’ll be heading to Jerusalem’s Design Week opening event and if you know me, you probably know that I’m super excited about Bezalel’s Side Effects Exhibition. I can’t help myself, I’m all about young, emerging students! In this exhibition, I’ll be seeing some new designs from the M.Des Master’s Degree in Industrial Design. This is just a heads up! I’ll be writing some more about it in a few weeks.
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Studio Ve | Dance Through Time | December 12.12

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  • Shay Carmon and Ben Klinger have done it again!
    These two, who go by the name Studio Ve, know a thing or two about clocks. I mean, they are the ones behind the Manifold Clock!
    With that being said, let me introduce you to their new BRILLIANT clock and say hello to the Lithe Clock. I don’t think that I have the right vocabulary to express my feelings toward this beauty! Elegant, sensitive, fragile, smooth, soft and light are just few of the adjectives that run through my mind… I’m not going to add a single word, you should hear it all for yourself and watch their oh so dreamy kickstarter campaign.
    www.studiove.com
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World Break | Karen Barbé | Chilean Pattern | December 11.12

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  • Back in 2008 Karen Barbé played with the idea of designing her very own pattern inspired by the Copihue, which is also known as Chilean Bellflower and as a national emblem. Fast forward to 2012 and Karen is launching her own Copihue totes, tea towels and kitchen aprons. Karen’s pattern has the most beautiful mix of colors (and it’s nothing like the traditional designs)!
    It’s the most amazing feeling to be able to join the ride from the starting point until the end result!
    {This is a Chilean Break}

    www.karenbarbe.com
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Naama Hofman | Special Agents 006 and 008 | December 10.12

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  • Around here everyone is talking, smelling and eating jelly donuts and yeah, you got it right we are only on day three of Hanukkah! And as we light the third candle I feel like it’s appropriate to keep on going with the lighting theme that I began yesterday. Anyways, say hello to 006 and 008 aka Naama Hofman’s brand new light objects!
    006 is a light object made from two trapezes made of glass and perspex and 008 is a light object made of a marble block with a hole in its center. It feels like special agent 007 has to have his very own Naama Hofman light ;)
    {Photos by Yael Engelhart}
    www.naamahofman.com
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Bet-Melacha | Urban Menorah | December 9.12

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  • The minute I received in my inbox a glimpse into Liora Rosin and Nitsan Debbi’s menorah I couldn’t look away. For me, their menorah is more than just a menorah. It holds so many visual memories that I’ve been collecting in my heart and mind for as long as I can remember.
    Influenced by the local architecture of the environment in which it was created, this menorah celebrates the urban Israeli culture. It captures the essence of the Israeli streets with their different windows, shutters, grilles and air conditioners and the light of the menorah is glinting through the blinds.
    {“Lighting Jaffa” Exhibition by Asufa}
    www.bet-melacha.com
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DesignBreak Elsewhere | Interviewing Hagit Pincovici for the JPost | December 6.12

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  • “Follow your dreams at all costs,” says Israeli designer Hagit Pincovici who spends most of her time in Italy. I’m doing just that and I hope you are too!
    Hagit and I studied at the same high school too long ago. Since then we didn’t stay in touch but once I discovered that she and I share the love for beautiful creations and that she is the one behind these pretty chairs I had to dig deep and ask some serious questions. I was so happy that Hagit was on board and you can read my “Doing Design: Roman designs weren’t built in a day” interview with her right here. Hagit’s journey takes her all the way from Israel to Italy and it’s one hell of a journey!

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World Break | ALL Knitwear | Illustrated Sweater | December 5.12

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  • When I first bumped into Annie Larso‘s colorful playground, I was convinced that she is an illustrator. Little did I know that this wicked lady knits sweaters and hats for a living! AND if I want to be precise: “Each piece is designed, knit, and assembled by Annie on a Brother KH-965i knitting machine” which means it’s all about one of a kind pieces and if you ask me, it looks like art. I’d leave it just the way it is with the box and everything as a collector piece! I can’t believe this is the first time I’m hearing about this rad designer and it is too good to pass!
    {DesignBreak found Annie here}
    {Photos by Aaron Wojack}
    www.allforeveryone.com
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UnaUna | Fasten Your Seatbelt | December 4.12

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  • After writing about UnaUna’s latest jewelry collection in collaboration with Shir Pins, I secretly hoped that this won’t be the end of their jewelry journey. I mean, Almog and Mira (the two behind UnaUna) are wicked shoe designers but it’s always exciting to see what else they come up with. So up next is a new collaboration with Miki Ohana, a sculptor and illustrator who just finished his studies at the Bezalel Academy and this time they are in aviation mode. The two designed their own stylish pilot hats and Miki added the final touch with a super cute air plain brooch.
    {Photos by Guy Gilad}
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