World Break | Samuel Ansbacher | Take a Bow | December 17.12

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  • Spring Vase. I like the sound of that!
    I’m so over winter and if I could, I would fast forward these months…
    It’s not a negative post but it could easly become one and so… Let’s move to a much more positive and brighter tone.
    Let’s talk about this super flowy vase, which was designed by Samuel Ansbacher. I think the more I see still objects the more I love the ones that involve some sort of movement. I can’t really explain it but it feels right and this vase has a “Take a Bow” kind of moment…
    {This is a British Break}

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Dario’s | Looking for The Perfect Fit |

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  • How many rings are too many? Yesterday I tried to find one of my all time favorite rings but couldn’t find it. I have a feeling that it has something to do with the fact that I have too many accessories and that my filing system is out of control. Anyways, I’m telling you this only because I’ve been drooling over these rings (one and two) and I’m not sure what the right move is. I guess the question is: to buy or not to buy? The smart move would be to buy it (duh!) however, I think the responsible thing would be to go through all my rings and see if I really need another statement ring. BTW, the one behind this beauty is Itai Mintz aka Dario’s.
    www.darios.co.il
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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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