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+ Israeli RocknRolla, tel aviv

+ Israeli RocknRolla, tel aviv

We interviewed this RocknRolla right? Or tried. He was supposedly the hottest star in town. We booked the whole thing in advance for 4, even brought a whole camera crew, but he didn’t show until 7. It’s Saturday but cooommoooon, is it really a Guy Ritchie film here or what? I mean…”We all like a...
+ make the call, tel aviv

+ make the call, tel aviv

GabrielDesigns arrived in Tel Aviv with absolutely no idea or mental picture or preconceived notions of what the city would be like. Yes, complete and utter ignorance. Thankfully the clean slate allowed for an experience of the best that the city offers. And Tel Aviv is anything but an isolated Middle Eastern city. It turns...
+ after the mayhem, tel aviv

+ after the mayhem, tel aviv

There’s an extremely tiny minority of individuals that don’t look forward to a weekend brunch. Thankfully most of us DO, and after a long night out with friends, Friday morning (in Israel, Friday is the rest of humanity’s version of Saturday) is much anticipated. The smell of burning butter and the sizzle as whipped eggs...
+ market frenzy, tel aviv

+ market frenzy, tel aviv

Still at loss for words, being back in Berlin. Four days in Tel Aviv started with a barrage of gun-fired questions at Ben Gurion Airport. Thankfully once that passed, the rest was pure amazement. Including the fresh produce market tour – olive oil tastings, fresh greens, arguments over cheeses, avocado hunting, a stop by the...
+ corsica 2010, where to 2012?

+ corsica 2010, where to 2012?

Right about this time two years back, GabrielDesigns found himself standing on a deserted cliff road, looking left and looking right, throwing the classic hitch-hiking thumb, just in case a car jumped out around the bend. Because this is Cap Corse, and 70 year old grandmother-drivers DO drift around corners, deadset on the next cliffside...
+ the vanishing act

+ the vanishing act

“Because making something disappear isn’t enough; you have to bring it back. That’s why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call ‘the Prestige.'” GabrielDesigns hasn’t figured out the third act yet. But the second act isn’t too difficult. It involves a plane ticket, a passport, the clothes you’re...
+ united nude, brussels

+ united nude, brussels

What happens when romance meets Clark’s shoe-making dynasty? Well in 2003, UNITED NUDE happened. The company explains that the name is derived “from the fact that products evolve from international teams in an open way with direct recognition.” Starting with the Möbius shoe, Rem D Koolhaas in cahoots with Galahad Clark have gone on to...
+ breakfast, lunch, dinner...

+ breakfast, lunch, dinner…

…AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. A series of breakfasts at home, Scampi and Rosé at NOORDZEE, fly-by the Margiela store, a drive to POTEMKINE, a game of crazy eights over decanted Loire…all in good company.
+ street struttin, brussels

+ street struttin, brussels

You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk? Bring it! It’s not exactly impeccably-precise New York or snob-chic London. A bit more level headed but with a very Parisian elegance mixed into the outfit. And no less proud of its very own Brussels style.
+ uncorrupted moments, brussels

+ uncorrupted moments, brussels

Out of the few hundred shots taken with the ancient D70, only a few handful remained uncorrupted much to my horror upon return. It’s time to put this camera to rest but the next one is beyond my pocket’s reach…Would anyone please like to sponsor a D700/D300s Nikon body? Otherwise….this website is a FAIL. That...
+ iphone app, brussels

+ iphone app, brussels

The iPhone, despite it’s useful functions, is equipped with countless filters and apps and absurdities to create ANY-thing you desire. Including comics it seems.
+ living at cafés, brussels

+ living at cafés, brussels

Every city in the EU has one of these. Where Culture pops up with their bags and their mags to see and be seen. It helps that the setting is liked by all involved but what really brings them out into the drizzly Sunday rain is the food being served; the Danesi coffee, the bread...