Photographer Elsa Bleda Captures Istanbul In Neon Colors, Foggy And Cinematic Nightscapes

Elsa Bleda is a multi-talented 28-year-old artist, photographer, art director and actress who was born in France and currently lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. As a stranger in the night, she explores the cities she calls home, shedding a light on the abandoned nightscapes she encounters. Bleda has a unique aesthetic that is both cinematic and dystopian. Continue reading »

Sculpture Of Istanbul’s Social Media Phenomenon Cat Tombili To Be Inaugurated

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A sculpture was created in memory of Tombili, the phenomenon cat of Istanbul’s Kadıköy that passed away on August 10. Upon a petition on change.org demanding a sculpture for the famous cat, sculptor Seval Şahin built the commemorative sculpture. The sculpture will be inaugurated on October 4 World Animal Day in the exact same location where Tombili posed for the famous picture. Continue reading »

Istanbul Inception: Surreal Turkish Cityscapes By Aydın Büyüktaş

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For the series ‘Flatland‘, Turkish artist Aydin Buyuktas creates surreal cityscapes of Istanbul. Inspired by Edwin Abbat’s book ‘Flatland: A Romance Of Many Dimensions’, the photoshopped images depict the metropolis from surprising perspectives. Continue reading »

The Breaking Bad-Themed Coffee Shop Has Just Opened In Istanbul

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The coolest Entrepreneur Deniz Kosan created Walter’s Coffee Roastery It is the world’s first Coffee Super Lab, opened in March 29th, 2015 in Moda, Kadikoy, Istanbul. He designed it inspired by his favorite TV series Breaking Bad and. Continue reading »

ESPA at the Istanbul Edition by HBA

HBA London’s Inge Moore (one of London’s most in demand interior designer and Principal) and Nathan Hutchins (HBA London Associate) created a contemporary spa inspired largely by Turkish traditions, with design elements that echo the Hammam customs and atmospheric elements of Istanbul. This juxtaposition of the old with the new create a uniquely contemporary and luxurious space. Elements like embossed bronze floors, chocolate brown marble, cast bronze sinks, walls of crystals and lighting effect gives the spa a warm, rich and mysterious ambiance. Continue reading »