FLORA
The traditional Chinese oil paper umbrella, originating from the Han Dynasty was the inspiration for this extravagant Flora theme.

In China, during the peak of popularity, yellow and red umbrellas were worn by the royal family, while a blue umbrella was a sign of nobility and wealth.  In addition to the functional usage, the oil paper umbrella is also believed to ward off evil spirits, and symbolizes fertility and the coming of Spring.

Much like Sanayi 313’s slippers, it can take weeks to create one Chinese oil paper umbrella by hand and is considered an “emblem of cultural craftsmanship and poetic beauty”. 

FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
FINDS
CASE SERIES
ALL ARCHIVES
FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
FENNEL ROOTS WITH ORANGE AND OLIVE OIL

The recipe for fennel roots with orange and olive oil.

FINDS
THE NEW YORKER COVERS WITH NO DEBUT

The book Blown Covers, which includes the drawings that never had the chance to be a cover to The New Yorker, hence never published, is a peerless means of discovery for those who are keen on popular culture.

CASE SERIES
AH AH AH

We fondly exhibit artist Manolya Çeliker’s artworks, which are rich in both visual and content.

BLACKOUTS
LOS ANGELES

Postcards from a city of angels, dreamers, and believers….

LOVE LETTERS
DİLAN BOZYEL

Photographer Dilan Bozyel declares her love for Beirut, for which she is writing a book about.

SENSES
ŞİRİN PAYZIN

While taping the journalist Şirin Payzın, getting to know her closer through her green eyes was a great experience.

CITIZENS
MEHMET BİNAY

Tünel’in Şişhane çıkışında yönetmen Mehmet Binay’ı fotoğraflarken, gençliğinde burada yaptığı kısa yolculukların karanlığın içinden geçerek bambaşka bir yere ulaşmanın hayalini yansıttığını öğreniyoruz.