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
THE DIAMOND FOLD

The art of using the right napkin in four steps.

FINDS
THE AESTHETICS OF CORN COBS

The story of Fernando Laposse travels from Mexico to London and spreads around the world.

CASE SERIES
MEMOR(Y)IAL DESTRUCTION

The art month in Istanbul is September and for me it took a start with the exhibition “Memor(y)ial Destruction”.

BLACKOUTS
SEGOVIA

‘In Medina del Campo the history of Spain can be experienced on its streets, its public places and in the cluster of historical buildings in the city center. This is the city of Isabella, Queen of Spain.’

LOVE LETTERS
FEM GÜÇLÜTÜRK

The love letter to Çıtlık Ağacı (Turpentine Tree) that botanist Fem Güçlütürk wrote is reflecting something beyond the love that we know.

SENSES
AYŞE BOYNER

We feel Ayşe Boyner’s high energy through all of her senses.

CITIZENS
NURAY ADA

Best friend, a local break spot, a deep relaxing breath, or maybe a handful of mud ready to be shaped…