KEMAL TUFAN & SANAYI 313 BEBEK
15.August.2017
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When I saw Kemal Tufan’s works many years ago, I was really impressed. Inspired by the nature, he creates ironic sculptures. read more
When I saw Kemal Tufan’s works many years ago, I was really impressed. Inspired by the nature, he creates ironic sculptures. I have always liked huge and tiny objects. In our small corner Sanayi 313 Bebek, Kemal Tufan’s big sculptures are exhibited this month. They matched each other very well. 
Kemal Tufan was born in Silivri in 1962. He has a degree in the sculpture department in fine arts faculty of Mimar Sinan University. He has joined many personal and group exhibitions both in and out of Turkey. His exterior sculptures are exhibited in 34 different countries’ various cities. 
ENİS’ MYKONOS DIARY
03.August.2017
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Enis is telling us about his Mykonos vacation. I took pleasure reading what he wrote nearly as much as our Mykonos trip. read more
I start my day at Marenga Milk Bar. As I am drinking my iced coffee, I am eating scrambled eggs, which I know I will never forget the taste of. A cute girl is sitting across me, don’t worry about who she is.  On the hills of Mykonos, this primitive location is to explore for. Marenga Milk Bar makes you feel good with its bamboo ceilings, concrete floor and natural warm colours. Despite the slow service, I leave the place happy with its owner Angela’s smile. 
I don’t like to drive, especially in an island! I found something like Uber and thought of how things spread so quickly for couple of minutes. 
Then, I visit Nikos’ store and I can’t drink anything other than water. It’s very hot and becomes even hotter among the diamonds. 
I know it’s going to be a great vacation. Alemagou, Principote/Panormas and Sundays’ favorite Scorpios smile at me from my list. I am staying on a boat but this time this sailboat means only a heavy sea. Mykonos is not suitable for boating. But my family and my eight-months-old pineapple, my niece soothe the speed of the wind and white surfs of the sea. We get used to each other with my pineapple on this vacation. She is afraid of my beard but I can’t trim.
I love getting lost in the streets of this island, which never misses to make you smell the lamp. While looking for Astra, I come across with Interni. There is a good party but I seem to know the faces. I want to go on with being a tourist. 
I forget about my list and clear my head. I find myself in a fish restaurant called Koursaros inspired from Japanese cuisine. I like the place even more when I see Sake on the menu. Then, I go to Astra located in the town with my friend from university. There is still no plans. It went like that till the end of the trip.
As the sun raised in my cabin on Monday morning, I felt like I was in the office. Phone calls, e-mails and everything that we are enslaved by everyday routines begin to smile at me. 
I will go back in the soonest time…
THERE IS A BIRTH IN SANAYI 313 BEBEK
17.July.2017
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The collaboration between PG Art Gallery and 313 Bebek is going on at full steam. Leaving the “Ah’s” of Manolya Çelikler behind, we are welcoming Sevim Kaya’s “Yeniden Doğmak” (Rebirth) series. read more
The collaboration between PG Art Gallery and 313 Bebek is going on at full steam. Leaving the “Ah’s” of Manolya Çelikler behind, we are welcoming Sevim Kaya’s “Yeniden Doğmak” (Rebirth) series.  Rapido (inky pen) on paper technique is used on the series, which symbolizes the existence struggle of plants. 
“We generally do not realize the dramatic behaviors of plants. Because they seem very slow to the eye. But if we slow down the time and look from plants’ perspective, events come to a magnificent state.” – Sevim Kaya
DATE WITH MYSELF
11.July.2017
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I went on a date with myself. With an 8-months-old baby and a dog at home, it is hard to find time to be all alone. I found the solution by going on dates by myself. read more
I went on a date with myself. With an 8-months-old baby and a dog at home, it is hard to find time to be all alone. I found the solution by going on dates by myself.

This time it was with my books to Sanayi 313 Bebek. A fresh juice, eggs and books in a cozy place is the perfect date for summer. I shut down my phone, ordered my breakfast and got lost in my book. I refreshed my mind in an hour and came back home to my baby and dog.
TAKE HER TO A CONCERT!
04.July.2017
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It's that time of the year: Tarkan's concerts! read more
I went to Tarkan's concert yesterday night. Icecream, popocorn and and nostalgic beverages took me to my childhood days. Then the concert began. It was first Tarkan's new songs, then came the old ones consecutively. Tarkan's energy, his dance moves and the enthusiasm of the crowd created a perfect night for me. I had my Fiocco Box Sanayi 313 bag with me... It was a good mood. 

 
MY SUMMER ESSENTIALS
28.June.2017
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When I go to vacations in summer, I don’t need much to take with me. read more
When I go to vacations in summer, I don’t need much to take with me. My summer hat, Sanayi 313 espadrilles and a Scrabble game is more than enough. During holidays, we play with the modern version but at home I have an antique one from Sanayi 313. It’s a completely different experience to play with the vintage Scrabble. It also uplifts our living room’s decoration.  Definitely recommended!
ORANGE GIRL – ZEYNEP SOLAKOĞLU
13.June.2017
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I can see why she is orange. There are some people who get lost in their dream world. Sometimes for months and years… But the day comes when this ‘being lost’ is turned into reality. read more
I can see why she is orange. There are some people who get lost in their dream world. Sometimes for months and years… But the day comes when this ‘being lost’ is turned into reality. It is really something big to be able to come back to life after many dreams. Zeynep Solakoğlu has made an inspirational work from an eight-year period. I found something for myself on every page of her book “Orange Girl”, which is on my desk right now. The strength of love, the importance of the childish part of me, realization of my ability to find light through darkness…

I was impressed by this quote in the beginning of Zeynep’s story.

“Your mind makes out the orange by seeing it, hearing it, touching it, smelling it, tasting it and thinking about it. But without this mind –you call it- the orange would not be heard or smelled or tasted or even mentally noticed. 
It’s actually the orange depending on your mind to exist. Don’t you see that? 
By itself it’s a no-thing, it’s really mental, it’s seen only of your mind. It’s empty & awake.” Jack Kerouac

Zeynep wrote stories and drew since her childhood. Her drawings are very detailed and breath taking. The story told in between the black&white drawings of this book is about the newly university graduate Zeynep who doesn’t know what to do, confused and in the air; the Orange Girl. 

“Orange Girl” is now in Sanayi 313…
A LOVE LETTER TO NEW ORLEANS
24.May.2017
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“America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.” says legendary American playwright Tennessee Williams. Why New Orleans? read more
“America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.” says legendary American playwright Tennessee Williams. Why New Orleans?

From our guest writer Ali Tufan Koç...

Raw. Original. Vibrant. Honest. 
Few cities in the world could carry this unique blend, and New Orleans is one of them. Culturally and historically speaking: A place that is treasured, a city that carries deep scars with a pride; New Orleans has city icons and street heroes that unlike any others. The sax repairman, the fisherman’s daughther, the drink columnist, and a 91-year-old restaurateur... They all know the romance of New Orleans. They all value the original sin that this city carries. 

Life moves slower here. A slowness never looked so encouraging and cheerful.

“Too many memories, you know”

An UBER driver, a street musician, a barista... Every person you meet will tell you this: “Too many memories, you know”. This sounds like New Orleans talking. No wonder why New Orleans’ uniqueness leaves impressions even on those who have never visited.

A 31-room boutique hotel famous for French antiques and morning biscuits (Soniat House, 133 Chartes St.); 
a park which has the twice size of Central Park, with America’s largest and oldest oak, one 800 years old (City Park, I Palm Dr.); a modern cool bar that has aHemingway’s Cuba-meets-Armstrong’s Louisina vibe (Cand and Table, 1113 Decatur St.); part bar-restaurant, part saltwater-pool-side hang that is Southern -and gayish- version of Soho House (The Country Club, 634 Louisa St.) and many more... It’s colorful, musical, weird, delicious, diverse, relaxed. All true. All real.

Once you have  a deep dive into the cultural heritage of the city, all that jazz makes more sense. Louis Armstrong is right: “Every time I close my eyes blowing that trumpet of mine, I look right into the heart of good old New Orleans. It has given me something to live for.”
ENIS’ SUITCASE
22.May.2017
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Conde Nast Traveller dig into Enis’ suitcase, so am I. What do those pieces mean to me? read more
Conde Nast Traveller dig into Enis’ suitcase, so am I. What do those pieces mean to me?

1-His house in London Notting Hill. – We were there a few weeks ago. There is this comfort and ease its architecture gives you. Is it weird if I say I felt like I was in a warm and cozy home inside a museum?
2-Louis Vuitton suitcase – They are more beautiful as they get older. I have a vintage one from my mother, maybe it the most beautiful bag in my wardrobe. 
3-Slippers, James Perse x Birkenstock – James Perse men’s t-shirts are our house’s necessity. 
4-Earphones, Beats – No comment.
5-Patina brush – Sanayi 313 design – On top of it, there is a different zipped part with a little shoe horn inside… Perfect.
6-Pillbox, Sanayi 313 design – Now, I am curious what pills Enis takes with himself while travelling.
9-Pijamas, Ralph Lauren – I Love Ralph Lauren
GETTING LOST IN DAVID HOCKNEY
02.May.2017
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David Hockney and those cheering swimming pools… I never could have guessed seeing his work would have impressed me this much. read more
David Hockney and those cheering swimming pools… I never could have guessed seeing his work would have impressed me this much. Maybe because it was my daughter’s first visit to an exhibition, maybe I was hungry for inspiration or maybe it was the simplicity and the sophistication Hockney’s works unfold. 
What excited me about his works is seeing the real life of real people in such an advanced art form. I saw his parents, his friends, his partner, the artist himself in his art. I know how he felt about Los Angeles and how he found the city ‘sexy’. Now I am a piece of his world. 
What gave me inspiration the most during my visit was witnessing how he kept pace with the developing art forms. David Hockney was born in 1937. The exhibition in Tate Britain offers the opportunity to see his classical early paintings alongside works in different mediums. He used photography as one of his media in 1980’s. He created artworks from little Polaroids showing different viewpoints as well as time and movement. In 2010, Hockney began making multi-screen video works by fixing a number of cameras to the outside of a vehicle. 
Even though he used different mediums throughout the years, there is a theme making his work whole. That feeling of integrity, the expression of real life and the cheering vibe… I found his work so inspiring. A must visit exhibition. 
Until May 29 2017 at Tate Britain - LONDON
http://www.tate.org.uk
TRIP TO EMPTINESS
30.March.2017
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I couldn’t help but to read the books of travellers and watch their experience videos lately. Doğu Ekspresi (East Express) was one of those. read more
I couldn’t help but to read the books of travellers and watch their experience videos lately. Doğu Ekspresi (East Express) was one of those. Since it is in the east part of Turkey and has an uncomfortable image (maybe), it isn’t a common choice for a trip. But with the videos we watched, we wanted to go there so badly and then we took out. 
East Express is a railroad servicing between Ankara and Kars. The route is: Ankara > Kırıkkale > Kayseri > Sivas > Erzincan > Erzurum > Kars.
We took our place on “Couchette Compartment”. 4-person armchairs turn into beds. They give you clean sheets and pillow covers. Everything is comfortable and clean. 
Train leaves the station at 18.00 and arrives to Erzincan around 6.30. You wake up to a view of deep blue river among the mountains. Not to miss anything, we watch outside without blinking an eye. As we approach to Erzurum, the view turns into an endless emptiness. Just then we hear Redd’s lyrics in the compartment. “What would a person do in this emptiness, gets bored and watch the moon.” You don’t get bored not one second even though the trip longs 25 hours. 
We welcome the sunset as well. The changing colours of the sky reflect on the snow. Though we have a sadness because the train trip is over, arriving to Kars makes us happy. 
The first stop of the day after is Çıldır Lake. There is a fish restaurant over there. A man from Kars working in the restaurant welcomes us, telling the story of the lake. It freezes on December and stays like this until April. The thickness of the ice is approximately 50 cm. You go on top of the lake with horses and sleds. White and emptiness all out… While looking at it, your brain is freshened, you get calm. We say hi to white foxes on the way. 
Our next stop is Ani Ruins on the Armenian border.  We end our route after an 8 km. walk by seeing all of the ruins. Ani Antique City is located on one of the most important trade routes of the world The Silk Road. It was built by Armenians on the 10th century. There are impressive churches and ruins of mosques in the city. Arpaçay River is like a natural border between Armenia and Turkey. It is a very big impressive slit. 
Then we go back to the airport. Emptiness is filled with concrete now. 

Gülay Özgün - Interior Architect
MANAGING TIME
15.March.2017
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Time management is a big issue. Prioritizing is the solution. read more
Time management is a big issue. Prioritizing is the solution. 
From a TED talk I watched (video attached), I had some suggestions:
Going to the future, at the end of the year and stating what would make you happy in terms of career, family and self… 
I just wrote mine down:
CAREER
1) Writing Sanayi 313 Blog in the best way possible.
2) Publishing the book I wrote during my pregnancy.
3) Reading as many books as possible.
FAMILY
1) Spending good time with my family.
2) Raising my baby in the best possible way.
3) Providing a spiritual development for my family.
SELF
1) Healthy body with sports and balanced diet.
2) Spiritual development.
3) Educational development.

Now I am going to manage my time according to the priorities I have.

 
MY VALENTINE
14.February.2017
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February 14th read more
My Valentine 
THE GET DOWN
25.January.2017
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Sometimes a book or a little photograph in a museum takes you to another world. read more
Sometimes a book or a little photograph in a museum takes you to another world. These are precious moments. This time, for the first time it was a series that made me think differently, look at the world from another perspective. THE GET DOWN. 

The Get Down takes place in 1970’s New York, telling the story of the birth of hip-hop through the a group of young people’s lives. Will Smith’s son Justice Smith is on the lead role of Zeke, who is a smart, talented boy deeply in love with a girl. Mylene is determined to become a disco star and she wants to leave Bronx and reach Manhattan for her aim. Zeke is very good with words and making music. He also wants to rise. Zeke’s friends are artistic, too. One of them is a graffiti artist; another is a DJ. 
I just finished the third episode. There are clues that some of those youngsters will be famous. The effort they expend on this is told in such an authentic way that one gets impressed very easily. 
I suggest “The Get Down” for going back to those innocent times. 

From The Editor
SERENA’S NEW YORK
17.January.2017
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Serena's New York; her one-day and favourite spots... read more
Her one-day in New York
“Taking out from Tribeca, I would have my breakfast at Café Gitan on Mott Street. After that, since I am already in the area of Nolita, I’d check out the vintage shops and go around Soho. I would stay away from Broadway. Main roads are very crowded. I love to explore and even get lost in the side streets. I would walk to Bar Pitti in West Broadway to have lunch with my friends. Food is delicious and the ambiance is nice there. Then, I would go to Central Park by subway, walking through the park heading Guggenheim Museum. After visiting the museum, I would go back to Downtown by subway again and get ready for having dinner with my friends at Mr. Chow; one of New York’s classics. I would finally end the night having a drink at Blond.”

Her favorite spots…
“My favorite restaurant is Bar Pitti. For lunches, especially when the weather is good, this place is ideal. 
I always like to have something to eat or drink at Mercer Kitchen while going around Soho. 
The interior of Guggenheim Museum has always impressed me. 
I like to take a tour around Moma Museum, as well as the Museum’s shop.
Kirna Zebate and Bergdorf Goodman are my favorite shops in New York. 
I like to go around Nolita and East Village for vintage shops. Metropolis Vintage and Amarcord Vintage Fashion are my favorite vintage spots.
I enjoy the little exhibitions in Chelsea and discovering different artists. 
For me, Tomeo Sushi is the best sushi restaurant in town but one should not have any expectation of the atmosphere. It’s a simple and comfortable place, ideal for a Sunday night. 
Angelika Film Center is a place where I always enjoy going and watching independent movies. 
New York Library has a magnificent architecture. I can make research and daydream inside the books all day long. 
Unique Square Market is ideal for local goods and fresh flowers. When I was studying at Parson’s, I used to buy flowers from here and then by subway, head to my house in Soho.
Whitney Museum Meatpacking is a must-see.”
313 CLASSICS
04.January.2017
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A corner of Sanayi 313 Classics... read more
A classic never goes out of style. 
Here is the corner of Sanayi 313 Classics. 
Louis Vuitton suitcases, Borsalino hats, Serge Lutens perfumes, Cire Trudon candles and Mark Cross bags. 
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR
30.December.2016
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Happy New Year... read more
Happy New Year...
WEEK OF INSPIRATION - LONDON
27.October.2016
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  • IG-Hans-Peter-Feldman-Frieze.jpgFrieze - Hans Peter Feldman
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Sanayi313 Architects were in London this month for design fairs and exhibitions. read more
Sanayi313 Architects were in London this month for design fairs and exhibitions.
We had a chance to meet with different designers and artists from all around the world. 
We started our inspirational week with PAD Art and Design Fair in London.
It was breathtaking. Also it was great to see some of our designers at PAD. We had a meeting with JamesPlumb and looked at Serge Mouille's vintage lightings. 
We visited Frieze and Frieze Masters as well. Frieze Masters was charming as every year with important artists such as Fontana, Magritte, Calder and Dali while Frieze was leading the contemporary art world with names like Anish Kapoor and Alex Katz. Artist Hans-Peter Feldman was our favorite.
It was a proud as a Turk seeing Taner Ceylan's "I love You" exhibition at Sotheby's S2 Gallery. Everyone should see his extremely realistic way of details.
We celebrated 10 years of collectible design at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Mayfair, London. It was exciting to see how design is becoming more important with years. We completed the week by attending the private viewing of Vincenzo De Cotis limited edition furniture at Carpenters Workshop Gallery.
3RD İSTANBUL DESIGN BIENNIAL
04.October.2016
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3rd İstanbul Biennial, which is coming to life by IKSV, focuses on the relation between human and design. read more
3rd İstanbul Biennial, which is coming to life by IKSV, focuses on the relation between human and design. The Biennial that will explore this intimate relation over a time period that spans from the last two seconds to the last 200.000 years, will take place between the 22nd of October and 20th of November. The tickets are going to be free of charge. The city is full of art these days!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
09.September.2016
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Happy holidays read more
Closed on 10-19 September.
THE ATTRACTIVENESS OF ABANDONED PLACES
20.July.2016
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Interior Designer Gülay Özgün is telling us about the Bulgarian Monument Buzluca she visited. read more
Interior Designer Gülay Özgün is telling us about the Bulgarian Monument Buzluca she visited. 

I came across with Buzluca Monument through the “must see” lists on Internet. I saw it on abandoned Soviet Buildings list and saved it as a place to visit. When I saw the monument on a magazine I was reading last week in Sanayi 313, I went to see the building last weekend. 
The building, which was constructed by Bulgarian Communist Party in 1981 at the top of Balkan Mountains, has become a symbol in the world as the regime changed and it got doomed in 1989. There are breathtaking mosaics in the building designed by Georgi Stoilov in seven years. Even though some of the mosaics are wiped away, there are 500-meter squares of mosaic just in the meeting area of the building. 
The entrance of the building is closed since it can be dangerous because of disrepair. But there is a small whole so people can look inside. I wanted to go inside after coming all that way. Though the building is vandalized, it is still very impressive. “Forget Your Past” writing in the entrance of the building in red has turned into “Don’t Forget Your Past”. I don’t know if you’d prefer to forget or remember your past but I would definitely recommend visiting Buzluca Monument. 
WE ARE GOING ON HOLIDAYS!
01.July.2016
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We are going on holidays.
VISCAYA MUSEUM
24.June.2016
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Fascinated by the Viscaya Museum in Miami, Enis shared his observations with us. read more
Fascinated by the Viscaya Museum in Miami, Enis shared his observations with us.

The villa, which was built originally by James Deering for himself in Miami, Florida, is hosting visitors as a breathtaking museum today. Directed by Paul Chafl and situated on 730.000-meter squares, Viscaya’s construction took eight years. All the rooms reflect a different dominant era. Visitors are carried from the Mediterranean Architecture to Italian Renaissance, from Baroque touches to Venetian architecture. Italy’s landscape architecture that reflects the Renaissance and the impressive hand workmanship in between the greens make the villa even more moving. 

http://vizcaya.org
LIFE IS ELSEWHERE
22.June.2016
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Nilüfer Yıldırım’s new series “Life is Elsewhere” complete one of the walls of Sanayi 313 these days. read more
Nilüfer Yıldırım’s new series “Life is Elsewhere” complete one of the walls of Sanayi 313 these days. 

About the series:
We have always held to the hope, the conviction that there is a better life and a better world. Life is elsewhere is about the stupidity of searching hope. Those moments which we daydream the ridiculous abstract things but we want to see it as the path of our rebellious journey.

www.niluferyildirim.co.uk
NEW JEWELERY IN SHOP
20.June.2016
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Regina Dabdab is a Brazilian designer based in Paris. read more
Regina Dabdab is a Brazilian designer based in Paris. Amazonian flora and fauna, concrete architecture of the city Sao Paulo (where she was born) and Natural History Museum aesthetics influence Dabdab. 
Her new series is called “Still Lifes”. Dabdab uses materials such as semi precious stones and minerals from Latin America; driftwood from Corsica; white, black and red corals from Indonesia…
NOT ALL THAT FALLS HAS WINGS
09.June.2016
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There is an exhibition in ARTER that investigates the act of falling as more than a mere curse or a sign of impotence. read more
There is an exhibition in ARTER that investigates the act of falling as more than a mere curse or a sign of impotence. The aim is to fall and be defeated in better quality. The group exhibition curated by Selen Ansen brings together works by Bas Jan Ader, Phyllida Barlow, Cyprien Gaillard, Ryan Gander, Mikhail Karikis & Uriel Orlow, Void and Anne Wenzel. “Not All That Falls Has Wings” can be seen between 9th of June and 18th of September. 
SUMMER AT THE OFFICE
16.May.2016
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What have we done in the office to feel the summer? read more
We brought out the summer office goodies to feel the summer. In this way, while we are increasing our motivation, we are also feeling the sun.

Leather / Fabric Notebook - Sanayi 313
Vintage Compass - 313 Collection
Cork Pin - Hay
Paperclip with Magnet - Hay
Cube ruler - Hay
Brass / Copper Pens - Y Studio
Brass / Copper Black Pen - Y Studio
Brass Casting Scissors - Hay
Ceramic Vase and Cactus - Serax
Weekly Calender - Serax
Carob Envelope Opener - Abbeyhorn
FOR MEN
18.April.2016
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This time, it is only for men. read more
This time, it is only for men. We thought of Sanayi 313 man who appreciates little details on every design, gives special importance to the quality as well as the story behind each product. We chose these men products accordingly. 

Bow tie: Rosi & Ghezzi (%100 Cotton)
Cufflinks: 313 - Enis Karavil design
Vintage Cufflink Box: 313 Collection
A History of Men's Fashion: Idea Books (Vintage)
The Gentlemen's Club of London: Idea Books (Vintage)
WE ARE ON THE FINALS FOR ALTIN ÖRÜMCEK WEB AWARDS!
16.April.2016
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Sanayi 313 got to the finals on Altın Örümcek Web Awards in the category of corporate blog. You can click to vote. read more
Sanayi 313 got to the finals on Altın Örümcek Web Awards in the category of corporate blog. You can click to vote.

Thank you!

http://altinorumcek.com/Halk-Oylamasi/#Kurumsal-Blog
MASLAK ART SCENE
08.April.2016
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There is a new formation in İstanbul’s hidden life center Maslak. read more
There is a new formation in İstanbul’s hidden life center Maslak. Art related organizations located in the area are coming under one roof - Artmaslak- and aim to bring together culture and art projects with work and social life. 42 Maslak, Turkmall Sanat, Uniq İstanbul, Elgiz Museum, Karbon Gallery and Sanayi 313 are forming a cultural collaboration.
There is a new exhibition in Karbon Gallery in Maslak Windowist Tower these days. “ILLUSTRASYON VOL:1” exhibits interesting works of young illustrators. The exhibition can be seen until the 16th of April. 

www.artmaslak.com
SANAYİ 313 IMAGINARY WOMAN
18.March.2016
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We imagined the perfect Sanayi 313 woman. read more
We imagined the perfect Sanayi 313 woman. 
With her Anndra Neen jewelry, Mark Cross bag from the Grace Box Collection (inspired from the Overnight Case Grace Kelly used in the film “Rear Window”), the imaginary woman looks cool and chic. Her vanity mirror is not a standard one. Made out of bell metal, it was found in a secret antique place in London. She doesn’t keep her jewelry in a box; she likes to see them on a hand sculpture by Areaware. She is interested in arts, reading “Women in Art” from Assouline these days. She comes to Sanayi 313 for lunch and has the salmon with coconut milk basmati rice and spinach.
ADMIRE THE ANTIQUE ARMCHAIRS
10.March.2016
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Sanayi 313 has this incredible antique mosaiced piece from Hillsideout. The 19th century armchair is a contrast between history and contemporary. We talked with the creators of Hillsideout Andrea and Nat: read more
Sanayi 313 has this incredible antique mosaiced piece from Hillsideout. The 19th century armchair is a contrast between history and contemporary. We talked with the creators of Hillsideout Andrea and Nat: 
We would like to get to know you better. 
Andrea: Nat and me are individually very different but we both look for perfection in what we do, trying to create always something new. Nat is more the artist of the duo; I am the one who tries to make the ideas possible.
How do you feel when you are creating brand new furniture out of antique pieces?
A: We love to use antique materials; working with pieces that are old and unique gives us great emotion. To me, it gives the opportunity to see antique technical details in construction and I can never get enough of it.
Nat: An old piece makes you feel unique because it is definitely a particular piece, you don’t know the whole story of it but you are part of it because the piece is there in front of you. So there is a coincidence factor that fascinates me and then there is somehow a feeling of duty. I cannot leave well-elaborated pieces hidden and forgotten somewhere. So the invention we create for the specific pieces, is for keeping them alive and to give them another try, to extend their lifetime. 
Would you tell us about your typical working day?
A: We do not have a typical day because we do not have a typical working place. We work in two studios, one is in Italy close to Bologna on the hillside near-by Tuscany and the other one is in Berlin. As we are often abroad our days are not regular at all.
N: Nevertheless, Andrea is more regular than me and he is the one who makes noise by building something already in the morning. I am more flexible than him. I can work everywhere. I draw, I take pictures, I write, I build… and often until midnight. 
Since Sanayi 313 has the neoclassical-mosaiced armchairs you created, would you share with us more information about your mosaic line? It is really interesting to see contemporary mosaic on pieces from the 19th century.
N: I come from Halle/Saale, an industrial German town. When I arrived in Bologna, which is a beautiful medieval town, I was fascinated by the history seen in the architecture. You did not need any books, it was all written there on the columns, floors and on the stones. Water left tracks on antique columns. You can still see that Bologna used to be a city of water. The rivers were covered later but the traces talk. Hence, the idea of water and reflection was there since a while. When we saw antique mosaiced tiles and old floors under water in Ravenna and also in Istanbul, we thought that it would be a beautiful idea trying to rebuild it somehow in a miniature. The wooden pieces needed to be old for showing this concept and the mosaics needed to have new contemporary colors for emphasizing the contrast between old and new.
Have you been to Turkey? Where were the places you visited, what are the memories you remember and what kind of inspirations you found in our country? 
A: Yes, we both visited your amazing country several times. Last time was in November 2014 where we exhibited a couple of pieces during the Istanbul Design Week, we enjoyed the many contrasts of your daily life. However, I like to remember me as a child in Efes and Pamukkale. 30 years ago there was no tourism as far as I remember and the pure and holy beauty of these places are unforgettable.
CRIZU’S FOLDED BOOKS
15.February.2016
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A couple from Italy creates sculptures out of folded books. They fold every page by hand! We talked with Anna Bonino, one of the founders of Crizu. She thinks Crizu is similar to Sanayi 313 in terms of combining old traditions with modern designs. read more
A couple from Italy creates sculptures out of folded books. They fold every page by hand! We talked with Anna Bonino, one of the founders of Crizu. She thinks Crizu is similar to Sanayi 313 in terms of combining old traditions with modern designs. 

How did you come up with the idea of turning books into sculptures by folding them?
As these things often happen, the idea of transforming books into sculptures came by an unexpected chance. We used to live in New York City. One day, in a super high-end oriental antiquities shop, we noticed a book placed in a theca, which had cuts running through the pages creating a beautiful design. We loved it so much, we tried to replicate the effect with the books we had at home. But we did not dare to cut. So, we began to fold! That is how it all began. All our paper sculptures today are hand folded, page after page, here in Italy and nothing is cut away apart from the front cover. We are transforming books into modern and sophisticated design objects. We now generally use old obsolete Italian books that go from the 1920’s till the 1990’s. Each book can be considered ‘one of a kind’ piece for two books are never alike to begin with, and it is impossible for us to make two sculptures identical. 

When someone sees your folded books for the first time, what is the general reaction?
Actually the reactions are very personal and fascinating. I always find it interesting to listen to how people engage with our folded books. Our books awake the most different impressions but the most frequent emotion, that combines them all, is curiosity and wonder. Almost all people appeal to books. They are a strong part of our cultural heritage for their contents and treasure, but also as objects in their own right - beautiful objects we all adore. The idea of transforming an obsolete book, forgotten on a shelf, into a new concept, a new life, a design object is actually quite powerful to many. 

If you were to create an abstract sculpture from an unusual material other than books, what would it be?
We actually do. On a very private and reduced scale, we make particular works of sculpture on old wooden trunks. We clean them bare of their bark until they are smoothly pleasant to the touch and eye. Then we begin to write, with special pens, long selections of texts from our favorite readings: Anna Karenina, War and Peace, The Book of Job, A Room with a View etc. The idea is again: word, man, knowledge, nature and art. All combined together quite simply, but with great strength.

When we reached you from Turkey for the folded books, how did you feel?
We were thrilled and immensely pleased. Istanbul and Turkey in general, are such fascinating places and it is impossible not to be impressed by your profound culture and incredible sense of esthetic. For our sculptures to be a part of this, is a great opportunity and we are very grateful. It is fantastic when the sense of heritage is still felt beneath the new forms of modern living and design (talking about 313). In a way, just as our books!

Have you ever been to Turkey? If yes, what were your favorite destinations? Which historical places, structures, neighborhoods gave you inspiration?
Yes! But, I have been only to Istanbul up to now. The trip was a wedding gift from a dear family friend who treated my husband and I to a magnificent weekend in your fabulous city. It was a long last dream of mine to visit this fantastic city I have always read about in my history and art books during my studies. A city, a melting pot that goes back for centuries. I was overwhelmed. We spent most of our time visiting the historical sites of Topkapı Palace, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the very colorful market, parks and a marvelous cruise on the Bosporus and other wonderful places and monuments. At night the restaurants gave us a flash of how vibrant the city is. We had great fun Fenix.
It was impossible for me not to bring back home inspirations and energy from such a place.

Where do you take your inspiration in life?
Inspirations are mysterious! I suppose from the people I meet, the places I visit. Nature is a big inspiration for me, in the sense that it gives me peace. The beauty you see in nature really touches your heart and soul. I guess life is just one big inspiration! The best ideas sometimes also come from mistakes or when things come out different as to how they were planned. And they are more beautiful than the original idea! This is actually the aspect I prefer the most. The idea that things can be totally unpredictable… Very exciting.

What are your plans about your sculptures for 2016?
We are working on some new models of folds for our sculptures, especially for our wall pieces. It also always depends on what books we come across. It is the book that dictates the outcome. We have a lot of new ideas actually! We are also thinking of introducing mirrors in order to appreciate movement of the folds more. A lot of surprises! I hope you will be interested!
TILL IT'S GONE
09.February.2016
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There is an exhibition on nature and sustainability in İstanbul Modern called: “TILL IT’S GONE”. read more
There is an exhibition on nature and sustainability in İstanbul Modern called: “TILL IT’S GONE”. Exhibition that is going to be on view until the 5th of June brings together the artists who have intricate relationships with the concept of sustainability. The curators of the exhibition Çelenk Bafra and Paolo Colombo describe “TILL IT’S GONE” as “the manifestation of a yearning for nature, a livable world, and a desire for sustainable ecological balance”. There are important artists such as Canan Tolon, Yoko Ono, Camila Rocha, Joni Mitchell and Pea White contributing to the exhibition. 
NİLÜFER YILDIRIM’S SELECTED WORKS AT SANAYİ 313
22.January.2016
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There is an art vibration in Sanayi 313. Together with the artist Nilüfer Yıldırım, we made a selection from her works. Some of the artist’s works from her series “Roots” and “Surroundings” are at display at Sanayi 313 nowadays! read more
There is an art vibration in Sanayi 313. Together with the artist Nilüfer Yıldırım, we made a selection from her works. Some of the artist’s works from her series “Roots” and “Surroundings” are at display at Sanayi 313 nowadays!
Nilüfer Yıldırım’s selected works at Sanayi 313 are composed of the balance she creates on the compositions of colors, form and texture and her ink and acrylic paper works. Yıldırım’s works are based on ideas such as isolation/being connected, freedom/dependency, surroundings/personhood, roots and links to our past and present lives. Sometimes she combines her abstract expressionist works with iconic figures. 
Yıldırım’s series “Surroundings” and “Roots” are on display at Sanayi 313 right now. While the artist focuses on surroundings, isolation and loneliness in crowds in “Surroundings”, she lays emphasize on the connection to the roots, our past lives’ affects on our lives and being isolated either through connectedness or dependency in the society.  
STREET ART
16.January.2016
  • THUMBzeplin-yarisi-791x602.jpgFurkan 'Nuka' Birgün', Zeplin Yarışı, mixed technique on paper, 100x30cm, 2015
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It is exciting to see street art rising all around the world. read more
It is exciting to see street art rising all around the world.  
“The Art of Banksy” -Banksy collection, which brings his world famous works under one roof- made a premier at Global Karaköy this week. We are looking forward to see the exhibition that will be open until the 29th of February. 
On the other hand, İstanbul’s young artists are on their way to become professionals in the field of street art. Furkan ‘Nuka’ Birgün -born in Kurtuluş, İstanbul 1989- is one of those artists. Birgün has been working on street art since 2008. Nuka’s childhood neighborhood and its peculiar residents inspire his first solo exhibition “Mixed Technique on Dreams”. It is an unconventional neighborhood with its narrow streets, wooden houses, talking animals and mysterious secrets… Furkan ‘Nuka’ Birgün’s exhibition is on view until the 23rd of January in C.A.M. Gallery. 

www.camgaleri.com
BRONCO – THE SOFT COATED WHEATEN TERRIER
06.January.2016
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Our guard Bronco is the guy who keeps us safe by welcoming literally everyone with love and joy. He has a very unique style. read more
Our guard Bronco is the guy who keeps us safe by welcoming literally everyone with love and joy. He has a very unique style.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier originated in Ireland and is possibly one of the oldest Irish breeds. It was known as the "poor man's dog," working on farms as herders, protecting the border and as a hunter of vermin. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier was first imported to the United States in 1946. 
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is strong, agile and well coordinated. It is a happy, playful, spirited and friendly terrier. It is very loving with children and gets along well with other dogs. These dogs have a puppy attitude that remains with them throughout their lives. They are intelligent, sweet-tempered, docile and self-confident. Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers bond closely with their family. 
If we were to specifically talk about Bronco, he has a life that shuttles back and forth between his home and Sanayi 313. He loves his family and visitors of 313. He loves to test the goodies in Sanayi 313 before everyone else.  For example Bronco was the first one to test Sanayi 313 creation leather leash, which he also gave his name to.
A BIGGER SPLASH
30.December.2015
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As part of the !f İstanbul International Independent Film Festival, the new movie “A Bigger Splash” from Luca Guadagnino, who we know from the movies “Melissa P.” and “I am Love”, is coming to the screens. read more
As part of the !f İstanbul International Independent Film Festival, the new movie “A Bigger Splash” from Luca Guadagnino, who we know from the movies “Melissa P.” and “I am Love”, is coming to the screens. Inspired from “La Piscine”, the director has created an even more provocative love story between four people. Rock legend Mary (Tilda Swinton) goes to Italy to freshen up the relationship with her lover Paul (Ralph Fiennes). When Mary’s ex boyfriend and daughter join them in their vacation the things get out of hand. “A Bigger Splash” will take place on the film festival between the 18th and 28th of February. 
HANDMADE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
16.December.2015
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We drew the Christmas spirit and placed the Christmas goodies on the drawings! read more
We drew the Christmas spirit and placed the Christmas goodies on the drawings!
The Rosi & Ghezzi burgundy bowtie is perfect for a Christmas night along with its pocket square. Don’t forget to write your wishes on your gifts with our favorite Kaweco pens.  Jupe by Jackie bowtie on the other hand, will make you shine with its different style on New Year’s Eve. The fatter Kaweco pen might be a great Christmas present as well! ENJOY CHRISTMAS!
RED SMOKE
09.December.2015
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Once you step into Galeri Zilberman, one feels as if she/he is in a mysterious world in between real and surreal. read more
Once you step into Galeri Zilberman, one feels as if she/he is in a mysterious world in between real and surreal. Gülin Hayat Topdemir, within her exhibition “Salon Rouge”, is telling the stories of the women from her environment with a painterly drama. The women who stand all alone in the endless backgrounds implicate disappearance in the dark waters or forests as well as survival. Every painting in the exhibition has a flu red smoke. In order to explore the mysteriousness of Topdemir’s latest series, Mısır Apartment should cross your way until the 26th of December. 
JACKSON POLLOCK & ASSOULINE & SANAYİ 313
16.November.2015
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Did you know that the world-famous artist Jackson Pollock was also very creative in the kitchen? read more
Did you know that the world-famous artist Jackson Pollock was also very creative in the kitchen?
“Dinner with Jackson Pollock” took its place on the contemporary libraries with Assouline – the book company that publishes the most sophisticated books in the world. Assouline İstanbul and Sanayi 313 came together to celebrate this new book last Monday-the 9th of November. Our chef Müge presented a fabulous menu inspired from Jackson Pollock’s recipes for our guests. There was also a little contest in the name of remembering Jackson Pollock. Who was going to paint the best picture? What would the winner win? You can find answers to those questions in the pictures!
DANIEL CREWS-CHUBB
12.November.2015
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The upcoming artist from England, Daniel Crews-Chubb is taking place with his exhibition “Zumbi and Belfie” at Galerist until the 21st of November. read more
The upcoming artist from England, Daniel Crews-Chubb is taking place with his exhibition “Zumbi and Belfie” at Galerist until the 21st of November. The artist works on the repetition of abstract and figurative concepts. Many of his paintings concentrate on same motives but all of them have their own specific texture and vibe. For us the most interesting one is the wall painting the artist has made for the exhibition period. If you are planning to visit the art fair Contemporary İstanbul this weekend, don’t forget to have a look at Crews-Chubb’s figures!
IT'S TIME TO RELAX THIS WEEKEND
29.October.2015
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A long weekend is ahead of us. read more
A long weekend is ahead of us. Since the weather got cooler lately, the best program would be putting the blankets on and watching movies, series or the election results. 
Happy Republic Day!
HANDMADE GLOVES
24.October.2015
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We have a shelf dedicated to Maison Fabre gloves these days. read more
We have a shelf dedicated to Maison Fabre gloves nowadays. Once you enter the store and begin to walk around (if you are a tasteful woman or a thoughtful man), it is impossible to miss those new handmade gloves standing there with their uppish air. Yes they have that air but once they are worn with that comfortable but chic outfit, they are going to look fabulous!

About Maison Fabre: 
Maison Fabre was founded in 1924 in the famed glove-making capitol of Millau, a tiny French town with ample access to sheepskin leather. As one of the oldest family-run ateliers in southern France, Maison Fabre’s loyalty to tradition continues with brothers Jean-Marc and Olivier serving as the fourth-generation leaders behind the celebrated brand. The meticulously handmade gloves are lovingly constructed using “piqué anglais” (English stitch), a time-honored process that requires diligent patience and exception skill. Most members of the 11-person staff have been assembling the luxurious gloves for decades and are far into retirement age. Their dedication to artistry is exhibited in collaboration with prominent designers Ann Demeulemeester and Vanessa Bruno, as well as in the glossy, high fashion pages of L’Officiel, V Magazine, and Vogue Nippon.
DISSOLUTION
20.October.2015
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Elgiz Museum is hosting Azade Köker’s exhibition nowadays. read more
Elgiz Museum is hosting Azade Köker’s exhibition nowadays. The artist focuses the destructive urbanization and its effects on the nature. Köker states that it’s an endless repairment period for earth. In her exhibition ‘Entkettet – Çözülüş’ (Dissolution), Köker uses mixed technique, paper works and location base installations. 
The exhibition can be seen until the 7th of January 2016. 

Elgiz Museum, Beybi Giz Plaza, Maslak
ATELIER VISIT
15.October.2015
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We visited Seçkin Pirim in his atelier at Oto Sanayi area. read more
We visited Seçkin Pirim in his atelier at Oto Sanayi area. The photos we took in his studio show the sincerity of our relationship. A pencil drawing portrait of the artist, the objects he designed for İstanbul Modern, his trademark-paper sculptures, a scene from Pirim’s library and a candle reminding us of our warm bond. No more words needed we guess...
CIRE TRUDON – THE OLDEST CANDLE MAKER IN THE WORLD
02.October.2015
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"Making of” video of Cire Trudon candles that we are pleased have in our store is like a short movie, thrilling to watch! read more
“Making of” video of Cire Trudon candles that we are pleased have in our store is like a short movie, thrilling to watch!
Established in 1643 by Claude Trudon, Cire Trudon is the oldest candle maker in the world. Cire Trudon candles supplied the court of Louis XIV in the 18th century. World’s most prestigious candles embody the rich history of France…
1980’S
15.September.2015
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The exhibition “Nereden Geldik Buraya” (Where did we come from), which is taking place in SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Galata until November 29, emphasizes on the transition to free market economy under military domination after 1980. read more
The exhibition “Nereden Geldik Buraya” (Where did we come from), which is taking place in SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Galata until November 29, emphasizes on the transition to free market economy under military domination after 1980. Exhibition examines the social movements after 1980 Turkish coup d'état and aims to reveal the relation between Turkey’s current situation and its recent past. Some of the artists contributing to “Nereden Geldik Buraya” are Halil Altındere, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Ayşe Erkmen and Hale Tenger. 
ANDO&HADID
11.September.2015
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Tadao Ando is a Japanese self-taught architect. Zaha Hadid is a wildly controversial architect whose work remained largely unbuilt for years, despite awards and critical acclaim. read more
Tadao Ando is a Japanese self-taught architect whose approach to architecture and landscape was categorized by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co as critical regionalism.
This thoroughly updated 2014 edition of the Ando monograph celebrates the completely unique aesthetic of one of the world's most acclaimed architects. Spanning his entire career, including such stunning new projects as the Hansol Museum in South Korea and Teatrino in Venice, Italy, it explores his unprecedented use of concrete, wood, water, light, space, and natural forms.

Zaha Hadid is a wildly controversial architect whose work remained largely unbuilt for years, despite awards and critical acclaim. Yet in the past decade, Hadid has risen to fame and completed numerous structures like the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, the Glasgow Riverside Museum, and the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum in Michigan.
This massive Taschen monograph covers her complete works to date. This volume shows the evolution of Hadid’s career; comprising buildings and furniture and interior designs, with in depth texts, spectacular photos, and her own drawings.
OUT MY WINDOW
31.August.2015
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Gail Albert-Halaban, who took a camera in her hands when she was six, is coming to İstanbul in September with her global photography project that took place in New York and Paris. read more
Gail Albert-Halaban, who took a camera in her hands when she was six, is coming to İstanbul in September with her global photography project that took place in New York and Paris. We were very excited about the project once we saw the photographs. With “Out My Window”, the artist brings together neighbors who have never met, invite them to stand in each other’s shoes and transform their relationships with each other and the local urban community. Next step of the project is in İstanbul between the 1st and 7th of September. Then the final photographs will be exhibited at ISTANBUL’74, keeping us excited!
TURKISH GIRLS
21.August.2015
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Made exclusively for Sanayi 313, limited edition busts belong to British artist and designer Kathy Dalwood. read more
Made exclusively for Sanayi 313, limited edition busts belong to British artist and designer Kathy Dalwood. She works primarily in plaster and concrete. Her work explores history of sculpture, fashion and architecture. Dalwood casts directly from real objects and materials. 
When we asked her to create her busts with Turkish theme, she came up with two Turkish girls. The first one “Turkish Girl” is inspired from the Turkish women’s traditional costume yashmak, fez and Galata Tower. The second bust “ Other Turkish Girl” is inspired from the traditional Turkish costume accessories; coin decorations on the headgear and Anıtkabir, Atatürk’s Mausoleum. 
We are proud to introduce Kathy Dalwood’s busts with Turkish theme in our store Sanayi 313…
NEWCOMERS
18.August.2015
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We have newcomers in the store, a pig bank and a turtle box. read more
We have newcomers in the store, a pig bank and a turtle box. Bank in the form of a pig was cast from a pig that died of natural causes. The bank holds up to $10,000 in dollar bills. Turtle Box was also cast from a turtle that died of natural causes. Its shell opens to reveal a secret compartment for storing small objects. The designer Harry Allen used resin and marble for our new comers. Allen’s works are in many permanent collections including MOMA and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. 
SALT WATER
12.August.2015
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“Salt Water” is the 14th İstanbul Biennial’s theme. read more
“Salt Water” is the 14th İstanbul Biennial’s theme. When we think of the connection between İstanbul and salt water, the first thing that comes to mind is Bosporus. But of course salt water makes a reference to many other things. The director of the biennial Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev states how we will explore salt water in different locations of the biennial. “When you visit the 14th İstanbul Biennial, you will spend quite a bit of time on salt water. There is a slowing down of the experience of art due to the travel between venues, especially on ferries. That is very healthy: salt water helps to heal respiration problems and many other illnesses, as well as calming the nerves.”
Nowadays, when everything is moving so fast, to breathe and to breathe with art in İstanbul will do us good. Exploring art in the locations where there is salt water, Rumeli Feneri, Bosporus, Büyükada and the Greek island Meis, will be an interesting experience. In the biennial that is going to take place between the 5th of September and 1st of November, along with Turkish artists such as Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Cevdet Erek and Füsun Onur, many foreign artists’ works will be exhibited as well. 
TANER CEYLAN’S LATEST WORK
05.August.2015
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We look forward to seeing the art fair ARTINTERNATIONAL that is going to take place between the 4th and 6th of September at Haliç Kongre Merkezi. read more
We look forward to seeing the art fair ARTINTERNATIONAL that is going to take place between the 4th and 6th of September at Haliç Kongre Merkezi. Latest news is about Taner Ceylan’s work “Satyr II”, which is a part of his “Golden Age” series. We are going to see this oil on canvas artwork first at this art fair. “Satyr II” exposes the two notions of Greek mythology: rebirth and duality. Satyr is a mythological creature, which is half human and half goat. Ceylan says that, with his latest work he makes a reference to the animal inside the human and the human inside the animal. 
AUTUMN IS COMING
05.August.2015
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In spite of the blistering weather conditions, September is very close by. read more
In spite of the blistering weather conditions, September is very close by. Soon enough, leaves will yellow, it is going to rain, vacations will be less and the city is going to be full of people. In such a state of mind, we found ourselves bringing together the gadgets of 313 that evoke the feeling of the month September.
THE STRANGE DRAMA OF JAMESPLUMB
31.July.2015
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James Russell and Hannah Plumb designed the two old-timer furniture placed in Sanayi 313 within their brand “JAMESPLUMB”. read more
James Russell and Hannah Plumb designed the two old-timer furniture placed in Sanayi 313 within their brand “JAMESPLUMB”. Dr. Graham Erickson, who is a professional on vision therapy, describes their style in the perfect way possible: “Other languages have words which describe the emotion between happy and sad. Likewise, there is a word to define the taste that occurs between sweet, savory and bitter. Such a language might well be suited to describing the strange drama of JAMESPLUMB.”

Hannah and James work under the name JamesPlumb and met while studying fine art and sculpture at Wimbledon College of Art in London. They now live together in South London, creating assemblages and interiors from salvaged and forgotten pieces. The pieces they design can be described as “art with a purpose”. 
LAST WEEK FOR THE EXHIBITION “GENÇ YENİ FARKLI VI” (YOUNG NEW DIFFERENT VI)
24.July.2015
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Every year Galeri Zilberman makes an exhibition aimed at young artists. read more
Every year Galeri Zilberman makes an exhibition aimed at young artists. This year, it can be seen until the 1st of August at Mısır Apartmanı in İstiklal Street.  In the exhibition, which has no limitations of material or subject, young artists such as Ahu Akkan, Berke Doğanoğlu, Sırma Doruk, Ali Şentürk are taking place. We congratulate Galeri Zilberman for the financial support they provide in their young artists series. 
DECEPTIVE SUMMER
19.July.2015
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“Summertime” exhibition in Galerist led me to question the summer days that I am making plans for with excitement. read more
“Summertime” exhibition in Galerist led me to question the summer days that I am making plans for with excitement. Artworks in the exhibition make a reference to all that goodness summer represents. While Ed Fornieles’ “Pool Party” video reveals all the degeneration that can occur in a summer gathering, Isabel Yellin’s collage paintings on mixed fabrics took me to those calm holiday moments I always dream of. How many people succeed to stay with him/herself or be filled with love and joy while having fun in those summer days that they look forward to?

The exhibition can be seen until the 15th of August in Galerist. 
HE IS AN İSTANBUL GENTLEMAN “ABDÜLCANBAZ”
05.July.2015
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One of the leaders of the team “BİZ Karikatür ve Çizgi Roman Koleksiyonu” (BİZ Comics and Cartoon Collection) Yağmur Uslu, is telling us about their “The İstanbul Gentleman Abdülcanbaz” journey. read more
One of the leaders of the team “BİZ Karikatür ve Çizgi Roman Koleksiyonu” (BİZ Comics and Cartoon Collection) Yağmur Uslu, is telling us about their “The İstanbul Gentleman Abdülcanbaz” journey. Abdülcanbaz’s adventures that go beyond the boundaries of time and space have met cartoon lovers with its new design. The team has also carried this awesome comic series written and drawn by one of the most important caricaturists of Turkey-Turhan Selçuk, to the digital world with the new iPad application both in Turkish and English.  “The collectors edition” of Abdülcanbaz series has taken their place in Sanayi 313’s library that combines the new and the old. Uslu finds Sanayi 313 and the collectors editions of Abdülcanbaz similar in terms of their innovativeness and distinctness. 

Would you tell us about how you first started this journey?
I was a child when I first met with Abdülcanbaz… He was there at the front corner of my art lover family’s library full of comics and cartoons. After many years, our paths have crossed with Turhan Selçuk who Yaşar Kemal describes as “Our century’s above the ordinary adventure”. I am glad that I had the chance to meet him. My father Osman Uslu found out about Turhan Selçuk’s decision on transferring the series from an article on Cumhuriyet Newspaper in 2006. With my father, we met with Mr. Turhan. It was our privilege to carry Abdülcanbaz to the future. 

What do you think is the most important lesson we can learn from Abdülcanbaz for the modern kind of living?
The war between good and bad, the journalism after the righteousness, İstanbul, exciting and fantastic worlds, places, inventions and creatures, friendship and team spirit, beautiful women and love… Both orientalist and modern… These are all parts of the adventures of Abdülcanbaz.
We can learn from Abdülcanbaz to be the “right” person, the “right” friend, to go after the “right” adventures.

The “collectors editions” of Abdülcanbaz are at display in Sanayi 313. In what ways do you find Abdülcanbaz and Sanayi 313 similar?
We have the aim of doing worldwide quality works within the context of Abdülcanbaz Project. It is the first time in Turkey that a cartoon series is in the format of “collectors edition”. As a team, we believe that similar innovations should take place in Turkey. Sanayi 313, which is the latest favorite of art and design lovers and collectors, is similar to Abdülcanbaz in terms of its innovativeness and distinctness. 

What are your plans for Abdülcanbaz in the future?
We have a big goal, to create a museum that is going to be one of the icons of İstanbul worldwide, “Abdülcanbaz Museum”. In this way, Abdülcanbaz will be a universal brand value for Turkey. 

For more information: www.abdulcanbaz.biz
CREATIVITY IS ALL AROUND US!
04.July.2015
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Around this area, we rarely have a day without any news from the creative world. read more
Around this area, we rarely have a day without any news from the creative world. Latest news are our neighbor and sculptor Kağan Toros is getting ready for his personal exhibition and Seçkin Pirim has just completed his huge sculpture “Gate of Heaven” in Çanakkale. The director of Artnext İstanbul Gallery and our very loyal visitor Emirhan Elkorek on the other hand, was telling us about their “Summer Collective” exhibition that can be seen until the 8th of August. In the exhibition, from Alper Bıçaklıoğlu’s works created by serigraphy and mixed techniques to Saliha Yılmaz’s poetry and political based art works, five different artists’ creations are on view. 
SCULPTURES OF MASLAK
24.June.2015
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The rooftop exhibition in Elgiz Museum is coming to life for the seventh time with the theme “Skyline” (Ufuk Hattı). read more
The rooftop exhibition in Elgiz Museum is coming to life for the seventh time with the theme “Skyline” (Ufuk Hattı). In the exhibition 34 different artists from four different generations are coming together. Artists such as Mahmut Aydın, Cemre Demirgiller, Francesco Panceri and Carole Tuner & Adem Ünlü’s artworks are reaching out to the sky. We are looking forward to see the exhibition that is taking place between the 16th of June and 7th of November.
WE GET EXCITED
13.June.2015
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Every improvement in Oto Sanayi area gets us excited. ‘Atelier Maslak’ is one of them. read more
Every improvement in Oto Sanayi area gets us excited. ‘Atelier Maslak’ is one of them. 42 Maslak, which is a close neighbor, is exhibiting the works of designers, artists and photographers located in Oto Sanayi at Maslak Art Space and in the streets. Curated by Ali Bakova and Gökhan Karakuş, while ‘Atelier Maslak’ is taking place between the 11th of June and 14th of August, it gives us the signs that our dreams about this area are not far away. 
ANOTHER PIG!
07.June.2015
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This is the second pig in the store. read more
This is the second pig in the store. First pig was charged with carrying the ices. When it want away we got very sad. Now the second pig is here. It looks pretty hungry. Maybe he is tired of drinking water. So we decided to feed him with attention. Here he is, making an appearance.  
NEWTON. HORVAT. BRODZIAK
03.June.2015
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The Helmut Newton Foundation is getting ready to open its doors to a great exhibition. read more
The Helmut Newton Foundation is getting ready to open its doors to a great exhibition. Two photographers, Frank Horvat and Szymon Brodziak who are known for their fashion and portraiture photography will be exhibited along with Helmut Newton. Like Helmut Newton, nudes play an important role in their works. Frank Horvat is one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. Starting in the late 1950’s, his fashion photography was featured in Elle, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.  Szymon Brodziak on the other hand, is a young Polish photographer who blends subtle eroticism and feminine elegance. Helmut Newton’s iconic fashion photographs, nudes, portraits and self-portraits will complement the two monographic presentations. 

The exhibition “Newton. Horvat. Brodziak” can be seen from 4 June to 15 November 2015 at Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin.
WOULD YOU LIKE SOME SALT AND PEPPER WITH YOUR FOOD?
22.May.2015
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Yes, we want some salt and pepper but only David Shrigley kind would do us good! read more
Yes, we want some salt and pepper but only David Shrigley kind would do us good! David Shrigley is a sculptor, a cartoonist, a musician and a comic from the UK. His art is weird, funny and conceptual. Cocaine and heroin shakers are made from bone china in Staffordshire, England. One of our favorite items in the store!
MoMA WELCOMES YOKO ONO
18.May.2015
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After 40 years from her one woman show titled “Museum of Modern (F)art”, Yoko Ono is coming back to The Museum of Modern Art. read more
After 40 years from her one woman show titled “Museum of Modern (F)art”, Yoko Ono is coming back to The Museum of Modern Art. Bringing together approximately 125 of her early works such as objects, works on paper, installations, performances, audio recordings and films, “Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971” also showcases a solitary piece of fruit placed on a Plexiglas pedestal: Apple (1966) and Ono’s influential performance in the history of contemporary art: Cut Piece (1964). The exhibition can be seen during the hot summer days in New York until the beginning of September. 
A BIG VOICE FROM THE 6TH STREET
14.May.2015
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Günnur Özsoy, who has made a name for herself with big size sculptures, is reporting from the 6th street. A block away from us, this cute street is occupied by different artists. Özsoy is saying that there are only two workmen left in the street. One of them is a machinist and the other one repairs car hoods. read more
Günnur Özsoy, who has made a name for herself with big size sculptures, is reporting from the 6th street. A block away from us, this cute street is occupied by different artists. Özsoy is saying that there are only two workmen left in the street. One of them is a machinist and the other one repairs car hoods.

What are you working on these days?
I am working for my exhibition that is going to take place in PG Art Gallery next year in December. Choosing from the sketch works, deciding on the exhibition concept and waiting for the ideas to cool down take really long time. First I need to examine my works freely that I can send them to the gallery. But nowadays I am shirking my duty because I have this great neighbor where I can have my lunch. I sometimes worry about Sanayi 313 because even though I tidy myself up before going there, I might strew dust and polystyrene around. 

What kind of materials do you work with? What are your plans for your exhibition in December?
I’ve worked with materials such as bronze, aliminium, stone, brass, metal, plexy, felt and polyester. Because I think in an abstract way, I can say that I am the queen of sculptures with organic forms. I have always worked with one or two notions for my personal exhibitions. My experiences will be the defining factor of this exhibition’s notion as well. I don’t know how things will turn out until that day though. 

If you were to create an object/sculpture for Sanayi 313, what would it be?
Sanayi 313 is a place to breathe. It is really nice that a place very close by with such a warm welcome with delicious and healthy food exist. I think that what Enis is doing is not easy, bringing so many different products together. An exhibition with artists’ works around Sanayi area may be a good idea. A sculpture in the entrance, a painting hanged inside ext. Information of the artwork would be written underneath. This kind of collaboration would be great. Because we are sharing the area and our souls are not away from each other… 

What is different about the 6th street?
First of all it is close to Sanayi 313 (laughing). And there are only two workmen left from the old Sanayi. One of them is a machinist and the other one repairs car hoods. The others are artists, designers or people from the film world. 

What do you think about the future of this area?
There are many artists here. I think that it is a hidden magical area that should be utilized and protected in a very good way by the investors who will be responsible for the urban renewal. 
DIASPORA IS A BIG VILLAGE IN ANATOLIA
07.May.2015
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As our world wide known artist Sarkis quotes these words of Hrant Drink, he is trying to tell us that although he lives in France, he is very much inspired by Turkey. This year the conceptual artist will be presented in the Pavilion of Turkey at the 56th International Art Exhibiton, la Biennale di Venezia with his project called Respiro, which means to breathe in Italian. read more
As our world wide known artist Sarkis quotes these words of Hrant Drink, he is trying to tell us that although he lives in France, he is very much inspired by Turkey. This year the conceptual artist will be presented in the Pavilion of Turkey at the 56th International Art Exhibiton, la Biennale di Venezia with his project called Respiro, which means to breathe in Italian.  
Between 9th of May and 22nd of November, Sarkis will be using the site of the pavilion as a theatrical stage.  For the installation that will consist of mirrors, stained-glass panes and site-specific neon works, the artist states that we will be going back to the creation of the universe and the beginning of time, back to the first-ever-rainbow; the very first magical breaking point of light. He says that instead of binding ourselves to specific instances within the histories of politics, religion, philosophy and the arts, we will be embracing both the present and the distant past. He also states that just like a work of art that has been there for a very long time, this theatrical stage will breathe constantly during the biennale and there will be music in the background all the time.
Sarkis associates his exhibition in the biennale to a deep breath. As he makes a reference to 1915, he says that it is something historical for him to be invited to the Biennale di Venezia in 2015. He emphasizes on turning this a-century-old blockage into something positive by art.  

 
CUBAN BREEZE
06.May.2015
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A photographer from İstanbul; Beril Gülcan, is opening her first solo show in New York with Brooklyn Pure House. read more
A photographer from İstanbul; Beril Gülcan, is opening her first solo show in New York with Brooklyn Pure House. “I See a Red Door”, reflects three different projects she has been working on: “Blackface”, “Cuba” and her collage series. We fell in love with the Cuban breeze and decided to focus on the “Cuba” series. 
Beril got excited about Cuba due to its essence of being a “time-machine”. Since Cuba is one of the rare places in the world that is away from the capitalist culture (let’s say for now), Beril wanted to experience the people there and their way of life. She fell in love with the culture and their simplicity and happiness. 
From the pictures Beril took in Cuba, we can see the admiration she felt for this place and its people. 

*If you are in New York these days, don’t forget to stop by the PUREHOUSE – The Kitchen (473 Grand St. Brooklyn 11211) from May 1st to June 12th. 
THE SELBY IS IN OTO SANAYİ!
30.April.2015
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The Selby is pretty popular these days. But for the ones who missed it, a small introduction might be useful. read more
The Selby is pretty popular these days. But for the ones who missed it, a small introduction might be useful. Todd Selby is a photographer, director, author and illustrator who, in 2008 started to shoot his friends in their homes and post them to his website. The Selby became so popular that people all around the world wanted their homes to be featured on the site. If you haven’t done so, you should check out the website and be amazed as soon as possible!
Along with the website, Todd Selby published three books since 2010. “The Selby is In Your Place”; focusing on musicians, artists and authors’ homes, “Edible Selby”; focusing on kitchens, gardens and restaurants of the interesting people in the culinary world and “Fashionable Selby”; exploring the colorful people of the fashion world are now in Sanayi 313, Oto Sanayi. 
Todd Selby didn’t come to Sanayi 313 yet but his books are there to represent him and to remind us that maybe soon he may visit our store as well! 
“ART HAS SUCH A STRUCTURE THAT IT CAN EVEN ENNOBLE SANAYİ AREA.”
28.April.2015
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We made a mini interview with Ayça Telgeren at her atelier in Kadıköy. Telgeren is preparing for her third personal exhibition, which is going to take place at Galerist between 5th of May and 6th of June. read more
We made a mini interview with Ayça Telgeren at her atelier in Kadıköy. Telgeren is preparing for her third personal exhibition, which is going to take place at Galerist between 5th of May and 6th of June.

What would you like to tell us about your new exhibition “Sanatçının Eli” (Artist’s Hand)?
I have changed. The exhibition is a new beginning. I am finalizing many stories that I left open. It is a preparation for a new period of time. I added paintings along with my paper works. I mixed paint and paper. Because I see the material and the work as a canal, my personal change will be the focus of the exhibition.

You made a collaboration in the exhibition as well…
Yes, with the electro guitar virtuoso and musician Cem Köksal. The third of the “Shark” guitars, which is Köksal’s very own design, is being produced for me. I made a drawing called “Sanatçının Eli” in 2011. With this technique, I am painting the guitar with Köksal’s hand mould. I am very excited about it. 

Do you stop by Oto Sanayi area?
I have friends there. I visit their ateliers. Kemal Tufan, Ayla Turan… When I was a student, I had many friends working there. I went there a lot. Circumstances were really poor. It was hard to find water. For sculptors, Oto Sanayi is very convenient in physical means but infrastructural problem is really big. (She asks me about the rents around the area and I tell her the rents are increasing gradually.) Art has such a structure that it can even ennoble Sanayi Area.  
GOTHIC CORNER AT THE STORE
22.April.2015
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It is not easy to spot the gothic corner filled with Alice Waese jewelry designs. If you look carefully, you will discover the silver stack ring, safety pin earrings, the double ring, oh I can go on! Alice does not only design jewelry, but she draws as well. And she draws beautifully. read more
It is not easy to spot the gothic corner filled with Alice Waese jewelry designs.  If you look carefully, you will discover the silver stack ring, safety pin earrings, the double ring, oh I can go on! Alice does not only design jewelry, but she draws as well. And she draws beautifully. 

Five adjectives that describe you:
Experimental, inquisitive, committed, spacey and playful.

One paragraph to tell us about how you started to design jewelry:
I started designing jewelry after studying poetry, fashion and fine art as well as working as design assistant to Maria Cornejo. Jewelry came about quite organically as a sort of synthesis of all the things I’d studied and absorbed. In a way jewelry is a precious combination of sculpture, fashion and a bit of poetry.

A sentence describing your style of design:
Raw and a little whimsical. 

Three things that inspire you the most:
The animal kingdom, antique pajamas and menswear, raw materials.

Unlimited words for why and what you draw:
I think I draw out of a sort of spiritual and creative necessity. The process of drawing itself is a meditation and a part of finding inspiration for the rest of the collection. The content is varied, often based on connections between people, animals, objects and nature, depictions of epic battles and a lot of hybrids.
I grew up with a father who is a painter and had one rule, “never erase”. I think this rule plays a major role in my art practice and career ;)

Your feelings for İstanbul and Sanayi 313:
I’ve been to Istanbul once and loved it. The markets, the hammams, the textiles, the call to prayer, I found it very inspiring, Sanayi 313 looks like a beautiful space and I love the curation. 

The meaning of numbers for you:
I think math can be beautiful if it’s taught properly, I wish I were a mathematician. 

What is your favorite or lucky number and why:
Always been the number 7. Not sure why, maybe from a past life.

When will you come and visit us? 
Really soon I hope!!
WHILE YOU ARE SURFING
18.April.2015
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Arslan Sükan’s new exhibition is called “While You are Surfing”. read more
Arslan Sükan’s new exhibition is called “While You are Surfing”. Sükan scans the surfaces of digital tools and concretizes the fingerprints, dust and cracks on the images he acquires. As a result, there is an esthetic image. Sükan’s photographs, which are after the signs between the physical and digital world are exhibited in ISTANBUL between 16th of April and 24th of May, just after the exhibition that took place in Five Eleven Gallery, New York.
FROM ARCTIC EUROPE
14.April.2015
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Maria Rudman, the designer of these braided leather bracelets, tells us that she collaborates with best craftsmen and women from Northern Sweden who have the rare know-how of this beautiful embroidery technique, which was a forgotten craft. read more
Maria Rudman, the designer of these braided leather bracelets, tells us that she collaborates with best craftsmen and women from Northern Sweden who have the rare know-how of this beautiful embroidery technique, which was a forgotten craft. 

We would like to get to know you better. Who is Maria Rudman?
I grew up in Sweden, in a house filled with handicrafts collected by my family. Part of my family stemmed from the Arctic Swedish Lapland, and thanks to them, I was at a young age introduced to the beauty, history, traditions and crafts of the Saami tribe, the original inhabitants of Northern Scandinavia. 
Eager to discover the world, I left Sweden at 17 to become a fashion model and a photographer. This gave me the opportunity to travel all around the globe and become a citizen of the world. I then settled in Paris, where I worked as a presenter for a French TV show on rock music. While my life was some kind of glamorous, my passion remained attached to my deep roots in the North.

You are creating these incredible braided and embroidered bracelets. How did you start doing this business? 
I explored the fashion and designers’ world first as a model, a TV-presenter, a photographer, a fashion stylist and a costume designer. I had the habit of always mixing old with contemporary styles. There was always a vintage piece of clothing I could find in my grandmother’s wardrobe that could match a new dress from a Japanese or French designer. I was wearing one traditional pewter embroidered leather bracelet when a future client asked me to deliver some pieces for his store. This is how the story began more than 20 years ago. 

How do you feel about selling your creations in İstanbul and selling in our store Sanayi 313? Have you been to İstanbul, if yes what were your feelings about the city?
We have been lucky to be supported from the beginning by high-end/exclusive shops.
I was delighted and honoured to learn that 313 wanted to introduce our work in Istanbul. Istanbul is a very unique place, with such a long and rich history of art, culture and skills. Turkey has given me beautiful memories. I really appreciated the kindness of the people, the contrast between modern and old, their impressive heritage of the past, and – last but not least – the best food ever!

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Today, I am back home in Sweden, walking in the forest by the lake. Spring is appearing after the harsh winter. I particularly enjoy listening to the birds flying over us, shouting out: “we are back!!” after several months travelling to avoid the Northern Europe winter. For me, this is happiness. 

What is your current state of mind?
My mother once told me “nobody can see how quickly you have done something, everybody can see how well you have done it”. Sometimes, I just feel like going slower - to enjoy and follow the path of life. Looking back, you could view how well you’ve enjoyed it. Never regret things you do, only things you do not do.
LITERATURE AND SCULPTURE GO HAND IN HAND
08.April.2015
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Kemal Tufan takes the pen image to another level. A pen is more than just an instrument for writing in his exhibition “Dictionarium”. read more
Kemal Tufan takes the image of a pen to another level. A pen is more than just an instrument for writing in his exhibition “Dictionarium”. Artist, who is inspired by both literature and sculpture’s structural features, uses pen as an indicator of personal and social memory. Kemal Tufan’s sculptures may be seen between the 4th and 30th of April in Pg Art Gallery. 

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SEÇKİN PİRİM STOPPED BY SANAYİ 313!
06.April.2015
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Seçkin Pirim, who is on his way to being a universal artist, stopped by Sanayi 313 from his atelier in Oto Sanayi area to have a cup of coffee. read more
Seçkin Pirim, who is on his way to being a universal artist, stopped by Sanayi 313 from his atelier in Oto Sanayi area to have a cup of coffee. He parked his motorcycle on our door and kept parking it there nearly every other day.

Routine and breaking out of the routine. You are saying that these two concepts inspire your work. What are you doing these days in your routine and out of your routine?
My biggest routine is my atelier these days. I go to my atelier everyday at seven in the morning, Sundays included. It is a routine but a pleasurable one. To break out of the routine, I jump in to my motorcycle and go to different places. Last month I was in Cape Town, we made a tour in South Africa. 

Visiting Sanayi 313, was it out of your routine?
No, it wasn’t. I wanted to come here. There are some intersections in life. It is like the saying ‘there is no such thing as coincidence in life’. It is actually very productive for me to be talking to you. I am taking something out of here without you knowing about it. 

If we go back to your works, in which ways working with paper motivates you?
I have been mingling with paper for the last three-four years. I am also working on acrylic sculptures at the same time. When I first started to work with paper, I liked that there were very little limits. I saw that it was possible to do many many things… And since I am very impatient, I like to reach the conclusion very quickly. There are some disadvantages as well. As an artist it is easy to say ‘my artwork will find its way in life, then it may dissolve’. But an art collector wouldn’t say that. Collector wants to see the artwork in his collection for a lifetime; even he/she may want to pass it over to his/her kids. It is paper at the end of the day. Once it gets wet, it melts away. I am working on these technical details. I work like an engineer. 

What is your next project? What are you working on these days?
I have some projects overseas. A gallery I work with participated to Hong Kong Art Basel, I sent them a piece. I am going to Shanghai to stay for a month, I will be preparing for an exhibition. On the other hand I am working on a sculpture for an outside area in Çanakkale. It is going to be the biggest sculpture I’ve ever done; you can even walk in it. 

What are your plans for your art?
My aim is to carry my art to a universal level. When I was a student, I used to save money to go to art fairs and exhibitions in the world. I always try to make room for travelling around the world. 

As far as I know, you work in your atelier in Oto Sanayi. What are the positive and negative sides of working here?
The best day in Oto Sanayi is Sunday. There is no one around. It is like a liberated area. On the weekdays on the other hand, I love that everyone is working. Car mechanics are working; cars are being washed... There is a circulation and I like it very much. It motivates me. I can also manage everything in this area. When I was working in Beyoğlu, I used to come here for the ironmonger, go to Karaköy for materials etc. Oto Sanayi is like a heaven. You can live here for five months without needing to go to anywhere else. Upstairs in my atelier is my living area. Four days a week, I stay there. I’ll come to Sanayi 313 for lunch from now on. And in this area, there are surprises such as seeing a place like Sanayi 313 once you enter through the door. It is great!

What did you feel when you came here? If you were to make a sculpture inspired by Sanayi 313, how would it be?
When I came here, I felt that everything was chosen with care. I can spend time here; right now there are 40 different pieces I want to buy from the store. I would design a very special object for Sanayi 313 and would like it to be in one of the corners. 

How do you think Oto Sanayi area will be in 10 years?
I don’t know how it is going to be. In a country like Turkey where you don’t even know what will happen tomorrow, the answer to this question would be utopic. I can talk about how I want it to be though. It can be such a beautiful place. If galleries, restaurants, ateliers, stores would take place here, the world may come to this area. My biggest dream is to buy all the upper floors in my street, destroy the walls in between and create a very large atelier. Wood, iron and paper ateliers near each other…  
SEDA GAZİOĞLU FOR SANAYİ 313
31.March.2015
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Upcoming young artist Seda Gazioğlu who is moving to her new studio in Oto Sanayi, a block away from us, drew what she felt when she visited us… And Seda didn’t forget to explain what made her draw a woman’s face inside a flywheel and the life for artists in Oto Sanayi. read more
Upcoming young artist Seda Gazioğlu who is moving to her new studio in Oto Sanayi, a block away from us, drew what she felt when she visited us… And Seda didn’t forget to explain what made her draw a woman’s face inside a  flywheel and the life for artists in Oto Sanayi.
 
What did you have for breakfast today?
Pastry with cheese.
 
What was the first piece you ever made in the name of art?
When I was a kid, I used to paint all the time. The sculpture of a monster wearing a tuxedo that I made out of ytong was the first piece I ever made.
 
Would you describe your feelings about what you drew for Sanayi 313? What made you draw a woman’s face inside a flywheel?
I see Sanayi 313 as place that symbolizes the future of Sanayi Area. With this feeling in mind, I painted a surprised woman’s face with a confident look inside a flywheel that represents the area’s current state. Her plant shaped hair points to a new life, as well as my excitement towards watching such a place’s natural growth. Also the antique feel inside the store and the healthy menu its restaurant has were the supporting factors for my painting.
 
You are building your studio in Oto Sanayi these days. How did you decide to work in this area, how is the life for artists around this area? Do you ever think maybe you could live here?
Since I have been spending nearly all of my time in this street (Sanayi Area 2nd Part, 6th Street) for the last 2.5 years, my biggest dream was having a studio for myself here. I am very excited and happy that I made it happen. One of the best specialties of this area is; although it is in the middle of the city, there is this isolation feeling from the busy life. Having many neighbors with artistic qualities made this place motivational and inspirational for me. Because of these reasons I will be living here in the near future.
 
What do you think about afterlife?
I always try to live the moment and motivate myself about it. That is why I try not to think about anything other than this world.
 
What are the three things that inspire you the most in life?
Human psychology (especially psychological illnesses and the right brain), aged objects and darkness…
 
Do you dance at home or at your studio? If yes, with what kind of music?
Yes! Mainly along with the songs that I used to listen as a kid; 90’s music…
 
What are you working on these days?
Nowadays I am working on an installation for my project that questions the sense of equity in the world we live in.

When will you come and visit us next and for what reason?
I am sure that Sanayi 313 will be a very a pleasant place, so I will come and visit as soon as possible!
THE MOVIE
30.March.2015
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Murathan Özbek is a photographer/video artist who has been rewarded many times. Veysel Değertekin is a producer, ide genetic and an engineer who has produced many artistic videos. When this duo came together, the video of Sanayi 313 came to life. read more
Murathan Özbek is a photographer who has been rewarded many times. Veysel Değertekin is a producer, ide genetic and an engineer who has produced many artistic videos. When this duo came together, the video of Sanayi 313 came to life. We didn’t leave them alone and asked our questions to Murathan and Veysel about themselves, the movie and Oto Sanayi area.


Would you tell us about yourselves in a sentence or so?
M: I am someone who tries to create my own sentence.
V: I am an ide genetic and applicator who is after visuality. I design my dreams around visuality and try to connect art and engineering in the perfect way possible.

What did you feel when you came to Sanayi 313 for the first time?
M: When I first came here, the place was under construction. I kept looking around the emptiness by thinking that it’s going to turn into Enis’s dream. That feeling made me curious, I started to make predictions.
V: The curiosity and excitement coming from the reality that a place with very high ceilings, which is normally in the hands of car mechanics, will turn out to be a lively place in the hands of an architect.

What did you feel when you visited Sanayi 313 recently?
M: The dream came true. I was impressed with such a reality. I was happy to be there and to have witnesses everything from the beginning to the end.
V: I felt that architecture, design and taste topped out in places that are connected to each other organically.

How are those feelings reflected in the video you shot about the store?
M: We tried to shoot a video aiming to show the transformation. But I guess it is not possible to photograph the transformation in the mind, the thought of turning a dream into reality. If we could get close to that thought, we are happy.
V: Actually there are three different places that are interconnected in Sanayi 313. When we first heard of this project, we preferred to use sliding camera moves to evoke the feeling of cruising around these places. When I watch the video again and again, I have the same feeling. The place is at its top.

Veysel, which artistic aspects you have are seen in the video?
I could say fictionalizing and design. Before shooting the video, we had decided the language of the video, the angles, the music we were going to use and how we were going to integrate the before and after of the store.

Murathan, in your photographs there is this surreal feeling that takes one to a dream world. Do we see the same feeling in Sanayi 313’s video as well?
The video is not surrealistic that much because it is going after the beauty of the reality. I try to go away from reality in the photographs I take. There might be some similarities technically.

How would you describe a working day?
M: Actually, I don’t feel like I have working days. Generally the days pass by while I am thinking. Those thoughts don’t turn into reality all the time. Sometimes the day is over and all I have done is listening to music.
V: I struggle through turning the creative ideas I have into reality.

What do you think is the activity that makes a person happiest?
M: To produce.
V: Producing.

What do you think of the ‘other world’?
M: One of the names of the movies I want to shoot is ‘Other World’. Because I am afraid of death, other world frightens me. While we are talking about it, why are we going there anyway?
V: While I am fictionalizing this world, I can’t find the time to think of the other world.

What was your latest dream?
M: I was with someone who I can’t bare to be with in normal life. We were happy. I was surprised when I woke up.

How do you think Oto Sanayi area will be in 10 years?
M: It is going to be a place where we will spend so much time. I started to like it already.
V: We are in an era that such places are transforming. I think, with Sanayi 313 taking the lead, many entrepreneurs, artists and firms who have some questions about this area will be moving to Oto Sanayi.   

 
McQUEEN IS COMING BACK HOME
21.March.2015
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This spring, there is Alexander McQueen fever. From his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” will be presented in Victoria and Albert Museum, London between March and August 2015. read more
This spring, there is Alexander McQueen fever. From his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” will be presented in Victoria and Albert Museum, London between March and August 2015.
Alexander McQueen’s death was announced on 11 February 2010. His housekeeper found him hanging at his home on Green Street, London. On January 2000 McQueen stated for his hometown London that it is where his heart was and where he gets his inspiration. Maybe that is why the first section of the exhibition is focusing on McQueen’s London roots. Just before McQueen’s death, he was working on his Autumn/Winter collection. He had 16 pieces ready and those were presented on 8 March 2010 in Paris Fashion Week. Fashion editors who saw his designs said that McQueen’s obsession with afterlife was apparent on his designs.
The edited and expanded show (compared to New York exhibition, Met Museum, 2011) is taking place at V&A, where the legendary designer found many of his historical inspirations. Now he is history, time passes so quickly...
A SPIDER IS WALKING ON YOU
20.March.2015
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We fell in love with the insect pin designs Bridget Bailey makes. Bridget is actually a milliner. She is especially known for her flower design hats in London. When she wanted to put all the elegant lines of millinery and all the richness and color of textiles into something that people could wear and enjoy everyday, she came up with her fabulous insect pin designs. read more
We fell in love with the insect pin designs Bridget Bailey makes. Bridget is actually a milliner. She is especially known for her flower design hats in London. When she wanted to put all the elegant lines of millinery and all the richness and color of textiles into something that people could wear and enjoy everyday, she came up with her fabulous insect pin designs.
Before going to the details of insect designs, we ask her the root of her creativity:
“When I was six my brother and I used to pretend we were milliners! We must have heard of it in a story as no one in the family made hats.
My mum is an artist and I grew up in the countryside making things, painting and drawing, so it felt very natural to be designing and making.”
Then we go back to the insect pins and want to learn the story behind them and the image of a person she has in mind who is wearing her insects:
“When I was asked to make some pieces for the designers of a meadow garden at London’s Chelsea Flower Show, I suddenly realized that for all those years I have been making flowers and there would not be a single flower without bees. Then I looked at other insects; their place in the nature, their amazing diversity and beauty. Now, I am working on a new collection of beetles and spiders using iridescent feathers to give shimmer and pattern.“
“They are men and women who want to find special unusual things to wear and love to discover the new and original. Young or old, they know their own style and enjoy showing it.”
Bridget hasn’t been to İstanbul yet but she says our city is on her wish list to visit; “I am very proud to have my work there in such a special store. İstanbul is such a hot spot for design and creativity. It is wonderful to be a part of it.”
WILD LIFE
18.March.2015
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İbrahim İhsan Oğuz tells us about his first personal exhibition that takes place in Sumahan Karaköy between March 26 and April 4, the ideas behind his paintings, how he begins a day and more. read more
İbrahim İhsan Oğuz tells us about his first personal exhibition that takes place in Sumahan Karaköy between March 26 and April 4, the ideas behind his paintings, how he begins a day and more. 

What is the first thing you do in the mornings?
I mingle with water the first thing in the morning. Then I always look out of the window. I don’t control where I look or what I think. Some days I paint for an hour before having breakfast.

What would you tell us about your artistic style?
I don’t have a particular style. When I look at the paintings that are in the exhibition, I see that I practice the things I learn from people with a simple painting technique. My aim is to enlarge and deepen the painting or the surface and to open out perception in mystic forms. I do whatever is needed to reach my aim. 

How are the processes before, during and after painting?
People started to paint before talking to themselves. I try to feel this before I start painting. Every time I start working with a new canvas, there is a new feeling. Every painting is different from each other. To show that the same thought or feeling can be painted in different ways is emphasizing on the very same thought. To witness the occurrence of the uncontrollable we create and to lock this up in the canvas with our bodies; they are both tiring. When I am done with one painting, I am done as well. 

What is behind your first personal exhibition “WILDLIFE”? Why the wild life?
When someone thinks of wild life, the first thing comes to mind is animals. In my paintings, there are no animals but humans. Humans near the sea, humans among the trees... If we think of the ‘wilderness’, it’s a habitat named by humans. I paint people in the middle of deserted places where there is no sense of time. I think about primitivism a lot. I see primitivity not as a notion related to time but as a form of perception every human being has.  I try to show the effects of instinct on one’s perception from a painter’s point of view. I aim to paint the person and what she/he perceives together at the same time. 

Would you tell us the three things that inspire you the most while painting?
Painters, my life and my thoughts…

Do you stop by Oto Sanayi region? If yes, for what reasons?
Yes, I do. I have worked with molding men. I also come for repairing my car.

You visited Sanayi 313 before. If you were to create something for Sanayi 313, what would it be?
An oversized relief. 

What do you plan to do after your exhibition?
To go on a vacation and spend some time with my wife Feni. 

How do you end your day?
By making my wife laugh and saying, “let’s go to bed”. 

*Studio suma address:  Bankalar Caddesi Yanıkkapı Sokak No: 3 Karaköy İstanbul
YOUNG COLLECTORS ARE AT ELGİZ MUSEUM
17.March.2015
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New generation collectors; Şeli & Alber Elvaşvili, İrem & Sina Kınay, Billur & Atilla Tacir and Şebnem & Mehmet Ünlü are sharing the artworks they have collected with art lovers from the 27th of March to 16th of May at Elgiz Museum. read more
New generation collectors Şeli & Alber Elvaşvili, İrem & Sina Kınay, Billur & Atilla Tacir and Şebnem & Mehmet Ünlü are sharing the artworks they have collected with art lovers from the 27th of March to 16th of May at Elgiz Museum. In the exhibiton “Genç Koleksiyonerler 2” (Young Collectors 2), which is curated by Marcus Graf, there are artworks of important artists such as Murat German, Seçkin Pirim, Taner Ceylan, Zhu Yi Yong and Daniel Sinsel. We should also point out that an Andy Warhol piece is being exhibited in the museum as well.

www.elgizmuseum.org

 
TWO GREAT BOOKS
14.March.2015
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From the book MARINA ABRAMOVIC – Kristine Stiles, Klaus Biesenbach, Chrissie Iles:

KLAUS BIESENBACH IN CONVERSATION WITH MARINA ABRAMOVIC

BIESENBACH: How important is the concept of shame for you?
ABRAMOVIC: Unbelievably important. It’s very interesting because shame is something people don’t deal with as much. To do things with your shame or say things that you’re ashamed of or to expose yourself in a shameless way, it’s like opening yourself to the audience. Being so vulnerable, this is something that really breaks down the walls between you and the audience…

BIESENBACH: How important is danger?
ABROMOVIC: Ah, it’s very important to me. Danger is important because it brings time to the point of the here and now, to the present. Your mind escapes every single second. Every time we blink there is another thought. So to stop time, to just be in the present, you have to be in an extreme, dangerous situation. That’s why I stage situations where I have to do some dangerous things – so that the public and I are in the space at the same time. For The House with The Ocean View (2002) it was very difficult to be in the present constantly for twelve days, so I always tried to stand on the edge, over the ladder with knives, where I might fall on the knives. That was the point. Even if I lost consciousness or was too dizzy because I didn’t eat, or just physically weak, for me that moment was the right point to stand there, because that was the point at which I could be in the here and now, in the present.

*Throughout the book there are interviews made with Marina Abramovic. Kristine Stiles’s survey covers the artist’s remarkable career, from her early days in Belgrade to her collaboration with Ulay and her most recent film and performance works. In the interview Klaus Biesenbach discusses with the artist her motivations and influences, as well as the role of performance in art today. Chrissie Iles’s focus looks at the durational performance The House with The Ocean View, in which the artist spent twelve consecutive days in a confined space at a gallery in New York.

From the book AI WEIWEI – Karen Smith, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Bernard Fibicher

SURVEY Giant Provocateur – Karen Smith

‘Useless’ is a word Ai employed when first describing to me his state of existence in New York after he acquitted himself of his studies at Parsons. He followed a similarly ‘aimless’ routine back in Beijing where, ‘returning from the USA with no money’, he moved back in with his mother, ‘playing cards all day with my brother, doing absolutely nothing, for years’ until, in 1999, he built his own Studio House because ‘my mother was growing tired of me.’
‘It interests me to try and create something with no purpose to it; but to make art also creates a purpose,’ he says. In so far as the ‘useless’ objects Ai creates are intended to serve the greatest purpose of prompting questions about the value of culture and of art, they are all conceived with a function in mind. These are highly skilled craftsmen liable to feel insulted by requests to direct their skills at such absurd tasks as freezing a flow of urine in fine porcelain, reconfiguring fine examples of classical furniture into dysfunctional forms or creating perfect, lusciously glazed replicas of watermelons.

*Throughout the book there are interviews made with Ai Weiwei. Karen Smith’s survey traces the artist’s remarkable career from his early days in Beijing to his discovery of the Western avant-garde in New York and his recent emergence as a celebrated sculptor and architect. In the interview Hans Ulrich Obrist discusses with the artist his father’s artistic training and subsequent exile and the effects they had on his own views on art and authority. Bernard Fibicher’s focus looks at the monumental light sculpture Descending Light (2007).

 
HAPPY BAGS
09.March.2015
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There are some things in life that we don’t realize how essential they are. Giving without receiving, smiling for no reason or opening space to objects made with natural, ecological and recycled materials in our life… Essent’ial paper bags made from recycled and certified raw materials don’t forget to smile when there is no reason to do so. read more
There are some things in life that we don’t realize how essential they are. Giving without receiving, smiling for no reason or opening space to objects made with natural, ecological and recycled materials in our life… Essent’ial paper bags made from recycled and certified raw materials don’t forget to smile when there is no reason to do so.
Soft sacks made from washable cellulose fiber* material can be filled with any kind of food. Once the happy sacks are used, they can be washed in washing machine and be folded and put aside.
And there is this office briefcase exhibiting its positive energy with the simple, beautiful and ecologic design it has. Everyone asks about the paper bag once we are out, putting it on. “Where did you get it, where is that place, I am going immediately…”
We are aware of the importance of smiling, carrying an ecologic bag and helping people who are in need.
 
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MY FIVE YEAR OLD COULD DO THAT
07.March.2015
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English artist Thomas Robson mixes traditional fine art pieces with dynamic collisions of form and color. With a background of television graphic design, the artist states that he became increasingly uneasy with producing a highly edited and curated visual language, leading him to start experimenting multi-faceted art remixing. Robson calls what he does “Collision Art.” He combines and remixes appropriated imagery with oil and acrylic paints, pencil drawing, 3D renders, photographic and scanned imagery. read more
English artist Thomas Robson mixes traditional fine art pieces with dynamic collisions of form and color. With a background of television graphic design, the artist states that he became increasingly uneasy with producing a highly edited and curated visual language, leading him to start experimenting multi-faceted art remixing. Robson calls what he does “Collision Art.” He combines and remixes appropriated imagery with oil and acrylic paints, pencil drawing, 3D renders, photographic and scanned imagery.
We were on Internet surfing for different art styles when we came across with Thomas Robson. We sent him an e-mail saying that we would like to know him better and share his art with our readers. We also gave him some info about Sanayi 313.  His response about the store was flattering:
“Looks like a really dynamic, creative project to be involved with and one that could take off in the long term. Expect to see you gracing pages in Monocle & Wallpaper magazines soon.”
Along with his response, there was an attachment in which Thomas Robson describes his work:
“These are powerful compositions born of an intense visual alchemy, capturing the exciting, enigmatic, unpredictable instance in time.
My approach is provoking a spectrum of critical reactions, ranging from “My five year old could do that”, to “Rare is it that we find such conflict focused in one artwork.””

*Thomas Robson will take place in the “Strange Cities” exhibition between 12 March – 12 June 2015 in Onassis Cultural Center, Athens. Artists who have never seen Athens were invited to the exhibition to create their own images of the city.
EMBROIDERED, ONE BY ONE
03.March.2015
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Dutch designer Jackie Villevoye tells the story of her brand Jupe by Jackie that was established in 2010. It was really pleasurable to chat with Jackie who also creates the hand embroidery for Rei Kawakubo’s Comme des Garçons women’s collection. We started with India where her tie, bowtie and pocket square designs are embroidered and then reached out to İstanbul… read more
Dutch designer Jackie Villevoye tells the story of her brand Jupe by Jackie that was established in 2010.  
It was really pleasurable to chat with Jackie who also creates the hand embroidery for Rei Kawakubo’s Comme des Garçons women’s collection. We started with India where her tie, bowtie and pocket square designs are embroidered and then reached out to İstanbul…

How did you come up with the idea of working with an embroidery atelier from India for your brand Jupe by Jackie?
The first idea was to make ties for women. For that, you need to develop a fabric but developing fabric means you end up with at least 500 meters of the same design. How boring is that! This fact brought me to the conclusion to make the fabric by hand in small quantities and so the idea was born.

I guess you should be visiting India quite frequently… What do you like and don’t like about this country?
What I like is the intelligence of the people and the attitude of working hard every day, on top of that the kids in the streets, embracing each other as they walk! What I don’t like is that there are still too many children/families living on the streets. The population is so big that this problem will not be solved on a short notice and that hurts.

What are your favorite travel destinations?
We once went to Cambodia and it was really beautiful. Furthermore I love to be in nature (Malaysia rainforest) or near the sea for a complete relaxation. And of course New York has to be on the program yearly!

If you were to describe a man’s profile wearing your designs, what would you tell us?
The man who is wearing the hand embroidered tie or bow tie has style and dares to be different, peppering his look with these interesting pieces. There are 2 TV anchormen who are presenting their shows wearing the ties and Jarvis Cocker* is soon on the cover of Another Man wearing a JBJ tie.

What are your inspirations for your designs?
For sure ART! And colour combinations seen on the street.

What is your current state of mind?
I am in India as we speak and happy finishing my new collection Women AW15.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
All I do is done with enormous speed. Eating, working, holding telephone calls and so on. If I could come back differently, maybe I would add a little bit of a slow pace… but just a little.

How do you feel about Sanayi 313 İstanbul?
I had the pleasure of meeting Enis (our creative director) at Pitti Uomo last month and that felt immediately as a warm friend. What I have seen on the Internet looks impressive. I really have to come some day!

Have you been to İstanbul? If yes, what were your feelings towards our city?
I was there a few times and loved taking a hammam, strolling around in the old souks and visiting your beautiful museums.

WISHING SANAYI 313 A GREAT FUTURE.

*Who is Jarvis Cocker?
Jarvis Branson Cocker (born 19 September 1963) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, radio presenter and editor. He is known as front man for the band Pulp. Through his work with the band, Cocker became a figurehead of the Britpop movement of the mid-1990s. Following Pulp's hiatus, Cocker has led a successful solo career, and presents a BBC Radio 6 Music show called Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service.
 
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