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Atolye on creating a space where community and strategic design meet
"There are many untapped markets as well as industries that need radical interventions" says architect Nesile Yalcin.
Three ways designers are preparing for disaster
These innovations are not only responsive but empathetic, taking a human-centred approach to solutions-based design.
The surreal merging of Hüseyin Sahin’s disparate worlds
Dramatic photography and Photoshop wizardry meet for striking visual effect.
Co-founder and creative director of the award-winning design studio Birsel + Seck, Ayse Birsel is also a teacher and the author of "Design the Life You Love".
The RAGAMUF: A sustainable chair rug for the home
Each rug is made from excess fabric from the textile industry.
Turkish artist toys with gravity in surreal depictions of Istanbul
Flatland is a series of digital landscapes that toy with perception, memory and our understanding of gravity.
Oded Ezer designs the Life/Death t-shirt
Tel Aviv-based graphic design artist Oded Exer designed a t-shirt to help refugees.
Life Without War explores the ordinary things lost to war
Turkish artist doodles normal life to show the ways that war has robbed Syrian children.
Audio sculptures that modify your perception of the world
Are you grumpy? Özgün Kılıç’s graduation project hypothesizes that it might be because of the sounds around you.
The AVLU collection by Ayse Yesim Eröktem
Ayse Yesim Eröktem works with craftsmen from Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar to give traditional Turkish designs a contemporary twist.
Marcel Wanders is creating a dynamic fusion of east and west for his interior design for Quasar Residence in Turkey.
Vision for a new city
Take a look at Dror Benshetrit's visionary proposal for creating a new island community for Istanbul, Turkey.
A Turkish designer's "TarGetBook Shelf" makes it easy to organise your books according to those that have been read and those that must still be read.
A Turkish visual artist challenges conventional notions of beauty and body ornaments with her “face-distorting” jewellery.
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