Tag: Istanbul

7 Design lessons we can learn from Istanbul – Be creative

7 Design lessons we can learn from Istanbul – Be creative

Rules are made to be broken and lessons to be forgotten. What I've learned from this amazing city is that there is one way to stand out from a population of almost 20 million - just be authentic, be creative, be unique.

7 Design lessons we can learn from Istanbul –  Use patterns

7 Design lessons we can learn from Istanbul – Use patterns

The use of patterns is traceable back to the Ottoman art. The sultans loved using recurring patterns and were not afraid to show it! Topkapi palace is the best example of using rich and heavy tiles for decorating interiors and outside walls.

The city of cats

The city of cats

You'll find them at every corner: in the middle of Istiklal street, gathering in packs on narrow streets, sleeping on top of cars, in shop windows, inside pubs, in the gardens of Sultanahmet. People love them, feed them and they make even special pet houses to keep them warm in the cold season.