I know, you guys have seen so much beautiful art and stuff but this work literally put my breath away. I can’t get around to admire the talent of this gentleman. The turkish artist Hasan Kale paints on everything he finds. The paintings maintain different views of Istanbul. The city he loves, the city I love, the city anyone should love. The speciality of Kale’s work is the size of his art. He paints his art on really really really little object like on a needle, a seed or on butterfly wings. Make sure to take a minute and acknowledge and admire the talent and the patience of this man.
Originally posted on Hong Kong & Beyond: Bite into the World:
Here are some of my top picks for adventures in Turkey. With all the time I have spent in Turkey, these are some of my favorite things to do. Don’t miss these world class destinations! (They are more affordable than you think!)
1. Hot air balloon ride in Kapadokya above the ferry chimneys & stay in a cave.
Originally posted on munahome:
Today, we are visiting a very special 4 floor home office of interior design and decoration master of Hakan Ezer in Istanbul. This house is a real showcase of a designer who has a unique taste of antiques and objects which he sources and collects from all over the world. While rich Turkish history & culture taking a strong place on his interior style, he elegantly mixes all the beautiful objects and elements from different parts of the world. On his gorgeous home, the french style classic furniture radiates glamour standing next to an exotic oriental ornament. The Turkish kilims looks outstanding on a modern but weathered leather coach. It is also possible to see elegant details of Barcelona art nouveau in the decoration style of this old creative and sophisticated Istanbul House. This lists goes on and on. He basically creates some sort of artistic harmony combining contemporary and ornate antiques in his luxurious home.
One of Ezer’ s main specialty is designing the architectural details and interior decoration in harmony. While there is a dark appeal on the color scheme of his overall decoration style of the rooms, he takes a great amount of day light by the large windows and washes the interior by natural light. The warm touch of wood on the walls and floors frames all the materials used in style. There is art, pattern, design in every other corner which stands next to each other yet acts as if its extension of another. As all on his projects he acts brave while combining antique and modern pieces in his own space. His organic and tactile style creates a great unity in between all the different objects he is exhibiting.
Originally posted on steppingintotomorrow:
You might have seen this fantastic series selling out quick in your local record store. If, like me, you weren’t quite quick or canny enough to grab one of the limited vinyl copies in person, fear not, a CD has been issued and can be got online at the ever-reliable giant sell-everything stores (not plugging any particular one here!). The picture here is of a record sleeve because, honestly, I love the vinyl and always want it, but the CD features a photo of a van on the front.
These are old Turkish nuggets edited and pushed around with the more leftfield 21stC clubs in mind by a digger nut named Baris K who clearly knows what he is doing. From three 12″s there are a variety of tunes which will appeal in different times and places. Personal favorites of mine, for their sheer trippiness, are Derdiyoklar’s “Yaz Gazeteci” which my Turkish wife tells me was quite the wedding party tune back in the day (and that she and her sister “hated it” – a sure endorsement!) and Mogollar’s “Muzik Mogollar”.
Originally posted on Korhan Erel:
I will be playing a concert of improvised music with Natalia Mann (harp), İzzet Kızıl (percussion) and Alper Yılmaz (electric bass) at Alt, one of Istanbul’s new jazz clubs. The first half of the concert will feature Pasif.ist, Natalia and Izzet’s duo. Alper and I will join them for a set of free improvisation in the second half. The concert is on March 12 and will start at 9.30pm. Alt’s website is horribly out-of-date so please refer to their Facebook page for current information.
Originally posted on ESC Webs - Latest Eurovision News:
For the last few days, the Belarusian representative Alyona Lanskaya has spent time in Istanbul filming her music video for ‘Solayoh’. A sunny beach in Istanbul was the shooting location and the video is directed by Senol Korkmaz, a Turkish director and producer.
Alyona got help from the 2009 Norwegian Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak who travelled to Istanbul before flying to Lithuania for a short tour.