Katia and Franco's house has one of the best views in all of Naples, with the entire city and the sea within eyeshot of their balcony. Hence they like to invite people over often and enjoy this magnificent view in their company.
The bowls are collected during their travels, even including one from İstanbul.
They transformed this house into an open space to make exactly this kind of friendly gettogethers possible. They have a open kitchen where they prepared the best Spritz I have ever drank, which is something I normally don't like. The recipe consists of aperol, prosecco, some ice, and some fresh orange slices.

Also completely out of nowhere the neighbors joined us, whose balcony were very close to ours, and shared the homemade pizza they had just cooked. We had an impromptu feast with some impromptu friends and on such a random night it was the pleasentest of surprises!
While I was in Naples we spent 2 of our nights in places they owned beside their house. One of the places is called Trip, where they organize different events every night. While we were there, there was a live concert and we enjoyed some nice aperativo with authentic Napolitan food in the garden. Katia told us that lately she has ben focusing on the design of this place even more then she does with her own house.
Background of the stage that had drawings done by children and window-turned-library were my favorite things in the place.


Antonio Giuseppe Martiniello is the successful architect behind this apartment in an 18th century building in the heart of Naples. It had stayed empty for 90 years before he moved in and then a magical architectural touch by Antonio woke this sleeping beauty up and caught it up to design in terms of modern standards.
Photo by Walter Picardi.

Tiles on the floor, hand painted walls, and ceilings of the past mix with the contemporary art and design in this home-studio-gallery.
 He likes to play with space and light, which he thinks are the two main elements that define the environment. The current space and the natural light alignment, coupled with the original position of the rooms, readily creates a fabulous atmosphere. You can see the rooms settled side by side.

Purple couch "On the Rocks" by Edra.
Red doors takes us inside of the kitchen.
One of my favorite works in the house, photo by Salvino Campus.
Emerald green and black couch by Alcantara Frichetto from 80's and the stars on the wall by Rosy Rox.
A work of Alberto Tadiello.
Rosy Rox
Federico Del Vecchio
Incredible walls from the past renovated perfectly.

Antonio and his car, as seen from his window.


A sneak peek through the huge windows can make you wonder what's inside. You can think it is a house. But if you give it a try, upon opening the door you will see the magical atmosphere of Ayse Orberks shop in Cukurcuma, Istanbul.
When you enter the place you are awestuck for a moment and find yourself daydreaming. It seems like the house of a person with the finest taste in high ceilinged old buildings with huge windows and old parquets. I would go as far as to say that it appears to be the owner's second home, a place to host friends and spend some quality time. It looks like it was organized meticulously, as if she lived in those quarters full time. A burning fire place, an antic piano, drinks, and fresh fruit treats affirms the feeling that you are paying a visit to a friend in her home.
She likes the showcase various objects, collected only if found in their indigenous resting places.
I knew this place from my high school years since my high school was just few steps further. But I never knew first floor extended all the way to the top floor and opened to a big balcony from which you can see the entire area full of antique and design shops and historical buildings. I think that the black wall and fallen part create a really nice texture.
So if you wanna shop in this exceedingly charming atmosphere here is the adress:

                                           Turnacıbaşı Sokak No 51 Çukurcuma, İstanbul