Wide open windows, gorgeous beams of light, powder pink antoriums, burning Diptyque candles, and some good tunes in the background...I saw Aslı welcoming me--in a black mini dress--through the luminousness to her minimalistically chic and impeccably decorated house. 
   Yves Saint Laurent Tie-Up Suede And Metal-Plate Pumps
It was 12 pm and she was giving me my first coffee of the day. However she had already had hers, long before I came, before going her shoot for Harper's Bazaar Magazine at 7 am in the morning. She is the fashion director of Bazaar and also designer of Beymen.
The red box with the peculiar head illustration on the cover of the 36th issue of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern is by artist Matt Furie. It began in 1998 as a literary journal that published only works rejected by other magazines. That rule was soon abandoned. This issue features a handwritten, illustrated story, four postcards, uncut roll of fortune-cookie fortunes, eight booklets and more. Each issue comes with a different design and different content.
Helmut Newton vintage lithographs with signatures.

A timeless iconic Louis Vuitton Nomad Noe bag originally produced for champagne bottles.

iPad in hand and a cup of tea at her side. Wearing a silk kimono or a cotton robe, with white ballet shoes that complement her Frenchitude--this is how you can imagine Aslı sitting in her balcony on sunny days.

The plastic ice-cube tray was an invitation for Stella McCartney's Spring 2012 fashion show. Stella's invitations and campaigns are always unique and full of humor--I love it!  The invitation  connects with her post-show comments: "It's a celebration of energy, freshness, and fitness".


I didn't know what to expect to see in Tuba's house, but I at the very least imagined her house to be proper reflection of how she looked: pretty. Mixed and matched, fresh, relaxed, and chic.
Frida Kahlo's strong personality and the courage she displays in painting her pains are the main reasons Tuba likes her.
Pregnancy was the main reason for her to start writing her first book 'Benim Tatlı Komposto Günlüğüm', which is a diary that she kept while she was pregnant. It was sort of a relief and escape from the painful process.

I feel like Turkish tiles were the starting point for determining the colors of the house. Turquoise, blue, and various tones of red.

 At the age of 19, when she started making money, she decided to invest art she could afford. Then her collection grew larger with time. The artpiece above belongs to Merve Morkoç.

The tiles at the bedside were originally made to put in the bathroom. However the architect of the house, Yalın Tan, thought it could give a kitch vibe so he changed his mind and put them in the bedroom.

The circular art piece on the wall belongs to Haluk Akakçe, her friend and roommate from when she lived in New York.
She launched a line of dresses for proms and summer parties in collaboration with Koton and this is her modeling for her own campaign 'Tuba Ünsal Loves Koton'.

'Youssef Nabil'
                                                                      Turbine Clock by George Nelson


Mert is one of the  amazing people that I met during my stay in London. You can’t have failed to notice that he is a really handsome man. But still, there is more to him than meets the eye.



What I love the most about my visits for my blog is to explore various sides of people. He hasn't got a refrigerator in the kitchen for example. If you are hungry and looking for something to eat, don't search for it in the cupboards because kitchen cupboards are only to store his shoes. So maybe you can go out to grab some food (his house is in Columbia Road and here there are really nice cafes and bars) or ask him to take you out. His favorite restaurants are Bistrotheque, Viajante, and La Chapelle.

This quote of Charles Bukowski is written by him on the board after reading his book 'Factotum'. "..........If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods. And the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is. "
These black diaries are full of his thoughts, he likes to write every night before going to bed. 

When it comes to the decoration he likes to keep it as simple as possible like me. He doesn't like keeping anything except for his artworks. He doesn't keep any memories, photos etc. The decoration of the house belongs to him and he likes to choose avant-garde vintage pieces and mix and match them with minimal ones. Besides his artworks he has two line drawings of Abidin Dino and Yüksel Arslan hanging above the green couch. I don't know if you can notice from the picture but I really like that these two frames have different colored sides, one green and one red.