Based Istanbul

Charlie Siem

Most parents rightfully complain about our generation’s lack of interest when it comes to classical music: for lyrics, we prefer foul language over poetry, and we’d rather bounce up and down to hip-hop than be mesmerized by the beauty of a concerto.

Esme Madra

Leading actress from one of this year’s successful Turkish films, ‘Until I Lose My Breath’, Esme Madra won the Special Jury Prize with the director Emine Emel Balcı in the 16th Jeonju Film Festival, one of Asia’s most important festivals.

Javier Panera

As Pera Museum celebrates its 10th birthday this month, it also welcomes a great exhibition. This is not a Love Song: Video Art and Pop Music Crossovers which emphasizes the important moments where video art and pop music crossed roads from the 60s onwards.

Dora Teymur and Joana Kohen, In Conversation…

Founded in 2012 by Dora Teymur, who trained at the prestigious Cordwainer’s College in London, Dorateymur offers desirable statement shoes for women who seek a contemporary spin on classic designs. And who better to talk about his story than a very close friend of his, Joana Kohen…

Lorde Inc

London based street casting agency Lorde Inc continues to break the routine of the fashion industry with the models they choose from various parts of the world. Nafisa Kaptownwala, the one behind this extraordinary agency that was established in 2013, answered our questions.