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EAST NOW

The unity of East and West is the main source of inspiration for Bünyamin Aydın, who defines borders as “challenge”. Bünyamin says “Being born in Germany and moving to Turkey in the early 2000s adds another layer to the East-West story for me.” and he…

Actor, Musician and Activist: Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed, the multidisciplinary artist, is here with a new short movie. We dive into his 2020 released album 'The Long Goodbye' about discrimination in Britain, and the Oscar-winning short film with the same title that was inspired by the album. The point where we…

Meet Bute!

“Bute and Yasemin are kind of like the intersection of intertwined circles…” says Yasemin İpek when I ask her about what she and her brand has in common. While differentiating daily wear with unique details; Bute aims to make the pieces in everyone's closet special.…

Peace in the Middle East

Best known for her viral geometric henna designs, Dubai raised chiropractor-turned-artist Dr. Azra expands on her visual storytelling through an exclusive capsule collection with Les Benjamins. Lamia Al-Otaishan Aydın who is Head of Design at Les Benjamins; underlines that “Sharing inspiring ideas!” is the key…

The State of Art’s Existence

We are embarking on a journey with Melisa Tapan on a sunny Istanbul day; daylight filtering through the windows of Gate 27, a light breeze, and a harmonious union of green and blue...everything is perfect.  Melisa summarizes the naive spirit of this atmosphere; "What we're trying…

Dj Seinfeld, DJ

How do you describe your sound? Nostalgic and emotional dance music.  What are your main inspirations?  Past and current experiences, daydreaming, and a few other artists such as Burial and Actress. People making beautiful music of any kind will always inspire me.  How do you…

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Metamorphosis

Although we've known Begüm for many years, we're just as excited today as we were on the first day we met her. How is it possible to become both an icon and be the moment... I think it happens only when you can genuinely stay in the…

Petite Maman: A ‘What If’ Story

Céline Sciamma's 2021 film 'Petite Maman’ which got us quite excited after her successful previous movie 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire’, is here with the heartwarming story of an 8-year-old girl. The story of little Nelly, who is on the road with her parents…