Collective Unconscious, Fairy Tales, and Shadow

Fairy tales blend into our shadows by leaving wounds open in our subconscious while molding our “shadow,” which remains unnoticed by those who cannot descend beneath the threshold of consciousness. These wounds never…

Perspectives on Racism

After the brutal murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, the world united against police brutality and racism by organizing protests. The Black Lives Matter movement brought people together…

Sappho: She Who Loved Women

As pride month is coming to an end, it is important to commemorate people from all around the world who have shaped the LGBT+ community to what it is today; with one…

A Deeper Look Into Suga’s D-2

In an industry long dominated by discrimination, BTS remains one of the only artists who continue to persevere and make art that remains untouchable. Min Yoongi also known as his stage name…

Postcards From Venice Beach

Photographs capture a moment and make that moment transcend through time. I went to California towards the end of January this year, when I didn’t know what would become of this year.…

1°C Warmer

Do we really realize the impact we have on the soil we walk on every day, the air we breathe in and on the planet, we call home? Throughout the climate strikes…

Ancient Cities of Anatolia: Sagalassos

In summer 2019, I visited Sagalassos under the same breeze and scents that would have been felt twenty centuries ago, looked at the same monuments eyes from centuries ago were also looking at, and walked on the same roads.

California Archives – Pacific Coast

In January, I visited California with my family. Naturally, I took plenty of photos – especially on State Route 1 (Also known as the Pacific Coast Highway) from San Francisco to Los…

When Did You Realize You Grew Up?

Time really does fly. While quarantine, I wanted to share with you all a photoshoot we did waaaay back in December. We really don’t realize how quickly we’re evolving and time is…

What Should Change For Women?

Women beaten up and murdered Patriarchy, sexist language Inadequate amount of women in every field Catcalls Gender pay gap Too fat, too thin The driver is a woman, we might be late…

Postcards From Porto

  Porto is a city full of buildings waiting to be renovated and small tourist shops. Almost all the shops are full of old postcards. Postcards seem like they’ve been waiting there…

20 Suggestions for the 2020s

With a new decade around the corner, everyone is reflecting on the past and thinking about what is to come. Here are 20 suggestions I have for you for the 2020s. (NOTE:…

Retrospective

I was never someone who could keep a proper diary. I remember pushing myself to write in a diary and have a routine. Eventually, I lost the diary which shows writing was…

23rd Istanbul Theatre Festival

I had the opportunity to watch three plays at the 23rd Istanbul Theatre Festival organized by IKSV. The festival ended at the beginning of the month. I would like to share some…

What Happened To Punk Music?

What really happened to punk? People of a certain era ask themselves “What happened to punk music?” as rap, t-rap and R&B got so big. To find an answer to this, we…

FALL 2019 MOOD-BOARD

Black Dress Gold Dress Sade performing Sweater Facial Oil Gold Hoops Perfume Top Jeans Belt Eyeliner Heels Niki Taylor for Vogue UK, 1992  

Why Are You Here?

“Skolstrejk För Klimatet,” started by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, has spread around the world in the past year. Children from all around the world have started school striking every friday to raise awareness…

no 2

As the climate crisis is in headlines, people are worried. On top of demanding action from governments, a lot of people are looking for ways to reduce their own impact on the…

Your Childhood Fears

Fears.  As children, we all were afraid of something: the dark, monsters, scary movies… And other unique fears. We asked our readers to share their childhood fears with us, here are their…

Fashion Inspired by Art

“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art” -Oscar Wilde While creating a collection, fashion designers are inspired by many things and art is no exception…

FEAR: Arachne

What is that? Yeah, that thing on your shoulder. Creeping its way toward your neck… A SPIDER!   Did that scare you? Probably not. Do you think it was nonsense? Probably yes.…

Show Your True Colors

Since it was June, for Pride Month I decided to wear different hair clips to represent the colors of different flags of the LGBTQ+ community each day. At first, I was just…

Summer 2019 Mood-Board

Jean Shorts IMAN Spring-Summer 2019 White Dress Top Shorts Red Dress Mini Dress Perfume Swimsuit Earrings Stick Eyeshadow Grace Kelly, beach side in Jamaica. photographed by Howell Conant, 1955 Bronzer Serum Naomi Campbell…

Forgotten Women Artists In Art History: Dorothy Arzner

In Hollywood, Dorothy Arzner was one of the early female directors in the history of cinema, with her career ranging from silent films to colorful ones. The series of women artists, which…

FEAR!

In our summer issue, we decided on the theme #9FEAR. … Fear. We all have it, one way or another. Even if you’re someone who is proud of having no fear at…

Closed Doors from Your Lives

A few weeks ago, we asked our readers to share stories from their lives, real-life memories that explain how closed doors in their lives affected them. We wanted to share a few…

A Look at the South of Turkey

For those who love traveling, the south of Turkey is an appealing destination. Although we haven’t been publishing a lot about travel recently, I wanted to prepare a photography series that includes…

Machiavelli Took a Chance

Niccolò Machiavelli didn’t want to give up politics even after being tortured and banned from office for eternity.      Niccolò Machiavelli, born in 1469 in Florence into an aristocratic family, didn’t…

Spring 2019 Mood-Board

  Denim Skirt Heels White Dress Bag Christie Brinkley wearing a Kazazian dress, photo by Michail Scheibe for Elégance Paris Summer 1976. Earrings Iman Spring-Summer 2019 Jean Shrimpton photographed by Bert Stern,…

RenkAhenk

“What color do I feel?” – I don’t know. Pink, I guess… We tried to capture the unison of people and colors in our experiment that we initiated with the question “What…

Closed Doors

The oblivion or the gaping after passing through a door Iron doors, steel doors, wooden doors, glass doors, doors without doors The fancy ones, the old ones, the discolored and the newly…

My Well-Being Detox: Rejuvenate Your Soul

Hello everyone, I would like to tell you a little bit about this brief spiritual journey that I am taking in order to have a piece of mind and further discover how…

I Went Vegan for a Month, Here’s What Happened

“Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much”. – Michael Pollan Veganism is getting more and more popular around the world today, especially in younger generations. Being vegan means that you don’t eat…

Forgotten Women Artists In Art History: Uemura Shoen

Which artists cross our minds first when we think about it? Van Gogh with his cut ear, Dali with his unusual surreal artworks, maybe Frida Kahlo with her unibrow or Monet with…

An Interview With Poet Matthias Göritz

On December 23rd our co-founder Nur Güzeldere and I took part in a project from film studies that included filmmaking. Each group had two poems to base their film on, one of them…

The Monty Hall Problem

Imagine you’ve been chosen to participate in a game show. It’s called “Let’s Make a Deal” and it gives you the chance to win a brand-new Ferrari. Of course, there is a…

Winter 2018-2019 Mood-board

Model photographed by Serge Balkin for Vogue August 1946 Lipstick Dress Sweater Perfume Long- sleeved Dress Beige Coat Linda Evangelista by Peter Lindbergh, Vogue, 1980s Picture from The Nutcracker ballet Mascara Earring…

22nd Istanbul Theatre Festival

The 22nd Istanbul Theatre Festival took place between 17 November and 4 December. Of course, I had to watch some plays included. We should watch it while we can, right? I liked…

Why Animal Testing Is A Problem

If you were to be walking down a street and you saw a bunny, would you kill it just for your own benefit? I mean, why would you actually kill an innocent…

Recycle.

Look around. What do you see? Trees, buildings, the sky… Wait a minute, garbage? It isn’t that surprising anymore, we got used to it. Cigarettes and plastic packages scattered around the side…

RE-ditorial

Wearing secondhand clothes or shopping vintage is seen as hard by many – but maybe they’re wrong. Since reusing clothes is much better than buying new ones, we decided to put ourselves…

Reuse.

The problems that weren’t important in the past are now called environmental problems and lately everywhere is filled with slogans like ”Reduce Reuse, Recycle.” Social media, streets, and schools are full of…

A Deeper Look Into RM’s mono.

Long awaited for its arrival, Kim Namjoon from BTS, well known by his go-to stage name RM, dropped mono. on the 23rd of October 2018 with a two-day prior notice and no…