Whether you’re a shopaholic, a workaholic, a K-Pop fanatic, a foodie, a filmmaker, or just a sightseer you should definitely be going to the far east; where people don’t stop and cities don’t sleep. Seoul and Tokyo are two cities that are shopper’s heaven. From cutting edge electronics to colourful dresses; traditional crafts to trendy fashion, you could practically buy anything you could ever want. Here are some photos to give you an idea of what you can find over there. MOSHI MOSHI! (n_n)
Photos by Amy Graham and Annabel Scopes
We can’t get enough of Wandern Visuals. So we decided to post about it again. If you want to get inspired this should be one of the blogs to check! It’s a bit addictive though. Have a look!
Most Beautiful Swiss Books by Scheltens-Abbenes & Unknown
Luisa Casati & Unknown Image
Saskia de brauw by Camille Vivier for double magazine
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Mary Katrantzou’s collection for Topshop was launched today. The nine piece collection focuses on Katrantzou’s trademark prints and structured shapes. The pieces would be a good investment because Katrantzou is definitely headed for major success. Grab whatever’s left now!
Topshop also has unveiled a new T-shirt collection created by its NEWGEN alumni, including Erdem, Christopher Kane and Mary Katrantzou. The T-shirts will be sold during London Fashion Week from Topshop stores nationwide, and online at TOPSHOP.COM. All proceeds from the T-shirts will be donated to homelessness charity Centrepoint.
Charlie Engman is a real inspiration. Whenever we see his photos it makes us want to go out and take photos, and whenever we see his collages it makes us want to stay home and make sketchbooks the whole day!
Places that you shouldn’t miss…
If you feel awkward eating alone in restaurants then Mavra is the perfect place, especially for breakfasts when it’s a bit more quiet (actually it’s very quiet, at some point we found ourselves murmuring). During lunch hours though, it gets pretty busy, people usually come here to work on their laptops, to talk about projects etc. Very cool place with a beautiful atmosphere and delicious food! Şahkulu Mah. Serdar-ı Ekrem Cad. No: 31 Daire:A, Beyoğlu Istanbul Province, Istanbul
You enter this place and you immediately fall in love with the atmosphere. There is an old turkish song playing on a record player in the background. There is a sweet lady working there. She owns the place and when she sees us taking photos she says ‘A new camera never creates the same beauty of an old one’. She shows us a photo her husband took years ago, then another one with her and her family. ‘I’m the blonde one on the front’ she says proudly and then, she poses with the picture in her hand. You could stay there the whole day and listen to her, to her story. She talks about her records, Pink Floyd for instance.
This place is the perfect place to shop for your house; it’s a second hand store where you can find all kinds of vintage furnitures. They have it all; from clocks to desks,tables,sofas,chairs, make-up boxes, vases etc (the cats are not for sale though!). It wasn’t a day of ‘shopping’ but we already have several things in mind to buy for the next time we stop by.
This is a very small shop and that’s a positive thing. You enter it and you find all kinds of small funny things : notepads, books , bookmarks, postcards, games, stickers for your cigarette pack etc. Actually you don’t need any of these but when you’re in the store you realize that you always wanted them and you just didn’t know it! Kağıthane (houseofpaper) : Şahkulu Mahallesi Yörük Çıkmazı no:5 Galata Beyoğlu
Ready to travel back in time? If you are, then you should definitely visit Giyçek ( Serdar-ı Ekrem Street Doğan Apartment No 30.C Galata Beyogğlu) they have amazing old time costumes and accessories, you just need to tell them the style you’re looking for and you’re then ready to go to the photo studio to have your picture taken! Next time…we’re definitely doing this!