September 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

Welcome to the world’s most unusual flea market! The Rose Bowl Flea Market in Los Angeles is one of the most famous markets in the world. Celebrating over 40 years of continued success at the world famous Rose Bowl in Pasadena California. If you go there to shop or just browse you will truly enjoy the experience. It goes down on the  2nd Sunday of every month. Amazing selection of stuff you didn’t know you needed but now can’t live without, it has everything, and nothing looks tattered or crappy. Very good for vintage furniture and clothing.



September 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

Notting Hill Carnival began in January 1959 in St Pancras Town Hall as a response to the depressing state of race relations (The Notting Hill race riots) at the time but it turned out to be a major event to promote cultural unity. This year, the carnival was again really colourful and dynamic but perhaps our high expectations ruined the event for us. It just felt like most of the dancers weren’t in the carnival spirit; they just looked tired and hungry.


July 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

 Latitude festival 2011

You wake up one morning and something goes wrong. You think : ‘Oh god, it’s going to be like this the whole day ‘. But you still have a bit of hope, right? Well, no! Don’t have any hope, because it’s exactly how your day is going to be. We made this conclusion on our way back from latitute festival. Things didn’t go the way we expected at all. But let’s talk about the good things.

The first group we listened to was: Seasick Steve and it was great! ( Song to listen : Burnin’ up)


Some Street chic from Vogue UK 

Alexa Chung, presenter and journalist

Suzie Bryant, project manager, at Latitude


May 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

Before writing about this we must admit that we are extremely jealous of everyone who is in Istanbul on the 27th! This event can’t be missed. If we didn’t have so much work to do we wouldn’t think one second before packing our luggages and flying to beautiful Istanbul.

Once again, Istancool will feature leading cultural personalities from Turkey and other parts of the world. International participants this year include Tilda Swinton, Venice Film Festival director Marco Mueller, Courtney Love, Sophie Calle, Riccardo Tisci, Ryan McGinley, Haider Ackermann, Dan Colen, Michael Stipe, Sam Taylor-Wood and Kirsten Dunst among many others. The artistic programme will aim to captivate and open minds. Istancool is a fascinating and unique cultural experience bringing together some of the world’s most talented writers, designers, editors, actors, poets, filmmakers, dancers and musicians to the city of Istanbul. The festival is committed to creating a dynamic arts diplomacy programme in the world andforging greater cultural relations between Turkey and the international artistic community.


Friday 27 May 2011

Vakko Cultural and Fashion Centre

1pm – Cinema in the Age of Marketing

Marco Mueller, Kirsten Dunst and Nurgul Yesilcay

What does Contemporary Cinema Tell Us About The World Today

2pm Murathan Mungan interviewed by Muammer Brav

3pm Io Sono L’Amore – Film Screening

3pm Haider Ackermann Workshop

5pm Q&A – Tilda Swinton and Luca Guadagnino with Serra Yilmaz

Saturday 28 May 2011
Pera Museum

1pm Culture of The Young
Dan Colen and Ryan McGinley
Street Art and Its Effect on Counter Culture

2pm Collapse Into Now
Michael Stipe, Sophie Calle, Sam Taylor-Wood. Chaired by Jefferson Hack
Michael Stipe presents his ‘Collapse Into Now’ film project – A series of short films made by artists including Sam Taylor Wood and Sophie Calle to accompany each of the songs on R.E.M.’s most recent album.

3pm Fables of Turkey
Murat Daltaban and Hakan Gunday
The Impact of Turkish Literature on Theatre

4pm The English Director
Sam Taylor-Wood presents Play by Samuel Beckett. Directed by Anthony Minghella

Sunday 29 May 2011
Istanbul Modern Museum

1pm Sophie’s World
A Talk with Sophie Calle

2pm Love and Revolt
Reha Erdem with Firat Yucel
The Cinema of Reha Erdem

2pm Thomas Dozol Workshop

3pm Artists Vs Brands
Courtney Love
The Artist as A Brand

4pm Tuncer Kurtiz – A Special Presentation

5pm Voices of Hope
Amnesty International – Readings

Founder and Artistic Director: Pablo Ganguli, the founder of Liberatum
Creative Head: Demet Muftuoglu, the Art Director of Vakko
Turkish Artistic Director: Alphan Eseli
Creative Collaborator: Jefferson Hack

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Istanbul International Festival of Culture
27-29 May 2011, Istanbul, Turkey

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