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People Powered | Istanbul Design Biennial

New York Times (blog)

There are few places more perfect to weigh the value of imperfection than Istanbul. And imperfection is the theme of the Istanbul Design Biennial, Turkey’s first, which is organized by the IstanbulFoundation for Culture and Arts and runs through Dec. 13


LA, Istanbul top most-congested cities lists

Fox News

Even if part of it is technically in Asia, Istanbul has the worst commute among European cities with a congestion rating of 57 percent that skyrockets to 125 percent in the evening. That means a one-hour drive on clear roads can take as much as two


Fashion Week in Istanbul

JustLuxe.com

Bright colors, romantic details and chic sophistication were seen on the runways as the seventh annual Istanbul Fashion Week (IFW) began Oct. 10, bringing the spring and summer collections of Turkey’s most sough after designers and brands to center stage.


openstructures at istanbul design biennial

the initiative aims to establish a common open standard which stimulates the exchange of parts, components, experiences and ideas applied to develop a more flexible and scalable built environment.


Why Mysterious Istanbul Makes a Perfect Backdrop for the Action in ‘Taken 2’

TheWrap (blog)

Istanbul has an unfair reputation for being a dangerous city filled with menacing Turks. During our trip around the world, my mother and I had not met a more chivalrous group of men. It was about to rain one day in October, and we were approaching a


A bridge over the Bosphorus

Financial Times

Istanbul has long been a city divided. Straddling the Bosphorus, a strait of water that forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia, the city has a tumultuous history. Founded in the seventh century BC as Byzantium, it has been captured and

Istanbul shopping guide: bazaars and beyond
Telegraph.co.uk
Istanbul’s position on an ancient trade route between East and West means that its inhabitants are merchants ? and shoppers ? to their core. From Ottoman antiques and fine carpets to jewellery and belly-dancing costumes, Istanbul offers a wealth of all

TomTom: Istanbul is Europe’s most congested city

The Herald | HeraldOnline.com

AMSTERDAM ? TomTom today announces the results of its latest Congestion Index measuring traffic congestion in European cities between April and June 2012. The latest Congestion Index, now covering 58 European cities, finds Istanbul the most


Hay at Istanbul: Rankin and de Bernieres prove to be the cat’s whiskers

Telegraph.co.uk

Before an escalating conflict with Syria drew protesters onto the streets of Istanbul, city residents were up in arms about a more local problem. Visitors to the ancient capital might get the impression that quite a large proportion of its fifteen


Magical Istanbul

Daily News & Analysis

The couple feels that Istanbul straddles the modern with the traditional, beautifully. ?The Bosphorus bridge which connects Europe and Asia is a major tourist attraction and is the most breath-taking sight in the city, especially in the evenings,? says

Turkey: Must-see Istanbul

New Zealand Herald

WHEN YOU’VE ticked off the “Great Cities of Europe” – London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona – what’s next? Istanbul, though it deserves to come a tad ahead of most of those. You want old? The Doric tribe came “Downtown” (that’s what the city’s name means) in

An epiphany in Istanbul

The Star Online

Having accepted yet another invitation to speak, this time in Istanbul, Turkey, I found myself sitting through intense presentations on the state of the world economy from men in dark suits. While the proceedings have been eye-opening, I’ve been unable


Take A Tour Of Modern Istanbul, The New Coolest City In Europe
Business Insider
And though the city is traditionally known for its mosque-dotted skyline and its spectacular historic monuments and palaces like the Aya Sofya and Topkapi Palace, today Istanbul is taking on a new role as hipsters, foodies, artists and fashionistas are

Istanbul’s troubled modernity
Hindu Business Line
Istanbul’s claim to a cosmopolitan heritage is evident here: in the Hagia Sophia, the church built in the fourth century AD that became a mosque in the 15th century, once the Byzantine Empire was defeated. Its interiors bear remarkable testimony to the

Istanbul Municipality opens 2012-2013 culture season
Hurriyet Daily News
Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş speaks at the press conference at Esma Sultan Mansion to announce the new culture season. Çekil’s works (above rigth) are shown. Turkish actress Neslihan Atagül has received the ?Best Actress of the Present and Future?

Why Istanbul Property Could Be the Next Big Thing

Property Abroad News

Currently Istanbul property prices are among the lowest in the world with excellent 1 and 2 bedroom apartments in good locations available for £60k and below and larger houses for about twice that and maxing at about £250k. On that basis it certainly


Istanbul Biennial – E-Flux

By Istanbul Biennial

The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) welcomes the public to the first edition of theIstanbul Design Biennial from 13 October to 12 December 2012. Generating critical discussion of design issues, the biennial delves into the

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