“But we didn’t change places!” A vlog

We posted a new video, which actually not really new. It took a long time to edit this one, because, you know, summer…

Video editting takes time and energy. We have been postponing it. But why let them get old without being watched? 

So we are back to vlogging friends! 

Here is the video:

Tears of Love

The title sounds lame but wait until you read this post.

A few weeks ago we went to a florist.  The owner has turned his large backyard of his little house to a plant storage, almost a plant-house and now he cultivates seedlings of citrus, jasmine and bougainvilleas. He also sells pots of flowers, mostly to be planted, and a very small collection of succulents. Oyku and I love succulents and when we went near them we saw a different looking plant. We had seen that plant for the first time in our lives and before we could ask about it the owner told the name: ‘Tears of Love’. It seemed as if this was one of his favorites. He explained that the plant doesn’t have flowers, but when a little bud drops on the soil, a new plant grows from there.


We think this plant is a succulent or a type of cactus (forgive our lack of knowledge about succulents and cacti; we may not know much, but we are admirers) and propogation is possible with the small buds. We wonder Continue reading

Design is in love with emotions

Design is a good friend of technology. Computer brings them together and we see their collaboration in various forms, like web-design, architecture, fashion, visuals… However, design is in love with emotions; therefore, trends rise from the human effects like passion, love, envy, inadequacy and longing.

That is why there are two ends of development for design. As we move to a modern and space-like design trends with the help of technology, we also move towards the ethnic and rarest bits of culture that make us feel unique and safe, in a way. We want oriental elements with modern details.

These photos are from Elmaci Pazari in Gaziantep, Turkey. Since we were born in there, we always found the ethnic elements as the typical details of life. However, as we traveled outside this city for our education, first to Istanbul then to the US, we started to grasp the meaning of culture, and the depth of past. We realized that Continue reading

Örgülü Saç Modeli Challenge – Örgülü Taç ve Balıksırtı Örgü Nasıl Yapılır?

Yeni videomuzda örgülü saç modelleri deniyoruz. Öykü örgülü taç, Övgü balıksırtı ikili örgü modelini yaptı. Hangimizin daha güzel yaptığına bakmak isterseniz:

We did two braid hairstyles in our latest YouTube video. Öykü tried braided hairband, and Övgü tried the Frenchbraid. If you want to see whose is the best you can watch above. Thank you 😊 

Sevgiler,

Övgü ve Öykü

On the Birthday of a Turkish Poet, Özdemir Asaf

Today is the birthday of Özdemir Asaf, who passed away 36 years ago and still remembered dearly by Turkish literature fans.

We got quite interested in literature when we were in high school, and Özdemir Asaf was one of the poets who taught us how deep and sophisticated Turkish language can be. Even his shortest poems are enough to make us think.

We wanted to remember him on his birthday.

He has a lot of poems and it is hard to pick the favorite ones, but to give an idea we wanted to write the names of his poems that we love.

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New Youtube Video – Noisy Makeup Challenge

This is a continuation video. In the previous video, Oyku tried to do an iconic makeup on Ovgu. It turned out differently. In this video Ovgu is trying to do same makeup on Oyku.
This was truly a challenge! Especially because of the background noise…


Bu bir devam videosu. Önceki videoda Öykü Övgü’ye Türkan Şoray makyajı yapmaya çalışmıştı ama farklı bir şey çıktı ortaya. Bu kez Övgü Öykü’ye makyaj yapıyor.
Oldukça zor ve farklı oldu, özellikle de arka plan sesinden dolayı…

Sokaktaki Sürpriz | Sanatın En Güzel Hallerinden

Bir sokakta habersiz müzik yapmak ve insanlarla o anki etkileşim; sanatın en güzel hallerinden…

Bu videoyu lisedeyken seyrederdim. O zamanlar Yann Tiersen hayranlığım hat safhadaydı (hayranlığım hala devam eder) ve bir şeyler yazarken dinlemek de ayrı güzeldi! Okurken de dinlerdim, hatta kendimce bazı kitaplara fon müziği yapardım.

Yann Tiersen’in hemen hemen her parçasını bilirim ve severim ama bu video bana ayrı bir zevk veriyor. Tam kararmamış sokağı aydınlatan sarı-turuncu ışık, huzur verici bir müzik ve mutlu insanlar.

Dünya hep böyle güzel olsun…

Sevgiler,

Övgü

Best Moments of Art | Ramdomness of Street Music

Playing on a street and interacting with the people around; one of the most beautiful moments of art…

I used to watch this video when I was in high school. I was a big fan of Yann Tiersen back then (I still am a fan) and I enjoyed listening to his musical pieces as I wrote. I also listened to him while reading, sometimes as a soundtrack.

I know almost all of Tiersen’s pieces, but this video above is one of my favorites. Warm lights on a beautiful random street, before it is dark, peaceful music and happy people…

Let the world be this beautiful…

Love,

Ovgu

Fıstıktan Yapılan Kahve: Menengiç Kahvesi – Coffee Made With Pistachios: Menengic Coffee

Hiç fıstıktan kahve olur mu?

Olur. Menengiç kahvesi yabani fıstıktan yapılıyormuş ve doğal olarak kafein içermiyor. Tadı pek kahveye benzemiyor. Adına aldanıp kahve diye içince garip bile gelebilir ama aslında kendine has yağlı ama güzel bir tadı var.

Gaziantep’te doğal olarak (fıstığın merkezi olduğundan) birçok yerde, lokantalarda kafelerde bulunuyor ama İstanbul’da karşılaştığımı hatırlamıyorum. Eğer karşınıza çıkarsa denemelisiniz. Özellikle sütlü ve şekerli harika oluyor.

menengic

Türk kahvesi gibi görünüyor ama aslında sütlü ve tadı farklı – Looks like Turkish Coffee but this tastes different and has milk in it. Photo from: http://yemek.com/elazig-yemekleri/#.WLM0Z3g-B-U

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Making of Lion King, Julie Taymor and more – Aslan Kral Perde Arkası, Julie Taymor ve dahası

A few years ago, when I was an intern at Walt Disney Turkey I have read a book about the making of Lion King Musical. At the time I haven’t seen the musical, but I had heard a lot about the creative costumes and the design. The book introduced me to Julie Taymor, the director and the designer of the Lion King musical. Taymor’s acclaimed design and the puppet-costumes brought her many Tony Awards and also admiration of Broadway-lovers.

We saw the Lion King musical last spring as an Honors Forum trip at Skidmore College. It was amazing!

Half a year later, Continue reading