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

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!

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Şükran Gününde Öğretmenlerimize Teşekkür – Thanking our Teachers on Thanksgiving Day

Bu sene güzel bir tesadüfle Öğretmenler Günü ve Şükran günü aynı tarihe denk geldi. Biz de bu güzel ve anlamlı günde şimdiye kadarki tüm öğretmenlerimize teşekkür etmek istedik. Sadece dersleri değil hayatı da öğrettikleri için ve topluma katkıda bulunmanın en güzel ve en etkili yolunu seçtikleri için teşekkürler!

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Her zaman okulu çok sevdik, hala da seviyoruz. Çok çalışıp bir şeyler başarmak için birçok neden var hayatta; başarılı olmak, güzel bir eğitim hak etmek, daha iyi okullar, işler vs için çalışıyoruz tabii ki hepimiz. Ama biz bir de Continue reading

First Year Anniversary – 1. Yıl Dönümü

A couple of days ago our blog had its first anniversary! We wanted to share what motivates and inspires us to continue writing for this blog. Here are the highlights of our blog for the past year:

  • Communicating our love of Life with Louie cartoon, and connecting with its creator Louie Anderson. He liked our post and followed us on Twitter! We love the power of writing and communication. If someone told this to us when we were little twins watching Life with Louie, we would go crazy – we still did. (You can read that post here.)

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Take a Break, Remember Why

Taking a break from writing can be useful to refresh your ideas. There are many writers who advise to leave the synopsis, or an idea pitch for awhile, and when you return to your writing you can develop it with a new perspective. This is why we haven’t been writing a new post for our blog since the beginning of April. We have spent so much time on Continue reading

Marking the Time

Time is a very complicated and deep concept. Different experiences change our perspective and some years feel longer, depending on how much we grow.

As we research the past and listen to stories, time fades. Story telling is so powerful that it can erase the distance and unfamiliarity of time.

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I am reading Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago, and one sentence particularly stood out to me: Continue reading