Happy Valentine’s Day! Even though you do not have a valentine, and let this day be a day to celebrate the love in our lives.
Oyku and I did something crazy and sang a song on our Youtube Channel! It is an old Turkish song, which is normally more upbeat but we wanted to sing it slow, since we like this song more when it is slow.
And I have a couple of things to say about the today.
It is so easy to overlook family, friends, nature and so many other things we love. It is so easy to take them for granted.
We grow with appreciation, heal with love.
Let’s appreciate the people we love, cats and dogs we adore and nature.
We all know that days like this are primarily good for the economy. Cakes, candies and flowers are sold and of course the businesses enjoy the seasonal revenue boost. Today so many sweet things are taken in and sweet things are spoken out. So let’s say nice things today.
Yes, these are words of a romantic girl, but wouldn’t it be nice to be more optimistic and wear our pink shades for a day and see through rose-colored glasses?
By the way, if you forgot to click on the one above and kept on reading (thanks) here it is again.
Self respect is the key to make right decisions. We need to respect our own thoughts, feelings, confusions, wishes and dreams. No one can really know what our dream is or what we are actually thinking and feeling.
Isn’t it difficult to express the real ‘me’? Isn’t it sad that we often choose what is offered and do not share our actual abilities?
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 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 →
For the past week we have came across with so many conflicting comments on Valentines Day; some think it is narrow-minded to celebrate your love and valentine on a specific day, while some believe that it is just a nice excuse to spend a day with your significant other. We all acknowledge that these kind of days (Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, etc.) are found for the sake of economy, that the gifts and chocolates we buy on these days help the economy grow. It is a commercial day, but it can be a nice way to remember love.