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 who named this type of succulent with such a romantic/emotional name. We did not get this plant, but it we wish we did! 


This plant seemed very interesting to us, so we wanted to post it on our blog. It is beautiful and different. Besides, anything with a story is more beautiful.


P.S.: We were so excited to learn more about the plants and asked the names of them. The florist answered to most of our questions, but hesitated at some. He then said, “There are so many plants, it is hard to know and remember all of their names. So I don’t know some of them, and we make up names for some.” Who knows, maybe “Eye Drop of Love” is a name that is made up. You can comment below if you know about it!

Love,

Ovgu and Oyku

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 some cultural details that belonged to our past had nothing to do with other people’s life. Yet, these ethnic forms and utilities somehow show themselves in daily lives of these people who had never been to Elmaci Pazari in Gaziantep, because culture does not have an exclusive identity and no boundaries when it is a part of a design. Because, design longs for a concept and the best forms can be found in the roots. And of course, because design is in love with emotions. 

The concept of future somehow manages to encapsulate the past and now. Design offers opportunities to bring different cultures and when we let design to love emotions, collaboration can be the future of design.

Love,

Ovgu and Oyku


Note: This blog post is a part of Design Blogger Competition organized by CGTrader

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To the years that we won’t miss yesterday, to the days we will love and to the tomorrows we will trust…

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Love,

Ovgu and Oyku

Some thoughts for such a pink day… | Böylesine pembe bir gün üzerine düşünceler…

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.

But why do we only remember our significant other? Continue reading