Photographer Serdar Bilgili Stages The World’s Largest Outdoor Photo Exhibition

Intimate portraits stretching across 4,910 square meters of space

by Ann Binlot Serdar Bilgili wants to show people another side of Istanbul. The 54-year-old can best be described as Istanbuls answer to Andr Balazswith a dash of Roman Abramovich mixed in. As one of Turkeys most powerful businessman, Bilgili is the chairman of Bilgili Holding and BLG Capital, the owner of a few of Istanbuls chicest hotelsThe W Istanbul and Soho House Istanbul are …

CH Global Spin: Beşiktaş, Istanbul

A quick guide to the historical neighborhood and the city’s burgeoning creative scene

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by Karen Day As the home to Istanbul Modern, numerous small galleries, dozens of hip cafes and Kılıç Ali PaŞa Hamamı—a stunning Turkish bathhouse designed by the legendary Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan—Karaköy is undoubtedly Istanbul’s hippest neighborhood. But like most creative urban pockets, this desirable hotspot has started to reach max capacity; what was once the antidote to Taksim and Sultanahmet squares now feels a …

Handmade Pajamas

For those who have been wearing the same T-shirt to bed for the past few years, upgrade your sleep style with these handmade pajamas from young Istanbul collective Poplin Homewear. With a focus on lightweight, pure fabrics—like sheer voile—many of the brand’s pieces are refined enough to double as airy summer outfits. But the rest of the collection isn’t afraid to get adventurous; such as …