Ancient Bathroom Humor Discovered

Uncovered this week in Turkey, inside what was once a Roman latrine, are a bunch of dirty jokes that date back to the second century. Two mosaics depict well-known Greek and Roman characters, Narcissus and Ganymede—only the scenes are a little different than the myths we know. In one, Narcissus is staring at his penis, obsessed; in the other, Ganymede (who was kidnapped by the eagle of Zeus) …

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 …

Sabah House, Venice

The brand finds a permanent home for their colorful leather shoes in California

A sun-dappled pathway from Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice leads to the newest Sabah House. They’ve filled the small white structure with vibrant, natural leather shoes stacked from floor to ceiling. The atmosphere feels so aptly “California” that one might be surprised to know they have just recently set up this shop, though the story of Sabah goes back to 2013. Founder Mickey Ashmore was …