May 5, 2009

Turkish Delights

Photos and compilation: Jen Buley

Clockwise from top left: Ottoman Empire-era calligraphy; parchment painting; detail of a 12th-century, gold-decorated sword sheath; detail of the sword hilt. Just a few of the delicious objects on permanent display at the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts in Istanbul -- a treasure trove for textile and surface designers. The collection of antique Ottoman carpets is also outstanding.

Spring in Hamburg

© Jen Buley, 2009

Bold new architecture and fat tulips are blooming in Hamburg.