Wednesday, July 8, 2015

NYKS - Galata, Istanbul

I discovered NYKS of Istanbul while watching an intriguing video on the Monocle website:  and by pure luck my paper on performance art was accepted at the Contempart'15 conference in Istanbul. I thought that NYKS products were lovely and resolved to go there if I got the chance, even though I knew I would only be in town for 2 days.
On the second day, after the city tour had finished I immediately made my way over to Galata and wandered the narrow streets looking for the tiny NYKS shop. The streets in Galata are quite steep but it didn't take me long to find their premises and I was so relieved to enter the shop and see their wonderful products first-hand. Making a choice was not easy but I was helped and advised by Deniz Yurtkuran, one of the owners (the other being Merve Tatari).
If I submit another paper to this conference again next year I will surely return to NYKS but in the meantime, I really wish they would establish a mail-order service!
If you find yourself in Istanbul, don't miss it!

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