How do you describe to live in a creative environment? I think, every other person has its own definition of creative living. Some visualize it as unusual style whereas some describes as aesthetic and inspirational. To me to be creative is an independent life drive one can not imagine to live without it. There are people in life who are not followers and against to status quo. This philosphy of living makes them create alternative life styles through all their lives. By turning the industrial space in Maslak Industrial zone in to their living space; this artist couple prooves that they can create their own happy alternative living style according to their own unique vision.
People who follow Designmixer at social platforms may have seen some earlier photos I ve posted about the “artist street” in Maslak, therefore they may already feel familiar with some backdrop pictures. I can tell you this street has one of the most interesting, unusual, free and creative environment that I have ever seen in Turkey. Free souls of Istanbul absolutely shares the fantastic, real rough life of Industrial zone in this street. They have their own artistic spaces used as studios or homes. What amazed me here this street has its own brave philosophy and vision. It is individual, creative, quite and wild … Once you review the photos about this alternative lifestyle, I think you will understand what I am talking about!
Actually, the couple is Designmixer’s neighboors at Maslak Industrial Zone in Istanbul. They are both designer/artists and has absolutely one of a kind style. While enjoy living with their pets in the loft located in the” artists street” and have wonderful ideas about the future of this creative street and their new coffee/restaurant they are planning to open right next to their door.
The living space is large, casual and comfortable truly welcoming by its laid back style
A scene from the open kitchen at the living space
There are all sorts of small decorative accessories and collectible items in front of the large library
The personal relations with similar visions are so strong in this street, all doors are open to share and cooperate. I may even describe as a commune life style.
And pets are welcomed in it.
People are friendly and indeed pet lovers who also take care of the dogs and cats living on the street.
This sweet dog is 13 years old and love to follow people with curiosity even he can hardly walk.