osman the techie

osman meet osman, the (relatively) new and supposedly hip design line of t-shirts, bags and accessories. the name is inspired from the ottoman empire and the idea is to have images of ottoman rulers doing hi-tech stuff, i.e. listening to music on an i-pod, using a laptop etc. printed on the stuff. after having read about it on the web, i met osman yesterday, in a small boutique called kokosh and was not very pleased. take this bag for example, it looks kind of nice on the web site, but gives quite the contrary impression in real life; the choice of fabric is weird (heavily loaded with rug motifs), the print quality is really poor and the thing stuck on the ear of yavuz sultan selim looks rather like a grasshopper than an ipod headphone. and the bag costs app. 200$. when i asked the kokosh sales lady if i could take a photo of the bag, she panicked and wanted to have me out of the shop as soon as possible, afraid that i might be a design spy. i mean, really, design?

3 Comments so far

  1. metecem (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 3:43 pm

    Osman in pink ?

    i bet he is turning around in his grave :D

    what people do to make money !

    che a la turca :P

  2. Idil (unregistered) on October 29th, 2005 @ 7:49 pm

    would it sound freaky if i said i love that bag?

  3. metecem (unregistered) on November 1st, 2005 @ 8:28 am


    u r a freak !


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