Michael Kovacek is one of the founders of the Viennese auction house im Kinsky and, as he will tell you himself, has dedicated himself “body and soul” to art. We discuss the thrill of the auctions, the passion for collecting and why record prices are always worthy of making the headlines …

Özlem Tuna is a designer in Istanbul, where she takes inspiration from the city, its crafts, its materials, life on the historic peninsula, and the hustle and bustle of the Grand Bazaar. But it all started in her home town by the sea in Anatolia, where dreams of the future were shaped out of mud and dough …

Felix Muhrhofer is an interior designer and artist working on projects around the world, and for him, terrazzo is more than simply a material. The stones he uses shape his work and turn each piece into a one-of-a-kind article. They also leave a trace of a memory in the finished items that is retrievable with merely a glance …