Above, Turkish tabletop wares from Pasabahce, and the highly decorative Topkapi Palace; Photos by Simon Watson for House & Garden.
A friendly member of the team over at House & Garden online just sent me a reminder about a gorgeous slideshow they've put together on Istanbul. It ties-in perfectly with the little globe-trotter-chic theme I've had going recently. Istanbul, a seriously ornamental centuries-old city, is fast becoming a contemporary mecca for shopping, dining, and modern design. Check it out here.
BTW: Vivre has assembled a few Turkish delights of their own, several of which I've shared here in the past week.