Thursday, 2 March 2017
On Tuesday I went with a friend to Izmir, a city of about 6 million people and the place we usually go for our supplies and IKEA. It is about 3-4 hours to drive so back and forth take 6-8 hours, not something you do often.
We had a long shopping list for IKEA, and just today we discovered that we wrote the wrong numbers and that I bought the wrong cabinets so I will be going again in a few days.
But beside IKEA we also went to some woodworkers as we wanted some wooden feet for ottomans and such. Among the many wood shops there was one that was quite special.
It was old school, entirely hand made woodworking with only hand tools.
The place was tiny but very organized and fascinating.
Compared to the work their prices are very reasonable so maybe one day soon we can commission something from them as it is so special.
It is these kind of old fashioned treasure shops that I love from cities in Turkey, you never know when you'll find one :)