Monday, January 14, 2013


2012 was a crazy hectic year.  I took on two very big projects.  The first project was creating a tableware set.  I blogged a lot about the process of creating the set from the initial design phases, up until producing the finished pieces (to see photos of the final set click here).  However, I never wrote about the second big project, which was designing our very own restaurant, Tapasuma!  I am an interior designer by training and every so often I take on architectural projects.  Designing and constructing the restaurant was a lot of hard work, but it was a true Butler family project.  I come from a family of designers, my parents are both architects and my sister is a graphic designer.  We all worked very hard on the project, but in the end I think it was worth it!

If you would like to see more images of Tapasuma you can visit our website

Address: Kuleli Caddesi No.43 Çengelköy, İstanbul, TURKEY
Phone: +90 (216) 401 13 33/34
Hours: Open 7 days a week between 11.30am - midnight

If you are interested in the first Butler family project, Sumahan On The Water, please visit our website 

Photographs of Tapasuma were taken by Manuel Zublena

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Bulusma IV

 I wanted to share some images from my mini booth setup at Bulusma IV.  This was the only art show that I did in 2012 and it was great.  I love the solitary tranquility of working in my studio, but I also realized how much I love sharing my work with others.  It's a lot of fun to put my work out there and see how people react to it.

The last picture is of my beautiful friend Burcu (owner of the amazingly delicious Cupcakery in Teşvikiye) modeling her new porcelain earrings!