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Friday, April 24, 2009

She Is The First Woman To Do It

Here she is, Zeynep Fadillioglu looking beautiful . And a much more casual look at work.
Here she is hard at work, and I am sure, cooking up something fantastic.
Zeynep Fadillioglu is the first woman to design a Mosque....ever.
In Istanbul, Turkey.

Sometimes it seems as though nothing will ever change.

But, Zeynep Fadillioglu gives us all hope.
Not just for woman but, maybe in some strange way, even peace.
The way we think, can change ! Steps, just a few baby steps at a time.

Please read the previous post.

NPR's article

Her site:

Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her BLOG.....


  1. Thanks for sharing the current events. I never heard that it's now allowed for us women to plan the Muslim Holy Place.

    Congrats to here & more power to the guts of women who reach their goals.

    Happy W/end!

  2. I love learning about women who are doing amazimg things. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. I heard the tail end of this story on NPR the other day - so thanks for posting more information and photos. Baby steps, but you're right, forward motion is the only way to go. She's not only beautiful and does beautiful, but a ground breaker as well!

  4. thats great news to see that a woman has been allowed to achieved something new in a different culture...great post, mosque looks very unique...

  5. custard,
    i am so happy you got to see the post, and saw it as i did.
    you know, sometimes you post something and it get lost in the bowels of your blog !

    thank you much for commenting

  6. Anonymous12:30

    It's times like these that makes all our hard effort worthwhile. Amazing!!

    Wonderful inspiring post.


  7. This is such an inspiring post. It's so fulfilling to see such a talented woman achieve something so unprecedented based on dedication and very obvious talent.

  8. contessa,

    thank you,
    i feel the same way.

  9. That is a precedent.
    I have known and followed Zeynep's work for several years since I first saw her work in a the Andrew Martin annual book and I am a fan.
    Great post, and a wonderful blog, YOU have a new fan too

  10. Such an excellent and important posting. One of the most beautiful Mosques I have ever seen. . .an absolutely amazing accomplishment



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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

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