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Yasar Ceviker, co-founder and designer of A Kind of Guise (AKOG), has quietly made a name for himself. In less than three years, Mr. Ceviker and his team have branched out substantially from selling only leather bags to diversifying into clothing. The Munich-based brand’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection has been appropriately titled “The Carpathian Season” – based off the Central European mountain range that is also a political and cultural junction of several countries and ethnicities. Citing his own personal influence from nature and the environment, AKOG has developed itself as a lifestyle brand while maintaining a strong focus on materials and craftsmanship. For instance, Mr. Ceviker extols the hand-knitted carpets he obtained from the Middle East dating from the 19th century that he has used to create a limited collection of bags under AKOG’s Kilim Project line. In this exclusive, Mr. Ceviker shares with us his lifestyle essentials and, thus, his influences. With a diverse blend of the classic (Pentax MV1) and the modern (Apple products), the depth (Buffalo 66) and simplicity (everything else), there is absolutely no discerning between AKOG and Mr. Ceviker himself.