Hamam & Co., founded by Ekin Balcıoğlu, is a creative hub bringing together Hamam magazine, a celebration of bathing culture in print, and Cloud Hands Studio, Ekin’s line of ceramics, paintings, and written works.


Calling all you, curious minds

Hamam magazine, radical for existing only in print, is a place for readers to have a good soak and let go. Each 112-page limited-run issue features essays, artist projects, photography, and interviews with unconventional spirits from all over the world.

The magazine is printed in Istanbul on Munken Print White and UPM Finesse silk paper and available to be shipped anywhere in the world. It is designed by Okay Karadayılar and printed at Ofset Yapimevi in Istanbul.

"Hamam is so appealing because, at its (steamy) core, this is a magazine about something all of us grapple with — how to live. It explores the common idea of, and desire to cleanse ourselves — physically in water, spiritually, and mentally."

— magCulture, 2021


Bridging ancient wisdom with modern expression

In Taos, New Mexico, Cloud Hands Studio stands as a testament to the unique vision of Ekin Balcıoğlu, where every handcrafted painting and ceramic piece is a narrative in itself. Inspired by a rich tapestry of influences — from ancient civilizations to the intricate beauty of tattoos to divine representations of Anatolian goddesses — Ekin’s work bridges past and present.

Ekin Balcıoğlu regularly contributes to Taos News, which was celebrated with the General Excellence award and 47 other accolades from the National Newspaper Association’s 2023 Better Newspaper Contest. Her writing, focusing on art, culture, and wellness, is marked by its depth and insight. Ekin also writes for Slowdown, a culture-forward media company predicated on the belief that the greatest luxury is time. Her contributions there reinforce her role as a pivotal voice in contemporary culture and wellness, offering readers compelling, thoughtful perspectives.