TD is a man of few things. He likes his electronics, but like most men, he doesn’t really do knick-knacks. However he did want his own remembrance of Jakarta. We found this antique gun in Kemang Timur in a shop called Rambuata (I pass by it on the way to (and near) Koncept Kemang and Lio Gallery. It’s a very small shop with furniture piled up, out front.
Hello everyone! I am in the midst of a major move but I still wanna share some fabulous Jakarta/Indonesia finds, while I am at it! The posts might not be as text-heavy but hopefully the photos will entertain you! A friend of mine and fellow foodie, Emilie, recently took me to lunch and introduced me to a new place called Pipiltin Cacao. It’s the first ever chocolate “bean to bar” concept in Jakarta. It’s a definite must-try.Read More
It’s time to meet the makers of fine Indonesian crafts again! I am so excited to attend one of these events showcasing so many gorgeous Indonesian made items, all in one roof (this time it’s KOI Kemang). It’s a wonderful oppurtunity really because many of these “makers” are from all over Indonesia! Click on the image after the jump for all the juicy details!Read More
For those of you who love food, cooking and learning new dishes, Pantry Magic is holding a Minang Cuisine cooking classes this Thursday, Feb 28. Limited seats only. It’s part of their Indonesian Cooking Heritage Series. More details after the jump!Read More
I’m so happy that there is finally a place in Jakarta where I can get tacos that’s delicious, not that expensive, serves alcholic beverages, and is not that traffic to go to. In a city wherein the two major things to do is shopping and dining, there are so many restaurants, that if it is your inclination, you never have to eat in the same place more than once. As a rule, we only return to a place that we really like. We went to Taco Local twice in two weeks and we are planning (and excited) to return very soon. See why after the jump!Read More
One of my favorite Indonesian finds is their amazing beauty secret… LULUR body scrub! It’s basically their local body scrub. I don’t recommend just any Lulur, since there are so many available in the supermarkets, drugstores, etc. When using the right brands, I can say that it’s the best body scrub I’ve ever had, even when compared to professional treatment, which usually irritate the heck out of my sensitive skin. My recos after the jump!Read More
Another thing we decided to buy from KOI after 3 years of going back and forth and drooling over it is the Kasting Trolley Table. Basically it’s a kitchen trolley that is so versatile in its use. You can use it in the kitchen (but why hide such a beauty?), in the dining area (like we did) or in your office. The brilliant thing about this trolley is that the 3 surfaces can be removed just by lifting it. Seriously it’s that easy. So if you don’t want the middle rack, coz you want to put something tall, then you can remove it. You can then use it as a tray or some sort. Or you can rearrange the different rows. Photos after the jump.
So this is the TV table that we ended up getting for our master’s bedroom. I got it from KOI. To be honest I’ve eyed it for about 3 years already. And I was seriously contemplating having Danni make it for me, however since the price came out around the same, I decided to buy it from KOI because it would be the first time Danni would make it while KOI has been making this design for years. Can you believe that this is what I asked for my birthday last year? You know you’re getting old when you are asking for furniture! LOL!
Yay i finally got myself a Borneo Chic bag, after lusting for one ever since I attended their store launch! Though its not the cheapest, it is for a good cause, the Craft Kalimantan Network supports indigenous crafts from 6 areas in Kalimantan. The Borneo Chic brand uses these traditional weaves & creates fashionable modern bags. The products are the work of artisan groups, 90% of whom are women living in and around forests. Through Borneo Chic they are paid fair prices for their woven products, which allow them to continue their tribes weaving traditions.Read More
I’ve written about Borneo Chic several times. Not only is it a brand where you can enjoy age-old traditional authentic Indonesian weaves in a modern fashionable way, but you are also helping tribes in Borneo earn and sustain their traditional crafts. This is your chance to get your Borneo Chic bags with up to 70% off! See flyer with details after the jump!Read More
Last week I was invited to attend 2 Jakarta Fashion Week shows. Unfortunately I couldn’t attend one of them with Asian Fashion Law, but I was able to go with TD and Kaho of Chuzai Living to the Rusly Tjohnardi Atelier Fashion show. Just wanna share with you what I wore and the video of the cool and unique fashion show finale.Read More
One of the things that I took from The Happiness Project is to de-clutter or simplify my home. Part of that is to get rid of the stuff that I don’t use and just keep in storage, thereby wasting physical and mental space. There are many ways to do this, I can either sell, donate or dispose. One of the other more creative ways I learned is to display items that have emotional significance, instead of keeping them wrapped up.Read More