4 fun ways to decorate with coat hooks in Jakarta

Selamat pagi dan Selamat hari Jumat! ... Good morning and happy Friday! Today's post is not really 'all about' coat hooks ... it is 'mostly about' what I display on them. Below is the story of FOUR things you might find displayed on the wall in my house; some favourite things from my travels in Indonesia, a mix of cultural treasures, some special things Continue Reading

Making your own leather belt in Jakarta

There are many great advantages of living in Jakarta - meeting new people, learning a new language, trying new foods & ingredients, and gaining a better understanding of a new country, but to name a few.  Another indisputable bonus of living in Jakarta is being able to have items made to your taste and specifications. We’ve shared some of our Continue Reading

The story of ‘Batik Friday’ with Al, Angel and Ary

Hello there! It’s Batik Friday in Indonesia today! In fact every Friday is  ‘Batik Friday’ or ‘Jumat Berbatik’ for many Indonesians who work in the office or corporate sector. Why Batik Friday? It all began back in 2009 when then President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called on Indonesians to wear batik following its inclusion by UNESCO in the Continue Reading

Holiday Gift Wrapping using Foliage and Fabric

Happy Friday everyone! I'll be first to admit that I am not the best gift wrapper, but I do love to decorate a gift to make up for my shortcomings with straight creases and square edges. This year I was inspired more than ever to decorate my holiday gifts using beautiful natural Indonesian foliage and fruit foraged in my neighbourhood and in my garden. Continue Reading