Bar Carts are having a Revival : Here’s where to get Yours

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You might remember around this time last year I posted ‘Project Bed Head’ a 'How To" story about my 17 year old daughter Charlotte choosing a ‘Parisian theme’ for her bedroom refurb. (When we moved to Jakarta Charlotte was 12, I can't believe how the time has flown and my eldest daughter is nearly all grown up!) Ok, back to the post!  Since then, Charlotte Continue Reading

Henny Augustien : Leather craftsperson at the KOELIT


Henny Augustien is the inspiring and adventurous woman behind 'KOELIT', translated in Bahasa Indonesia as 'LEATHER' a handcrafted genuine leather goods brand located in Semarang, a coastal city on northern Java Island. In our interview with Henny she shares the 'fashion dilemma' that prompted her leather business idea; what she is working on right now, Continue Reading

The holiday season all wrapped up, Jakarta style


Hello there! With the holiday season drawing increasingly near, we know you are busy, so this week we're keeping it brief with a simple holiday gift wrapping idea. I'm the worst gift wrapper in my household ... paper, tape and neat corners are not my forte, so I often turn to beautiful fabric to get the job done. I love that you can use a simple square of Continue Reading

The ajb 2017 Holiday Gift Guide


Today, in keeping with our annual tradition, we are thrilled to have a gorgeous lineup of Holiday Gift Ideas for you under our ajb theme of 'shop local' and 'shop small'. All these super stylish gifts in The ajb 2017 Holiday Gift Guide have been sourced from our favourite local artists, makers, creatives and retailers, and we've included all 'Stockists and Continue Reading